Anantapur District Urban Part, with population of about 11.5 lakh is Andhra Pradesh's the 7th least urban populous district, located in the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Anantapur district urban part is 377 km2 and it is the 3rd biggest urban district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 3040 persons per km2. There are 13 sub districts in the district, among them Anantapur Urban is the most populous sub district with urban population of about 3.3 lakh and Raptadu Urban is the least populous sub district with urban population of 6157.

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 11.5 lakh people, among them about 5.8 lakh (50%) are male and about 5.7 lakh (50%) are female. 88% of the whole population are from general caste, 9% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Anantapur district urban part is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 2.7 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Urban population density of Anantapur district urban part is 3040 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Anantapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,145,711 1,010,740 107,206 27,765 122,072
Male 575,338 508,553 52,775 14,010 63,392
Female 570,373 502,187 54,431 13,755 58,680

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 74% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 24% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 991 in Muslims are 988 and in Christians are 1080.

Religion wise population 2011 - Anantapur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,145,711 851,852 274,681 13,359 540 154 1,018 124 3,983
Male 575,338 427,804 138,204 6,423 309 88 556 56 1,898
Female 570,373 424,048 136,477 6,936 231 66 462 68 2,085

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 24.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 9.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 26.2% which is 3.2% higher than male population growth rate of 23%. General caste population has increased by 22.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 35.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 76.8% and child population has increased by 6.9% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Anantapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 24.6% 22.5% 35.8% 76.8% 6.9%
Male 23% 21.2% 32.4% 73.4% 9.2%
Female 26.2% 23.9% 39.2% 80.4% 4.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 991 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 987, in schedule caste is 1031 and in schedule tribe is 982. There are 926 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 25 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 41 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Anantapur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 25 22 50 39 -41
2011 991 987 1031 982 926
2001 966 965 981 943 967

Literacy

Total about 7.6 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 4.2 lakh are male and about 3.4 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Anantapur is 75%. 82% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Anantapur

Total Male Female
Change 5.2% 2.9% 7.8%
2011 74.7% 82.3% 67.1%
2001 69.5% 79.4% 59.3%

Workers profile

Anantapur has 38% (about 4.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 21% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Anantapur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 38.4% 33.9% 4.5% 61.6%
Male 55.6% 51.1% 4.5% 44.4%
Female 21.1% 16.5% 4.5% 78.9%