Kowthalam Mandal, with population of about 78 thousand is Kurnool district's the 11th most populous sub district, located in Kurnool district of the state Andhra Pradesh in India. There are 33 villages in the sub district, among them Kowthalam is the most populous village with population of about 12 thousand and Katedoddi is the least populous village with population of 28. Kowthalam is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 37 km2 and Madire is the smallest with 1 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 78 thousand people, among them about 38 thousand (49%) are male and about 40 thousand (51%) are female. 81% of the whole population are from general caste, 18% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kowthalam mandal is 15%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are about 15 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

100% population of Kowthalam mandal live in the Kowthalam Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kowthalam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 78,149 63,104 14,376 669 11,375
Male 38,489 31,085 7,068 336 5,737
Female 39,660 32,019 7,308 333 5,638

Most populated Villages in Kowthalam

Villages
Name Population
Kowthalam 11670
Halvi 5114
Badinehal 4986
Urukunda 4874
Yerigiri 4062
Kamavaram 3862
Kuntanahal 3129
Upparahal 2871
Chudi 2837
Nadichagi 2756

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 8% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1033 in Muslims are 1010.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kowthalam

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 78,149 70,963 6,136 150 12 1 12 27 848
Male 38,489 34,905 3,053 77 7 1 4 12 430
Female 39,660 36,058 3,083 73 5 0 8 15 418

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 15.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 68 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 16.5% which is 2.5% higher than male population growth rate of 14%. General caste population has increased by 13.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 24.9%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -21.2% and child population has decreased by -8.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kowthalam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15.3% 13.8% 24.9% -21.2% -8.1%
Male 14% 12.9% 21.7% -21.3% -8.3%
Female 16.5% 14.7% 28.2% -21.1% -7.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1030 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1030, in schedule caste is 1034 and in schedule tribe is 991. There are 983 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has increased by 22 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kowthalam

Total General SC ST Child
Change 22 16 52 3 5
2011 1030 1030 1034 991 983
2001 1008 1014 982 988 978

Villages with highest sex ratio in Kowthalam

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Katedoddi 1545
Mallanahatti 1124
Dommaladinne 1109
Thippaladoddi 1101
Karani 1097
Rowdur 1079
Thovi 1078
Upparahal 1076
Kumbalanur 1074
Bapuram 1072

Literacy

Total about 28 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 17 thousand are male and about 11 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kowthalam is 42%. 52% of male and 31% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub 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 - Kowthalam

Total Male Female
Change 5.8% 3.6% 8.1%
2011 41.7% 52.4% 31.4%
2001 35.9% 48.8% 23.3%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Kowthalam

Villages
Name Literacy Rate %
Veerladinne 57
Kowthalam 52
Upparahal 51
Kuntanahal 50
Agasaladinne 50
Sulakeri 50
Badinehal 49
Bapuram 49
Rowdur 48
Nadichagi 47

Workers profile

Kowthalam has 59% (about 46 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 57% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 43% of total female population are main and 13% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kowthalam

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 58.5% 46.3% 12.3% 41.5%
Male 60.5% 49.3% 11.1% 39.5%
Female 56.6% 43.3% 13.4% 43.4%

Biggest Villages in Kowthalam

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Kowthalam 37.3
Badinehal 32.5
Rowdur 24.4
Halvi 23.4
Kamavaram 21.9
Yerigiri 20
Kuntanahal 18.2
Upparahal 14.1
Katriki 13.4
Chudi 13.2