India - Literacy rate

Literacy rate, youth female (% of females ages 15-24)

Definition: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Year Value
1981 40.32
1991 49.35
2001 67.75
2006 74.36

Literacy rate, youth male (% of males ages 15-24)

Definition: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Year Value
1981 66.31
1991 73.51
2001 84.19
2006 88.41

Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24)

Definition: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Year Value
1981 53.78
1991 61.90
2001 76.43
2006 81.13

Literacy rate, adult female (% of females ages 15 and above)

Definition: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Year Value
1981 25.68
1991 33.73
2001 47.84
2006 50.82

Literacy rate, adult male (% of males ages 15 and above)

Definition: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Year Value
1981 54.84
1991 61.64
2001 73.41
2006 75.19

Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above)

Definition: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Year Value
1981 40.76
1991 48.22
2001 61.01
2006 62.75

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Outcomes