Ettayapuram Taluka, with population of about 75 thousand is Thoothukkudi district's the least populous sub district, located in Thoothukkudi district of the state Tamil Nadu in India. There are 55 villages in the sub district, among them Kadalaiyur is the most populous village with population of 3857 and Navalakkapatti is the least populous village with population of 136. Nambipuram is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 22 km2 and T.Arunachalapuram is the smallest with 1 km2.

There is only one city in the sub district that comes under the sub district administration which is Ettayapuram Town Panchayat.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 75 thousand people, among them about 36 thousand (49%) are male and about 39 thousand (51%) are female. 74% of the whole population are from general caste, 26% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Ettayapuram taluka is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 22 thousand households in the sub district and an average 3 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 83% (about 62 thousand) live in Ettayapuram Sub District rural part and 17% (about 13 thousand) population live in the Ettayapuram Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Ettayapuram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 74,991 55,535 19,409 47 7,265
Male 36,490 27,039 9,431 20 3,671
Female 38,501 28,496 9,978 27 3,594

Most populated Villages and Cities in Ettayapuram

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Kadalaiyur 3857 Ettayapuram 12772
Ilambuvanam 3695
Irachi 3266
Thappathi 2730
Muthulapuram 2635
Kila Eral 2491
Vembur 2359
Ayan Karisalkulam 2286
Nambipuram 1545
Urulaikudi 1536

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Christians which contribute 4% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1052 in Christians are 1109.

Religion wise population 2011 - Ettayapuram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 74,991 71,311 576 2,980 2 4 0 1 117
Male 36,490 34,748 271 1,413 0 3 0 1 54
Female 38,501 36,563 305 1,567 2 1 0 0 63

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 1.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 74 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 0.3% which is -2.2% lower than male population growth rate of 2.5%. General caste population has decreased by -2.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 13.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 38.2% and child population has decreased by -10% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Ettayapuram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1.4% -2.4% 13.7% 38.2% -10%
Male 2.5% -1.3% 15.1% 53.8% -11.6%
Female 0.3% -3.4% 12.3% 28.6% -8.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1055 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1054, in schedule caste is 1058 and in schedule tribe is 1350. There are 979 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 decreased by 24 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 35 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Ettayapuram

Total General SC ST Child
Change -24 -23 -27 -265 35
2011 1055 1054 1058 1350 979
2001 1079 1077 1085 1615 944

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Ettayapuram

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Ilambuvanam 1571 Ettayapuram 1026
Thalaikattupuram 1424
Podupatti 1382
T.Arunachalapuram 1226
Valampatti 1191
Sindalakkarai 1136
Nambipuram 1134
Pungavarnatham 1123
Panasuraettunaickenpatti 1117
Kila Eral 1115

Literacy

Total about 52 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 28 thousand are male and about 24 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Ettayapuram is 77%. 86% of male and 68% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Ettayapuram

Total Male Female
Change 5.7% 3.0% 8.0%
2011 76.6% 85.8% 67.9%
2001 70.9% 82.8% 59.9%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Ettayapuram

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Inam Arunachalapuram 90 Ettayapuram 83
Kattaramanpatti 85
Tholmalaipatti 84
Meenakshipuram 84
Cholapuram 83
N.Pudupatti 83
Kalugachalapuram 83
Keelakarandai 83
Kannakkattai 82
Ayyakottaiyur 81

Workers profile

Ettayapuram has 54% (about 40 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 62% male and 46% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 35% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Ettayapuram

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 53.5% 44.6% 8.9% 46.5%
Male 61.8% 54.3% 7.5% 38.2%
Female 45.7% 35.4% 10.3% 54.3%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Ettayapuram

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Nambipuram 21.5 Ettayapuram 12
Muthulapuram 16.6
Ayan Karisalkulam 16.5
Ayan Vadamalaipuram 15.5
Vembur 13.7
Irachi 13.1
Sinnamalaikkundru 12.9
Perilovanpatti 12.7
Karuppur 12
Pungavarnatham 11.9