Nellore Municipal Corporation, with population of about 5 lakh is Nellore sub district's only municipal corporation located in Nellore sub district of Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore district in the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Nellore municipal corporation is 98 km2. Population density of the city is 5123 persons per km2. There are 56 wards in the city, among them Nellore (bit.1) (og) Ward No 51 (rural Mdds Code:592106) is the most populous ward with population of about 24 thousand and Gundlapalem (og) Ward No 56 (rural Mdds Code:592101) is the least populous ward with population of 1779.

Nearest railway station is Nellore which is within the city. Nellore is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Nellore. Hyderabad is the state head quarter of the city and is 460 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1080 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 42.3°C and minimum temperature goes down to 21°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 5 lakh people, among them about 2.6 lakh (51%) are male and about 2.4 lakh (49%) are female. 84% of the whole population are from general caste, 12% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Nellore municipal corporation is 9%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 1.2 lakh households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Nellore

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 499,575 419,628 60,947 19,000 44,897
Male 255,088 214,839 30,529 9,720 23,265
Female 244,487 204,789 30,418 9,280 21,632

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 32% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 30.1% which is -3.8% lower than male population growth rate of 33.9%. General caste population has increased by 29.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 50.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 28.6% and child population has increased by 5.3% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Nellore

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 32% 29.9% 50.3% 28.6% 5.3%
Male 33.9% 31.6% 53.4% 31.3% 6.7%
Female 30.1% 28.1% 47.4% 25.9% 3.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 958 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 953, in schedule caste is 996 and in schedule tribe is 955. There are 930 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has decreased by 28 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 26 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Nellore

Total General SC ST Child
Change -28 -27 -41 -41 -26
2011 958 953 996 955 930
2001 986 980 1037 996 956

Literacy

Total about 3.8 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 2.1 lakh are male and about 1.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Nellore is 84%. 89% of male and 79% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Nellore

Total Male Female
Change 4.7% 3.4% 5.9%
2011 84.1% 88.5% 79.5%
2001 79.4% 85.1% 73.6%

Workers profile

Nellore has 32% (about 1.6 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 12% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Nellore

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31.9% 29% 2.9% 68.1%
Male 51.1% 47.4% 3.6% 48.9%
Female 11.9% 9.8% 2.1% 88.1%