Dharmavaram Mandal, with population of about 1.7 lakh is Anantapur district's the 3rd most populous sub district, located in Anantapur district of the state Andhra Pradesh in India. There are 12 villages in the sub district, among them Kunuthuru (R) is the most populous village with population of about 11 thousand and Subbaraopeta is the least populous village with population of 764. Kunuthuru (R) is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 45 km2 and Subbaraopeta is the smallest with 5 km2.

There is only one city in the sub district that comes under the sub district administration which is Dharmavaram Municipality.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.7 lakh people, among them about 88 thousand (51%) are male and about 84 thousand (49%) are female. 90% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dharmavaram mandal is 10%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 43 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 71% (about 1.2 lakh) live in Dharmavaram Sub District urban part and 29% (about 51 thousand) population live in the Dharmavaram Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dharmavaram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 172,479 154,709 11,761 6,009 18,109
Male 88,233 79,255 5,872 3,106 9,671
Female 84,246 75,454 5,889 2,903 8,438

Most populated Villages and Cities in Dharmavaram

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Kunuthuru (R) 11044 Dharmavaram 121874
Gotlur 8876
Ravulacheruvu 5404
Chigicherla 4931
Regatipalle 3748
Darsimala 3591
Pothulanagepalle 3397
Mallakalva 3302
Nelakota 2082
Elukuntla 1998

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 89% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 11% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 955 in Muslims are 949.

Religion wise population 2011 - Dharmavaram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 172,479 153,408 18,169 423 21 10 33 21 394
Male 88,233 78,487 9,322 204 8 7 15 10 180
Female 84,246 74,921 8,847 219 13 3 18 11 214

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 17.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 17.2% which is 0% lower than male population growth rate of 17.2%. General caste population has increased by 17.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 11%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 29.4% and child population has decreased by -7.4% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dharmavaram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.2% 17.3% 11% 29.4% -7.4%
Male 17.2% 17.3% 10.8% 30.7% -4.1%
Female 17.2% 17.3% 11.2% 28% -10.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 955 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 952, in schedule caste is 1003 and in schedule tribe is 935. There are 873 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 0 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 65 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dharmavaram

Total General SC ST Child
Change 0 0 4 -20 -65
2011 955 952 1003 935 873
2001 955 952 999 955 938

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Dharmavaram

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Thummala 1028 Dharmavaram 958
Subbaraopeta 974
Regatipalle 973
Pothulanagepalle 970
Ravulacheruvu 963
Darsimala 953
Mallakalva 950
Gotlur 947
Elukuntla 945
Kunuthuru (R) 938

Literacy

Total about 1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 60 thousand are male and about 44 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dharmavaram is 68%. 77% of male and 59% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dharmavaram

Total Male Female
Change 9.2% 6.5% 12.1%
2011 67.9% 76.8% 58.7%
2001 58.7% 70.3% 46.6%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Dharmavaram

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Chigicherla 67 Dharmavaram 71
Subbaraopeta 66
Thummala 65
Nelakota 64
Kunuthuru (R) 62
Pothulanagepalle 60
Ravulacheruvu 60
Elukuntla 58
Gotlur 58
Regatipalle 57

Workers profile

Dharmavaram has 46% (about 79 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 32% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 24% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dharmavaram

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 45.9% 39.1% 6.8% 54.1%
Male 59% 53.4% 5.6% 41%
Female 32.1% 24% 8.1% 67.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Dharmavaram

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kunuthuru (R) 44.7 Dharmavaram 40.5
Chigicherla 38.1
Nelakota 34.7
Darsimala 34.6
Gotlur 33.8
Mallakalva 32.2
Ravulacheruvu 30.1
Regatipalle 24.2
Pothulanagepalle 20.4
Elukuntla 19.9