Dharasuram Town Panchayat, with population of about 15 thousand is Kumbakonam sub district's the most populous town panchayat located in Kumbakonam sub district of Thanjavur district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Dharasuram town panchayat is 2 km2 and it is the smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 7298 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Dharasuram Ward No 02 is the most populous ward with population of 1825 and Dharasuram Ward No 14 is the least populous ward with population of 527.

Nearest railway station is Dharasuram which is within the city. Kumbakonam is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 3 km. District head quarter of the city is Thanjavur which is 40 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 285 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1217 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 36°C and minimum temperature goes down to 22.8°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 15 thousand people, among them 7663 (50%) are male and 7663 (50%) are female. 91% of the whole population are from general caste, 9% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dharasuram town panchayat is 10%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 3931 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dharasuram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15,326 13,941 1,373 12 1,582
Male 7,663 6,985 673 5 788
Female 7,663 6,956 700 7 794

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 5% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 987 in Muslims are 1173 and in Christians are 1230.

Religion wise population 2011 - Dharasuram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 15,326 14,254 767 281 0 0 3 2 19
Male 7,663 7,172 353 126 0 0 1 1 10
Female 7,663 7,082 414 155 0 0 2 1 9

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 17.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 13 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 18% which is 0.8% higher than male population growth rate of 17.2%. General caste population has increased by 15.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 48.6%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -29.4% and child population has increased by 1.2% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dharasuram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.6% 15.3% 48.6% -29.4% 1.2%
Male 17.2% 14.9% 50.2% -50% -4.7%
Female 18% 15.7% 47.1% 0% 7.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1000 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 996, in schedule caste is 1040 and in schedule tribe is 1400. There are 1008 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 6 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 117 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dharasuram

Total General SC ST Child
Change 6 7 -23 700 117
2011 1000 996 1040 1400 1008
2001 994 989 1063 700 891

Literacy

Total about 12 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 6242 are male and 5473 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dharasuram is 85%. 91% of male and 80% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dharasuram

Total Male Female
Change 6.4% 3.7% 9.1%
2011 85.2% 90.8% 79.7%
2001 78.8% 87.1% 70.6%

Workers profile

Dharasuram has 39% (5997) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 17% female population are working population. 61% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 0% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 0% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dharasuram

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 39.1% 38.7% 0.4% 60.9%
Male 61.2% 60.8% 0.4% 38.8%
Female 17% 16.6% 0.4% 83%