HIGHLIGHTS OF 2001 CENSUS
Literacy Rate State/ UT Wise

 
 

A.  High Literacy Rate ( 80% and above )

(in percentage )
 

State/UT

Total

Male

Female

1.  Kerala

90.92

94.20

87.86

2.  Mizoram

88.49

90.69

86.13

3.  Lakshadweep

87.52

93.15

81.56

4.  Goa

82.32

88.88

75.51

5.  Delhi

81.82

87.37

75.00

6.  Chandigarh

81.76

85.65

76.65

7.  Pondicherry

81.49

88.89

74.13

8.  A & N Islands

81.18

86.07

75.29

9.  Daman & Diu

81.09

88.40

70.37

 

B.  Literacy rate above national average (65.4%) and below 80%

(in percentage)

State/UT

Total

Male

Female

1.   Maharashtra

77.27

86.27

67.51

2.   Himachal Pradesh

77.13

86.02

68.08

3.   Tripura

73.66

81.47

65.41

4.   Tamil Nadu

73.47

82.33

64.55

5.   Uttaranchal

72.28

84.01

60.26

6.   Gujarat

69.97

80.50

58.60

7.   Punjab

69.95

75.63

63.55

8.   Sikkim

69.68

76.73

61.46

9.   West Bengal

69.22

77.58

60.22

10. Manipur

68.87

77.87

59.70

11.  Haryana

68.59

79.25

56.31

12.  Nagaland

67.11

71.77

61.92

13.  Karnataka

67.04

76.29

57.45

 

C.  Literacy rate below national average ( 65.4% )

( in percentage )

State/UT

Total

Male

Female

1.  Chattisgarh

65.18

77.86

52.40

2.  Assam

64.28

71.93

56.03

3.   Madhya Pradesh

64.11

76.80

50.28

4.   Orissa

63.61

75.95

50.97

5.   Meghalaya

63.31

66.14

60.41

6.   Andhra Pradesh

61.11

70.85

51.17

7.   Rajasthan

61.03

76.46

44.34

8.   Dadra & Nagar Haveli

60.03

73.32

42.99

9.   Uttar Pradesh

57.36

70.23

42.98

10.  Arunachal Pradesh

54.74

64.07

44.24

11.  Jammu & Kashmir

54.46

65.75

41.82

12  Jharkhand

54.13

67.94

39.38

13.  Bihar

47.53

60.32

33.57

 


Literacy and Women Literacy and SC/ST Literacy rate for the Total population, SC/ST by sex