Vellakoil Municipality, with population of about 40 thousand is Kangeyam sub district's only municipality located in Kangeyam sub district of Tiruppur district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Vellakoil municipality is 65 km2. Population density of the city is 623 persons per km2. There are 21 wards in the city, among them Vellakoil Ward No 03 is the most populous ward with population of 3108 and Vellakoil Ward No 05 is the least populous ward with population of 1026.

Nearest railway station is Erode which is 56 km far from here. Kangeyam is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 19 km. District head quarter of the city is Tiruppur which is 45 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 420 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 827.5 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 36.6°C and minimum temperature goes down to 18.4°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 40 thousand people, among them about 20 thousand (50%) are male and about 20 thousand (50%) are female. 84% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Vellakoil municipality is 9%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 12 thousand households in the city and an average 3 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Vellakoil

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 40,359 33,765 6,572 22 3,438
Male 20,158 16,849 3,300 9 1,787
Female 20,201 16,916 3,272 13 1,651

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 97% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 2% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 999 in Christians are 1066.

Religion wise population 2011 - Vellakoil

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 40,359 39,004 372 814 12 3 1 0 153
Male 20,158 19,511 178 394 4 0 0 0 71
Female 20,201 19,493 194 420 8 3 1 0 82

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 17.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 34 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 17.8% which is 1.2% higher than male population growth rate of 16.6%. General caste population has increased by 9.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 82.7%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -15.4% and child population has increased by 4.6% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Vellakoil

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.2% 9.6% 82.7% -15.4% 4.6%
Male 16.6% 9% 82.3% -35.7% 7%
Female 17.8% 10.2% 83% 8.3% 2%

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 1004, in schedule caste is 992 and in schedule tribe is 1444. There are 924 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 10 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 45 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Vellakoil

Total General SC ST Child
Change 10 11 4 587 -45
2011 1002 1004 992 1444 924
2001 992 993 988 857 969

Literacy

Total about 30 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 16 thousand are male and about 14 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Vellakoil is 81%. 88% of male and 75% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Vellakoil

Total Male Female
Change 5.5% 3.0% 8.2%
2011 81.3% 88.1% 74.6%
2001 75.8% 85.1% 66.4%

Workers profile

Vellakoil has 55% (about 22 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 67% male and 42% female population are working population. 64% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 38% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Vellakoil

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 54.6% 50.9% 3.8% 45.4%
Male 67.3% 63.6% 3.7% 32.7%
Female 42% 38.2% 3.8% 58%