In urban population, in 2001, the literacy rate is 79.9 % at the national level. Many States/Uts have achieved literacy rate higher than the national average. These are Kerala, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Goa, and Delhi, which have achieved literacy rate in the range of 88 % to 96 %. Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh rank in the last five states.
NUMBER OF VILLAGES/TOWNS BY RANGE OF LITERACY RATE & SEX, INDIA, 2001.
|Range of Literacy (Percent)||Persons||Males||Females|
|No.of Villages||No. of UAs/Towns||No. of Villages||No. of UAs/Towns||No. of Villages||No. of UAs/Towns|
|Less than 10||8,664||0||4,516||0||28,412||0|
|75 or above||93,055||2,516||261,630||3,721||33,029||1,248|
Source : Primary Census Abstract, Census of India 2001 Note: *Excludes villages/UA/Towns with no Male/Female population.
NUMBER AND PERCENT LITERATES BY LEVEL OF EDUCATION: INDIA 2001#
|Level of education||Absolute Numbers (000')||Percent to Literate|
|Literate without educational level $||20,023||11,361||8,662||3.6||3.4||3.9|
|High secondary/ Intermediate/PreUnivercity/ Senior Secondary||37,816||24,596||13,220||6.7||7.3||5.9|
|Non technical diploma or certificate not equel to degree||386||259||128||0.1||0.1||0.1|
|Technical diploma or certificate not equel to degree||3,667||2,901||766||0.7||0.9||0.3|
|Graduate and above||37,670||25,533||12,137||6.7||7.6||5.4|
#India figures excludes Mao Maram, Paomata and Purul sub-divisions of Senapati district in Manipur state as census state as census results were cancelled due to administrative and technical reasons.