Kanakkampalayam Census Town, with population of about 16 thousand is Udumalaipettai sub district's the 2nd least populous census town located in Udumalaipettai sub district of Tiruppur district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Kanakkampalayam census town is 7 km2 and it is the 2nd smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 2286 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Kanakkampalayam Ward No 01 and the population of Kanakkampalayam Ward No 01 is about 16 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Udumalaipettai which is 2 km far from here. Udumalaipettai is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 2 km. District head quarter of the census town is Tiruppur which is 65 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the census town and is 500 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 827.5 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 36.6°C and minimum temperature goes down to 18.4°C.


The census town is home to about 16 thousand people, among them 8191 (50%) are male and 8268 (50%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kanakkampalayam census town is 9%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 4699 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kanakkampalayam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16,459 15,392 1,061 6 1,445
Male 8,191 7,632 555 4 724
Female 8,268 7,760 506 2 721

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 90% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 5% 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 1005 in Muslims are 978 and in Christians are 1137.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kanakkampalayam

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 16,459 14,786 896 763 2 2 4 0 6
Male 8,191 7,375 453 357 2 0 1 0 3
Female 8,268 7,411 443 406 0 2 3 0 3

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1009 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1017, in schedule caste is 912 and in schedule tribe is 500. There are 996 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town.


Total about 14 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them 7154 are male and 6597 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kanakkampalayam is 92%. 96% of male and 87% of female population are literate here.

Workers profile

Kanakkampalayam has 41% (6702) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 21% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 19% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kanakkampalayam

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 40.7% 36.4% 4.3% 59.3%
Male 60.1% 54.4% 5.7% 39.9%
Female 21.5% 18.5% 3% 78.5%