Penukonda Mandal, with population of about 55 thousand is Anantapur district's the 21st most populous sub district, located in Anantapur district of the state Andhra Pradesh in India. There are 16 villages in the sub district, among them Penukonda is the most populous village with population of about 27 thousand and Vasudevapuram is the least populous village with population of 2. Penukonda is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 66 km2 and Bojjireddipalle is the smallest with 2 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 55 thousand people, among them about 28 thousand (51%) are male and about 27 thousand (49%) are female. 80% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 7% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Penukonda mandal is 10%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 14 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

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

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Penukonda

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 55,383 44,233 7,478 3,672 5,803
Male 28,280 22,586 3,793 1,901 3,054
Female 27,103 21,647 3,685 1,771 2,749

Most populated Villages in Penukonda

Villages
Name Population
Penukonda 27382
Gutturu 5694
Munimadugu 3770
Settipalle 2751
Duddebanda 2549
Mavaturu 2425
Rampuram 2195
Nagalur 2163
Erramanchi 2032
Adadakulapalle 1447

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 16% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 957 in Muslims are 964.

Religion wise population 2011 - Penukonda

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 55,383 46,252 8,840 175 11 5 16 1 83
Male 28,280 23,634 4,501 87 5 2 9 0 42
Female 27,103 22,618 4,339 88 6 3 7 1 41

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 51 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 10.3% which is 2.5% higher than male population growth rate of 7.8%. General caste population has increased by 6.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 16.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 23% and child population has decreased by -7.6% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Penukonda

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9% 6.9% 16.6% 23% -7.6%
Male 7.8% 5.9% 12.5% 24% -6.8%
Female 10.3% 7.8% 21.1% 22% -8.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 958 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 958, in schedule caste is 972 and in schedule tribe is 932. There are 900 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 21 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 16 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Penukonda

Total General SC ST Child
Change 21 17 70 -15 -16
2011 958 958 972 932 900
2001 937 941 902 947 916

Villages with highest sex ratio in Penukonda

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Bojjireddipalle 1385
Adadakulapalle 1004
Penukonda 976
Nagalur 966
Gutturu 957
Duddebanda 955
Gondipalle 941
Mavaturu 938
Rampuram 929
Erramanchi 928

Literacy

Total about 33 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 19 thousand are male and about 14 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Penukonda is 66%. 75% of male and 57% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Penukonda

Total Male Female
Change 3.5% 1.0% 6.5%
2011 66.3% 75.4% 56.9%
2001 62.8% 74.4% 50.4%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Penukonda

Villages
Name Literacy Rate %
Vasudevapuram 100
Penukonda 75
Gondipalle 65
Duddebanda 62
Gutturu 62
Bojjireddipalle 61
Mavaturu 60
Settipalle 59
Erramanchi 57
Nagalur 56

Workers profile

Penukonda has 48% (about 27 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 37% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 31% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Penukonda

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 48% 41.9% 6.1% 52%
Male 58.4% 52.8% 5.6% 41.6%
Female 37.2% 30.6% 6.6% 62.8%

Biggest Villages in Penukonda

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Penukonda 65.6
Munimadugu 39.4
Duddebanda 27.3
Settipalle 25.3
Gonipeta 23.4
Erramanchi 22.1
Nagalur 19.2
Mavaturu 16.1
Gutturu 14.6
Adadakulapalle 13.5