Dharmavaram Municipality, with population of about 1.2 lakh is Dharmavaram sub district's only municipality located in Dharmavaram sub district of Anantapur district in the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Dharmavaram municipality is 41 km2. Population density of the city is 3009 persons per km2. There are 32 wards in the city, among them Dharmavaram Ward No 26 is the most populous ward with population of 9300 and Dharmavaram Ward No 16 is the least populous ward with population of 1311.

Nearest railway station is Dharmavaram which is within the city. Dharmavaram is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Anantapur which is 40 km away. Hyderabad is the state head quarter of the city and is 400 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 553 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 40.3°C and minimum temperature goes down to 19.1°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 1.2 lakh people, among them about 62 thousand (51%) are male and about 60 thousand (49%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dharmavaram municipality is 10%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 30 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dharmavaram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 121,874 114,517 5,004 2,353 12,730
Male 62,250 58,572 2,493 1,185 6,834
Female 59,624 55,945 2,511 1,168 5,896

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 86% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 14% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 958 in Muslims are 950.

Religion wise population 2011 - Dharmavaram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 121,874 104,484 16,669 384 20 9 25 17 266
Male 62,250 53,369 8,548 185 8 6 11 8 115
Female 59,624 51,115 8,121 199 12 3 14 9 151

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 17.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 17.9% which is 0% lower than male population growth rate of 17.9%. General caste population has increased by 17%; Schedule caste population has increased by 18%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 90.8% and child population has decreased by -9.7% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dharmavaram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.9% 17% 18% 90.8% -9.7%
Male 17.9% 16.9% 21.1% 90.2% -6%
Female 17.9% 17.1% 15.1% 91.5% -13.7%

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 955, in schedule caste is 1007 and in schedule tribe is 986. There are 863 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 0 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 77 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dharmavaram

Total General SC ST Child
Change 0 1 -53 7 -77
2011 958 955 1007 986 863
2001 958 954 1060 979 940

Literacy

Total about 78 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 44 thousand are male and about 34 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dharmavaram is 71%. 79% of male and 62% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dharmavaram

Total Male Female
Change 8.4% 5.6% 11.3%
2011 71.1% 79.5% 62.4%
2001 62.7% 73.9% 51.1%

Workers profile

Dharmavaram has 43% (about 52 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 27% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 21% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dharmavaram

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 43% 37.5% 5.5% 57%
Male 58.7% 53.5% 5.3% 41.3%
Female 26.6% 20.8% 5.8% 73.4%