Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 for Rural India

The Provisional Data of Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 for Rural India was released in 2015 and the survey had been completed in all the 640 districts.

The distribution of Households:

Total Households in the Country (Rural plus Urban) 24.39 Crore
Total Rural Households 17.91 Crore

Deprivation Data:

Households with only one room, kuccha walls and kuccha roof 2.37 Crore (13.25%)
No adult member in household between age 18 and 59 65.15  lakh (3.64%)
Female headed household with no adult male member between 16 and 59 68.96 Lakh (3.85%)
Households with differently able member with no other able bodied adult member 7.16 lakh (0.40%)
SC/ST Households 3.86 Crore (21.53%)
Households with no literate adult above age 25 years 4.21 Crore (23.52%)
Landless households deriving a major part of their income from manual labour 5.37 Crore (29.97%)


Sources of Household income: The following table shows the distribution of Rural Households on the basis of their sources of income.

 Total Rural Households  17.91 Crore
 Cultivation  5.39 Crore (30.10%)
 Manual Casual labour  9.16 Crore (51.14%)
 Part time or full time domestic service  44.84 lakh (2.50%)
 Rag picking, etc.  4.08 lakh (0.23%)
 Non Agricultural own account enterprise  28.87 lakh (1.61%)
 Begging/charity/alms  6.68 lakh (0.37%)
 Others ( including government service, private service, PSU  employment, etc.)  2.50 Crore (14.01%)


* Data taken from Press Information Bureau (PIB) site



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  1. Taru

    excellent work

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