Andhra Pradesh State, with population of about 5 crore is India's the 10th 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 180 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.

There is only one city in the state that comes directly under the state administration which is Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and Out Growth.

Demographics

The state is home to about 5 crore people, among them about 2 crore (50%) are male and about 2 crore (50%) are female. 78% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste and 5% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Andhra Pradesh state is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 1 crore households in the state and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 70% (about 3 crore) live in Andhra Pradesh rural part and 30% (about 1 crore) population live in the Andhra Pradesh urban part. Rural population density of Andhra Pradesh state is 130 and urban population density is 1860 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Andhra Pradesh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 49,386,799 38,310,256 8,445,398 2,631,145 5,222,384
Male 24,738,068 19,220,554 4,208,115 1,309,399 2,686,453
Female 24,648,731 19,089,702 4,237,283 1,321,746 2,535,931

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 Hyderabad 6993262
Guntur 4887813 Visakhapatnam (Urban) 977771 Greater Visakhapatnam 1728128
Krishna 4517398 Guntur 779289 Vijayawada 1143232
Visakhapatnam 4290589 Nellore 631791 Guntur 670073
Chittoor 4174064 Tirupati (Urban) 407232 Guntur 647508
Anantapur 4081148 Kurnool 406797 Nellore 547621
Kurnool 4053463 Anantapur 388023 Nellore 499575
West Godavari 3936966 Rajahmundry (Urban) 341831 Kurnool 457633
Prakasam 3397448 Eluru 319405 Kakinada 384182
Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore 2963557 Kadapa 318916 Rajahmundry 376333

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the state followed by Muslims which contribute 7% 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 996 in Muslims are 990 and in Christians are 1076.

Religion wise population 2011 - Andhra Pradesh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 49,386,799 44,875,698 3,617,713 682,660 9,904 4,139 27,159 4,125 165,401
Male 24,738,068 22,485,595 1,818,399 328,827 5,504 2,190 13,958 2,035 81,560
Female 24,648,731 22,390,103 1,799,314 353,833 4,400 1,949 13,201 2,090 83,841

Growth of population

Population of the state has decreased by -35.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 8 crore. Female population growth rate of the state is -34.6% which is 1.2% higher than male population growth rate of -35.8%. General caste population has decreased by -34.9%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -31.6%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -47.6% and child population has decreased by -48.7% in the state since last census.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -35.2% -34.9% -31.6% -47.6% -48.7%
Male -35.8% -35.4% -32.4% -48.6% -48.2%
Female -34.6% -34.4% -30.7% -46.6% -49.1%

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
East Godavari 1006 Komarada 1094 Cheepurupalle 1159
Visakhapatnam 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
Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore 985 Rajavommangi 1072 Sompeta 1094

Literacy

Total about 3 crore people in the state are literate, among them about 2 crore are male and about 1 crore are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of ANDHRA PRADESH is 67%. 75% of male and 60% 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 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Andhra Pradesh

Total Male Female
Change 6.9% 4.5% 9.6%
2011 67.4% 74.8% 60%
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 2 crore) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 35% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 26% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Andhra Pradesh

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 46.5% 38.9% 7.6% 53.5%
Male 58.4% 52.1% 6.3% 41.6%
Female 34.6% 25.7% 8.8% 65.4%

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