Literacy Rate 2011

Literacy Rate 1951-2011

Year

Persons

Male

Female

1951

47.18

58.35

36.43

1961

55.08

64.89

45.56

1971

69.75

77.13

62.53

1981

78.85

84.56

73.36

1991

89.81

93.62

86.17

2001

90.86

94.24

87.72

2011

93.91

96.02

91.98

Note: Literacy rates in 1951, 1961 and 1971 relate to population aged five years and above. Rates for the years 1981 to 2011 relate to population aged seven years and above.

 

Ranking of Districts by Literacy Rate and Sex: 2011

Rank

Persons

Male

Female

District

 

Literacy

Rate

District

Literacy 

Rate

District

Literacy 

Rate

1

 

Pathanamthitta

96.93

Alappuzha

97.90

Pathanamthitta

96.26

2

 

Kottayam

96.40

Pathanamthitta

97.70

Kottayam

95.67

3

 

Alappuzha

96.26

Kozhikode

97.57

Alappuzha

94.80

4

 

Ernakulam

95.68

Kannur

97.54

Ernakulam

94.27

5

 

Kannur

95.41

Kottayam

97.17

Thrissur

93.85

6

 

Thrissur

95.32

Ernakulam

97.14

Kannur

93.57

7

 

Kozhikode

95.24

Thrissur

96.98

Kozhikode

93.16

8

 

Kollam

93.77

Kollam

95.83

Kollam

91.95

9

 

Malappuram

93.55

Malappuram

95.78

Malappuram

91.55

10

 

Thiruvananthapuram

92.66

Idukki

94.84

Thiruvananthapuram

90.89

11

 

Idukki

92.20

Thiruvananthapuram

94.60

Idukki

89.59

12

 

Kasaragod

89.85

Kasaragod

93.93

Kasaragod

86.13

13

 

Wayanad

89.32

Wayanad

92.84

Wayanad

85.94

14

 

Palakkad

88.49

Palakkad

92.27

Palakkad

 

 

Literacy Rates by Sex in State and Districts: 2001 and 2011

State / District Code

State/District

Literacy Rate

Persons

Male

Female

2001

2011

2001

2011

2001

2011

32

 Kerala

90.86

93.91

94.24

96.02

87.72

91.98

01

Kasaragod

84.57

89.85

90.36

93.93

79.12

86.13

02

Kannur

92.59

95.41

96.13

97.54

89.40

93.57

03

Wayanad

85.25

89.32

89.77

92.84

80.72

85.94

04

Kozhikode

92.24

95.24

96.11

97.57

88.62

93.16

05

Malappuram

89.61

93.55

93.25

95.78

86.26

91.55

06

Palakkad

84.35

88.49

89.52

92.27

79.56

84.99

07

Thrissur

92.27

95.32

95.11

96.98

89.71

93.85

08

Ernakulam

93.20

95.68

95.81

97.14

90.66

94.27

09

Idukki

88.69

92.20

92.33

94.84

85.02

89.59

10

Kottayam

95.82

96.40

 

97.34

97.17

94.35

95.67

11

Alappuzha

93.43

96.26

96.27

97.90

90.82

94.80

12

Pathanamthitta

94.84

96.93

96.41

97.70

93.43

96.26

13

Kollam

91.18

93.77

94.43

95.83

88.18

91.95

14

Thiruvananthapuram

89.28

92.66

92.64

94.60

86.14

90.89

Source: censusindia.gov.in