According to the Census of India of the year 2001, the Andhra Pradesh population has witnessed a downward trend in the growth as compared to the earlier census of 1991 to 2001. The decadent trend of Andhra Pradesh population has relegated the state into the fifth position as compared to its earlier stand on the fourth place. The total Andhra Pradesh population stood at 75,727,541 on 1st March, 2001.
The Andhra Pradesh population registered a count of 75,727,541 persons in the decade 1991-2001. The sex ratio of the state remained at 978. There are 37,440,730 females as compared to the 38,286,811 males in the state. The percentage of literacy to total population has increased to 61.11% in all. The number of male literates reached to 70.85%. The state has achieved a rise in the literacy rate of women which amounted to 51.17 % in 2001.
There are several ethnic groups that have settled in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The major tribes of Bodo Gadaba, Kammara, Kondh Koya and Lambadas are found in Andhra Pradesh. Some of the other important tribes include Malis, Nayaks, Thoti, Yenadis, Yerukulas and Valmiki. The Chenchus, also found in Orissa, belong to the state of Andhra Pradesh.
A large number of people of Andhra Pradesh work in the agricultural sector as farmers and agricultural laborers. There are many industrial workers as well. The state has a high skilled labor force. The higher educated group prefers the occupation in the non-agricultural sector. The non-agricultural sector earns more than the agricultural sector.
The Andhra Pradesh population is divided in the rural and urban areas. The urban areas account for more population in Andhra Pradesh than in the rural areas. As compared to the other state, Andhra Pradesh has achieved a decline in the growth rate of population.
Last Updated on 20 June 2013