Anantapur District Rural Part, with population of about 29.4 lakh is Andhra Pradesh's the 5th most rural populous district, located in the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Anantapur district rural part is about 19 thousand km2 and it is the biggest rural district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 157 persons per km2. There are 63 sub districts in the district, among them Madakasira Rural is the most populous sub district with rural population of about 81 thousand and Gandlapenta Rural is the least populous sub district with rural population of about 26 thousand.

There are 8 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Anantapur Municipal Corporation and Out Growth; Anantapur Municipal Corporation; Hindupur, Guntakal, Dharmavaram, Tadpatri and Kadiri Municipalities (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The district is home to about 29.4 lakh people, among them about 14.9 lakh (51%) are male and about 14.5 lakh (49%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Anantapur district rural part is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 7 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Rural population density of Anantapur district rural part is 157 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Anantapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,935,437 2,333,146 475,929 126,362 323,884
Male 1,489,157 1,184,990 239,604 64,563 167,977
Female 1,446,280 1,148,156 236,325 61,799 155,907

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 94% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 970 in Muslims are 992.

Religion wise population 2011 - Anantapur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,935,437 2,747,520 168,775 7,104 392 187 399 185 10,875
Male 1,489,157 1,394,886 84,730 3,495 203 89 206 94 5,454
Female 1,446,280 1,352,634 84,045 3,609 189 98 193 91 5,421

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 7.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 27.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 8.8% which is 1.8% higher than male population growth rate of 7%. General caste population has increased by 7.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 9.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 13.4% and child population has decreased by -11.4% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Anantapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 7.9% 7.3% 9.2% 13.4% -11.4%
Male 7% 6.7% 7.2% 12% -10.1%
Female 8.8% 8% 11.2% 14.8% -12.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 971 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 969, in schedule caste is 986 and in schedule tribe is 957. There are 928 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has increased by 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 28 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Anantapur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 16 12 35 23 -28
2011 971 969 986 957 928
2001 955 957 951 934 956

Literacy

Total about 15.5 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 9.2 lakh are male and about 6.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Anantapur is 59%. 69% of male and 49% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Anantapur

Total Male Female
Change 7.6% 4.8% 10.9%
2011 59.2% 69.4% 48.8%
2001 51.6% 64.6% 37.9%

Workers profile

Anantapur has 54% (about 16 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 49% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 36% of total female population are main and 13% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Anantapur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 54.4% 44% 10.4% 45.6%
Male 59.7% 51.8% 7.9% 40.3%
Female 48.9% 35.9% 13% 51.1%