Mathavaram Taluka, with population of about 6 lakh is Thiruvallur district's the 3rd most populous sub district, located in Thiruvallur district of the state Tamil Nadu in India. There are 14 villages in the sub district, among them Vilangadupakkam is the most populous village with population of 5668 and Sirugavur is the least populous village with population of 99. Sadayankuppam is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 7 km2 and Elandancheri is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 12 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Tiruvottiyur, Madavaram, Kattivakkam and Manali Municipalities; Puzhal, Naravarikuppam and Chinnasekkadu Town Panchayats Mathur, Soorapattu, Puthagaram, Kadhirvedu and Theerthagiriyampattu Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 6 lakh people, among them about 3 lakh (51%) are male and about 2.9 lakh (49%) are female. 82% of the whole population are from general caste, 18% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Mathavaram taluka is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 1.5 lakh households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 95% (about 5.7 lakh) live in Mathavaram Sub District urban part and 5% (about 29 thousand) population live in the Mathavaram Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Mathavaram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 596,156 487,203 107,253 1,700 65,581
Male 301,303 246,651 53,837 815 33,906
Female 294,853 240,552 53,416 885 31,675

Most populated Villages and Cities in Mathavaram

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Vilangadupakkam 5668 Tiruvottiyur 249446
Sadayankuppam 5348 Madavaram 119105
Grant Lyon 3074 Kattivakkam 36617
Kadapakkam 2941 Manali 35248
Ariyalur 2693 Puzhal 31665
Vadagarai 2672 Mathur 27674
Vadaperumbakkam 1682 Naravarikuppam 20946
Alinjivakkam 1305 Chinnasekkadu 12396
Payasambakkam 1097 Soorapattu 10444
Kosapur 780 Puthagaram 10263

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Christians which contribute 9% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 6% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 973 in Christians are 1017 and in Muslims are 982.

Religion wise population 2011 - Mathavaram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 596,156 501,592 35,860 53,361 369 252 1,168 144 3,410
Male 301,303 254,224 18,093 26,455 209 133 613 79 1,497
Female 294,853 247,368 17,767 26,906 160 119 555 65 1,913

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -40.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 10.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -39.9% which is 1.8% higher than male population growth rate of -41.7%. General caste population has decreased by -44.2%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -17.1%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -58.6% and child population has decreased by -43.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Mathavaram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -40.8% -44.2% -17.1% -58.6% -43.1%
Male -41.7% -45.1% -17.7% -59.9% -42.4%
Female -39.9% -43.3% -16.4% -57.3% -43.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 979 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 975, in schedule caste is 992 and in schedule tribe is 1086. There are 934 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has increased by 30 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 22 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Mathavaram

Total General SC ST Child
Change 30 30 15 66 -22
2011 979 975 992 1086 934
2001 949 945 977 1020 956

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Mathavaram

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Kosapur 1179 Naravarikuppam 1006
Kadapakkam 1048 Tiruvottiyur 991
Alinjivakkam 1033 Madavaram 989
Vadagarai 1017 Theerthagiriyampattu 988
Ariyalur 985 Kattivakkam 983
Vilangadupakkam 979 Kadhirvedu 976
Sadayankuppam 978 Manali 968
PulliLyon 978 Mathur 965
Thandalkalani 969 Puthagaram 961
Grant Lyon 964 Chinnasekkadu 948

Literacy

Total about 4.7 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 2.5 lakh are male and about 2.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Mathavaram is 88%. 93% of male and 84% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Mathavaram

Total Male Female
Change 3.1% 1.6% 4.9%
2011 88.3% 92.6% 84%
2001 85.2% 91% 79.1%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Mathavaram

Workers profile

Mathavaram has 37% (about 2.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 16% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Mathavaram

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 37.4% 31.8% 5.6% 62.6%
Male 58.8% 51.6% 7.2% 41.2%
Female 15.5% 11.6% 3.9% 84.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Mathavaram

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Sadayankuppam 6.7 Tiruvottiyur 21.4
Vilangadupakkam 5.6 Madavaram 17.4
Kadapakkam 3.1 Manali 16
Ariyalur 3.1 Mathur 14.2
Kosapur 2.4 Puzhal 11.8
PulliLyon 2.1 Kattivakkam 4.8
Grant Lyon 1.8 Chinnasekkadu 3
Vadaperumbakkam 1.7 Soorapattu 2.8
Sirugavur 1.3 Naravarikuppam 2.8
Thandalkalani 0.8 Theerthagiriyampattu 2.3