Srivaikuntam Town Panchayat, with population of about 16 thousand is Srivaikuntam sub district's the most populous town panchayat located in Srivaikuntam sub district of Thoothukkudi district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Srivaikuntam town panchayat is 6 km2 and it is the 2nd smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 2881 persons per km2. There are 18 wards in the city, among them Srivaikuntam Ward No 06 is the most populous ward with population of 1214 and Srivaikuntam Ward No 12 is the least populous ward with population of 467.

Nearest railway station is Pudukudi which is 1 km far from here. Srivaikuntam is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Thoothukkudi which is 40 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 650 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 634.7 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 34.7°C and minimum temperature goes down to 24.1°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 16 thousand people, among them 7798 (49%) are male and 8049 (51%) are female. 85% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Srivaikuntam town panchayat is 10%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 4159 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Srivaikuntam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15,847 13,436 2,202 209 1,638
Male 7,798 6,596 1,089 113 811
Female 8,049 6,840 1,113 96 827

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 87% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 7% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 5% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1030 in Christians are 1062 and in Muslims are 1026.

Religion wise population 2011 - Srivaikuntam

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 15,847 13,815 847 1,157 1 1 0 2 24
Male 7,798 6,807 418 561 0 0 0 1 11
Female 8,049 7,008 429 596 1 1 0 1 13

Growth of population

Population of the city has decreased by -2.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 16 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is -3.9% which is -3.3% lower than male population growth rate of -0.6%. General caste population has decreased by -1.4%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -8.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 6.6% and child population has decreased by -9.2% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Srivaikuntam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -2.3% -1.4% -8.1% 6.6% -9.2%
Male -0.6% 0.2% -5.9% 8.7% -10.7%
Female -3.9% -2.9% -10.2% 4.3% -7.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1032 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1037, in schedule caste is 1022 and in schedule tribe is 850. There are 1020 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 36 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 34 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Srivaikuntam

Total General SC ST Child
Change -36 -33 -49 -35 34
2011 1032 1037 1022 850 1020
2001 1068 1070 1071 885 986

Literacy

Total about 12 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 6489 are male and 5987 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Srivaikuntam is 88%. 93% of male and 83% 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 3%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Srivaikuntam

Total Male Female
Change 2.5% 2.1% 2.8%
2011 87.8% 92.9% 82.9%
2001 85.3% 90.8% 80.1%

Workers profile

Srivaikuntam has 37% (5884) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 18% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 16% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Srivaikuntam

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 37.1% 34.1% 3% 62.9%
Male 56.6% 52.9% 3.8% 43.4%
Female 18.2% 15.9% 2.4% 81.8%