Kanekal Village, with population of about 20 thousand is Kanekal sub district's the most populous village, located in Kanekal sub district of Anantapur district in the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Kanekal village is 60 km2 and it is the biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 331 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Sirakarnataka and distance from Kanekal village to Sirakarnataka is 25 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Kanekal village is 515871. The village comes under Kanekal panchayat. Kanekal is the sub district head quarter of the village. District head quarter of the village is Anantapur which is 90 km away.

Demographics

The village is home to about 20 thousand people, among them 9902 (50%) are male and 9829 (50%) are female. 90% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kanekal village is 12%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 4268 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kanekal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19,731 17,707 1,885 139 2,375
Male 9,902 8,906 926 70 1,258
Female 9,829 8,801 959 69 1,117

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 10.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 18 thousand. Female population growth rate of the village is 14.4% which is 7.7% higher than male population growth rate of 6.7%. General caste population has increased by 14%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -15.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 17.8% and child population has decreased by -4.6% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kanekal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10.4% 14% -15.2% 17.8% -4.6%
Male 6.7% 12.9% -30.2% 4.5% -3.7%
Female 14.4% 15.2% 7% 35.3% -5.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 993 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 988, in schedule caste is 1036 and in schedule tribe is 986. There are 888 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has increased by 67 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 18 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kanekal

Total General SC ST Child
Change 67 19 360 225 -18
2011 993 988 1036 986 888
2001 926 969 676 761 906

Literacy

Total about 11 thousand people in the village are literate, among them 6129 are male and 4724 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kanekal is 63%. 71% of male and 54% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kanekal

Total Male Female
Change 7.1% 5.5% 9.7%
2011 62.5% 70.9% 54.2%
2001 55.4% 65.4% 44.5%

Workers profile

Kanekal has 48% (9523) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 37% female population are working population. 56% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 31% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kanekal

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 48.3% 43.4% 4.9% 51.7%
Male 59.9% 55.9% 4% 40.1%
Female 36.6% 30.7% 5.8% 63.4%