The 1961 Census puts the number of domestic servants at1,497 with a ratio of one for 827 souls.

The domestic servants in the urban areas could be classified into two distinct groups viz., full time servants who have to do every kind of work and those who are employed for performing certain specific jobs such as washing of clothes and cleaning of utensils. Those employed as full time servants are paid between Rs. 30 and Rs. 50 individually besides meals, clothing and lodging. Their wages generally depend upon the class of family they serve, as also upon the number of people in the family. Those who are employed for specific jobs serve a number of families. They also earn about Rs. 50 to Rs. 60 per month depending upon the number of families that they serve.