Demography

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DISTRICT – 2011 CENSUS

  1. Madurai district ranked 9th in terms of the highest population among the districts.
  2. The district urban population was 60.8%.
  3. The population density of the district was 819 persons/sq km.
  4. The district has recorded sex ratio of 990, lower than the State sex ratio of 996.
  5. The district has recorded the literacy of 83.5%, higher than the State literacy (80.1%).
  6. The decadal population growth in the district during 2001 – 2011 was 17.8%.
IMPORTANT STATISTICS OF MADURAI DISTRICT, 2011
Description Persons State population State Percent District population District Percent
Total population Persons 72147030 100.00 3038252 100.00
Males 36137975 50.09 1526475 50.24
Females 36009055 49.91 1511777 49.76
Literates Persons 51837507 80.09 2273430 83.45
Males 28040491 86.77 1223810 89.72
Females 23797016 73.44 1049620 77.16
Decadal population growth 2001 -2011 Persons 9741351 15.61 460051 17.84
Males 4737066 15.09 223112 17.12
Females 5004285 16.14 236939 18.59
Percentage of rural population 51.60 39.22
Percentage of urban population 48.40 60.78