Census 2011 data on disabled population

By | July 15, 2016

RGI releases Census 2011 data on disabled population

The Registrar General of India (RGI) releases Census 2011 data on disabled population by type of disability, educational level and sex here today.

Out of the total disabled population of 2.68 crores in Census 2011, 1.46 crores (54.5%) are literates and the remaining 1.22 crores (45.5%) are illiterates. One decade ago, the percentage of literates among disabled population was 49.3% and the remaining 50.7% were illiterates. The comparative position of disabled population by literacy status, educational level among literates and sex for Census 2001 & 2011, as given below, shows that not only the percentage of literates has increased for both males and females during the decade 2001-2011 but also their attainment in higher educational levels has improved.

Percentage distribution of Disabled Population by Literacy status, Educational level among Literates and Sex, 2001-2011
Literacy status/Educational level 2001 2011
Persons Males Females Persons Males Females
Percentage to disabled population
Illiterate 50.7 41.9 62.7 45.5 37.6 55.4
Literate 49.3 58.1 37.3 54.5 62.4 44.6
Percentage to Total Literates
Literate but below primary 26.5 25.0 29.9 19.4 18.3 21.5
Primary but below middle 26.4 25.6 28.1 24.3 23.5 25.8
Middle but below matric/secondary 16.0 16.6 14.8 16.7 17.3 15.8
Matric/Secondary but below graduate 20.0 21.5 16.9 23.6 24.9 21.2
Graduate and above 6.0 6.6 4.6 8.5 9.0 7.7
Note: ‘Literate’ includes figures for ‘literates without educational level’ and ‘educational levels not classified’.

 

The relative position of literacy status and educational levels among literates by various types of disability of Census 2011 are presented below:

Literacy Status & Educational Levels among Literate Disabled Population by type of Disability, 2011
Literacy status/Educational level In seeing In hearing In speech In movement Mental retardation Mental illness Any other Multiple disability
Percentage to disabled population
Illiterate 47.2 43.1 41.7 39.8 58.7 51.2 40.0 66.7
Literate 52.8 56.9 58.3 60.2 41.3 48.8 60.0 33.3
Percentage to total Literates
Literate but below primary 20.8 18.9 20.8 16.3 28.1 19.0 17.9 27.4
Primary but below middle 24.6 23.7 23.6 24.6 26.9 25.6 23.3 26.7
Middle but belowmatric/secondary 16.3 16.2 15.1 18.8 14.7 18.9 16.9 14.5
Matric/Secondary but below graduate 23.1 24.5 23.6 25.6 15.6 21.8 24.6 16.4
Graduate and above 8.9 9.3 9.3 8.6 4.6 5.6 9.3 4.1
Note: ‘Literate’ includes figures for ‘literates without educational level’ and ‘educational levels not classified’.

 

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