Chennai Ward No 55, with population of about 23 thousand is Chennai city's the 74th least populous ward, located in Chennai district of the state Tamil Nadu in India.


The ward is home to about 23 thousand people, among them about 11 thousand (49%) are male and about 12 thousand (51%) are female. 73% of the whole population are from general caste, 26% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chennai Ward No 55 is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 5741 households in the ward and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the ward has decreased by -21.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 29 thousand. Female population growth rate of the ward is -18.1% which is 5.9% higher than male population growth rate of -24%. General caste population has decreased by -30.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 23.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 39.2% and child population has decreased by -20.9% in the ward since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1041 females per 1000 male in the ward. Sex ratio in general caste is 1049, in schedule caste is 1020 and in schedule tribe is 1029. There are 965 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the ward. Overall sex ratio in the ward has increased by 76 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 17 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total about 19 thousand people in the ward are literate, among them 9543 are male and 9155 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chennai WARD NO.-0055 is 89%. 93% of male and 85% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the ward has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 3%.

Workers profile

Chennai WARD NO.-0055 has 38% (8849) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 19% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 15% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.