Vellore Taluka, with population of about 7 lakh is Vellore district's the most populous sub district, located in Vellore district of the state Tamil Nadu in India. There are 93 villages in the sub district, among them Munjurpattu is the most populous village with population of 7295 and Athiyur R.F. is the least populous village with population of 57. Peenjamandai is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 15 km2 and Elluparai is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 17 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Vellore Municipal Corporation; Sathuvachari Municipality; Allapuram, Pallikonda, Shenbakkam, Thorapadi and Pennathur Town Panchayats (limited to 5 most populous) Palavansathu, Virupakshipuram, Konavattam, Kaniyambadi and Alamelumangapuram Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 7 lakh people, among them about 3.4 lakh (49%) are male and about 3.5 lakh (51%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 19% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Vellore taluka is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 1.7 lakh households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 63% (about 4.4 lakh) live in Vellore Sub District urban part and 37% (about 2.5 lakh) population live in the Vellore Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Vellore

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 696,110 548,782 131,460 15,868 74,081
Male 343,919 271,603 64,343 7,973 37,826
Female 352,191 277,179 67,117 7,895 36,255

Most populated Villages and Cities in Vellore

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Munjurpattu 7295 Vellore 185803
Seduvalai 7149 Sathuvachari 56951
Thellur 6356 Allapuram 31211
Poigai 6343 Pallikonda 23067
Kammasamudram 6146 Palavansathu 22176
Kathalampattu 5137 Shenbakkam 17109
Sathiyamangalam 5135 Thorapadi 16700
Genganallore 5082 Virupakshipuram 14779
Ariyur 5002 Konavattam 11472
Serpadi 4812 Kaniyambadi 9597

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 11% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 4% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1019 in Muslims are 1019 and in Christians are 1164.

Religion wise population 2011 - Vellore

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 696,110 587,846 79,650 25,599 121 115 1,173 72 1,534
Male 343,919 291,198 39,454 11,831 61 62 567 37 709
Female 352,191 296,648 40,196 13,768 60 53 606 35 825

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 8.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 6.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 9.2% which is 2.1% higher than male population growth rate of 7.1%. General caste population has increased by 7.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 11.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 14.2% and child population has decreased by -2.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Vellore

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 8.2% 7.2% 11.7% 14.2% -2.2%
Male 7.1% 6% 11% 14.9% -2.6%
Female 9.2% 8.4% 12.3% 13.6% -1.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1024 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1021, in schedule caste is 1043 and in schedule tribe is 990. There are 958 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 20 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 8 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Vellore

Total General SC ST Child
Change 20 23 12 -11 8
2011 1024 1021 1043 990 958
2001 1004 998 1031 1001 950

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Vellore

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Nelvoy 1129 Shenbakkam 1065
Sirunkanchi 1122 Pennathur 1051
Kammasamudram 1111 Kilmanavur 1043
Athiyur R.F. 1111 Allapuram 1035
Mulluvadi 1096 Vellore 1034
Murukkeri 1095 Thorapadi 1031
Mettupalayam 1090 Ariyur 1031
Odiyathur 1089 Odugathur 1030
Jarthankollai 1085 Pallikonda 1026
Tippasamudram 1080 Konavattam 1026

Literacy

Total about 5.1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 2.7 lakh are male and about 2.4 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Vellore is 82%. 89% of male and 76% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Vellore

Total Male Female
Change 6.0% 4.1% 8.1%
2011 82.2% 88.8% 75.9%
2001 76.2% 84.7% 67.8%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Vellore

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Sampanginallore 92 Sathuvachari 90
Edayansathu 90 Palavansathu 87
Sekkanur 89 Vellore 86
Sadupperi 88 Allapuram 86
Nelvoy 87 Thorapadi 86
Usur 87 Pallikonda 85
Abdullapuram 86 Virinchipuram 84
Sirunkanchi 86 Ariyur 84
Murukkeri 86 Virupakshipuram 84
Vasanthanadai 86 Alamelumangapuram 84

Workers profile

Vellore has 40% (about 2.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 24% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Vellore

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 40.4% 33% 7.4% 59.6%
Male 57.1% 49.3% 7.8% 42.9%
Female 24.1% 17.1% 7% 75.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Vellore

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Peenjamandai 14.8 Allapuram 19
Kammasamudram 12.1 Sathuvachari 16.1
Munjurpattu 11.1 Vellore 11.7
Sholavaram 8.8 Pallikonda 10
Vaniyambadi 8.4 Ariyur 9.2
Athiyur 7.6 Odugathur 8
Genganallore 7.4 Kaniyambadi 7.8
Athiyur R.F. 7.4 Pennathur 7.7
Kalanipakkam 7.2 Palavansathu 6
Seduvalai 6.9 Thorapadi 5.9