Penukonda Village, with population of about 27 thousand is Penukonda sub district's the most populous village, located in Penukonda sub district of Anantapur district in the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Penukonda village is 66 km2 and it is the biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 418 persons per km2.

Nearest railway station is Penukonda which is within the village. Nearest town of the village is Hindupur and distance from Penukonda village to Hindupur is 36 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Penukonda village is 515110. The village comes under Penukonda panchayat. Penukonda is the sub district head quarter of the village. District head quarter of the village is Anantapur which is 73 km away. 22.48 square kilometer (34%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.

Demographics

The village is home to about 27 thousand people, among them about 14 thousand (51%) are male and about 14 thousand (49%) are female. 84% of the whole population are from general caste, 11% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Penukonda village is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 6752 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Penukonda

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 27,382 23,081 3,128 1,173 2,886
Male 13,860 11,681 1,566 613 1,480
Female 13,522 11,400 1,562 560 1,406

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 14.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 24 thousand. Female population growth rate of the village is 16.7% which is 4.2% higher than male population growth rate of 12.5%. General caste population has increased by 10.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 38.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 48.9% and child population has increased by 1.2% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Penukonda

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14.5% 10.6% 38.8% 48.9% 1.2%
Male 12.5% 8.8% 32.7% 48.4% -2.5%
Female 16.7% 12.5% 45.6% 49.3% 5.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 976 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 976, in schedule caste is 997 and in schedule tribe is 914. There are 950 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 36 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 71 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Penukonda

Total General SC ST Child
Change 36 31 88 6 71
2011 976 976 997 914 950
2001 940 945 909 908 879

Literacy

Total about 18 thousand people in the village are literate, among them about 10 thousand are male and 8137 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Penukonda is 75%. 83% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Penukonda

Total Male Female
Change 2.8% 1.1% 4.8%
2011 75.1% 82.9% 67.2%
2001 72.3% 81.8% 62.4%

Workers profile

Penukonda has 38% (about 10 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 20% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 18% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Penukonda

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 38.1% 34.6% 3.4% 61.9%
Male 55.8% 51.2% 4.6% 44.2%
Female 19.9% 17.7% 2.3% 80.1%