Orathanadu Taluka, with population of about 2.5 lakh is Thanjavur district's the 4th least populous sub district, located in Thanjavur district of the state Tamil Nadu in India. There are 117 villages in the sub district, among them Thekkur is the most populous village with population of 6021 and Gopalapuram is the least populous village with population of 65. Nadur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 11 km2 and PeriaAmmankudi is the smallest with 0 km2.

There is only one city in the sub district that comes under the sub district administration which is Orathanadu (Mukthambalpuram) Town Panchayat.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.5 lakh people, among them about 1.2 lakh (49%) are male and about 1.3 lakh (51%) are female. 83% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Orathanadu taluka is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 61 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 96% (about 2.4 lakh) live in Orathanadu Sub District rural part and 4% (about 10 thousand) population live in the Orathanadu Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Orathanadu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 246,871 204,467 42,326 78 24,781
Male 120,073 99,275 20,757 41 12,643
Female 126,798 105,192 21,569 37 12,138

Most populated Villages and Cities in Orathanadu

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Thekkur 6021 Orathanadu (Mukthambalpuram) 10247
Neivelivadapathy 5774
Alivoikkal 5053
Kavalipatti 4695
Pudur 4517
Kaduvettividuthy 4512
Ooranipuram 4493
Ulur West 4098
Vadaseri North 4056
Raghavambalpuram Part 4055

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 97% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 1% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1055 in Muslims are 1090 and in Christians are 1074.

Religion wise population 2011 - Orathanadu

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 246,871 240,552 3,563 2,564 19 12 15 44 102
Male 120,073 117,041 1,705 1,236 14 7 6 23 41
Female 126,798 123,511 1,858 1,328 5 5 9 21 61

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 5.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 6.4% which is 2.1% higher than male population growth rate of 4.3%. General caste population has increased by 4.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 9.3%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -57.6% and child population has decreased by -6.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Orathanadu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5.4% 4.6% 9.3% -57.6% -6.1%
Male 4.3% 3.6% 8.1% -51.2% -7.3%
Female 6.4% 5.7% 10.5% -63% -4.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1056 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1060, in schedule caste is 1039 and in schedule tribe is 902. There are 960 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 21 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 26 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Orathanadu

Total General SC ST Child
Change 21 22 22 -288 26
2011 1056 1060 1039 902 960
2001 1035 1038 1017 1190 934

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Orathanadu

Literacy

Total about 1.7 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 91 thousand are male and about 76 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Orathanadu is 75%. 84% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Orathanadu

Total Male Female
Change 9.4% 6.4% 12.3%
2011 75.1% 84.2% 66.5%
2001 65.7% 77.8% 54.2%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Orathanadu

Workers profile

Orathanadu has 48% (about 1.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 38% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 30% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Orathanadu

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 48.4% 41.3% 7.1% 51.6%
Male 59.9% 53.3% 6.6% 40.1%
Female 37.6% 30.1% 7.5% 62.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Orathanadu