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Population Growth:

During the last five decades. i.e. from 1951 to 1991. the Population of Thanjavur town has increased steadily. However the growth rate was marginal between 1951 and 1961 and similar trend occurred between 1981 and 1991 period. The town has marked with 1 lakh population in 1951 and this has crossed 2 Lakhs in 1991 with an average growth rate of 24.82% between 1951 and 1991. The recent census survey carried out for Thanjavur indicates that the population of this town is 2.16 Lakhs (2001). The limited opportunities in industrial growth is the major reason for slow growth .

Year Total Population
1901 51870
1911 60341
1921 59913
1931 66889
1941 68702
1951 100680
1961 111099
1971 140547
1981 184015
1991 202013
2001 215725

Density
The information regarding the overall density pattern of Thanjavur town indicates that the urban land expansion is at the dynamic pace and keep on increasing from the year from 1951 to 1991. Due to this the density pattern shown a fluctuating trend 5786 persons. sq.km in 1971 to 6313 persons /sq.km. in 1981 and again 5564 persons /sq.km in 1991.

Literacy rate
Thanjavur shown as appreciable trend in literacy rate with 75% of Literate registered in the town when compared to the state level average of 62.66% in 1991. The growth of male literate recorded from 78% to 81% and the growth of female literate is recorded from 63% to 70% between 1981 and 1991. This may be due to the availability of good educational institutions. Total Literacy Programme implemented and awareness among the population in Thanjavur town.

Year Male Female Total
1981 Population
94495
89520
184015
Literate Population
73734
56338
130072
Percentage of Literate
78.02
62.93
70.68
1991 Population
102193
90820
202013
Literate Population
82416
60543
151959
Percentage of Literate
80.65
69.67
75.22

Ward wise street and population list

Ward No.

No. of Streets in each ward

Population

1

27

4042

2

22

4904

3

21

5457

4

22

4737

5

32

4003

6

9

5121

7

7

4797

8

6

2144

9

5

4441

10

5

4295

11

11

4977

12

5

3599

13

6

2016

14

14

4097

15

11

3170

16

23

4181

17

22

3558

18

12

3382

19

4

3420

20

9

5814

21

7

3781

22

9

3636

23

14

2815

24

16

3101

25

15

2814

26

16

2538

27

6

2169

28

10

2803

29

10

3894

30

8

4271

31

13

4321

32

10

6666

33

13

2240

34

12

3681

35

9

4562

36

13

6214

37

9

4522

38

10

4762

39

3

7761

40

7

6291

41

8

7327

42

2

4264

43

9

3285

44

9

7650

45

12

5180

46

7

5594

47

11

2288

48

13

2581

49

14

2882

50

3

2654

51

7

7023

Total:

547

215725




 
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