Vadakkuvalliyur Town Panchayat, with population of about 29 thousand is Radhapuram sub district's the 2nd least populous town panchayat located in Radhapuram sub district of Tirunelveli district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Vadakkuvalliyur town panchayat is 30 km2 and it is the 2nd smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 991 persons per km2. There are 18 wards in the city, among them Vadakkuvalliyur Ward No 06 is the most populous ward with population of 2974 and Vadakkuvalliyur Ward No 17 is the least populous ward with population of 1014.

Nearest railway station is Valliyur which is 1 km far from here. Radhapuram is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 15 km. District head quarter of the city is Tirunelveli 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 901.1 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 35.6°C and minimum temperature goes down to 21.7°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 29 thousand people, among them about 15 thousand (49%) are male and about 15 thousand (51%) are female. 88% of the whole population are from general caste, 11% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Vadakkuvalliyur town panchayat is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 7760 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Vadakkuvalliyur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 29,417 25,829 3,215 373 2,991
Male 14,534 12,784 1,569 181 1,545
Female 14,883 13,045 1,646 192 1,446

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 77% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 21% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1014 in Christians are 1062 and in Muslims are 1025.

Religion wise population 2011 - Vadakkuvalliyur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 29,417 22,659 482 6,226 3 3 0 0 44
Male 14,534 11,252 238 3,020 2 2 0 0 20
Female 14,883 11,407 244 3,206 1 1 0 0 24

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 22.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 24 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 21.5% which is -1.9% lower than male population growth rate of 23.4%. General caste population has increased by 22.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 19.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 29.5% and child population has increased by 9.6% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Vadakkuvalliyur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 22.5% 22.7% 19.8% 29.5% 9.6%
Male 23.4% 23.3% 23.9% 31.2% 8.3%
Female 21.5% 22.1% 16.1% 28% 11%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1024 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1020, in schedule caste is 1049 and in schedule tribe is 1061. There are 936 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 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 23 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Vadakkuvalliyur

Total General SC ST Child
Change -16 -10 -71 -26 23
2011 1024 1020 1049 1061 936
2001 1040 1030 1120 1087 913

Literacy

Total about 24 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 12 thousand are male and about 12 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Vadakkuvalliyur is 91%. 95% of male and 88% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Vadakkuvalliyur

Total Male Female
Change 5.2% 3.5% 6.8%
2011 91.1% 94.8% 87.5%
2001 85.9% 91.3% 80.7%

Workers profile

Vadakkuvalliyur has 38% (about 11 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 21% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 19% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Vadakkuvalliyur

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 37.8% 35.3% 2.5% 62.2%
Male 55.1% 52.3% 2.8% 44.9%
Female 20.9% 18.6% 2.3% 79.1%