Owk Mandal, with population of about 50 thousand is Kurnool district's the 22nd least populous sub district, located in Kurnool district of the state Andhra Pradesh in India. There are 18 villages in the sub district, among them Owk is the most populous village with population of about 12 thousand and Annavaram is the least populous village with population of 552. Kunukuntla is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 57 km2 and Chennampalle is the smallest with 5 km2.

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

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 50 thousand people, among them about 25 thousand (50%) are male and about 25 thousand (50%) are female. 75% of the whole population are from general caste, 19% are from schedule caste and 6% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Owk mandal is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 12 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 87% (about 44 thousand) live in Owk Sub District rural part and 13% (6614) population live in the Owk Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Owk

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 50,452 37,782 9,787 2,883 5,801
Male 25,381 18,956 4,927 1,498 3,017
Female 25,071 18,826 4,860 1,385 2,784

Most populated Villages and Cities in Owk

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Owk 11760 Ramapuram 6614
Junuthala 2672
Gundla Singavaram 2577
Cherlapalle 2533
Singanapalle 2460
Kunukuntla 2389
Mettupalle 2386
Uppalapadu 2154
Chennampalle 2097
Sangapatnam 2094

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 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 984 in Muslims are 1021 and in Christians are 1010.

Religion wise population 2011 - Owk

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 50,452 46,071 3,753 418 4 13 6 2 185
Male 25,381 23,221 1,857 208 4 7 4 0 80
Female 25,071 22,850 1,896 210 0 6 2 2 105

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -8.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 55 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -5.7% which is 5.4% higher than male population growth rate of -11.1%. General caste population has decreased by -7.5%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -9.9%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -15.8% and child population has decreased by -25.9% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Owk

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -8.5% -7.5% -9.9% -15.8% -25.9%
Male -11.1% -10.3% -12.2% -17.5% -25.7%
Female -5.7% -4.6% -7.4% -14% -26.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 988 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 993, in schedule caste is 986 and in schedule tribe is 925. There are 923 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 57 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 6 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Owk

Total General SC ST Child
Change 57 59 51 37 -6
2011 988 993 986 925 923
2001 931 934 935 888 929

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Owk

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Owk 1040 Ramapuram 934
Chennampalle 1038
Chanugondla 1035
Sivavaram 1026
Cherlapalle 1025
Vajragiri 1010
Sangapatnam 1008
Gundla Singavaram 998
Ramavaram 981
Sunkesula 971

Literacy

Total about 26 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 15 thousand are male and about 10 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Owk is 58%. 68% of male and 47% 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 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Owk

Total Male Female
Change 6.0% 3.5% 9.4%
2011 57.5% 68.4% 46.6%
2001 51.5% 64.9% 37.2%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Owk

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Chanugondla 69 Ramapuram 51
Chennampalle 66
Owk 65
Annavaram 65
Sunkesula 65
Gundla Singavaram 62
Sangapatnam 61
Sivavaram 60
Singanapalle 58
Vemulapadu 54

Workers profile

Owk has 54% (about 27 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 48% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 40% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Owk

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 53.7% 47.7% 6% 46.3%
Male 59.2% 54.9% 4.3% 40.8%
Female 48.2% 40.4% 7.8% 51.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Owk

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kunukuntla 56.7 Ramapuram 7.8
Junuthala 51.5
Owk 31.7
Cherlapalle 29.1
Singanapalle 18.8
Sangapatnam 17.4
Uppalapadu 17.4
Mettupalle 17.3
Sunkesula 16.1
Gundla Singavaram 15.8