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Education > Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+: Countries Compared

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 India 289.64 million 2003
2 China 130.68 million 2003
3 Bangladesh 53.46 million 2003
4 Pakistan 48.67 million 2003
5 Nigeria 21.82 million 2003
Emerging markets average (profile) 21.28 million 2003
6 Ethiopia 21.21 million 2003
7 Egypt 20.16 million 2003
8 Indonesia 18.05 million 2003
9 Brazil 15.3 million 2003
10 Morocco 10.17 million 2003
11 Iran 10.12 million 2003
12 Democratic Republic of the Congo 9.9 million 2003
13 Iraq 8.84 million 2003
14 Nepal 8.05 million 2003
15 Sudan 7.86 million 2003
16 Turkey 6.61 million 2003
17 Algeria 6.45 million 2003
Muslim countries average (profile) 6.44 million 2003
18 Mozambique 5.66 million 2003
19 Mexico 5.64 million 2003
OPEC countries average (profile) 5.26 million 2003
20 Yemen 5.06 million 2003
21 Niger 4.96 million 2003
22 Cote d'Ivoire 4.88 million 2003
23 Burma 4.87 million 2003
24 Mali 4.79 million 2003
25 Burkina Faso 4.76 million 2003
26 Tanzania 4.6 million 2003
27 South Africa 4.05 million 2003
28 Vietnam 3.92 million 2003
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 3.92 million 2003
29 Uganda 3.9 million 2003
30 Senegal 3.43 million 2003
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 3.31 million 2003
Former French colonies average (profile) 3.17 million 2003
31 Ghana 3.13 million 2003
32 Madagascar 3 million 2003
33 Kenya 2.81 million 2003
34 Saudi Arabia 2.77 million 2003
35 Syria 2.49 million 2003
36 Haiti 2.46 million 2003
37 Malawi 2.43 million 2003
38 Cambodia 2.43 million 2003
39 Chad 2.42 million 2003
40 Cameroon 2.32 million 2003
41 Colombia 2.29 million 2003
42 Philippines 2.26 million 2003
43 Benin 2.2 million 2003
44 Guatemala 2.08 million 2003
45 Thailand 1.92 million 2003
46 Tunisia 1.83 million 2003
47 Burundi 1.81 million 2003
48 Malaysia 1.74 million 2003
49 Peru 1.67 million 2003
50 Rwanda 1.37 million 2003
51 Zambia 1.15 million 2003
52 Venezuela 1.14 million 2003
53 Sri Lanka 1.12 million 2003
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 1.12 million 2003
54 Central African Republic 1.09 million 2003
55 Laos 1.08 million 2003
56 Togo 1.08 million 2003
57 Papua New Guinea 1.05 million 2003
58 Nicaragua 1.04 million 2003
59 Eritrea 979,600 2003
60 Honduras 953,800 2003
61 Mauritania 947,800 2003
62 Dominican Republic 910,200 2003
63 El Salvador 861,800 2003
64 Liberia 848,300 2003
65 Argentina 819,900 2003
66 South Korea 724,200 2003
67 Spain 718,300 2003
68 Bolivia 699,000 2003
69 Zimbabwe 691,300 2003
70 Italy 685,500 2003
71 Ecuador 683,800 2003
72 Libya 665,800 2003
73 Portugal 564,900 2003
74 The Gambia 505,000 2003
75 Russia 475,300 2003
76 United Arab Emirates 464,900 2003
77 Chile 435,900 2003
78 Guinea-Bissau 417,600 2003
79 Oman 387,700 2003
80 Hong Kong 359,400 2003
81 Lebanon 326,400 2003
82 Albania 307,800 2003
83 Romania 300,300 2003
84 Congo, Republic of the 285,200 2003
85 Jordan 279,300 2003
86 Cuba 269,400 2003
87 Kuwait 253,000 2003
88 Singapore 231,400 2003
89 Greece 228,800 2003
90 Jamaica 221,900 2003
91 Paraguay 221,400 2003
92 Israel 205,700 2003
93 Lesotho 193,600 2003
94 Comoros 193,500 2003
95 Botswana 186,700 2003
96 Puerto Rico 176,100 2003
97 Namibia 167,600 2003
98 Panama 156,100 2003
99 Ukraine 140,300 2003
100 Mauritius 129,000 2003
101 Uzbekistan 120,500 2003
102 Djibouti 120,000 2003
103 Costa Rica 119,800 2003
104 Swaziland 103,400 2003
105 Bulgaria 89,800 2003
106 Poland 78,800 2003
107 Qatar 76,500 2003
108 Cape Verde 66,200 2003
109 Kazakhstan 63,400 2003
110 Reunion 61,300 2003
111 Uruguay 56,600 2003
112 Croatia 55,800 2003
113 Bahrain 54,300 2003
114 Hungary 51,400 2003
115 Armenia 41,000 2003
116 Equatorial Guinea 39,900 2003
117 Fiji 35,600 2003
118 Moldova 29,000 2003
119 Belarus 25,600 2003
120 Tajikistan 25,400 2003
121 Mongolia 25,200 2003
122 Malta 23,000 2003
123 Macau 20,200 2003
124 Brunei 19,900 2003
125 Cyprus 15,200 2003
126 Trinidad and Tobago 14,700 2003
127 Lithuania 11,800 2003
128 The Bahamas 9,800 2003
129 Belize 9,000 2003
130 Martinique 7,000 2003
131 Guyana 6,700 2003
132 Slovenia 5,800 2003
133 Netherlands Antilles 5,500 2003
134 Maldives 4,800 2003
135 Latvia 4,100 2003
136 Estonia 2,500 2003
137 Samoa 1,200 2003
138 Barbados 600 2003

