Out of the entire population of the Punjab state, 62.52% people reside in rural areas as per Census 2011. 17,344,192 people out of the total population live in rural area in which the number of males is 9,093,476 and females are 8,250,716.
In rural areas, the female sex ratio was 907 females per 1000 males. The total number of children between 0-6 years living in rural areas was 1,945,502. In rural areas, the males and female literacy rate were 76.62 % and 58.99 % respectively.
Average literacy rate in rural areas was 71.42%, however the total literates were 10,997,657.