Guntakal Municipality, with population of about 1.3 lakh is Guntakal sub district's only municipality located in Guntakal sub district of Anantapur district in the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Guntakal municipality is 41 km2. Population density of the city is 3090 persons per km2. There are 23 wards in the city, among them Guntakal Ward No 18 is the most populous ward with population of about 20 thousand and Guntakal Ward No 16 is the least populous ward with population of 1228.

Nearest railway station is Guntakal which is within the city. Guntakal is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Anantapur which is 85 km away. Hyderabad is the state head quarter of the city and is 335 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 545 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 43°C and minimum temperature goes down to 23°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 1.3 lakh people, among them about 63 thousand (50%) are male and about 63 thousand (50%) are female. 83% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Guntakal municipality is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 29 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Guntakal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 126,270 104,952 18,482 2,836 13,075
Male 62,851 52,356 9,071 1,424 6,740
Female 63,419 52,596 9,411 1,412 6,335

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 71% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 25% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1013 in Muslims are 989 and in Christians are 1099.

Religion wise population 2011 - Guntakal

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 126,270 90,147 31,859 3,695 35 46 192 21 275
Male 62,851 44,785 16,021 1,760 21 26 100 11 127
Female 63,419 45,362 15,838 1,935 14 20 92 10 148

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 7.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 9.5% which is 3.4% higher than male population growth rate of 6.1%. General caste population has increased by 6.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 10%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 38.6% and child population has decreased by -1.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Guntakal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 7.8% 6.8% 10% 38.6% -1.1%
Male 6.1% 5.1% 8.2% 37.9% 2.2%
Female 9.5% 8.5% 11.9% 39.4% -4.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1009 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1005, in schedule caste is 1037 and in schedule tribe is 992. There are 940 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 31 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 63 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Guntakal

Total General SC ST Child
Change 31 32 34 11 -63
2011 1009 1005 1037 992 940
2001 978 973 1003 981 1003

Literacy

Total about 85 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 47 thousand are male and about 38 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Guntakal is 75%. 83% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Guntakal

Total Male Female
Change 3.5% 1.5% 5.9%
2011 74.9% 83.3% 66.6%
2001 71.4% 81.8% 60.7%

Workers profile

Guntakal has 36% (about 45 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 17% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Guntakal

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.6% 31.4% 4.2% 64.4%
Male 53.8% 49.4% 4.5% 46.2%
Female 17.5% 13.5% 4% 82.5%