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Agriculture

Statistics and graphs related to agriculture are found here. How many agricultural workers are there per hectare? Tractors? Which country produces the maximum cotton? Who is the biggest exporter of bananas? Click in if these interest you.

TOP STATS: Arable land > Hectares, Rural population, Agricultural land > Sq. km and 322 more

Background

What is the background of the country? National bird? Get a quick summary of countries in this section.

TOP STATS: Overview, National tree, Full name and 21 more

Conflict

TOP STATS: Terrorism > Global Terrorism Index, Civil war and unrest > Arab Spring death toll, War > World War I > Total deaths and 29 more

Cost of living

TOP STATS: Average monthly disposable salary > After tax, Local purchasing power, Prices at markets > Cigarettes > Pack of Marlboro and 52 more

Crime

No explanation needed for this section. Murders. Guns. Jails. Crimes. Judges. We have all of that and more out here. Actually we go deeper than your routine crime beat sections. How many adults were prosecuted? What percentage were convicted? How many were women? What is the death penalty rate in different countries? How safe do the citizens perceive they are? Do they trust the police? Will they report a crime? You'll find surprising answers here.

TOP STATS: Violent crime > Murder rate, Violent crime > Murder rate per million people, Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate and 183 more

Culture

TOP STATS: Happy Planet Index, Sexuality > Homosexuality > Legality of homosexual acts, Food and drink > Beer consumption and 67 more

Disasters

The tsunami rocked the civilized world with its widespread devastation. Learn the details of the losses incurred by the countries affected. How are the developed countries helping out? Who has pledged the most money? How do they compare? Check out...

TOP STATS: Chernobyl > Contaminated area (percent of country), Storm deaths > 2009, Tsunami > Death toll and 47 more

Economy

This category is all about money. GDP. Aid. Gross national income. Debt. Inflation. Trade balance. Foreign investment. Government spending. You get the idea.

TOP STATS: GDP, GDP per capita, Gross National Income and 3717 more

Education

Any and every statistic which can be collected about schooling and the whole education sector can be found here. What is the duration of education in different countries? Is the percentage of enrollment different for sexes? How long do students spend learning their mother tongues? What is the mathematical aptitude of the average 8 year old? How many university degrees are awarded to females? What is the percentage of students who find school boring? We've tabulated them all for you.

TOP STATS: Children out of school, primary, Pupil-teacher ratio, primary, Compulsary education duration and 908 more

Energy

How does your country fare in Traditional Fuel Consumption? In Geothermal Energy Consumption? How many barrels of oil were imported into your country last year? Does your production of hydroelectricity match your consumption? Which countries in the world successfully produce nuclear energy for consumption? What is the average energy usage per person? All your questions regarding different forms of energy, their generation and consumption have been answered here.

TOP STATS: Commercial energy use, Electricity > Consumption > Per capita, Electricity > Consumption and 2387 more

Environment

How much area is declared as protected in the different countries of the world? How many endangered species of reptiles, mammals, birds etc are found in different countries? What are the national levels of pollution? Emissions? Nuclear waste generation? Salination of water resources and expenditure for waste treatment. International treaties, ratification and complaince. You'll find almost all statistics related to environmental pollution and conservational efforts here.

TOP STATS: Marine fish catch, Ecological footprint, Pollution perceptions > Air pollution and 331 more

Geography

All the stats pertaining to the physical features of the country in question can be found here. This implies that if you are looking for the co-ordinates or map references of countries, the land area, climate, boundaries, terrain, natural resources or coastlines, your search ends here.

TOP STATS: Land area > Square miles, Area > Comparative, Climate and 102 more

Government

This category is all about the functioning of the government machinery. So, you'll find stats on the goverment administrative divisions, the executive, legistative and judiciary branches, constitution, parliamentary seats, secession attemps, suffrage, corruption - everything connected with our esteemed politicians.

