CORRELATION BETWEEN LITERACY RATE AND SEX RATIO IN THIRUVANANTHAPURAM DISTRICT: A GEOGRAPHICAL STUDY
Publication Date : 17/07/2017
This paper is an attempt to analysis the correlation between literacy and sex ratio in Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala. Literacy and sex ratio are the one of the most important components of social development in any region. Generally literacy is defined as the ability to read and write in simple language. Sex ratio means number of females per thousands of male population. This study is based on secondary data collected from census of India 2011. Two variables - literacy and sex ratio- of Thiruvananthapuram has been taken into study. The main objectives of this study are to study the spatial patterns of literacy rate and sex ratio and correlate them. Arc GIS 10.1 software is used for preparing map. The Spearman Rank correlation method has been adopted to find out the correlation between literacy rate and sex ratio. Based on this statistical method, analysis shows that there is a strong and positive correlation (r=.66) between literacy rate and sex ratio.