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APPENDIX 1
LIST OF WARDS IN CHENNAI CITY CORPORATION
List of Chennai Corporation Division and Ward in Chennai city

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Number
of wards
in each
zone

14

17

18

Division/village name
Chennai Corporation
Kodungaiyur (West)
Kodungaiyur (East)
Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar (North)
Cherian Nagar (North)
Jeeva Nagar (South)
Cherian Nagar (South)
Jeeva Nagar (South)
Korukkupet
Mottai Thottam
Kumarasamy Nagar (South)
Dr.Radhakrishnan Nagar (South)
Kumarasamy Nagar(North)
Dr.Vijayarahavalu Nagar
Tondiarpet
Sanjeeviroyanpet
Grace Garden
Ma.Po.Si. Nagar
Royapuram
Singara Garden
Narayanappanaicken Garden
Old Washermanpet
Meenakshiamman pet
Kondithope
Seven wells (North)
Amman Koil
Muthialpet
Vallal Seethakathi Nagar
Katchaleeswarar Nagar
Seven wells (south)
Sowcarpet
Basin Bridge
Vyasarpadi (South)
Vyasarpadi (North)
Perambur (North)
Perambur (East)
Elango Nagar
Perambur (South)
Thiru Vi. Ka. Nagar
Wadia Nagar
Dr. Sathyavanimuthu Nagar
Pulianthope
Dr. Beasant Nagar
Peddu Naickenpet
perumal koil Garden

Corporation
Zone No.

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II
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II
II
II
III
III
III
III
III
III
III
III
III
III
III
III
III

Corporation
Zone Name

Tondiarpet
Tondiarpet
Tondiarpet
Tondiarpet
Tondiarpet
Tondiarpet
Tondiarpet
Tondiarpet
Tondiarpet
Tondiarpet
Tondiarpet
Tondiarpet
Tondiarpet
Tondiarpet
Basin bridge
Basin bridge
Basin bridge
Basin bridge
Basin bridge
Basin bridge
Basin bridge
Basin bridge
Basin bridge
Basin bridge
Basin bridge
Basin bridge
Basin bridge
Basin bridge
Basin bridge
Basin bridge
Basin bridge
Basin bridge
Pulianthope
Pulianthope
Pulianthope
Pulianthope
Pulianthope
Pulianthope
Pulianthope
Pulianthope
Pulianthope
Pulianthope
Pulianthope
Pulianthope

District

Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai

Sample
Size
(Respondents)

43

36

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Ward
No.
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Number
of wards
in each
zone

14

15

18

17

Division/village name
Thattankulam
Choolai
Park Town
Elephant Gate
Edapalayam
Agaram (North)
Sembiam
Siruvallur
Nagamma Ammaiyar Nagar (North)
Agaram (South)
Vidhuthalai Guru samy Nagar
Aynavaram
Nagamma Ammaiyar Nagar (South)
Panneerselvam Nagar
Maraimalai Adigal Nagar (North)
Maraimalai Adigal Nagar (South)
Puraswalkam
Kulathur
Villivakkam (South)
Virugambakkam (North)
Anna Nagar (West)
Anna Nagar (Central)
Anna NAgar (East)
Shenoy Nagar
Kilpauk (North)
Gangadaraeswarar koil
Kilpauk (South)
Aminjikarai (East)
Aminjikarai (Central)
Aminjikarai (west)
Periyar Nagar (North)
Periyar Nagar (South)
Numgambakkam
Adikesavapuram
Nehru Nagar
Chindadripet
Komaleeswaranpet
Balasubramaniam Nagar
Thruvateeswaranpet
Dr. Natesan Nagar
Chepauk
Zambazaar
Umaru Pulavar Nagar
Thiruvallikeni
Marina
Krishnampet
Bharathi Nagar
Azad Nagar (North)
Bharathidasan Nagar
Azad Nagar (South)
Vivekanandapuram
Anjugam Ammaiyar Nagar
Kosapet
Pattalam
Arivazhan Nagar
Perumalpet
Kannappar Nagar
Dr. Ambedkar Nagar
Chetpet
Egmore
Pudupet
Ko.Su. Mani Nagar
Nakkeerar Nagar
Thousand Lights
Azagiri Nagar

Corporation
Zone No.
III
III
III
III
III
IV
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VI
VII
VII
VII
VII
VII
VII
VII
VII
VII
VII
VII
VII

