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Household Social Consumption on Education in India

Household Social Consumption on Education in India - NSS 75th Round - (July 2017 – June 2018)

Highlights

"A survey on ‘Household Social Consumption: Education’ was conducted in NSS 75th round (July 2017-June 2018).A sample of 64,519 rural households from 8,097 villages and 49,238 urban households from 6,188 blocks was surveyed all over India. Highlights of the findings of the survey are given below:
 

I. Household profile: At all-India level average household size was 4.3 with 4.5 in rural areas and 3.8 in urban areas. Average no. of persons aged 3-35 years per household was 2.4 (2.6 in rural and 2.1 in urban areas).
 

II. Literacy rates: Literacy rate among persons (aged 7 years and above) in India was about 77.7 per cent. In rural areas, literacy rate was 73.5 per cent, compared to 87.7 per cent in urban areas. Difference in literacy rate among males and females (aged 7 years and above) was observed with male literacy rate higher (84.7 per cent) than female literacy rate (70.3 per cent).

III. Completed educational level of population for different age-groups: Percentage distribution of rural persons of ages 15 years & above by highest completed levels of education: 31.5 per cent were not literate, 20.9 per cent were literates up to primary, 17.2 per cent were of level upper primary/middle, 24.9 per cent were of levels secondary and higher secondary and 5.7 per cent were graduate and above. Percentage distribution of urban persons of age 15 years and above by highest completed level of education:13.9 per cent were not literate, 14.7 per cent were literates up to primary, 14.0 per cent were of level upper primary/middle, 35.8 per cent were of level secondary and higher secondary and 21.7 per cent were graduate& above.

IV. Distance to nearest primary, upper primary and secondary school: In rural areas 92.7 per cent of households and in urban areas, 87.2 per cent of households reported availability of primary school within 1 km from the house. Nearly 68 per cent of rural households and 80 per cent of urban households reported upper primary schools within 1 km from the house while only about 38per cent of rural households compared to around 70 per cent of urban households reported secondary schools within such a distance."

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