Tamil Nadu: 76.6% households live in own property, 47.2% in Chennai

Data released by the Directorate of Census Operations shows that nearly 53% households in Chennai district lived in homes that did not belong to them, something that is bound to make the tenant-enumeration drive by the city police challenging.

According to the first House Listing and Housing Census released by Director of Census Operations (Tamil Nadu) Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan, the number of households that live in their own properties in Chennai district is just 47.2%.

Chennai district, with over 5.65 lakh tenant households, is abode of half of the total rented households in and around Chennai Metropolitan Area.

The district has a total of 11.06 lakh households, while Kancheepuram has 9.93 lakh & Tiruvallur 9.38 lakh.

While the percentage of rented households in the Tamil Nadu state is 23.4, over 51.1% of households in Chennai district, 31.1% in Kancheepuram &  28.3% in Tiruvallur live in rented accommodations.

The percentage of own households in the Tamil Nadu state is   district
As per the report, a household in census is defined as a group of persons who normally live together and take their meals from a common kitchen. The persons in a household may be related or unrelated or a mix of both.

So far, the Chennai city police have received just 22,000 filled-in tenant information forms under the enumeration drive that began on February 3, 2012.

Most forms were received by the West Zone of Chennai Police, which also includes many neighbourhoods in Tiruvallur district. Police stations in the South Zone, which includes parts of Kancheepuram district, have also received a large number of the forms.

The forms are being filled by residents and submitted to the nearest police stations. The information is being used to build a database and is likely to be a tool for better policing.

The forms are distributed in all police stations and are also available online at www.tnpolice.gov.in.

Src :Hindu
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