Uthangarai Taluka, with population of about 2.1 lakh is Krishnagiri district's the 2nd least populous sub district, located in Krishnagiri district of the state Tamil Nadu in India. There are 182 villages in the sub district, among them Mittapalli is the most populous village with population of 4389 and Sorakkapatti is the least populous village with population of 34. Panamarathupatti is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 22 km2 and Thannirpandal is the smallest with 0 km2.

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

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.1 lakh people, among them about 1.1 lakh (51%) are male and about 1 lakh (49%) are female. 76% of the whole population are from general caste, 22% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Uthangarai taluka is 11%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 53 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 91% (about 1.9 lakh) live in Uthangarai Sub District rural part and 9% (about 18 thousand) population live in the Uthangarai Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Uthangarai

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 213,291 163,056 47,585 2,650 23,376
Male 109,684 84,225 24,125 1,334 12,357
Female 103,607 78,831 23,460 1,316 11,019

Most populated Villages and Cities in Uthangarai

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Mittapalli 4389 Uthangarai 18470
Periathallapadi 4094
Samalpatti 4001
Reddipatti 3988
Anandur 3942
Gurugapatti 3563
Naickanur 3207
Kunnathur 3090
Keeimathur 3007
Karapattu 2925

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 4% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 942 in Muslims are 991.

Religion wise population 2011 - Uthangarai

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 213,291 202,609 9,306 1,186 40 1 10 7 132
Male 109,684 104,313 4,673 600 18 0 4 5 71
Female 103,607 98,296 4,633 586 22 1 6 2 61

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 16.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 18% which is 2.1% higher than male population growth rate of 15.9%. General caste population has increased by 15.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 19.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 129.4% and child population has decreased by -0.4% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Uthangarai

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16.9% 15.3% 19.4% 129.4% -0.4%
Male 15.9% 14.2% 18.8% 125.7% -3.5%
Female 18% 16.5% 20% 133.3% 3.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 945 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 936, in schedule caste is 972 and in schedule tribe is 987. There are 892 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 17 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 58 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Uthangarai

Total General SC ST Child
Change 17 18 10 33 58
2011 945 936 972 987 892
2001 928 918 962 954 834

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Uthangarai

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Sorakkapatti 1615 Uthangarai 961
Gollapatti 1251
Kanichi 1107
Badavanur 1049
Gendiganur 1039
Samalpatti 1039
Puliyanur 1039
Katteri 1038
Gollapatti 1034
Konapatti 1032

Literacy

Total about 1.4 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 77 thousand are male and about 58 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Uthangarai is 71%. 80% of male and 63% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Uthangarai

Total Male Female
Change 8.4% 6.2% 11.0%
2011 71.4% 79.6% 62.9%
2001 63% 73.4% 51.9%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Uthangarai

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Chandrapatti 94 Uthangarai 85
Kottapathy 92
Gollapatti 88
Sorakkapatti 86
Dasampatti 86
Kadirampatti 85
Panamarathupatti 85
Mallampatti 85
Perumalnaickempatti 85
Veeranakuppam 84

Workers profile

Uthangarai has 52% (about 1.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 45% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 35% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Uthangarai

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 52% 42.5% 9.5% 48%
Male 58.2% 49.7% 8.5% 41.8%
Female 45.4% 34.8% 10.6% 54.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Uthangarai

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Panamarathupatti 22 Uthangarai 17.4
Elavambadi 17.6
Onnagarai 14.4
Ponnagarapatti 10.9
Pudur 10.9
Periyakottakulam 8.9
Reddipatti 8.9
Keeimathur 8.8
Thiruvanapatti 8.4
Athipadi 8.3