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Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 20-24 per thousand people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 20 to 24. 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 87.54 2006
2 Niger 62.94 2001
3 Mali 60.46 1998
4 Burkina Faso 59.97 2006
5 Sierra Leone 49.5 2004
6 Benin 44.53 2002
7 Ethiopia 41.91 2007
8 Burundi 40.24 2008
9 Pakistan 40.21 1998
10 Bangladesh 34.86 2001
11 Morocco 34.75 2004
12 Bhutan 34.13 2005
13 Liberia 32.66 2008
14 Mozambique 32.53 2007
15 Mauritania 32.19 2000
16 Nepal 29.8 2001
17 Papua New Guinea 27.65 2000
18 Lesotho 25.75 2006
19 East Timor 22.93 2004
20 India 22.68 2001
21 Nigeria 21.1 2006
22 Guatemala 17.51 2002
23 Tanzania 17.44 2002
24 Ghana 17.1 2010
25 Cambodia 15.41 2008
26 Laos 15.2 2005
27 Nicaragua 14.23 2005
28 Belize 13.84 2000
29 Algeria 13.78 1998
30 Honduras 11 2001
31 Namibia 10.54 2001
32 Tunisia 7.13 2004
33 South Africa 6.65 1996
34 El Salvador 6.13 2007
35 Dominican Republic 5.81 2010
36 Swaziland 4.86 2007
37 Saudi Arabia 4.57 2004
38 Sao Tome and Principe 4.5 2001
39 Qatar 4.2 2010
40 Philippines 4.14 2000
41 Sri Lanka 4.03 2001
42 Suriname 4.02 2004
43 Iran 4 2011
44 Oman 3.81 2003
45 Thailand 3.42 2010
46 Bolivia 3.04 2001
47 Paraguay 2.82 2002
48 Malaysia 2.79 2000
49 Colombia 2.77 2005
50 Venezuela 2.63 2001
51 Bahrain 2.5 2010
52 Brazil 2.45 2010
53 Kiribati 2.34 2010
54 Panama 2.02 2010
55 Saint Lucia 1.87 2001
56 Romania 1.74 2002
57 Ecuador 1.71 2010
58 Peru 1.69 2007
59 Mauritius 1.67 2011
60 Mongolia 1.59 2010
61 Mexico 1.56 2010
62 Bulgaria 1.51 2011
63 Brunei 1.48 2001
64 Zimbabwe 1.45 2002
65 Tonga 1.42 2006
66 Malta 1.41 2005
67 Libya 1.38 2006
68 Turkey 1.34 2011
69 Indonesia 1.28 2005
70 Uruguay 1.07 1996
71 Argentina 1.04 2001
72 Albania 0.994 2011
73 Republic of Macedonia 0.983 2002
74 Greece 0.962 2001
75 Costa Rica 0.869 2011
76 Seychelles 0.847 2010
77 Chile 0.812 2002
78 Fiji 0.747 1996
79 Maldives 0.736 2006
80 Aruba 0.616 2000
81 Montenegro 0.522 2011
82 Kuwait 0.452 2005
83 Serbia 0.444 2011
84 Portugal 0.386 2011
85 China 0.375 2010
86 Spain 0.358 2001
87 Hungary 0.355 2001
88 Macau 0.311 2011
89 Lithuania 0.27 2011
90 Ukraine 0.251 2001
91 Russia 0.241 2010
92 Croatia 0.24 2001
93 Kyrgyzstan 0.238 1999
94 Turkmenistan 0.185 1995
95 Armenia 0.147 2011
96 Belarus 0.145 2009
97 Italy 0.134 2001
98 Georgia 0.128 2002
99 Kazakhstan 0.124 1999
100 Latvia 0.121 2011
101 Cyprus 0.119 2011
102 Tajikistan 0.1 2010
103 Moldova 0.0999 2004
104 Azerbaijan 0.0658 2009
105 Estonia 0.0463 2011
106 Cuba 0.0435 2002
107 North Korea 0.000371 2008
108 Tokelau 0.0 2011

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 20-24 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-20--24-per-thousand-people

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