Kanekal Mandal, with population of about 65 thousand is Anantapur district's the 14th most populous sub district, located in Anantapur district of the state Andhra Pradesh in India. There are 17 villages in the sub district, among them Kanekal is the most populous village with population of about 20 thousand and Meenahalli is the least populous village with population of 844. Kanekal is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 60 km2 and Ratchumarri is the smallest with 10 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 65 thousand people, among them about 33 thousand (51%) are male and about 32 thousand (49%) are female. 84% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kanekal mandal is 12%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 14 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

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

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kanekal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 64,979 54,902 9,872 205 7,701
Male 32,908 27,797 5,001 110 4,064
Female 32,071 27,105 4,871 95 3,637

Most populated Villages in Kanekal

Villages
Name Population
Kanekal 19731
Yerragunta 6606
Hulikera 5926
Ganigera 5523
Hanakanahal 3309
Malyam 3212
Thumbiganur 2718
Brahmasamudram 2593
Bennikal 2075
Sollapuram 2029

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 87% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 12% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 977 in Muslims are 962.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kanekal

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 64,979 56,735 7,618 121 16 4 10 8 467
Male 32,908 28,695 3,882 67 8 2 6 4 244
Female 32,071 28,040 3,736 54 8 2 4 4 223

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 12.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 58 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 13.7% which is 1.6% higher than male population growth rate of 12.1%. General caste population has increased by 12.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 16.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 24.2% and child population has decreased by -8.7% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kanekal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12.9% 12.2% 16.6% 24.2% -8.7%
Male 12.1% 12.3% 11.3% 15.8% -5.2%
Female 13.7% 12.2% 22.5% 35.7% -12.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 975 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 975, in schedule caste is 974 and in schedule tribe is 864. There are 895 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 14 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 73 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kanekal

Total General SC ST Child
Change 14 -1 89 127 -73
2011 975 975 974 864 895
2001 961 976 885 737 968

Villages with highest sex ratio in Kanekal

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Ratchumarri 1033
Brahmasamudram 1015
Udegolam 1011
Sollapuram 1007
Kanekal 993
Bidurukontham 988
Hanakanahal 981
Thumbiganur 980
Ganigera 976
Garudachedu 975

Literacy

Total about 32 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 19 thousand are male and about 13 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kanekal is 55%. 64% of male and 46% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kanekal

Total Male Female
Change 8.7% 6.2% 11.5%
2011 55.3% 64.4% 46%
2001 46.6% 58.2% 34.5%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Kanekal

Villages
Name Literacy Rate %
Hanakanahal 67
Kanekal 63
Sollapuram 60
Garudachedu 58
N.Hanumapuram 57
Malyam 54
Ganigera 53
Bennikal 53
Bidurukontham 53
Udegolam 51

Workers profile

Kanekal has 54% (about 35 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 48% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 39% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kanekal

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 54.1% 46.9% 7.1% 45.9%
Male 60.4% 54.8% 5.6% 39.6%
Female 47.6% 38.9% 8.7% 52.4%

Biggest Villages in Kanekal

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Kanekal 59.7
Udegolam 43.1
Hulikera 41.7
Ganigera 38.2
Hanakanahal 38.2
Yerragunta 29.7
Malyam 24.4
Sollapuram 20.4
Thumbiganur 20.4
Brahmasamudram 18.6