Corporation
Zone Name

District

Pulianthope
Pulianthope
Pulianthope
Pulianthope
Pulianthope
Ayanavaram
Ayanavaram
Ayanavaram
Ayanavaram
Ayanavaram
Ayanavaram
Ayanavaram
Ayanavaram
Ayanavaram
Ayanavaram
Ayanavaram
Ayanavaram
Ayanavaram
Kilpauk
Kilpauk
Kilpauk
Kilpauk
Kilpauk
Kilpauk
Kilpauk
Kilpauk
Kilpauk
Kilpauk
Kilpauk
Kilpauk
Kilpauk
Kilpauk
Kilpauk
Kilpauk
Icehouse
Icehouse
Icehouse
Icehouse
Icehouse
Icehouse
Icehouse
Icehouse
Icehouse
Icehouse
Icehouse
Icehouse
Icehouse
Icehouse
Icehouse
Icehouse
Icehouse
Icehouse
Icehouse
Nungambakkam
Nungambakkam
Nungambakkam
Nungambakkam
Nungambakkam
Nungambakkam
Nungambakkam
Nungambakkam
Nungambakkam
Nungambakkam
Nungambakkam
Nungambakkam

Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai

Sample
Size
(Respondents)

19

18

34

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Number
of wards
in each
zone

16

12

14

Division/village name
Ameer mahal
Royapettah
Teynampet
Sathyamurthi nagar
Alwarpet (North)
Alwarpet (South)
Vadapalani (West)
Vadapalani (East)
Kalaivanar Nagar
Navalar Nedunchezhian Nagar (East)
Navalar Nedunchezhian Nagar (West)
Ashok Nagar
M.G.R. Nagar
Kamaraj Nagar(North)
Kamaraj Nagar (South)
Theagaraya Nagar
Rajaji Nagar
virugambakkam (South)
Saligramam
Kodambakkam (North)
Kodambakkam (South)
Saidapet (west)
Kumaran nagar (North)
Kumaran Nagar (South)
Saidapet (East)
Kalaignar Karunanithi Nagar
V.O.C. Nagar
G.D. Naidu Nagar (East)
G.D. Naidu Nagar (West)
Guindy (West)
Guindy (East)
Bheemannapet
Thiruvalluvar Nagar
Madha perumal Puram
Karaneeswarapuram
Santhome
Mylapore
Avvai Nagar (North)
Raja Annamalaipuram
Avvai Nagar (South)
Adayar (West)
Adayar (East)
Velachery
Thiruvanmiyur (West)
Thiruvanmiyur (East)

Corporation
Zone No.
VII
VII
VII
VIII
VIII
VIII
VIII
VIII
VIII
VIII
VIII
VIII
VIII
VIII
VIII
VIII
VIII
VIII
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VIII
VIII
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X
X
X
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X
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X
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X

Corporation
Zone Name

District

Nungambakkam
Nungambakkam
Nungambakkam
Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
Saidapet
Saidapet
saidapet
Saidapet
Saidapet
Saidapet
Saidapet
Saidapet
Saidapet
Saidapet
Mylapore
Mylapore
Mylapore
Mylapore
Mylapore
Mylapore
Mylapore
Mylapore
Mylapore
Mylapore
Mylapore
Mylapore
Mylapore
Mylapore
Mylapore

Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
Chennai

Sample
Size
(Respondents)

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30

34

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APPENDIX 2
QUESTIONNAIRE

Department of Planning
School of Architecture and Planning
Anna University, Guindy, Chennai 600 025
A Study on Characteristics (Socio-Economic)of Migrants in Chennai City
A Individual Questionnaire
K. Vinayakam
Sample ID: Chennai City

Zone Number:

Respondent Number:

Date of Survey:

/ 2012

Section 1: Personal Details of the Respondent


Name of Respondent:
When did you first arrive into Chennai, as a migrant?
Month:

/ Year:

Age

(in completed years)

Sex

Male / Female

Education

(in completed years)

None / Primary (0-5 yrs) / Middle (6-8 yrs) / Secondary (9-10 yrs) /
Higher Secondary (11-12 yrs) / University / Technical / Professional
Your current occupation:
Area of specialization

(short name)

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Government employment Professionals (engineer, doctor, lawyer)


Private employment

Skilled worker

Self employed

Unskilled worker

Education

Labourer (casual, regular, permanent)

Health

Unemployed

Manufacturing

Retired

Sales and marketing


Service industry
Your approximate monthly income

(in Rupees)

Is your income regular (a wage, a salary)?

Yes / No

If yes, is it a daily wage / weekly or monthly wage? Yes / No


Section 2: Details on Migration
Name the state you were born in:
Name the district you were born in:
Which year did you move to Chennai?
Tell me why you moved to Chennai?
Please enter your Birth Village or Town in the space provided
below.
Please enter your Home Village or Town in the space provided
below.
Please enter your place of residence at this time in the space
provided below.

