Raptadu Mandal, with population of about 38 thousand is Anantapur district's the 11th least populous sub district, located in Anantapur district of the state Andhra Pradesh in India. There are 11 villages in the sub district, among them Raptadu is the most populous village with population of 7453 and Gangulakunta is the least populous village with population of 796. Maroor is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 53 km2 and Gangulakunta is the smallest with 5 km2.

There is only one city in the sub district that comes under the sub district administration which is Anantapur Municipal Corporation and Out Growth.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 38 thousand people, among them about 20 thousand (51%) are male and about 18 thousand (49%) are female. 85% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Raptadu mandal is 11%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are 9377 households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 84% (about 32 thousand) live in Raptadu Sub District rural part and 16% (6157) population live in the Raptadu Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Raptadu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 38,057 32,457 5,089 511 4,039
Male 19,558 16,713 2,580 265 2,180
Female 18,499 15,744 2,509 246 1,859

Most populated Villages and Cities in Raptadu

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Raptadu 7453 Anantapur 6157
Maroor 6290
Bandameedapalle 3640
Gondireddipalle 3013
Palacherla 2279
Gandlaparthi 2221
Hampapuram 2187
Bommaparthy 1492
Bukkacherla 1416
Yerragunta 1113

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 96% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 3% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 944 in Muslims are 1023.

Religion wise population 2011 - Raptadu

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 38,057 36,641 1,060 247 6 1 2 0 100
Male 19,558 18,847 524 134 6 1 1 0 45
Female 18,499 17,794 536 113 0 0 1 0 55

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -87.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -87.7% which is -0.1% lower than male population growth rate of -87.6%. General caste population has decreased by -88.2%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -79.9%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -92.9% and child population has decreased by -88.5% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Raptadu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -87.7% -88.2% -79.9% -92.9% -88.5%
Male -87.6% -88.1% -79.6% -92.9% -87.9%
Female -87.7% -88.3% -80.2% -92.9% -89.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 946 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 942, in schedule caste is 972 and in schedule tribe is 928. There are 853 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 decreased by 12 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 105 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Raptadu

Total General SC ST Child
Change -12 -13 -30 6 -105
2011 946 942 972 928 853
2001 958 955 1002 922 958

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Raptadu

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Bukkacherla 1026 Anantapur 960
Yerragunta 1002
Maroor 960
Palacherla 956
Bandameedapalle 955
Gangulakunta 946
Gondireddipalle 934
Raptadu 932
Hampapuram 923
Bommaparthy 908

Literacy

Total about 21 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 12 thousand are male and 8559 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Raptadu is 62%. 71% of male and 51% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has decreased by -10%. Male literacy has gone down by -10% and female literacy rate has gone down by -12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Raptadu

Total Male Female
Change -10.4% -9.7% -11.2%
2011 61.6% 71.3% 51.4%
2001 72% 81% 62.6%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Raptadu

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Gandlaparthi 68 Anantapur 78
Bukkacherla 63
Bommaparthy 60
Raptadu 60
Gangulakunta 60
Gondireddipalle 60
Maroor 56
Hampapuram 55
Bandameedapalle 54
Palacherla 54

Workers profile

Raptadu has 55% (about 21 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 52% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 42% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Raptadu

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 55.1% 48.2% 6.9% 44.9%
Male 58.1% 54.3% 3.7% 41.9%
Female 51.9% 41.8% 10.2% 48.1%

Biggest Villages in Raptadu

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Maroor 52.7
Raptadu 35
Palacherla 27.7
Gondireddipalle 27.2
Bandameedapalle 24.3
Hampapuram 23.2
Yerragunta 22
Bukkacherla 19.5
Gandlaparthi 17.1
Bommaparthy 14.9