Pedapadu Mandal, with population of about 69 thousand is West Godavari district's the 24th least populous sub district, located in West Godavari district of the state Andhra Pradesh in India. There are 23 villages in the sub district, among them Vatluru is the most populous village with population of about 14 thousand and Edulakunta is the least populous village with population of 66. Vatluru is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 22 km2 and Nandikeswarapuram is the smallest with 0 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 69 thousand people, among them about 34 thousand (49%) are male and about 35 thousand (51%) are female. 73% of the whole population are from general caste, 25% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Pedapadu mandal is 9%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are about 18 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

100% population of Pedapadu mandal live in the Pedapadu Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Pedapadu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 69,141 50,467 17,571 1,103 6,488
Male 33,878 24,885 8,450 543 3,260
Female 35,263 25,582 9,121 560 3,228

Most populated Villages in Pedapadu

Villages
Name Population
Vatluru 14368
Pedapadu I 7754
Tallamudi 7084
Epuru 6849
Pedapadu II 4529
Mupparru 4062
Satyavolu 3416
Vasantawada-I 3179
Kothuru 3082
Kalaparru 2987

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Christians which contribute 6% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1039 in Christians are 1088 and in Muslims are 1023.

Religion wise population 2011 - Pedapadu

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 69,141 63,618 1,596 3,839 12 5 10 7 54
Male 33,878 31,198 789 1,839 9 3 8 3 29
Female 35,263 32,420 807 2,000 3 2 2 4 25

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 0.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 69 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 2.3% which is 2.9% higher than male population growth rate of -0.6%. General caste population has decreased by -8.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 44.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 9% and child population has decreased by -16.9% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Pedapadu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 0.9% -8.8% 44.2% 9% -16.9%
Male -0.6% -9.2% 36.9% 6.5% -17.4%
Female 2.3% -8.5% 51.8% 11.6% -16.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1041 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1028, in schedule caste is 1079 and in schedule tribe is 1031. There are 990 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 30 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 13 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Pedapadu

Total General SC ST Child
Change 30 8 105 47 13
2011 1041 1028 1079 1031 990
2001 1011 1020 974 984 977

Villages with highest sex ratio in Pedapadu

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Edulakunta 1276
Burugagudem 1149
Tallamudi 1143
Vasantawada-II 1135
Vatluru 1119
Pedapadu I 1052
Amrutalingampeta 1049
Nandikeswarapuram 1038
Gogunta 1034
Vasantawada-I 1034

Literacy

Total about 47 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 24 thousand are male and about 23 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Pedapadu is 75%. 79% of male and 71% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has decreased by -12%. Male literacy has gone down by -11% and female literacy rate has gone down by -12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Pedapadu

Total Male Female
Change -11.7% -11.0% -12.1%
2011 74.9% 78.8% 71.3%
2001 86.6% 89.8% 83.4%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Pedapadu

Villages
Name Literacy Rate %
Vatluru 86
Tallamudi 82
Burugagudem 81
Vasantawada-II 79
Kalaparru 78
Pedapadu I 74
Kothuru 73
Amrutalingampeta 73
Vasantawada-I 73
Rajupeta 72

Workers profile

Pedapadu has 49% (about 34 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 38% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 25% of total female population are main and 13% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Pedapadu

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 49.4% 39% 10.4% 50.6%
Male 61.4% 53.9% 7.5% 38.6%
Female 37.8% 24.7% 13.2% 62.2%

Biggest Villages in Pedapadu

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Vatluru 22.2
Mupparru 17.1
Satyavolu 14.4
Pedapadu I 14.4
Pedapadu II 13.7
Koniki 12.7
Kokkirapadu 8.8
Kalaparru 7.6
Vasantawada-I 6.7
Epuru 6.3