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Women outnumber men in 11 AP districts

india Updated: Apr 06, 2011 18:28 IST
Ashok Das
Ashok Das
Hindustan Times
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A triumph of sorts for the fairer sex. In eleven districts of Andhra Pradesh (out of total 23 districts), the women outnumber men, according to the 2011 provisional census figures.

In the 2001 census, the men outnumbered women in as many as 20 districts, leaving only the three districts of Nizamabad (in Telangana), Srikakulam and Vizianagaram (in north coastal Andhra), where the male/female ratio was in favor of the fairer sex.

While the women have further consolidated their position in the above three districts, eight new districts have reversed the skewered male/female ratio. The new districts which had less than 1000 females for every thousand male in 2001 census but has come up trumps(with more than 1000 females) now are Adilabad, Karimnagar, Khammam (all in Telangana), Visakhpatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Guntur ((in coastal Andhra ) and Chittoor (in Rayalaseema). This helped the State to record an increased sex ratio of 992 females (for every 1,000 males) as against 978 in 2001, a 14-point increase during the decade.

Nizamabad retained its top position in the State with 1,038 females for every 1,000 males.In 2001, the sex ratio in the district was 1,017.

Behind Nizamabad were Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts with 1,016 (1,009 in 2001) and 1,014 (same in 2001) females, respectively. The lowest sex ratio was recorded in Hyderabad with 943 females, followed by neighbouring Ranga Reddy and Mahbubnagar districts with 955 and 975 females, respectively.

The state's total population in 2011 is 84655533, registering a decadal growth of 11.10. Of the total 5,14,38,510 literates, 2,87,59,782 were men and 2,26,78,728 women.

The state children population in the 0-6 age group was 8642686, of which 4448330 were boys and 4194356 were girls.

According to Y V Anuradha, Director of Census Operations, Andhra Pradesh, the state has recorded a density of 308 persons per sq km as against 277 in the 2001 census. Hyderabad district has the highest density with 18,480 persons per sq km, followed by Rangareddy and Krishna district with 707 an 519 respectively. The lowest density was recorded in Adilabad district with 170 persons per sq km.

The state has recorded a total literacy of 67.77% as against the 60.47% recorded in the 2001 census. It shows an increase of 7.19%. Male literacy rate was up by 5% at 75.56 whereas female literacy rate at 59.74% was up by 9%.

Among the districts, the highest literacy rate is recorded in Hyderabad with 80.96 percent, followed by Rangareddy with 78.05 and Krishna with 74.37%. The lowest literacy rate is recorded in Mahaboobnanagr with 56.06%.