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Vanuatu

Vanuatu Literacy Stats

Definitions

  • Adult literacy: Adult literacy rate (%).
  • Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Total population: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Adult literacy 78.1% 2007 79th out of 110
Definition age 15 and over can read and write 1999
Total population 74% 1999 12th out of 13

SOURCES: World Health Organization. Source tables; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011

Citation

"Vanuatu Literacy Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Vanuatu/Education/Literacy