Thenthiruperai Town Panchayat, with population of 4934 is Tiruchendur sub district's the 2nd least populous town panchayat located in Tiruchendur sub district of Thoothukkudi district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Thenthiruperai town panchayat is 9 km2 and it is the 3rd smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 574 persons per km2. There are 12 wards in the city, among them Thenthiruperai Ward No 03 is the most populous ward with population of 758 and Thenthiruperai Ward No 11 is the least populous ward with population of 197.

Nearest railway station is Alwarthirunagari which is 5 km far from here. Tiruchendur is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 23 km. District head quarter of the city is Thoothukkudi which is 37 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 465 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 4934 people, among them 2425 (49%) are male and 2509 (51%) are female. 74% of the whole population are from general caste, 26% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Thenthiruperai town panchayat is 9%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 1276 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Thenthiruperai

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4,934 3,632 1,269 33 454
Male 2,425 1,776 636 13 225
Female 2,509 1,856 633 20 229

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 94% 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 1029 in Christians are 1115.

Religion wise population 2011 - Thenthiruperai

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 4,934 4,637 15 277 1 2 0 0 2
Male 2,425 2,285 5 131 1 2 0 0 1
Female 2,509 2,352 10 146 0 0 0 0 1

Growth of population

Population of the city has decreased by -3.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 5096. Female population growth rate of the city is -6.5% which is -7% lower than male population growth rate of 0.5%. General caste population has decreased by -4.7%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -0.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 560% and child population has decreased by -23.7% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Thenthiruperai

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -3.2% -4.7% -0.7% 560% -23.7%
Male 0.5% -0.6% 2.1% 550% -21.3%
Female -6.5% -8.4% -3.4% 566.7% -25.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1035 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1045, in schedule caste is 995 and in schedule tribe is 1538. There are 1018 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 78 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 62 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Thenthiruperai

Total General SC ST Child
Change -78 -89 -56 38 -62
2011 1035 1045 995 1538 1018
2001 1113 1134 1051 1500 1080

Literacy

Total 4009 people in the city are literate, among them 2052 are male and 1957 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Thenthiruperai is 89%. 93% of male and 86% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has decreased by 1%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone up by 3%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Thenthiruperai

Total Male Female
Change 2.0% 0.5% 3.0%
2011 89.5% 93.3% 85.8%
2001 87.5% 92.8% 82.8%

Workers profile

Thenthiruperai has 38% (1879) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 20% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 18% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Thenthiruperai

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 38.1% 35% 3.1% 61.9%
Male 56.7% 52.8% 3.9% 43.3%
Female 20.1% 17.8% 2.3% 79.9%