LITERACY RATES FOR TOTAL POPULATION, SCHEDULED CASTE POPULATION
AND SCHEDULED TRIBE POPULATION BY SEX - 1991


Persons
Males
Females
S.
No
India, State or 
Union Territory
Total
Population
S.C.
Population
S.T.
Population
Total
Population
S.C.
Population
S.T.
Population
Total
Population
S.C.
Population
S.T.
Population
INDIA* 52.21 37.41 29.60 64.13 49.91 40.65 39.29 23.76 18.19
STATES
1. Andhra Pradesh 44.09 31.59 17.16 55.13 41.88 25.25 32.72 20.92 8.68
2. Arunachal Pradesh 41.59 57.27 34.45 51.45 66.25 44.00 29.69 41.42 24.94
3. Assam 52.89 53.94 49.16 61.87 63.88 58.93 43.03 42.99 38.98
4. Bihar 38.48 19.49 26.78 52.49 30.64 38.40 22.89 7.07 14.75
5. Goa 75.51 58.73 42.91 83.64 69.55 54.43 67.09 47.51 29.01
6. Gujarat 61.29 61.07 36.45 73.13 75.47 48.25 48.64 45.54 24.20
7. Haryana 55.85 39.22 0.00 69.10 52.06 0.00 40.47 24.15 0.00
8. Himachal Pradesh 63.86 53.20 47.09 75.36 64.98 62.74 52.13 41.02 31.18
9. Karnataka 56.04 38.06 36.01 67.26 49.69 47.95 44.34 25.95 23.57
10. Kerala 89.81 79.66 57.22 93.62 85.22 63.38 86.13 74.31 51.07
11. Madhya Pradesh 44.20 35.08 21.54 58.42 50.51 32.16 28.85 18.11 10.73
12. Maharashtra 64.87 56.46 36.79 76.56 70.45 49.09 52.32 41.59 24.03
13. Manipur 59.89 56.44 53.63 71.63 65.28 62.39 47.60 47.41 44.48
14. Meghalaya 49.10 44.27 46.71 53.12 54.56 49.78 44.85 31.19 43.63
15. Mizoram 82.27 77.92 82.73 85.61 77.54 86.67 78.60 81.25 78.74
16. Nagaland 61.65 0.00 60.59 67.62 0.00 66.27 54.75 0.00 54.51
17. Orissa 49.09 36.78 22.31 63.09 52.42 34.44 34.68 20.74 10.21
18. Punjab 58.51 41.09 0.00 65.66 49.82 0.00 50.41 31.03 0.00
19. Rajasthan 38.55 26.29 19.44 54.99 42.38 33.29 20.44 8.31 4.42
20. Sikkim 56.94 51.03 59.01 65.74 58.69 66.80 46.69 42.77 50.37
21. Tamil Nadu 62.66 46.74 27.89 73.75 58.36 35.25 51.33 34.89 20.23
22. Tripura 60.44 56.66 40.37 70.58 67.25 52.88 49.65 45.45 27.34
23. Uttar Pradesh 41.60 26.85 35.70 55.73 40.80 49.95 25.31 10.69 19.86
24. West Bengal 57.70 42.21 27.78 67.81 54.55 40.07 46.56 28.87 14.98
UNION TERRITORIES
1. Andaman & Nicobar Islands 73.02 0.00 56.62 78.99 0.00 64.16 65.46 0.00 48.74
2. Chandigarh 77.81 55.44 0.00 82.04 64.74 0.00 72.34 43.54 0.00
3. Dadra & Nagar Haveli 40.71 77.64 28.21 53.56 88.03 40.75 26.98 66.61 15.94
4. Daman & Diu 71.20 79.18 52.91 82.66 91.85 63.58 59.40 67.62 41.49
5. Delhi 75.29 57.60 0.00 82.01 68.77 0.00 66.99 43.82 0.00
6. Lakshadweep 81.78 0.00 80.58 90.18 0.00 89.50 72.89 0.00 71.72
7. Pondicherry 74.74 56.26 0.00 83.68 66.10 0.00 65.63 46.28 0.00

* Excludes figures of Jammu & Kashmir where 1991 census was not taken.


Increase In Literacy rate of Total Population SC/ST During 1961-1991


Year
SCHEDULED  CASTE
( % Increase )
SCHEDULED  TRIBE
( % Increase )
TOTAL  POPULATION
( % Increase )
 
Total
Male
Female
Total 
Male
Female
Total
Male
Female
1961
10.27
16.96
3.29
8.53
13.83
3.16
28.31
40.40
15.34
                   
1971
14.67
22.36
6.44
11.30
17.63
4.85
34.45
45.95
21.97
 
(42.84%)
(31.83%)
(95.75%)
(32.47%)
(27.48%)
(53.48%)
(21.69%)
(13.74%)
(43.22%)
                   
1981
21.38
31.12
10.93
16.35
24.52
8.04
43.56
56.37
29.75
 
(45.74%)
(39.18%)
(69.72%)
(44.69%)
(39.08%)
(65.77%)
(26.44%)
(22.67%)
(35.41%)
                   
1991
37.41
49.91
23.76
29.60
40.65
18.19
52.21
64.13
39.29
 
(74.98%)
(60.38%)
(117.38%)
(81.04%)
(65.78%)
(126.24%)
(19.86%)
(13.77%)
(32.07%)

Highlights of the 1991 Cencus, Literacy State / Union Territory Wise. Literacy and Women Literacy and SC/ST