Pithapuram Mandal, with population of about 1.3 lakh is East Godavari district's the 9th most populous sub district, located in East Godavari district of the state Andhra Pradesh in India. There are 22 villages in the sub district, among them Chitrada is the most populous village with population of 7992 and Jagapathirajapuram is the least populous village with population of 433. Pro. Donthamuru is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 13 km2 and Navakandravada is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 2 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Pithapuram Municipality and Out Growth; and Pithapuram Municipality.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.3 lakh people, among them about 65 thousand (50%) are male and about 64 thousand (50%) are female. 80% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Pithapuram mandal is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 36 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 58% (about 74 thousand) live in Pithapuram Sub District rural part and 42% (about 55 thousand) population live in the Pithapuram Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Pithapuram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 129,282 103,191 25,408 683 13,215
Male 64,906 51,988 12,578 340 6,736
Female 64,376 51,203 12,830 343 6,479

Most populated Villages and Cities in Pithapuram

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Chitrada 7992 Pithapuram 54859
Viravada 7170 Pithapuram 52360
Bhogapuram 7050
Mallam 4975
Kolanka 4657
Pro. Rayavaram 4248
Virava 4192
Kandarada 3894
Raparthi 3566
Veldurthi 3285

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 97% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 2% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 991 in Muslims are 1041.

Religion wise population 2011 - Pithapuram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 129,282 125,178 2,019 1,600 4 5 94 2 380
Male 64,906 62,882 989 748 2 2 52 1 230
Female 64,376 62,296 1,030 852 2 3 42 1 150

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 4.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 4.5% which is 0.1% higher than male population growth rate of 4.4%. General caste population has increased by 4.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 4.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 17% and child population has decreased by -14.6% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Pithapuram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4.4% 4.4% 4.3% 17% -14.6%
Male 4.4% 4.8% 2.2% 20.6% -12.8%
Female 4.5% 3.9% 6.4% 13.6% -16.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 992 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 985, in schedule caste is 1020 and in schedule tribe is 1009. There are 962 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has increased by 1 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 39 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Pithapuram

Total General SC ST Child
Change 1 -8 40 -62 -39
2011 992 985 1020 1009 962
2001 991 993 980 1071 1001

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Pithapuram

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
B. Kothuru 1047 Pithapuram 1022
Fakruddinpalem 1020 Pithapuram 1020
Jamulapalle 1013
Jalluru 1003
Chitrada 995
Navakandravada 983
Raparthi 983
Govindarajupalem 982
Mangiturthi 982
Kolanka 981

Literacy

Total about 79 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 41 thousand are male and about 38 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Pithapuram is 68%. 71% of male and 65% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Pithapuram

Total Male Female
Change 4.8% 4.1% 5.5%
2011 68% 70.6% 65.4%
2001 63.2% 66.5% 59.9%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Pithapuram

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Jagapathirajapuram 80 Pithapuram 75
Jalluru 71 Pithapuram 75
Navakandravada 70
Chitrada 69
Fakruddinpalem 68
Govindarajupalem 67
Kandarada 67
Mallam 65
Bhogapuram 64
Agraharam (R) 63

Workers profile

Pithapuram has 38% (about 49 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 16% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Pithapuram

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 37.8% 32.1% 5.7% 62.2%
Male 59.7% 53.2% 6.5% 40.3%
Female 15.8% 10.9% 4.9% 84.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Pithapuram

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Pro. Donthamuru 13.1 Pithapuram 22.7
Bhogapuram 10.2 Pithapuram 22.7
Veldurthi 8
Raparthi 7.7
Pro. Rayavaram 7.5
Kolanka 6.9
Viravada 6.7
Mallam 5.6
Agraharam (R) 4.9
B. Kothuru 4.1