Vaitheeswarankoil Town Panchayat, with population of 7676 is Sirkali sub district's only town panchayat located in Sirkali sub district of Nagapattinam district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Vaitheeswarankoil town panchayat is 8 km2. Population density of the city is 926 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Vaitheeswarankoil Ward No 04 is the most populous ward with population of 690 and Vaitheeswarankoil Ward No 11 is the least populous ward with population of 253.

Nearest railway station is Vaitheeswarankoil which is within the city. Sirkali is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 7 km. District head quarter of the city is Nagapattinam which is 75 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 260 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1666.9 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 38.8°C and minimum temperature goes down to 20.5°C.

Demographics

The city is home to 7676 people, among them 3870 (50%) are male and 3806 (50%) are female. 70% of the whole population are from general caste, 29% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Vaitheeswarankoil town panchayat is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 1972 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Vaitheeswarankoil

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 7,676 5,390 2,197 89 711
Male 3,870 2,690 1,131 49 361
Female 3,806 2,700 1,066 40 350

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 97% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 1% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 981 in Muslims are 1178 and in Christians are 1064.

Religion wise population 2011 - Vaitheeswarankoil

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 7,676 7,467 98 97 3 1 0 1 9
Male 3,870 3,770 45 47 1 1 0 1 5
Female 3,806 3,697 53 50 2 0 0 0 4

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 2.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 7511. Female population growth rate of the city is 2.3% which is 0.2% higher than male population growth rate of 2.1%. General caste population has decreased by -0%; Schedule caste population has increased by 5.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 128.2% and child population has decreased by -17.8% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Vaitheeswarankoil

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2.2% -0% 5.6% 128.2% -17.8%
Male 2.1% 0.1% 4.5% 145% -19.4%
Female 2.3% -0.1% 6.7% 110.5% -16.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 983 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1004, in schedule caste is 943 and in schedule tribe is 816. There are 970 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 1 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 39 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Vaitheeswarankoil

Total General SC ST Child
Change 1 -2 20 -134 39
2011 983 1004 943 816 970
2001 982 1006 923 950 931

Literacy

Total 5912 people in the city are literate, among them 3190 are male and 2722 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Vaitheeswarankoil is 85%. 91% of male and 79% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Vaitheeswarankoil

Total Male Female
Change 3.3% 2.3% 4.3%
2011 84.9% 90.9% 78.8%
2001 81.6% 88.6% 74.5%

Workers profile

Vaitheeswarankoil has 36% (2782) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 14% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Vaitheeswarankoil

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 36.2% 30% 6.3% 63.8%
Male 58.1% 50.4% 7.7% 41.9%
Female 14% 9.2% 4.8% 86%