Purusottampur is a Block situated in Ganjam district in Odisha. Placed in rural part of Odisha, it is one among the 22 blocks of Ganjam district. According to the government register, the block code of Purusottampur is 203. The block has 96 villages and there are total 31150 houses in this Block.
As per Census 2011, Purusottampur's population is 143156. Out of this, 70978 are males whereas the females count 72178 here. This block has 17648 children in the age group of 0-6 years. Among them 9323 are boys and 8325 are girls.
Literacy rate in Purusottampur block is 58%. 83171 out of total 143156 population is educated here. In males the literacy rate is 67% as 48088 males out of total 70978 are educated however female literacy rate is 48% as 35083 out of total 72178 females are educated in this Block.
The dark side is that illiteracy rate of Purusottampur block is 41%. Here 59985 out of total 143156 people are illiterate. Male illiteracy rate here is 32% as 22890 males out of total 70978 are uneducated. In females the illiteracy rate is 51% and 37095 out of total 72178 females are illiterate in this block.
The number of occupied individual of Purusottampur block is 62812 while 80344 are non-working. And out of 62812 employed person 14433 individuals are entirely reliant on agriculture.