Bethamcherla Mandal, with population of about 89 thousand is Kurnool district's the 8th most populous sub district, located in Kurnool district of the state Andhra Pradesh in India. There are 10 villages in the sub district, among them Bugganipalle is the most populous village with population of about 11 thousand and Ambapuram is the least populous village with population of 2058. Gutupalle is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 50 km2 and Gollagutta is the smallest with 5 km2.

There are 1 census towns in the sub district, those are - Bethamcherla Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 89 thousand people, among them about 44 thousand (50%) are male and about 44 thousand (50%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 19% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bethamcherla mandal is 13%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 21 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 56% (about 50 thousand) live in Bethamcherla Sub District rural part and 44% (about 39 thousand) population live in the Bethamcherla Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bethamcherla

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 88,726 70,080 17,114 1,532 11,324
Male 44,426 35,072 8,585 769 5,811
Female 44,300 35,008 8,529 763 5,513

Most populated Villages and Cities in Bethamcherla

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Bugganipalle 11205 Bethamcherla 38994
Rangapuram 8255
Kolumulapalle 6663
Emboy 5206
Gutupalle 5155
Muddavaram 3277
Pendakal 3202
Kothapalle 2617
Gollagutta 2094
Ambapuram 2058

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 85% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 14% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 997 in Muslims are 992.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bethamcherla

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 88,726 75,731 12,429 348 12 4 5 9 188
Male 44,426 37,914 6,238 157 5 1 2 5 104
Female 44,300 37,817 6,191 191 7 3 3 4 84

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 14.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 78 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 16.6% which is 4.4% higher than male population growth rate of 12.2%. General caste population has increased by 14.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 13.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 18.3% and child population has decreased by -0.3% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bethamcherla

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14.4% 14.6% 13.3% 18.3% -0.3%
Male 12.2% 12.4% 11% 16.3% -0.2%
Female 16.6% 16.8% 15.7% 20.3% -0.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 997 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 998, in schedule caste is 993 and in schedule tribe is 992. There are 949 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 37 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 3 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bethamcherla

Total General SC ST Child
Change 37 37 40 33 -3
2011 997 998 993 992 949
2001 960 961 953 959 952

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Bethamcherla

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Pendakal 1014 Bethamcherla 1008
Gollagutta 1010
Kothapalle 1008
Bugganipalle 1007
Kolumulapalle 993
Rangapuram 981
Gutupalle 977
Emboy 970
Muddavaram 965
Ambapuram 949

Literacy

Total about 48 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 28 thousand are male and about 20 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bethamcherla is 62%. 73% of male and 51% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district 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 - Bethamcherla

Total Male Female
Change 6.8% 4.2% 10.0%
2011 61.6% 72.6% 50.6%
2001 54.8% 68.4% 40.6%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Bethamcherla

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bugganipalle 67 Bethamcherla 66
Rangapuram 63
Ambapuram 60
Kolumulapalle 57
Gutupalle 56
Emboy 55
Muddavaram 51
Gollagutta 51
Kothapalle 49
Pendakal 46

Workers profile

Bethamcherla has 49% (about 44 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 39% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 31% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bethamcherla

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 49.1% 43% 6.1% 50.9%
Male 59.3% 54.7% 4.6% 40.7%
Female 38.8% 31.2% 7.6% 61.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bethamcherla

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Gutupalle 50.5 Bethamcherla 25.8
Rangapuram 38.3
Kolumulapalle 33.2
Bugganipalle 32.6
Emboy 29.9
Kothapalle 25.7
Muddavaram 21.7
Pendakal 12.7
Ambapuram 6.1
Gollagutta 5.4