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Date : Mar 03, 2019
Table 6: State-wise Literacy Rate
(Per cent)
States/Union Territories 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 30.30 40.07 51.15 63.19 73.02 81.30 86.63
Andhra Pradesh - 21.19 24.57 35.66 44.08 60.47 67.02
Arunachal Pradesh - 7.13 11.29 25.55 41.59 54.34 65.39
Assam 18.53 32.95 33.94 - 52.89 63.25 72.19
Bihar 13.49 21.95 23.17 32.32 37.49 47.00 61.80
Chandigarh - - 70.43 74.80 77.81 81.94 86.05
Chhattisgarh 9.41 18.14 24.08 32.63 42.91 64.66 70.28
Dadra and Nagar Haveli - - 18.13 32.90 40.71 57.63 76.24
Daman and Diu - - - - 71.20 78.18 87.10
Delhi - 61.95 65.08 71.94 75.29 81.67 86.21
Goa 23.48 35.41 51.96 65.71 75.51 82.01 88.70
Gujarat 21.82 31.47 36.95 44.92 61.29 69.14 78.03
Haryana - - 25.71 37.13 55.85 67.91 75.55
Himachal Pradesh - - - - 63.86 76.48 82.80
Jammu and Kashmir - 12.95 21.71 30.64 - 55.52 67.16
Jharkhand 12.93 21.14 23.87 35.03 41.39 53.56 66.41
Karnataka - 29.80 36.83 46.21 56.04 66.60 75.37
Kerala 47.18 55.08 69.75 78.85 89.81 90.86 94.00
Lakshadweep 15.23 27.15 51.76 68.42 81.78 86.66 91.85
Madhya Pradesh 13.16 21.41 27.27 38.63 44.67 63.74 69.32
Maharashtra 27.91 35.08 45.77 57.24 64.87 76.88 82.34
Manipur 12.57 36.04 38.47 49.66 59.89 70.50 76.90
Meghalaya - 26.92 29.49 42.05 49.10 62.56 74.43
Mizoram 31.14 44.01 53.80 59.88 82.26 88.80 91.33
Nagaland 10.52 21.95 33.78 50.28 61.65 66.59 79.60
Odisha 15.80 21.66 26.18 33.62 49.09 63.08 72.89
Puducherry - 43.65 53.38 65.14 74.74 81.24 85.85
Punjab - - 34.12 43.37 58.51 69.65 75.84
Rajasthan 8.50 18.12 22.57 30.11 38.55 60.41 66.11
Sikkim - - 17.74 34.05 56.94 68.81 81.42
Tamil Nadu - 36.39 45.40 54.39 62.66 73.45 80.09
Tripura - 20.24 30.98 50.10 60.44 73.19 87.22
Uttar Pradesh 12.02 20.87 23.99 32.65 40.71 56.27 67.68
Uttarakhand 18.93 18.05 33.26 46.06 57.75 71.62 78.82
West Bengal 24.61 34.46 38.86 48.65 57.70 68.64 76.26
ALL INDIA 18.33 28.30 34.45 43.57 52.21 64.84 72.99
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Notes: 1. Literacy rates for 1951, 1961 and 1971 Censuses relate to population aged five years and above. The rates for the 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011 Censuses relate to the population aged seven years and above. The literacy rate for 1951 in case of West Bengal relates to Total Population including 0-4 age group. Literacy rate for 1951 in respect of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Manipur are based on sample population.
2. India and Manipur figures exclude those of the three sub-divisions viz., Mao Maram, Paomata and Purul of Senapati district of Manipur as census results of 2001 in these three sub-divisions were cancelled due to technical and administrative reasons.
Source: Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

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