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Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 25 to 29. 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Egypt 65.4 2006
2 Niger 55.93 2001
3 Sierra Leone 54.19 2004
4 Burkina Faso 53.93 2006
5 Mali 51.76 1998
6 Benin 45.15 2002
7 Ethiopia 42.97 2007
8 Bangladesh 42.12 2001
9 Pakistan 37.61 1998
10 Bhutan 35.15 2005
11 Liberia 35.04 2008
12 Mozambique 33.72 2007
13 Morocco 32.3 2004
14 Nepal 32.09 2001
15 Mauritania 31.15 2000
16 Burundi 30.71 2008
17 Papua New Guinea 28.43 2000
18 India 25.95 2001
19 Nigeria 21.67 2006
20 Lesotho 21.66 2006
21 East Timor 20.32 2004
22 Ghana 19.88 2010
23 Laos 17.68 2005
24 Cambodia 17.59 2008
25 Algeria 16.54 1998
26 Tanzania 15.91 2002
27 Guatemala 15.18 2002
28 Belize 14.95 2000
29 Nicaragua 14.16 2005
30 Namibia 9.94 2001
31 Tunisia 9.51 2004
32 Honduras 9.04 2001
33 South Africa 7.83 1996
34 Saudi Arabia 7.68 2004
35 El Salvador 7.54 2007
36 Bahrain 6.56 2010
37 Oman 6.49 2003
38 Dominican Republic 6.39 2010
39 Qatar 5.33 2010
40 Iran 4.71 2011
41 Swaziland 4.37 2007
42 Sri Lanka 4.26 2001
43 Thailand 4.07 2010
44 Philippines 3.97 2000
45 Suriname 3.89 2004
46 Malaysia 3.61 2000
47 Brazil 3.48 2010
48 Bolivia 3.4 2001
49 Sao Tome and Principe 3.05 2001
50 Colombia 3.01 2005
51 Mauritius 3 2011
52 Paraguay 2.73 2002
53 Brunei 2.54 2001
54 Libya 2.45 2006
55 Panama 2.42 2010
56 Kiribati 2.18 2010
57 Peru 2.11 2007
58 Kuwait 2.04 2005
59 Malta 2.03 2005
60 Mongolia 2.02 2010
61 Ecuador 2.02 2010
62 Mexico 1.99 2010
63 Saint Lucia 1.92 2001
64 Indonesia 1.66 2005
65 Zimbabwe 1.56 2002
66 Bulgaria 1.52 2011
67 Turkey 1.49 2011
68 Tonga 1.34 2006
69 Romania 1.21 2002
70 Aruba 1.12 2000
71 Costa Rica 1.11 2011
72 Albania 0.997 2011
73 Greece 0.962 2001
74 Chile 0.959 2002
75 Fiji 0.955 1996
76 Argentina 0.938 2001
77 Uruguay 0.922 1996
78 Republic of Macedonia 0.846 2002
79 Seychelles 0.769 2010
80 Maldives 0.641 2006
81 Portugal 0.517 2011
82 Spain 0.502 2001
83 Serbia 0.469 2011
84 Montenegro 0.466 2011
85 China 0.455 2010
86 Hungary 0.36 2001
87 Macau 0.359 2011
88 Lithuania 0.266 2011
89 Croatia 0.228 2001
90 Russia 0.224 2010
91 Italy 0.223 2001
92 Ukraine 0.204 2001
93 Kyrgyzstan 0.199 1999
94 Cyprus 0.187 2011
95 Turkmenistan 0.166 1995
96 Belarus 0.16 2009
97 Armenia 0.141 2011
98 Estonia 0.113 2011
99 Latvia 0.113 2011
100 Georgia 0.102 2002
101 Kazakhstan 0.101 1999
102 Tajikistan 0.0771 2010
103 Moldova 0.0702 2004
104 Azerbaijan 0.0578 2009
105 Cuba 0.0435 2002
106 North Korea 0.000165 2008
107 Tokelau 0.0 2011

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 25-29 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-25--29-per-thousand-people

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