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Select any of the following options that apply:


I moved in with my parents.

I moved alone to find work.

I moved to get married.

My employer asked me to move

I moved in a group to find jobs.

I moved in for other reasons.

Section 3: Migrants Living and Working Conditions


How long ago have you come in?

Year of first coming in:

How long have you been in your current job? Months and Years
Number of working hours per day?
Number of working days per week?
23. How did you find your current job? 1. Friends
2. Relatives
3. Hired by employer
4. Through interviews
5.

Other: ______________

24. How long have you been living and working away from your
native village or town?
Months:

Years:

25. How often do you visit your native village or town (a year) and
for how many days?
Frequency of visit:

times/year Length of stay:

(in days)

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26. Tell us how you got here from when you started first (how many
different place, how long in each of them and why)?
First to: Place:

Distance:

How long:

Second to:

Place:

Distance:

How long:

Third to:

Place:

Distance:

How long:

27. Tell us why did you leave every time to a different place?
First:
Second:
Third:
28. Why did you finally come to Chennai to live and work?
29. Did you consider any other options at different times: what are
they and when?
What options

When

Why
1.
2.
3.
30. Have you worked in different jobs in Chennai before?
Yes / No and on What Jobs:
Why switch / change jobs: Reasons
1.
2.
3.

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31. On the whole, would you say that your various jobs in Chennai
have over time:
1.

Remained about the same?

2.

Got better?

3.

Got worse?

32. Are you satisfied with your life and work? Very much / much /
little / very little
33. Could you please tell us about changes / improvements / even
happiness over the years in your life and work and also rate them
for us? If yes, please compare them with your living and working
conditions before you migrated to Chennai. Consider each
carefully and rate them.
Overall Quality of Life
Directions: Evaluate your feelings relative to the quality of life. Using the 1-7
scale below, indicate your choice of scale with each item by placing the
appropriate number alongside that item. Please be open and honest in your
responding.
(1 = Terrible; 2 = Unhappy; 3 = Mostly dissatisfied; 4 = Mixed;
5 = Mostly satisfied; 6 = Pleased; 7 = Delighted)
Your personal life
Your wife / husband or significant other
Your co-workers
The actual work you do
The handling of problems in your life

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Your ability to adjust to change in your life


Your life and work as a whole
Overall contentment with your life and work
The extent to which your life and work have been as you wanted it
Overall Impressions
Directions: Evaluate your feelings relative to the quality of life, using the
scale below:
(5 = Better; 3 = Some; 2 = Worse)
Overall my physical well-being is ______
Overall my mental and emotional state is ______
Overall my ability to handle stress is______
Overall my enjoyment of life and work is_______
Overall my quality of life is_______
Conditions compared to Before your coming to Chennai
Directions: Below are certain items for your evaluation (your perceived
understanding of the nature, value and knowledge of it). Using the 1-7 scale
below, indicate your evaluation of each item by placing the appropriate
number alongside that item. Please be open and honest in your responding.
(7 = Best; 6 = Better; 5 = Good; 4 = Average; 3 = Bad; 2 = Worse; 1 = Worst)
Urban Environment
Population density / congestion
Accessibility to outside world

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Quality of environment (your actual evaluation of landscapes


around you)
Social spaces and cleanliness
Overall look and feel
Health
Accessibility to services (in the nearest and the specialty
services at distances)
Affordability of services (within the means of your income, or
even insurances)
Quality of doctors, nurses, paramedics and others
Quality of services rendered (to inpatients and outpatients in
general)
Distance, time and cost of getting there
Education
Accessibility to education (in the nearest and the higher services
at distances)
Affordability of education (within the means of your income, or
even savings)
Quality of teachers, schools, colleges and other relevant
institutions
Your experience with educational services (both public and
private)
Distance, time and cost of getting there
Housing and Basic Infrastructure (that goes with it)
Quality of your housing and infrastructure

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Maintenance of the house and infrastructures (promptly


attended to, well kept)
Affordable, Comfortable and liveable (healthier too)
Employment
Supports family / household comfortably
Challenging and likeable
No hazards and sufferings (occupational hazard, struggles to
get)
Economy (Chennai economy)
Satisfies needs and wants, including general luxuries
Progressive and forward looking (scope for improvement and
increases)
Keeps people happy
Recreation
Opportunities for recreation
Use of opportunities (whether or not the individual or household
uses such options)
Accessibility (getting to recreation)
Affordability (cost of it, within the means of individual or
household)
Time and cost of recreation (actual time and money spent on a
regular basis)
Safety
Individual safety (respondents)
Womens and childrens safety
Community safety (neighbourhood, societal)