Ottapidaram Taluka, with population of about 1.2 lakh is Thoothukkudi district's the 3rd least populous sub district, located in Thoothukkudi district of the state Tamil Nadu in India. There are 63 villages in the sub district, among them Ottappidaram is the most populous village with population of 7963 and Muthuramalingapuram is the least populous village with population of 196. Ottappidaram is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 37 km2 and Pudiyamputhur is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 1 census towns in the sub district, those are - Pudiyamputhur Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.2 lakh people, among them about 62 thousand (50%) are male and about 62 thousand (50%) are female. 58% of the whole population are from general caste, 42% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Ottapidaram taluka is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 33 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 94% (about 1.2 lakh) live in Ottapidaram Sub District rural part and 6% (8012) population live in the Ottapidaram Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Ottapidaram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 123,356 71,978 51,216 162 12,904
Male 61,709 35,907 25,728 74 6,607
Female 61,647 36,071 25,488 88 6,297

Most populated Villages and Cities in Ottapidaram

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Ottappidaram 7963 Pudiyamputhur 8012
Tharuvaikulam 7325
Panchalamkurich 5296
Sillangulam 4524
Passuvandanai 4186
Eppodumvendran 3659
Kulasekaranallur 3187
Ackanaickenpatti 3146
Veppalodai 2892
Swaminatham 2598

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 89% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Christians which contribute 11% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 999 in Christians are 1003.

Religion wise population 2011 - Ottapidaram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 123,356 109,260 454 13,329 25 26 6 0 256
Male 61,709 54,670 233 6,653 10 17 2 0 124
Female 61,647 54,590 221 6,676 15 9 4 0 132

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 999 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1005, in schedule caste is 991 and in schedule tribe is 1189. There are 953 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district.

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Ottapidaram

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Govindapuram 1150 Pudiyamputhur 946
Paraikuttam 1115
Kumara Ettaiyapuram 1114
Malaipatti 1080
Passuvandanai 1078
Ackanaickenpatti 1078
Ottainatham 1074
Marudanvalvoonaraikinar 1072
Thennampatti 1066
Muramban 1059

Literacy

Total about 89 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 48 thousand are male and about 41 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Ottapidaram is 81%. 88% of male and 74% of female population are literate here.

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Ottapidaram

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Muramban 98 Pudiyamputhur 86
Pudiyamputhur 95
Ottainatham 91
Keela Arasadi 87
Savarimangalam 87
Sillangulam 87
Ackanaickenpatti 86
Kalappaipatti 86
Kila Mudiman 85
Kumara Ettaiyapuram 85

Workers profile

Ottapidaram has 50% (about 61 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 41% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 29% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Ottapidaram

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 49.7% 39.5% 10.1% 50.3%
Male 58.8% 49.8% 9% 41.2%
Female 40.5% 29.3% 11.3% 59.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Ottapidaram

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Ottappidaram 36.7 Pudiyamputhur 8.7
Savarimangalam 21.5
Panchalamkurich 20.9
Tharuvaikulam 17.3
Marudanvalvoonaraikinar 16.1
Kalappaipatti 16.1
Kulasekaranallur 15.4
Veppalodai 15.1
Jagaveerapandiapuram 15.1
Maniyachi 14.4