Ambattur, with a total population of 4,70,000 and a literacy rate of 92 percent, is located in the Thiruvallur district, which is the 3rd most populated district of Tamil Nadu. Tamil is the most widely spoken language. As per the 2011 census, the total population of the district is 3.7 million, the literacy rate is 84% and 41% are in the working age. 23 percent of the workers are in agriculture sector, 4 percent in the household industry while the bulk 74 percent in industry and services for employment. The primarily industrial city is the home of the first TI Cycle Factory. Auto Ancillary Manufacturing factories and Technology firms are large employers in the district and the textile industry provides employment to a large number of women. The erstwhile village was centered around the Lake Ambattur. The water bodies - Ambattur Eri, Chithu Oragadam Lake and Puzgal Eri are a source of irrigation. The importance of the town and its name relates to it being the fifty-first of the 108 Shakthi Sthals in India. Ambattur was also a collaboration of 50 small towns (ambathu oor in Tamil). The city is located to the west of Chennai and a part of the Chennai Corporation.