Literacy rates among female scheduled caste population 1961-2011

This statistic describes the literacy rates in the scheduled caste population and total population among females in India between 1961 and 2011. The literacy rate of the female population in the country was about 65 percent in 2011, in comparison to about 57 percent among the females in the scheduled caste population.

Literacy rates in the female scheduled caste population and total population in India between 1961 and 2011*

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Release date

January 2016

Region

India

Survey time period

1961 to 2011

Supplementary notes

Note: Data is from the latest Indian census conducted in 2011. The next census report is scheduled for 2021.
*In India, scheduled caste and scheduled tribe (SC/ST) and OBCs are officially recognized by the constitution as groups of disadvantaged indigenous people. They are the primary beneficiaries of reservation policies under the constitution. The colloquial terms for SCs and STs are Dalits and Adivasis respectively.

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