Somandepalle Mandal, with population of about 48 thousand is Anantapur district's the 29th least populous sub district, located in Anantapur district of the state Andhra Pradesh in India. There are 19 villages in the sub district, among them Chalakur is the most populous village with population of 2627 and Bussaiahgaripalle is the least populous village with population of 403. Mandli is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 20 km2 and Kethaganicheruvu is the smallest with 12 km2.

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

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 48 thousand people, among them about 24 thousand (51%) are male and about 23 thousand (49%) are female. 81% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Somandepalle 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 60% (about 29 thousand) live in Somandepalle Sub District rural part and 40% (about 19 thousand) population live in the Somandepalle Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Somandepalle

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 47,591 38,398 7,875 1,318 5,317
Male 24,340 19,685 3,993 662 2,785
Female 23,251 18,713 3,882 656 2,532

Most populated Villages and Cities in Somandepalle

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Chalakur 2627 Somandepalle 18895
Mandli 2620
Challapalle 2515
Tungodu 2379
Brahmasamudram 2095
Pandiparthi 2078
Magecheruvu 2036
Kethaganicheruvu 1698
Nadimpalle 1621
Velidadakala 1480

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 94% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 952 in Muslims are 996.

Religion wise population 2011 - Somandepalle

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 47,591 44,644 2,801 73 4 4 3 0 62
Male 24,340 22,866 1,403 35 3 4 0 0 29
Female 23,251 21,778 1,398 38 1 0 3 0 33

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 18.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 40 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 18.9% which is 1.1% higher than male population growth rate of 17.8%. General caste population has increased by 20.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 8.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 17.7% and child population has decreased by -9.9% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Somandepalle

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 18.3% 20.6% 8.5% 17.7% -9.9%
Male 17.8% 20.4% 6.7% 16.3% -5.9%
Female 18.9% 20.9% 10.3% 19.1% -13.9%

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 951, in schedule caste is 972 and in schedule tribe is 991. There are 909 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 9 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 85 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Somandepalle

Total General SC ST Child
Change 9 4 32 23 -85
2011 955 951 972 991 909
2001 946 947 940 968 994

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Somandepalle

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Nadimpalle 1026 Somandepalle 958
Pandiparthi 1016
Bussaiahgaripalle 995
Velidadakala 989
Challapalle 983
Gudipalle 977
Brahmasamudram 965
Chalakur 959
Velagamakulapalle 955
Tungodu 950

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 Somandepalle is 61%. 71% of male and 50% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 11%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Somandepalle

Total Male Female
Change 10.4% 6.6% 14.6%
2011 60.7% 70.8% 50.2%
2001 50.3% 64.2% 35.6%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Somandepalle

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Chennapuram 63 Somandepalle 68
Challapalle 60
Chalakur 60
Magecheruvu 60
Kothapalle 59
Kethaganicheruvu 58
Bussaiahgaripalle 58
Gudipalle 57
Tungodu 57
Brahmanapalle 56

Workers profile

Somandepalle has 51% (about 24 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 41% female population are working population. 57% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 31% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Somandepalle

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 50.8% 44.5% 6.3% 49.2%
Male 60.3% 57.4% 2.9% 39.7%
Female 40.9% 31% 9.9% 59.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Somandepalle

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Mandli 20.3 Somandepalle 30.3
Tungodu 15.5
Brahmasamudram 12.9
Kethaganicheruvu 11.7