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Registrar General of India released Census data on disabled population

Jul 1, 2015 15:56 IST

The Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India on 30 June 2015 released the data on disabled population by type of disability, type of households and sex – 2011.

The data gives the number of households having disabled persons by type of households including normal, institutional and houseless households.

The disabled persons living in different type of households are further cross-classified into eight different disabilities i.e. seeing, hearing, speech, movement, mental retardation, mental illness, any other and multiple disability for India/States/UTs.

Main Highlights

• There are 207.8 lakh households having disabled persons in the country constituting 8.3 percent of the total households.
• Out of the total households having disabled persons, about 99 percent households are normal households, 0.4 percent are institutional and 0.2 percent are houseless households.
• Total households having disabled persons show an increase of 20.5 lakhs, from 187.3 lakhs in 2001 to 207.8 lakhs in 2011 (6.2 lakhs in rural and 14.3 lakhs in urban).
• Normal households increased by 2024495 institutional households by 8370 and houseless households by 13560 during the decade 2001-11.
• Disabled persons in normal households increased by 4819382 institutional households by 65895 and houseless households by 22948 during the said decade.
• The State/Union Territory with maximum disabled population is Uttar Pradesh and is followed by Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.
• The State/Union Territory with minimum disabled population is Lakshadweep and is preceded by Daman and Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.

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