Vazhapadi Taluka, with population of about 2 lakh is Salem district's the 3rd least populous sub district, located in Salem district of the state Tamil Nadu in India. There are 59 villages in the sub district, among them Minnampalli is the most populous village with population of 9327 and Sandumalai is the least populous village with population of 118. Gudamalai R.F. is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 22 km2 and Sandumalai is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 4 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Vazhapadi, Ayothiapattinam and Belur Town Panchayats and Masinaickenpatty Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2 lakh people, among them about 99 thousand (50%) are male and about 97 thousand (50%) are female. 68% of the whole population are from general caste, 27% are from schedule caste and 5% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Vazhapadi taluka is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 51 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 76% (about 1.5 lakh) live in Vazhapadi Sub District rural part and 24% (about 47 thousand) population live in the Vazhapadi Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Vazhapadi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 195,412 132,387 52,370 10,655 20,093
Male 98,681 66,927 26,311 5,443 10,388
Female 96,731 65,460 26,059 5,212 9,705

Most populated Villages and Cities in Vazhapadi

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Minnampalli 9327 Vazhapadi 17559
Kurichi 8043 Ayothiapattinam 11517
Vellalakundam 6904 Masinaickenpatty 9098
Singipuram 6868 Belur 8736
Tukkiyampalayam 5385
Tirumanur 5282
M.Perumalpalayam 5232
Karipatti 4937
Chandrapillaivalasai 4709
Mettupatti 4502

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 97% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Christians which contribute 2% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 979 in Christians are 1054.

Religion wise population 2011 - Vazhapadi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 195,412 190,032 2,033 3,206 16 13 1 4 107
Male 98,681 96,044 1,011 1,561 10 4 1 1 49
Female 96,731 93,988 1,022 1,645 6 9 0 3 58

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 13.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 14.4% which is 1.4% higher than male population growth rate of 13%. General caste population has increased by 10.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 23.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 15.7% and child population has decreased by -4.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Vazhapadi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.7% 10.2% 23.2% 15.7% -4.1%
Male 13% 9.4% 22.3% 17.3% -5.2%
Female 14.4% 11% 24.2% 14% -2.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 980 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 978, in schedule caste is 990 and in schedule tribe is 958. 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 12 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 22 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Vazhapadi

Total General SC ST Child
Change 12 13 15 -27 22
2011 980 978 990 958 934
2001 968 965 975 985 912

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Vazhapadi

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Pallikkadu 1188 Ayothiapattinam 1011
Jambuthumalai 1105 Belur 1000
Vilaripalayam 1097 Vazhapadi 986
Agrahara Nattaramangalam 1055 Masinaickenpatty 938
Veppilaipatti 1050
Kankatti Ala 1035
Periyakavundapuram 1032
Veppilaipatti pudur 1023
Gudamalai R.F. 1020
Tirumanur 1019

Literacy

Total about 1.3 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 72 thousand are male and about 57 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Vazhapadi is 73%. 81% of male and 65% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Vazhapadi

Total Male Female
Change 7.8% 5.7% 10.0%
2011 73.1% 81% 65%
2001 65.3% 75.3% 55%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Vazhapadi

Workers profile

Vazhapadi has 51% (about 1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 42% female population are working population. 57% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 36% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Vazhapadi

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 51.4% 46.3% 5.1% 48.6%
Male 61.1% 56.8% 4.3% 38.9%
Female 41.6% 35.6% 6% 58.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Vazhapadi

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Gudamalai R.F. 22.2 Ayothiapattinam 9.6
Vellalakundam 22.1 Vazhapadi 8
Kurichi 17.9 Masinaickenpatty 7.3
Ponnarampatti 14.3 Belur 6.8
Singipuram 12.7
Tirumanur 11.8
Anuppur 9
Mettupatti 8.9
Chandrapillaivalasai 8.7
Tukkiyampalayam 7.8