Greater Visakhapatnam City, with population of about 17.3 lakh is Visakhapatnam district's only city located in Visakhapatnam district of the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Greater Visakhapatnam city is 514 km2. Population density of the city is 3365 persons per km2. There are 86 wards in the city, among them Gvmc Ward No 05 is the most populous ward with population of about 44 thousand and Gvmc Ward No 46 is the least populous ward with population of 185.

Nearest railway station is Visakhapatnam which is within the city. Visakhapatnam is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Visakhapatnam. Hyderabad is the state head quarter of the city and is 711 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 798.4 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 40.4°C and minimum temperature goes down to 19°C.

The city is divided into 7 parts, the parts are - Greater Visakhapatnam (Part 1), Greater Visakhapatnam (Part 2), Greater Visakhapatnam (Part 3), Greater Visakhapatnam (Part 4) and Greater Visakhapatnam (Part 5) s (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The city is home to about 17.3 lakh people, among them about 8.7 lakh (51%) are male and about 8.5 lakh (49%) are female. 100% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Greater Visakhapatnam city is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 4.4 lakh households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Greater Visakhapatnam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,728,128 1,728,128 146,724 20,959 164,129
Male 873,599 789,634 73,120 10,845 84,298
Female 854,529 770,811 73,604 10,114 79,831

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 4% 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 976 in Muslims are 959 and in Christians are 1058.

Religion wise population 2011 - Greater Visakhapatnam

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,728,128 1,595,460 66,501 53,101 1,741 597 1,964 192 8,572
Male 873,599 807,383 33,953 25,800 967 321 971 99 4,105
Female 854,529 788,077 32,548 27,301 774 276 993 93 4,467

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 978 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 976, in schedule caste is 1007 and in schedule tribe is 933. There are 947 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city.

Literacy

Total about 12.8 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 6.9 lakh are male and about 5.9 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Greater Visakhapatnam is 82%. 87% of male and 76% of female population are literate here.

Workers profile

Greater Visakhapatnam has 35% (about 6.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 14% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Greater Visakhapatnam

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.4% 30.2% 5.2% 64.6%
Male 56.1% 49.6% 6.5% 43.9%
Female 14.3% 10.4% 3.9% 85.7%