Keeranur Town Panchayat, with population of about 12 thousand is Kulathur sub district's only town panchayat located in Kulathur sub district of Pudukkottai district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Keeranur town panchayat is 8 km2. Population density of the city is 1394 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Keeranur Ward No 05 is the most populous ward with population of 1157 and Keeranur Ward No 14 is the least populous ward with population of 366.

Nearest railway station is Keeranur which is within the city. Kulathur is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 3 km. District head quarter of the city is Pudukkottai which is 24 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 354 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 813.7 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 39.7°C and minimum temperature goes down to 22.88°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 12 thousand people, among them 5829 (50%) are male and 5838 (50%) 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 Keeranur town panchayat is 11%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 2840 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Keeranur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11,667 10,119 1,532 16 1,304
Male 5,829 5,057 764 8 695
Female 5,838 5,062 768 8 609

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 73% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 17% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 10% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 994 in Muslims are 1024 and in Christians are 1017.

Religion wise population 2011 - Keeranur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 11,667 8,465 2,024 1,174 0 0 2 0 2
Male 5,829 4,245 1,000 582 0 0 2 0 0
Female 5,838 4,220 1,024 592 0 0 0 0 2

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 11% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 11 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 13.6% which is 5.1% higher than male population growth rate of 8.5%. General caste population has increased by 9.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 20.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 128.6% and child population has decreased by -3% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Keeranur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11% 9.6% 20.4% 128.6% -3%
Male 8.5% 7.2% 17.7% 166.7% 0.4%
Female 13.6% 12.2% 23.3% 100% -6.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1002 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1001, in schedule caste is 1005 and in schedule tribe is 1000. There are 876 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 45 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 66 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Keeranur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 45 45 45 -333 -66
2011 1002 1001 1005 1000 876
2001 957 956 960 1333 942

Literacy

Total 9179 people in the city are literate, among them 4811 are male and 4368 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Keeranur is 89%. 94% of male and 84% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Keeranur

Total Male Female
Change 3.0% 1.4% 5.0%
2011 88.6% 93.7% 83.5%
2001 85.6% 92.3% 78.5%

Workers profile

Keeranur has 33% (3899) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 13% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Keeranur

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 33.4% 29.8% 3.6% 66.6%
Male 53.6% 48.3% 5.2% 46.4%
Female 13.3% 11.3% 2% 86.7%