Andhra Pradesh State, with population of about 8 crore is India's the 5th most populous state. Total geographical area of Andhra Pradesh state is about 2.8 lakh km2 and it is the 4th biggest state by area in the country. Population density of the state is 308 persons per km2. There are 13 districts in the state, among them East Godavari is the most populous district with population of about 51.5 lakh and Vizianagaram is the least populous district with population of about 23.4 lakh. Anantapur is the biggest district in the state with an area of about 19 thousand km2 and Srikakulam is the smallest with 5837 km2.

Demographics

The state is home to about 8 crore people, among them about 4 crore (50%) are male and about 4 crore (50%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 7% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Andhra Pradesh state is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 2 crore households in the state and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 67% (about 6 crore) live in Andhra Pradesh rural part and 33% (about 3 crore) population live in the Andhra Pradesh urban part. Rural population density of Andhra Pradesh state is 211 and urban population density is 3593 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Andhra Pradesh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 84,580,777 64,784,626 13,878,078 5,918,073 9,142,802
Male 42,442,146 32,559,737 6,913,047 2,969,362 4,714,950
Female 42,138,631 32,224,889 6,965,031 2,948,711 4,427,852

Most populated Districts, Sub Districts and Cities in Andhra Pradesh

Districts Sub Districts Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
East Godavari 5154296 Vijayawada (Urban) 1021806 Greater Visakhapatnam 1728128
Guntur 4887813 Visakhapatnam (Urban) 977771 Vijayawada 1143232
Krishna 4517398 Guntur 779289 Guntur 670073
Visakhapatnam 4290589 Nellore 631791 Guntur 647508
Chittoor 4174064 Tirupati (Urban) 407232 Nellore 547621
Anantapur 4081148 Kurnool 406797 Nellore 499575
Kurnool 4053463 Anantapur 388023 Kurnool 457633
West Godavari 3936966 Rajahmundry (Urban) 341831 Kakinada 384182
Prakasam 3397448 Eluru 319405 Rajahmundry 376333
Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore 2963557 Kadapa 318916 Kadapa 344893

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 88% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the state followed by Muslims which contribute 10% 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 993 in Muslims are 978 and in Christians are 1059.

Religion wise population 2011 - Andhra Pradesh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 84,580,777 74,824,149 8,082,412 1,129,784 40,244 36,692 53,849 9,547 404,100
Male 42,442,146 37,537,084 4,085,913 548,753 21,534 18,812 27,473 4,815 197,762
Female 42,138,631 37,287,065 3,996,499 581,031 18,710 17,880 26,376 4,732 206,338

Growth of population

Population of the state has increased by 11% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 8 crore. Female population growth rate of the state is 11.8% which is 1.6% higher than male population growth rate of 10.2%. General caste population has increased by 10.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 12.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 17.8% and child population has decreased by -10.1% in the state since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Andhra Pradesh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11% 10.1% 12.5% 17.8% -10.1%
Male 10.2% 9.4% 11% 16.5% -9.1%
Female 11.8% 10.8% 14% 19.1% -11.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 993 females per 1000 male in the state. Sex ratio in general caste is 990, in schedule caste is 1008 and in schedule tribe is 993. There are 939 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the state. Overall sex ratio in the state has increased by 15 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 22 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Andhra Pradesh

Total General SC ST Child
Change 15 12 27 21 -22
2011 993 990 1008 993 939
2001 978 978 981 972 961

Districts, Sub Districts and Cities with highest sex ratio in Andhra Pradesh

Districts Sub Districts Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Vizianagaram 1019 Gummalakshmipuram 1118 Tirupati (NMA) 1242
Srikakulam 1015 Yeddana Pudi 1115 Dwarakatirumala 1224
Visakhapatnam 1006 Komarada 1094 Cheepurupalle 1159
East Godavari 1006 Gangavaram 1091 Ibrahimpatnam 1150
West Godavari 1004 Kaviti 1089 Nakkapalle 1141
Guntur 1003 Y. Ramavaram 1080 Sulluru (Sullurpeta) 1123
Chittoor 997 Buttayagudem 1077 Nellimarla 1118
Krishna 992 Ravikamatham 1075 Narsipatnam 1100
Kurnool 988 Gudem Kotha Veedhi 1072 Singarayakonda (RS) 1098
Y.S.R. 985 Rajavommangi 1072 Sompeta 1094

Literacy

Total about 5 crore people in the state are literate, among them about 3 crore are male and about 2 crore are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of ANDHRA PRADESH is 67%. 75% of male and 59% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the state has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Andhra Pradesh

Total Male Female
Change 6.5% 4.6% 8.7%
2011 67% 74.9% 59.1%
2001 60.5% 70.3% 50.4%

Districts, Sub Districts and Cities with highest literacy rate in Andhra Pradesh

Workers profile

ANDHRA PRADESH has 47% (about 4 crore) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 36% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 27% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Andhra Pradesh

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 46.6% 39.1% 7.5% 53.4%
Male 57% 50.6% 6.4% 43%
Female 36.2% 27.5% 8.7% 63.8%

Biggest Districts and Cities in Andhra Pradesh

Districts Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Anantapur 19130 Greater Visakhapatnam 513.6
Kurnool 17658 Kadapa 182.8
Prakasam 17626 Vijayawada 181
Y.S.R. 15359 Adoni 106.4
Chittoor 15152 Adoni 106.4
Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore 13076 Kurnool 97.7
Guntur 11391 Nellore 97.5
Visakhapatnam 11161 Nellore 97.5
East Godavari 10807 Badvel 60.9
Krishna 8727 Pulivendla 58.7