Melattur Town Panchayat, with population of 8131 is Papanasam sub district's the least populous town panchayat located in Papanasam sub district of Thanjavur district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Melattur town panchayat is 26 km2 and it is the biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 319 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Melattur Ward No 01 is the most populous ward with population of 876 and Melattur Ward No 09 is the least populous ward with population of 296.

Nearest railway station is Papanasam which is 10 km far from here. Papanasam is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 10 km. District head quarter of the city is Thanjavur which is 15 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 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 8131 people, among them 4107 (51%) are male and 4024 (49%) are female. 60% of the whole population are from general caste, 39% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Melattur town panchayat is 9%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 2062 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Melattur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 8,131 4,859 3,134 138 746
Male 4,107 2,484 1,552 71 376
Female 4,024 2,375 1,582 67 370

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 6% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 983 in Christians are 943.

Religion wise population 2011 - Melattur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 8,131 7,572 83 474 0 1 0 0 1
Male 4,107 3,818 44 244 0 0 0 0 1
Female 4,024 3,754 39 230 0 1 0 0 0

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 0.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 8103. Female population growth rate of the city is -1.3% which is -3.3% lower than male population growth rate of 2%. General caste population has increased by 0.1%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -0.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 22.1% and child population has decreased by -25.2% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Melattur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 0.3% 0.1% -0.1% 22.1% -25.2%
Male 2% 2.6% 0.3% 24.6% -23.6%
Female -1.3% -2.3% -0.5% 19.6% -26.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 980 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 956, in schedule caste is 1019 and in schedule tribe is 944. 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 32 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 42 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Melattur

Total General SC ST Child
Change -32 -47 -8 -38 -42
2011 980 956 1019 944 984
2001 1012 1003 1027 982 1026

Literacy

Total 5805 people in the city are literate, among them 3189 are male and 2616 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Melattur is 79%. 85% of male and 72% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Melattur

Total Male Female
Change 5.1% 3.4% 6.6%
2011 78.6% 85.5% 71.6%
2001 73.5% 82.1% 65%

Workers profile

Melattur has 46% (3720) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 30% female population are working population. 46% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 15% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 13% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Melattur

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 45.8% 32% 13.8% 54.2%
Male 61.2% 46.4% 14.9% 38.8%
Female 30% 17.3% 12.6% 70%