Velavedu Village, with population of 1883 is Srikalahasti sub district's the 6th most populous village, located in Srikalahasti sub district of Chittoor district in the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Velavedu village is 14 km2 and it is the 7th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 137 persons per km2.
Nearest town of the village is Srikalahasti and distance from Velavedu village to Srikalahasti is 10 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Velavedu village is 517620. The village comes under Velavedu&gangalapudi panchayat. Srikalahasti is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 15 km. District head quarter of the village is Chittoor which is 123 km away. 1.4 square kilometer (10%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.
The village is home to 1883 people, among them 950 (50%) are male and 933 (50%) are female. 75% of the whole population are from general caste, 22% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Velavedu village is 12%, among them 57% are boys and 43% are girls. There are 484 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.
Growth of population
Population of the village has increased by 3.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 1818. Female population growth rate of the village is 4.2% which is 1.3% higher than male population growth rate of 2.9%. General caste population has increased by 4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 8.4%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -31% and child population has increased by 3.5% in the village since last census.
Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male
As of 2011 census there are 982 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 992, in schedule caste is 962 and in schedule tribe is 885. There are 746 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 12 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 347 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.
Total 1026 people in the village are literate, among them 589 are male and 437 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Velavedu is 62%. 72% of male and 52% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.
Velavedu has 48% (908) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 38% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 27% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.