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Delhi unemployment rate 16.25% nearly 10% children out of school: Survey

Delhi unemployment rate 16.25%, nearly 10% children out of school: Survey

January 18, 2021

The national capital has an unemployment rate of over 16 percent and nearly 10 percent children in the age group of 6-17 do not attend school primarily due to financial constraints, according to a Delhi government survey.

The survey titled ‘Socio-Economic Profile of Residents of Delhi’ was conducted between November 2018 and November 2019 and covered 1.02 crore people in the city. The report, which was finalised in November 2020, reveals the socio-economic composition of the city including details on religion, caste, income, education, chronic illnesses, status of vaccination, employment and preferred modes of transport.

“Among the children in the age group of 6-17, 9.76 percent are reported to be out of school including dropout, discontinued and never attended categories. The predominant reason for not attending school in the age group of 6-17 years is reported as financial constraint,” it said.

The report further stated, “92.47 percent of adolescent girls within the age group of 11-14 in Delhi are reported to be attending educational institutions. In total, 7.53 percent of adolescent girls in the age group of 11-14 are out of school,” it said.

Of the out-of-school adolescent girls, 6.42 percent are reported to be attending anganwadi centers. Of the total, 28.59 percent adolescent girls reported that they could not attend school due to financial constraints, it added.

In Delhi, 47.15 percent of pregnant women aged 18 and above are availing healthcare facilities through anganwadi centres.

Source: PTI

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