School & Mass

Literacy

As per Census 2011 population of Odisha is 4,19,74,218. Out of this the Rural population of Odisha is 3,49,70,562 and Urban population is 70,03,656.

During the period, out of 52,73,194 Child Population in the age group  0-6 years recorded in the State 45,25,870 are concentrated in rural areas whereas in urban areas it is 7,47,324.

The number of literates in Odisha is 2,67,42,595 out of which 2,13,77,915 are recorded in rural areas whereas in urban areas the number of literates recorded is 53,64,680.

The literacy rate of Odisha as per 2011 Census is 72.9 per cent. In rural areas the literacy rate is 70.2 per cent whereas in urban areas it is 85.7 per cent. The male rural literacy rate is 79.6 per cent whereas the female literacy rate in rural area is 60.7 per cent. The male literacy rate in urban area is 90.7 per cent and in case of females the literacy rate is 80.4 per cent. Among the districts the highest literacy rate in rural areas noticed is in the district of Jagatsinghpur (86.5%) whereas the highest literacy rate in urban areas recorded is in the district of Khordha (91.0 %).   The lowest literacy rate of 43.9 per cent is recorded in the rural areas of Nabarangpur district whereas the lowest urban literacy rate of 74.5 per cent is recorded in the district of Malkangiri. The highest male literacy rate of 92.5 per cent is recorded in the rural areas of Jagatsinghpur district whereas the highest urban male literacy rate recorded is in the district of Khordha (94.2 %). The lowest rural male literacy rate is recorded in the district of Koraput (54.1 %) whereas the lowest urban male literacy rate is recorded in the district of Malkangiri (83.4 %). The highest female literacy rate in rural areas is noticed in the district of Jagatsinghpur (80.4 %) whereas the lowest rural female literacy rate recorded is in the district of Koraput (31.3 %). The highest urban female literacy rate of 87.5 per cent is recorded in the district of Khordha whereas the lowest urban female literacy rate 64.9 per cent recorded is in the district of Malkangiri.