Padiredu Aranyam Village, with population of 596 is Vadamalapeta sub district's the 4th least populous village, located in Vadamalapeta sub district of Chittoor district in the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Padiredu Aranyam village is 4 km2 and it is the 8th smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 161 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Puttur and distance from Padiredu Aranyam village to Puttur is 19 km. The village comes under Lakshmamma Khandriga panchayat. Vadamalapet is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 4 km. District head quarter of the village is Chittoor which is 89 km away. 0.4 square kilometer (11%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.


The village is home to 596 people, among them 301 (51%) are male and 295 (49%) are female. 75% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 16% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Padiredu Aranyam village is 7%, among them 68% are boys and 32% are girls. There are 156 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has decreased by -8.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 653. Female population growth rate of the village is -12.2% which is -7.2% lower than male population growth rate of -5%. General caste population has decreased by -12.5%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -1.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 9.4% and child population has decreased by -46.8% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 980 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 948, in schedule caste is 900 and in schedule tribe is 1214. There are 464 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has decreased by 80 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 562 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 363 people in the village are literate, among them 216 are male and 147 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Padiredu Aranyam is 65%. 79% of male and 52% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has decreased by -6%. Male literacy has gone down by -5% and female literacy rate has gone down by -7%.

Workers profile

Padiredu Aranyam has 52% (310) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 43% female population are working population. 56% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 39% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.