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India - Elderly (65+) literacy rate

42.7 (%) in 2015

In 2015, elderly literacy rate for India was 42.7 %. Though India elderly literacy rate fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 1991 - 2015 period ending at 42.7 % in 2015.

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What is elderly literacy rate?

Elderly (65+) literacy rate (%). Total is the percentage of the population age 65 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, ‘literacy’ also encompasses ‘numeracy’, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of literates aged 65 years and over by the corresponding age group population and multiplying the result by 100.

What is India elderly literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2015 42.7 2.64 %
2011 41.6 18.12 %
2006 35.2 -1.05 %
2001 35.6 30.56 %
1991 27.3

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