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Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 15 to 19. The data was gathered by the United Nations Statistics Division, whose self-declared mission is to compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Egypt 103.29 2006
2 Niger 77.7 2001
3 Mali 75.87 1998
4 Burkina Faso 69.52 2006
5 Sierra Leone 49.94 2004
6 Burundi 43.9 2008
7 Benin 43.55 2002
8 Ethiopia 42.87 2007
9 Pakistan 40.19 1998
10 Mauritania 37.29 2000
11 Papua New Guinea 33.83 2000
12 Lesotho 29.15 2006
13 Bangladesh 27.76 2001
14 Liberia 27.59 2008
15 Mozambique 26.47 2007
16 Nepal 25.97 2001
17 Morocco 25.57 2004
18 East Timor 25.02 2004
19 Bhutan 23.25 2005
20 Nigeria 21.02 2006
21 Tanzania 20.89 2002
22 India 19.59 2001
23 Belize 16.72 2000
24 Guatemala 16.23 2002
25 Laos 15.74 2005
26 Nicaragua 12.58 2005
27 Algeria 12.08 1998
28 Ghana 11.94 2010
29 Honduras 11.46 2001
30 Cambodia 11.45 2008
31 Namibia 9.78 2001
32 Saint Lucia 6.59 2001
33 Sao Tome and Principe 5.8 2001
34 South Africa 5.47 1996
35 Philippines 5.37 2000
36 El Salvador 5.32 2007
37 Tunisia 4.63 2004
38 Dominican Republic 4.33 2010
39 Swaziland 3.97 2007
40 Suriname 3.88 2004
41 Sri Lanka 3.29 2001
42 Kiribati 2.72 2010
43 Saudi Arabia 2.72 2004
44 Paraguay 2.69 2002
45 Colombia 2.59 2005
46 Iran 2.4 2011
47 Venezuela 2.4 2001
48 Malaysia 2.12 2000
49 Oman 2.09 2003
50 Bolivia 2.05 2001
51 Brazil 1.91 2010
52 Romania 1.73 2002
53 Panama 1.66 2010
54 Mongolia 1.53 2010
55 Thailand 1.48 2010
56 Zimbabwe 1.38 2002
57 Tonga 1.25 2006
58 Ecuador 1.23 2010
59 Peru 1.22 2007
60 Mexico 1.19 2010
61 Indonesia 1.18 2005
62 Uruguay 1.14 1996
63 Mauritius 1.13 2011
64 Malta 1.08 2005
65 Bulgaria 1.01 2011
66 Republic of Macedonia 1 2002
67 Maldives 0.944 2006
68 Argentina 0.816 2001
69 Chile 0.77 2002
70 Seychelles 0.769 2010
71 Albania 0.747 2011
72 Fiji 0.679 1996
73 Costa Rica 0.622 2011
74 Turkey 0.589 2011
75 Aruba 0.583 2000
76 Montenegro 0.582 2011
77 Greece 0.548 2001
78 Brunei 0.492 2001
79 Qatar 0.387 2010
80 Hungary 0.372 2001
81 Serbia 0.357 2011
82 Kyrgyzstan 0.343 1999
83 Ukraine 0.342 2001
84 Libya 0.282 2006
85 Spain 0.278 2001
86 Macau 0.256 2011
87 Croatia 0.237 2001
88 China 0.233 2010
89 Portugal 0.228 2011
90 Lithuania 0.22 2011
91 Bahrain 0.213 2010
92 Turkmenistan 0.204 1995
93 Russia 0.168 2010
94 Kazakhstan 0.148 1999
95 Georgia 0.146 2002
96 Moldova 0.125 2004
97 Armenia 0.123 2011
98 Belarus 0.112 2009
99 Tajikistan 0.101 2010
100 Latvia 0.0991 2011
101 Italy 0.0764 2001
102 Cyprus 0.0743 2011
103 Kuwait 0.0501 2005
104 Azerbaijan 0.0464 2009
105 Estonia 0.0224 2011
106 Cuba 0.0148 2002
107 North Korea 0.000124 2008
108 Tokelau 0.0 2011

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people", United Nations Statistics Division.  Population table by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Literacy/Illiterates/Aged-15--19-per-thousand-people

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