Thalainayar Town Panchayat, with population of about 13 thousand is Vedaranyam sub district's only town panchayat located in Vedaranyam sub district of Nagapattinam district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Thalainayar town panchayat is 49 km2. Population density of the city is 261 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Thalainayar Ward No 06 is the most populous ward with population of 1211 and Thalainayar Ward No 04 is the least populous ward with population of 593.

Nearest railway station is Thiruthuraipoondi which is 20 km far from here. Vedaranyam is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 30 km. District head quarter of the city is Nagapattinam which is 40 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 350 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 13 thousand people, among them 6269 (49%) are male and 6529 (51%) are female. 66% of the whole population are from general caste, 34% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Thalainayar town panchayat is 10%, among them 47% are boys and 53% are girls. There are 3443 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Thalainayar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12,798 8,418 4,353 27 1,248
Male 6,269 4,145 2,109 15 591
Female 6,529 4,273 2,244 12 657

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 94% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1043 in Muslims are 1005.

Religion wise population 2011 - Thalainayar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 12,798 11,972 754 61 0 0 1 0 10
Male 6,269 5,860 376 29 0 0 0 0 4
Female 6,529 6,112 378 32 0 0 1 0 6

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 10% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 9.6% which is -0.8% lower than male population growth rate of 10.4%. General caste population has increased by 7.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 16%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 28.6% and child population has decreased by -19.4% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Thalainayar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10% 7.1% 16% 28.6% -19.4%
Male 10.4% 8.7% 14.1% -6.3% -24.1%
Female 9.6% 5.6% 17.9% 140% -14.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1041 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1031, in schedule caste is 1064 and in schedule tribe is 800. There are 1112 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 8 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 125 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Thalainayar

Total General SC ST Child
Change -8 -30 34 487 125
2011 1041 1031 1064 800 1112
2001 1049 1061 1030 313 987

Literacy

Total 9719 people in the city are literate, among them 5180 are male and 4539 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Thalainayar is 84%. 91% of male and 77% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Thalainayar

Total Male Female
Change 9.1% 6.2% 11.7%
2011 84.1% 91.2% 77.3%
2001 75% 85% 65.6%

Workers profile

Thalainayar has 48% (6085) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 35% female population are working population. 20% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 41% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 29% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Thalainayar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 47.5% 12.7% 34.8% 52.5%
Male 60.9% 20.2% 40.7% 39.1%
Female 34.8% 5.5% 29.2% 65.2%