Census of India 2011 : Disabled population

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Disabled Population in India as per census 2011 (2016 updated) – Disabled Persons in a statistical profile 2016

Information on disability of individuals was collected during the Population Enumeration phase  of Census 2011 through ‘Household Schedule’ . Similar information was collected during 2001 census also. Information for individuals residing in ‘Normal’, ‘Institutional’ and ‘Houseless’ households were collected.


Disabled Population by Sex and Residence India : 2001-11


Disabled Population by Sex and Residence India, 2011
ResidencePersonsMalesFemales
Total2,68,10,5571,49,86,2021,18,24,355
Rural1,86,31,9211,04,08,16882,23,753
Urban81,78,63645,78,03436,00,602

 

Decadal Change in Disabled Population by Sex and Residence, India, 2001-11
ResidenceAbsolute IncreasePercentage Decadal Growth
PersonsMalesFemalesPersons (%)Males (%)Females (%)
Total49,03,78823,80,56725,23,22122.4018.9027.10
Rural22,43,5399,97,98312,45,55613.7010.6017.80
Urban26,60,24913,82,58412,77,66548.2043.3055.00

 


Disabled Population by Sex and Residence India : 2011


Percentage of Disabled to total population India, 2011
ResidencePersonsMalesFemales
Total2.212.412.01
Rural2.242.432.03
Urban2.172.341.98

 

Percentage of Disabled to total population India, 2001
ResidencePersonsMalesFemales
Total2.132.371.87
Rural2.212.471.93
Urban1.932.121.71

 


Disabled Population by Residence  India : 2001-2011


Disabled Population by Residence India 2001-2011

  • Percentage of disabled persons in India has increased both in rural and urban areas during the last decade.
  • Proportion of disabled population is higher in rural areas
  • Decadal increase in proportion is significant in urban areas

Disabled Population by Sex India : 2001-2011


Disabled Population by Sex India -2001-2011Disabled Population by Sex India- 2001-2011

  • Slight increase in disability among both the sexes over the decade
  • Proportion of disabled population is higher among males
  • Decadal Increase in proportion is higher among females

Proportion of Disabled Population India and States/UTs : 2011


Proportion of Disabled PopulationIndia and States-UTs- 2011

 

 

 


Disability by Social Groups India : 2011


 

Proportion of Disabled Population by Social Groups India, 2011
Social GroupPersons (%)Males (%)Females (%)
Total2.212.412.01
Scheduled Castes2.452.682.20
Scheduled Tribes2.052.181.92
Other than SC/ST2.182.371.98

Disability by Social Groups India 2011


Disabled Population by Type of Disability India : 2011


 

Disabled Population by Type of Disability India : 2011
Type of DisabilityPersonsMalesFemales
Total2,68,10,5571,49,86,2021,18,24,355
In Seeing50,32,46326,38,51623,93,947
In Hearing50,71,00726,77,54423,93,463
In Speech19,98,53511,22,8968,75,639
In Movement54,36,60433,70,37420,66,230
Mental Retardation15,05,6248,70,7086,34,916
Mental Illness7,22,8264,15,7323,07,094
Any Other49,27,01127,27,82821,99,183
Multiple Disability21,16,48711,62,6049,53,883

 

Proportion of Disabled Population by Type of Disability India : 2011
Type of DisabilityPersons (%)Males (%)Females (%)
Total100100100
In Seeing191820
In Hearing191820
In Speech887
In Movement202318
Mental Retardation665
Mental Illness333
Any Other181819
Multiple Disability888

 


Disability by Type and Sex India : 2011


 

Disability by Type and Sex India : 2011

  • Disability in seeing and hearing is more among females
  • Disability in movement is more among males

Disabled Population by Type and Residence (%) India : 2011


 Disabled Population by Type and Residence India 2011

  • Disability in hearing and speech is more in urban areas
  • Disability in movement and multiple disability is more in rural areas.

Disabled Population by Type and Social Group (%) India : 2011


 

Percentage Share of Disabled Population by
Type of Disability Among Social Groups India : 2011
Type of DisabilityTotalSCsSTsOTH
Total100.00100.00100.00100.00
In Seeing18.8019.1020.0018.60
In Hearing18.9017.4019.3019.20
In Speech7.505.205.308.30
In Movement20.3020.5022.5020.00
Mental Retardation5.605.104.905.80
Mental Illness2.702.402.602.80
Any Other18.4022.9016.5017.40
Multiple Disability7.907.308.907.90

 


Disabled Population by Age and Sex India : 2011


 

Proportion of Disabled Population in the
Respective Age Groups India : 2011
Age GroupPersons (%)Males (%)Females (%)
All Ages2.212.412.01
0-41.141.181.11
5-91.541.631.44
10-191.821.961.67
20-291.972.221.70
30-392.092.411.77
40-492.312.661.94
50-592.833.162.47
60-694.154.413.89
70-796.226.266.19
80-898.418.338.48
90+8.407.888.85
Age Not Stated3.073.212.91

 


Proportion of Disabled Population in the respective age groups by sex India : 2011


 Proportion of Disabled Population in the respective age groups by sex India 2011

 

disabled population to total population of the age group India2011

( Percentage of disabled population to total population of the age group  India : 2011 )


Disabled Population by Age and Social Groups India : 2011


 

Proportion of Disabled Population in the
Respective Age Groups – (SCs, STs and Others) India : 2011
Age GroupTotalSCsSTsOTH
All Ages2.212.452.052.18
0-41.141.250.951.15
5-91.541.671.371.53
10-191.821.981.641.81
20-291.972.211.731.94
30-392.092.381.832.06
40-492.312.642.142.26
50-592.833.302.952.72
60-694.154.895.133.90
70-796.227.458.455.81
80-898.419.7911.557.97
90+8.409.0610.308.14
Age Not Stated3.073.252.783.06

 

Source: C-Series, Tables C-20, C-20SC and C-20ST, Census of India 2011

8 thoughts on “Census of India 2011 : Disabled population”

  1. The total percentage of different age group doesn’t add up to the total 2.21% of all age. Can someone please explain this or is there absolute numbers in different age group available?

  2. special thanks…. for this information ……!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was very helpful……………..

  3. nice info but i needed info for disabled rural and urban population in 2001 and 2011 not 2001 to 2011

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