Alwarthirunagiri Town Panchayat, with population of 9289 is Tiruchendur sub district's the 3rd least populous town panchayat located in Tiruchendur sub district of Thoothukkudi district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Alwarthirunagiri town panchayat is 8 km2 and it is the 2nd smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 1161 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Alwarthirunagiri Ward No 01 is the most populous ward with population of 947 and Alwarthirunagiri Ward No 15 is the least populous ward with population of 425.

Nearest railway station is Alwarthirunagari which is within the city. Tiruchendur is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 35 km. District head quarter of the city is Thoothukkudi which is 45 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 9289 people, among them 4598 (49%) are male and 4691 (51%) are female. 80% of the whole population are from general caste, 19% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Alwarthirunagiri town panchayat is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 2375 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Alwarthirunagiri

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9,289 7,393 1,801 95 908
Male 4,598 3,676 876 46 475
Female 4,691 3,717 925 49 433

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 76% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 19% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 5% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1028 in Muslims are 991 and in Christians are 1004.

Religion wise population 2011 - Alwarthirunagiri

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 9,289 7,065 1,730 493 0 0 0 0 1
Male 4,598 3,483 869 246 0 0 0 0 0
Female 4,691 3,582 861 247 0 0 0 0 1

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 4.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 8883. Female population growth rate of the city is 0.8% which is -7.9% lower than male population growth rate of 8.7%. General caste population has increased by 1.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 13.9% and child population has decreased by -11.8% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Alwarthirunagiri

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4.6% 1.2% 13.9% 0% -11.8%
Male 8.7% 5.9% 15.1% 0% -9.7%
Female 0.8% -3% 12.8% 0% -14.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1020 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1011, in schedule caste is 1056 and in schedule tribe is 1065. There are 912 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 80 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 46 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Alwarthirunagiri

Total General SC ST Child
Change -80 -93 -22 1065 -46
2011 1020 1011 1056 1065 912
2001 1100 1104 1078 0 958

Literacy

Total 7660 people in the city are literate, among them 3936 are male and 3724 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Alwarthirunagiri is 91%. 95% of male and 87% 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 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Alwarthirunagiri

Total Male Female
Change 3.7% 2.3% 4.7%
2011 91.4% 95.5% 87.5%
2001 87.7% 93.2% 82.8%

Workers profile

Alwarthirunagiri has 35% (3220) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 15% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Alwarthirunagiri

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 34.7% 33.3% 1.3% 65.3%
Male 54.8% 53% 1.7% 45.2%
Female 15% 14% 0.9% 85%