Chirala Municipality, with population of about 87 thousand is Chirala sub district's only municipality located in Chirala sub district of Prakasam district in the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Chirala municipality is 13 km2. Population density of the city is 6576 persons per km2. There are 27 wards in the city, among them Chirala Ward No 01 is the most populous ward with population of about 10 thousand and Chirala Ward No 14 is the least populous ward with population of 1016.

Nearest railway station is Chirala which is within the city. Chirala is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Ongole which is 48 km away. Hyderabad is the state head quarter of the city and is 297 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1112.21 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 38.2°C and minimum temperature goes down to 26.4°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 87 thousand people, among them about 43 thousand (49%) are male and about 44 thousand (51%) are female. 73% of the whole population are from general caste, 21% are from schedule caste and 6% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chirala municipality is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 23 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chirala

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 87,200 63,261 18,735 5,204 8,389
Male 42,927 31,270 9,125 2,532 4,253
Female 44,273 31,991 9,610 2,672 4,136

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 2.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 85 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 4.1% which is 2.9% higher than male population growth rate of 1.2%. General caste population has decreased by -2.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 25.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 4% and child population has decreased by -8.6% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chirala

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2.6% -2.7% 25.1% 4% -8.6%
Male 1.2% -3.8% 22.7% 0.9% -10.2%
Female 4.1% -1.6% 27.5% 7.2% -6.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1031 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1023, in schedule caste is 1053 and in schedule tribe is 1055. There are 972 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 29 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 35 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chirala

Total General SC ST Child
Change 29 23 39 62 35
2011 1031 1023 1053 1055 972
2001 1002 1000 1014 993 937

Literacy

Total about 62 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 33 thousand are male and about 29 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chirala is 79%. 85% of male and 73% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chirala

Total Male Female
Change 7.2% 5.2% 9.3%
2011 78.8% 84.9% 72.9%
2001 71.6% 79.7% 63.6%

Workers profile

Chirala has 38% (about 33 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 19% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 15% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chirala

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 37.6% 33.9% 3.7% 62.4%
Male 56.8% 53.1% 3.7% 43.2%
Female 19% 15.3% 3.7% 81%