Anantapur District, with population of about 40.8 lakh is Andhra Pradesh's the 6th most populous district, located in the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Anantapur district is about 19 thousand km2 and it is the biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 213 persons per km2. There are 63 sub districts in the district, among them Anantapur is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.9 lakh and Gandlapenta is the least populous sub district with population of about 26 thousand.

There are 8 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Anantapur Municipal Corporation and Out Growth; Anantapur Municipal Corporation; Hindupur, Guntakal, Dharmavaram, Tadpatri and Kadiri Municipalities (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The district is home to about 40.8 lakh people, among them about 20.6 lakh (51%) are male and about 20.2 lakh (49%) are female. 82% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Anantapur district is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 9.7 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 72% (about 29.4 lakh) live in Anantapur District rural part and 28% (about 11.5 lakh) population live in the Anantapur District urban part. Rural population density of Anantapur district is 157 and urban population density is 3040 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Anantapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4,081,148 3,343,886 583,135 154,127 445,956
Male 2,064,495 1,693,543 292,379 78,573 231,369
Female 2,016,653 1,650,343 290,756 75,554 214,587

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Anantapur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Anantapur 388023 Penukonda 27382 Anantapur 267161
Hindupur 203538 Pamidi 26886 Anantapur 261004
Dharmavaram 172479 Gorantla 24586 Hindupur 151677
Guntakal 171655 Yadiki 24018 Guntakal 126270
Tadpatri 165872 Bukkarayasamudram 22000 Dharmavaram 121874
Kadiri 125373 Madakasira 21464 Tadpatri 108171
Rayadurg 102691 Kanekal 19731 Kadiri 89429
Kalyandurg 89879 Narpala 18982 Rayadurg 61749
Gooty 88887 Gunjepalle 16626 Gooty 48658
Madakasira 81227 Chilamathur 15449 Uravakonda 35565

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 88% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 11% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 975 in Muslims are 989.

Religion wise population 2011 - Anantapur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 4,081,148 3,599,372 443,456 20,463 932 341 1,417 309 14,858
Male 2,064,495 1,822,690 222,934 9,918 512 177 762 150 7,352
Female 2,016,653 1,776,682 220,522 10,545 420 164 655 159 7,506

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 12.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 36.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 13.2% which is 2.2% higher than male population growth rate of 11%. General caste population has increased by 11.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 13.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 21.2% and child population has decreased by -7.1% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Anantapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12.1% 11.5% 13.3% 21.2% -7.1%
Male 11% 10.6% 11% 19.6% -5.6%
Female 13.2% 12.4% 15.6% 23% -8.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 977 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 974, in schedule caste is 994 and in schedule tribe is 962. There are 927 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has increased by 19 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 32 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Anantapur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 19 15 38 27 -32
2011 977 974 994 962 927
2001 958 959 956 935 959

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Anantapur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Tanakal 1021 Rajapuram 2316 Gooty 1032
Kadiri 1008 Kurugunta 1654 Kalyandurg 1016
Amadagur 1008 Mukkandlavarikothapalle 1515 Kadiri 1015
Brahmasamudram 1006 Brahmasamudram 1387 Guntakal 1009
Gooty 1004 Bojjireddipalle 1385 Tadpatri 1003
Bukkapatnam 999 Tekulodu 1383 Uravakonda 999
Chilamathur 998 Malapuram 1323 Rayadurg 998
Nallacheruvu 996 Kacharlakunta 1286 Anantapur 996
Guntakal 995 Brahmanapalle 1271 Anantapur 995
Nambulipulikunta 994 Gollapalle 1241 Hindupur 986

Literacy

Total about 23.1 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 13.4 lakh are male and about 9.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Anantapur is 64%. 73% of male and 54% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Anantapur

Total Male Female
Change 7.5% 4.6% 10.7%
2011 63.6% 73% 54%
2001 56.1% 68.4% 43.3%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Anantapur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Anantapur 77 Vasudevapuram 100 Anantapur 81
Hindupur 73 Kadiridevarapalle 88 Anantapur 81
Guntakal 69 Subbaraopet 88 Anantapur 81
Tadpatri 68 Bandarlapalle 87 Anantapur 78
Dharmavaram 68 Jowkuledudinne 86 Papampeta 77
Gooty 68 Pandulakunta 84 Gooty 77
Kadiri 66 Dharmapuram 83 Hindupur 75
Penukonda 66 Brahmanapalle 83 Guntakal 75
Puttaparthi 66 Rajapuram 80 Kalyandurg 74
Kalyandurg 65 Seetharampuram 78 Yenumalapalle 74

Workers profile

Anantapur has 50% (about 20.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 41% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 30% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Anantapur

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 49.9% 41.2% 8.7% 50.1%
Male 58.5% 51.6% 6.9% 41.5%
Female 41% 30.5% 10.6% 59%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Anantapur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kothakota 108.7 Rayadurg 49.7
Mulakaledu 92.9 Guntakal 40.9
Dorigallu 80.6 Dharmavaram 40.5
Peddannavaripalle 80.5 Hindupur 38.2
Kambadur 72.5 Somandepalle 30.3
Kanaganapalle 71.5 Uravakonda 30.3
Amagondapalem 69.1 Kadiri 25.9
Penukonda 65.6 Gooty 22.2
Nagasamudram 65.5 Anantapur 21.3
Goridindla 64.8 Anantapur 16.4