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The literacy rate in the State (excluding children in the age group 0-6 years)


Year
State literacy
Male literacy
Female Literacy
1991
61.29%
73.13%
48.64%
2001
69.97%
80.50%
58.60%
   
The literacy rate for the rural areas is 62.06 per cent and for the urban areas it is 82.59 per cent.

In all the 24 districts where population enumeration was conducted, Ahmedabad has the highest literacy rate of 79.89 per cent, while Dohad district accounted the lowest literacy rate of 45.65 per cent.

 
URBANISATION
As per the provisional results of Population Census 2001, 37.67 per cent population of Gujarat resides in urban areas (Excluding areas of Kachchh, Jamnagar and Rajkot, where Census 2001 could not be conducted due to earthquake). This proportion of urbanisation was of 34.49 per cent in 1991.
The district of Ahmedabad is the most urbanized district in the state where 80.09 per cent of population resides in urban areas, while the district of The Dangs is a fully rural area having no urban population at all.
 
 
Source: Census India 2001
Code No. State/Union territory/District
Literates
Literacy Rate
1991
2001
Persons Males Females Persons Males Females Persons Males Females
25 Gujarat 29,050,019 17,349,179 11,700,840 61.29 73.13 48.64 69.97 80.5 58.6
1 Kachchh NA NA NA 52.15 64.26 40.89 NA NA NA
2 Banas Kantha 1,049,716 707,730 341,986 39.5 55.17 22.71 51.26 66.91 34.54
3 Patan 604,513 379,603 224,910 53.91 67.91 39.2 60.59 74.07 46.36
4 Mahesana 1,202,297 706,961 495,336 68.39 81.05 55.22 75.54 86.52 63.96
5 Sabar Kantha 1,192,947 733,866 459,081 59.03 74.53 43.08 67.31 81.19 52.85
6 Gandhinagar 889,917 528,639 361,278 73.78 84.85 62.04 76.83 87.92 64.85
7 Ahmadabad 4,062,786 2,345,700 1,717,086 73.64 82.94 63.28 79.89 87.81 71.12
8 Surendranagar 794,034 494,678 299,356 54.77 67.83 40.65 62.46 75.33 48.72
9 Rajkot 1,704,416 967,010 737,406 66.96 76.76 56.66 75.88 83.66 67.64
10 Jamnagar 1,048,894 616,370 432,524 58.96 69.96 47.45 67.19 76.95 56.9
11 Porbandar 320,053 187,026 133,027 61.85 73.24 50.08 69.09 78.88 58.83
12 Junagadh 1,432,422 846,648 585,774 59.63 72.04 46.78 68.35 79.37 56.92
13 Amreli 814,151 466,506 347,645 60.46 71.21 49.68 67.72 77.68 57.77
14 Bhavnagar 1,395,205 843,859 551,346 57.75 70.9 43.88 66.98 78.83 54.46
15 Anand 1,211,057 728,252 482,805 67.92 81.23 53.38 74.95 86.31 62.53
16 Kheda 1,268,211 783,019 485,192 63.97 79.83 46.9 72.71 86.58 57.77
17 Panch Mahals 1,043,284 669,879 373,405 49.58 66.18 31.64 61.5 76.62 45.43
18 Dohad 600,403 393,009 207,394 35.84 49.74 21.49 45.65 59.45 31.7
19 Vadodara 2,258,934 1,326,396 932,538 63.73 74.19 52.22 71.32 80.65 61.24
20 Narmada 263,328 163,277 100,051 51.38 64.86 37.03 60.37 72.88 47.16
21 Bharuch 886,192 514,335 371,857 65.76 76.31 54.27 74.79 83.43 65.42
22 Surat 3,246,436 1,937,038 1,309,398 64.36 72.61 55.13 74.99 81.85 66.71
23 The Dangs 91,275 54,359 36,916 47.56 59.55 35.31 60.23 71.35 48.99
24 Navsari 826,563 460,188 366,375 68.29 76.74 59.47 75.98 82.93 68.74
25 Valsad 842,985 494,831 348,154 60.33 70.16 50.02 69.41 78.1 59.92

 
 
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