Tharangambadi Town Panchayat, with population of about 23 thousand is Tharangambadi sub district's only town panchayat located in Tharangambadi sub district of Nagapattinam district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Tharangambadi town panchayat is 13 km2. Population density of the city is 1784 persons per km2. There are 18 wards in the city, among them Tharangambadi Ward No 03 is the most populous ward with population of 2702 and Tharangambadi Ward No 11 is the least populous ward with population of 755.

Nearest railway station is Mayiladuthurai which is 30 km far from here. Tharangambadi is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Nagapattinam which is 32 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 292 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 about 23 thousand people, among them about 11 thousand (48%) are male and about 12 thousand (52%) are female. 87% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Tharangambadi town panchayat is 11%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 5482 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Tharangambadi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23,191 20,204 2,960 27 2,665
Male 11,061 9,705 1,339 17 1,343
Female 12,130 10,499 1,621 10 1,322

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 77% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 12% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 10% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1069 in Christians are 1207 and in Muslims are 1145.

Religion wise population 2011 - Tharangambadi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 23,191 17,929 2,248 2,697 4 50 81 15 167
Male 11,061 8,666 1,048 1,222 3 26 46 7 43
Female 12,130 9,263 1,200 1,475 1 24 35 8 124

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 11.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 21 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 11% which is -0.6% lower than male population growth rate of 11.6%. General caste population has increased by 11%; Schedule caste population has increased by 16.1%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -72.2% and child population has increased by 14.2% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Tharangambadi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11.3% 11% 16.1% -72.2% 14.2%
Male 11.6% 12.2% 9.8% -61.4% 13.9%
Female 11% 10% 21.9% -81.1% 14.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1097 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1082, in schedule caste is 1211 and in schedule tribe is 588. There are 984 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has decreased by 5 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Tharangambadi

Total General SC ST Child
Change -5 -22 121 -617 5
2011 1097 1082 1211 588 984
2001 1102 1104 1090 1205 979

Literacy

Total about 18 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 9036 are male and 9000 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Tharangambadi is 88%. 93% of male and 83% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Tharangambadi

Total Male Female
Change 6.8% 6.1% 7.5%
2011 87.9% 93% 83.3%
2001 81.1% 86.9% 75.8%

Workers profile

Tharangambadi has 34% (7852) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 16% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Tharangambadi

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 33.9% 29.6% 4.3% 66.1%
Male 53.2% 47.1% 6.1% 46.8%
Female 16.2% 13.6% 2.6% 83.8%