TOP STATS: Government type, Legal system, Legislative branch and 392 more

Health

Statistics about the health of a country's citizens are present in this category. You can find stats related to birth weights, rates on smoking, HIV incidence, incidence of cancer, circulatory and other diseases, stats on infant and maternal mortality, life expectancy, suicide rates, teenage pergnancy and other health related topics. We also have some details on health expenditure and health care funding out here.

TOP STATS: Physicians > Per 1,000 people, Births and maternity > Total fertility rate, Human height > Average female height and 529 more

Industry

Lists all industry related stats like production of cars, buses trucks, LCVs, different industries like biotech firms and so on.

TOP STATS: Manufacturing output, Manufacturing, value added > Current US$ per capita, Manufacturing, value added > Current US$ and 94 more

Labor

You can find detailed stats on the economic activity of the labor force broken over different age-groups and sexes. We also have stats on employment in different sectors, trade union memberships, the average work time, the average number of days the workers take off or even just don't show up! How many female decision makers does a country have? Doctors? What is the normal gender division of the housework? What are the unemployment details and benefits available? How long does an average person need to work to buy a loaf of bread? A car? A television set? Compare these values for different countries.

TOP STATS: Salaries and benefits > Minimum wage, Average monthly wage > Local currency > Net, Labor force > By occupation and 374 more

Language

What are the main languages spoken in the countries? How many English language speakers are there per country? How about French and Spanish? Check out the results here..

TOP STATS: Languages, Major language(s), French status and 21 more

Lifestyle

Here we rank countries based on amphetamine and cannabis use. But more interestingly, we go into their mindset. What do the citizens of different countries think of their armed forces? Will they report a crime? Do they trust their neighbours? What about their governments? Are they happy with life in general? How charitable are they? What is their political orientation? Are they proud of their countries? Will they fight for their countries? This is an utterly captivating category.

TOP STATS: Quality of life index, Happiness level > Very happy, Happiness net and 110 more

Media

Countries are ranked here depending on the penetration level of computers, phones, fax machines, radios, television sets, mobile phones etc. We also have other stats related to media like vastness of different networks, revenue and employment in different telecom sectors here.

TOP STATS: Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita, Internet > Internet users per thousand people, Internet users and 429 more

Military

Want to know the size of the army in Iran? The number of tanks in Germany? Want to compare the weapon holdings in North and South Korea? Worried about the WMDs world over? Need to know the exact number of countries who have signed terrorism conventions? Or just curious about the coalition forces in the Gulf War? We've tried to collect all details available in the public domain for you here.

TOP STATS: Air force > Combat aircraft, Army > Main battle tanks, Budget and 285 more

People

Facts relating to the actual life of people are found here. So we have birth and death rates, marriage and divorce rates, single parents, one-person households and teenage pregnancies, size of households and elderly institutions, ethnicity and chinese population - just about every stat you always wanted to know! What is the average age of women when they first get married? How happy are they when compared to their mothers? What is the gender development index in different countries? What will the population be in 2020? Don't miss this category even if you didn't come searching for it specifically.

TOP STATS: Population, Age distribution > Population aged 0-14, Population > Population growth, past and future and 1058 more

Religion

Where else could you find the number of Catholics, Catholic priests, Catholic parishes, Jehovahs Witnesses and the number of permanent deacons, and compare them all between major nations in a per-capita format? Check them all here.

TOP STATS: Religions, Religions > All, Major religion(s) and 111 more

Sports

Who scored the maximum medals in the olympics? What about the summer and winter olympics? What are the latest FIFA rankings? Which country has the maximum number of Mt. Everest ascents? Get all the answers in this sports section.

TOP STATS: Chess > GrandMasters, Chess > GrandMasters per million, Winter olympic medals > All time and 508 more

Terrorism

This is a category which needs particular highlighting as the growing concern and need for awareness continues to press upon our front pages, in the minds of our leadership and politicians, and indeed, in our everyday conversations. We hope to expand this category into timely and essential data you can rely on to make sense of global and national security, political and societal violence, and our perceptions which are shaped by these notions.

TOP STATS: Global Terrorism Indicator, Number of Known Terrorist Organizations Present, Background and 30 more

Transport

Here you can find the numbers on the different modes of transportation. How many cars does a country have? Airports? What is the lenght of its highways? What proportion is paved? What about runways, heliports and ports? Lets not leave out waterways or the merchant navy. We have them all here.

TOP STATS: Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people, Road network length > Km, Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area and 446 more

Travel

TOP STATS: Inbound tourism > Arrivals, Outbound tourism > Departures, Inbound tourism > Tourist expenditure per capita and 19 more

Weather

TOP STATS: Temperature > Highest temperature ever recorded, Precipitation, Precipitation per capita and 4 more

STAT
COUNTRIES COVERED
Men 138
Men > Per capita 138
Men per 1000 134
Women 138
Women > Per capita 138
Women per 1000 134

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