Peralam Town Panchayat, with population of 6149 is Nannilam sub district's the least populous town panchayat located in Nannilam sub district of Thiruvarur district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Peralam town panchayat is 4 km2 and it is the smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 1635 persons per km2. There are 12 wards in the city, among them Peralam Ward No 03 is the most populous ward with population of 666 and Peralam Ward No 07 is the least populous ward with population of 357.

Nearest railway station is Peralam which is within the city. Nannilam is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 20 km. District head quarter of the city is Thiruvarur which is 25 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 300 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1325.8 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 6149 people, among them 3102 (50%) are male and 3047 (50%) 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 Peralam town panchayat is 9%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are 1542 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Peralam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6,149 4,073 2,067 9 556
Male 3,102 2,060 1,038 4 298
Female 3,047 2,013 1,029 5 258

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 2% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 976 in Muslims are 1080.

Religion wise population 2011 - Peralam

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 6,149 5,972 104 48 0 0 0 0 25
Male 3,102 3,022 50 22 0 0 0 0 8
Female 3,047 2,950 54 26 0 0 0 0 17

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 5.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 5842. Female population growth rate of the city is 3.7% which is -3.1% lower than male population growth rate of 6.8%. General caste population has decreased by -3.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 27.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 12.5% and child population has decreased by -13.3% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Peralam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5.3% -3.3% 27.4% 12.5% -13.3%
Male 6.8% -2.2% 31.1% -20% -12.1%
Female 3.7% -4.4% 24% 66.7% -14.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 982 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 977, in schedule caste is 991 and in schedule tribe is 1250. There are 866 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 30 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 25 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Peralam

Total General SC ST Child
Change -30 -22 -57 650 -25
2011 982 977 991 1250 866
2001 1012 999 1048 600 891

Literacy

Total 4965 people in the city are literate, among them 2628 are male and 2337 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Peralam is 89%. 94% of male and 84% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has decreased by 1%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone down by 1%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Peralam

Total Male Female
Change 1.0% 0.6% 1.1%
2011 88.8% 93.7% 83.8%
2001 87.8% 93.1% 82.7%

Workers profile

Peralam has 40% (2456) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 21% female population are working population. 37% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 21% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 14% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Peralam

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 39.9% 22.7% 17.3% 60.1%
Male 58.1% 37.3% 20.8% 41.9%
Female 21.5% 7.8% 13.7% 78.5%