Gooty Census Town, with population of about 49 thousand is Gooty sub district's only census town located in Gooty sub district of Anantapur district in the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Gooty census town is 22 km2. Population density of the census town is 2195 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Gooty Ward No 01 and the population of Gooty Ward No 01 is about 49 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Gooty which is within the census town. Gooty is the sub district head quarter of the census town. District head quarter of the census town is Anantapur which is 50 km away. Hyderabad is the state head quarter of the census town and is 304 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 481 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 43°C and minimum temperature goes down to 23°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 49 thousand people, among them about 24 thousand (49%) are male and about 25 thousand (51%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 19% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gooty census town is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 11 thousand households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gooty

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 48,658 38,389 9,154 1,115 5,216
Male 23,943 18,947 4,471 525 2,662
Female 24,715 19,442 4,683 590 2,554

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 74% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 23% 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 1039 in Muslims are 1003 and in Christians are 1090.

Religion wise population 2011 - Gooty

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 48,658 36,124 10,966 1,390 7 7 2 3 159
Male 23,943 17,719 5,475 665 5 4 2 1 72
Female 24,715 18,405 5,491 725 2 3 0 2 87

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 12.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 43 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 15.5% which is 6.6% higher than male population growth rate of 8.9%. General caste population has increased by 10.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 16.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 23.6% and child population has decreased by -0.7% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gooty

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12.1% 10.8% 16.9% 23.6% -0.7%
Male 8.9% 8.3% 10.5% 15.1% -1.4%
Female 15.5% 13.3% 23.7% 32.3% 0.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1032 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1026, in schedule caste is 1047 and in schedule tribe is 1124. There are 959 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town. Overall sex ratio in the census town has increased by 59 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 15 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gooty

Total General SC ST Child
Change 59 45 112 146 15
2011 1032 1026 1047 1124 959
2001 973 981 935 978 944

Literacy

Total about 33 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them about 18 thousand are male and about 15 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gooty is 77%. 85% of male and 69% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gooty

Total Male Female
Change 4.4% 2.2% 7.2%
2011 76.9% 85.5% 68.7%
2001 72.5% 83.3% 61.5%

Workers profile

Gooty has 36% (about 18 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 20% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gooty

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.5% 29.1% 7.4% 63.5%
Male 53.7% 45.3% 8.4% 46.3%
Female 19.8% 13.5% 6.3% 80.2%