About City

Located in the Tiruppur district of the state, Tiruppur is one of the most important industrial centers of Tamilnadu. The town is situated at a distance of 448 kms to the South-West of Chennai and at the intersection 70 º 22’ Longitude and 11º 6’ latitude. River Noyyal, originating from the Velliangiri Hills and flowing through the city center in the flowing through the city center in the easterly direction and the western Ghats on the near west, are the major geographical features of this region.

Spread over an area of 159º sq.kms. With a population of over 8.7 lakhs, the economy of the town revolves around the manufacture of hosiery and cotton products. The hot and dry climate prevailing in the region has been one of the various factors contributing to the growth of the hosiery industry in the town.

The town is well developed with knitting Industries, The town has been grown commercially.
Government Transport Corporations play number of buses, Private transports and mini bus services are also operated day and night. Bus stand with all its facilities is housed in the heart of the town. There is a good transport network system in the town.
The economy of the town is concentrated around the cotton trade and the hostery products market. The Knitting industry of the town has grown abut 5 times from 415 industries in 1971 to around 2500 units by the year 1989. The industry was able to net a turnover of Rs. 2500 crores in 1994 in comparison to about Rs.18 crores in 1984. A salient feature of the Tiruppur Knitwear industry is the decentralisation of the production process and some of the initial processes are performed as household industry. In terms of work force, the participation ratio has increased from 35.8% of the total population in 1971 to 37.22% in 1991. Of the work force the secondary and teritary sector constitutes 58.12% and 38.14% respectively.
Occupational Pattern of Tiruppur
Primary Sector 1050
Agriculture 828
Mining, etc 222
Secondary sector 107837
HH Industry 96124
Manf, other than HH 371
Construction 7942
Tertiary Section 21960
Trade & Commerce 1814
Trsp & Comm. 6086
Other Services 14060
Total 130847