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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
31-October-2016 14:58 IST
RGI releases Census 2011 data on Disabled Population in the age-group 5-19 by their Attendance Status in Educational Institutions and type of Disability

            The table C-22 gives distribution of the disabled population in the age-group 5-19 by their attendance status in educational institution, type of disability, age, sex and residence for India, State/UT and Cities.

The table reveals that there are about 65.7 lakh disabled population in age-group 5-19 at Census 2011 in India out of which 40.2 lakh (61.2%) are attending educational institutions, 8.0 lakh (12.1%) attended educational institutions earlier and 17.5 lakh (26.7%) never attended any educational institutions. The corresponding status for total population (3801.6 lakh) in the same age group at Census 2011 is 2698.1 lakh (71.0%) attending educational institutions, 449.4 lakh (11.8%) attended earlier and 654.1 lakh (17.2%) never attended. Further, out of 40.2 lakh disabled persons attending educational institutions, 22.8 lakh (56.7%) are males and 17.4 lakh (43.3%) are females. In 2001, about 33.0 lakh (50.5%) out of 65.3 lakh disabled persons in the same age group reported attending educational institutions. As such, there is an improvement of about 11 percentage points in the status of attending educational institutions by disabled persons in the age-group 5-19 during the decade 2001-2011.

            It is further noticed that disabled persons with ‘Any other disability’  shows the highest percentage (71.2%) in attending educational institution followed by ‘Seeing’ (68.0%), ‘Hearing’ (67.0%), ‘Movement’ (59.6%), ‘Speech’ (58.9%), ‘Mental retardation’ (47.2%), ‘Multiple disability’ (37.2%) and least with ‘Mental illness’ (34.1%). Maximum percentage of disabled persons who attended educational institution earlier is seen in ‘Movement’ (17.7%) followed by ‘Mental illness’ (15.5%), and least in ‘Multiple disability’ (8.4%). The proportion of disabled persons, who never attended any educational institution in 2011 was found to be highest among persons with ‘Multiple disability’ (54.4%), followed by ‘Mental illness’ (50.3%) and ‘Mental retardation’ (41.2%) whereas persons with ‘Any other disability’ (17.7%) show the least percentage.

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