Gorantla Village, with population of about 25 thousand is Gorantla sub district's the most populous village, located in Gorantla sub district of Anantapur district in the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Gorantla village is 12 km2 and it is the 7th smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 1986 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Hindupur and distance from Gorantla village to Hindupur is 38 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Gorantla village is 515231. The village comes under Gorantla panchayat. Gorantla is the sub district head quarter of the village. District head quarter of the village is Anantapur which is 98 km away.

Demographics

The village is home to about 25 thousand people, among them about 12 thousand (50%) are male and about 12 thousand (50%) are female. 89% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gorantla village is 12%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 5932 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gorantla

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 24,586 21,861 1,734 991 2,845
Male 12,331 10,959 873 499 1,472
Female 12,255 10,902 861 492 1,373

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 19.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 21 thousand. Female population growth rate of the village is 23.5% which is 7.1% higher than male population growth rate of 16.4%. General caste population has increased by 22.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 1.6% and child population has decreased by -2.7% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gorantla

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19.8% 22.3% 4% 1.6% -2.7%
Male 16.4% 18.8% -1.5% 3.1% -5%
Female 23.5% 26% 10.1% 0.2% -0.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 994 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 995, in schedule caste is 986 and in schedule tribe is 986. There are 933 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 57 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 46 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gorantla

Total General SC ST Child
Change 57 57 103 -28 46
2011 994 995 986 986 933
2001 937 938 883 1014 887

Literacy

Total about 15 thousand people in the village are literate, among them 8625 are male and 6812 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gorantla is 71%. 79% of male and 63% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gorantla

Total Male Female
Change 7.2% 3.8% 11.4%
2011 71% 79.4% 62.6%
2001 63.8% 75.6% 51.2%

Workers profile

Gorantla has 42% (about 10 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 26% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gorantla

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 41.7% 32.8% 8.9% 58.3%
Male 57.1% 48.7% 8.4% 42.9%
Female 26.2% 16.8% 9.4% 73.8%