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Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 35 to 39. 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 Niger 48.11 2001
2 Sierra Leone 41.72 2004
3 Egypt 39.96 2006
4 Mali 39.44 1998
5 Burkina Faso 38.86 2006
6 Bangladesh 33.86 2001
7 Nepal 31.54 2001
8 Bhutan 31.12 2005
9 Ethiopia 30.93 2007
10 Morocco 30.77 2004
11 Benin 29.78 2002
12 Liberia 28.3 2008
13 India 27.84 2001
14 Burundi 26.89 2008
15 Mauritania 26.73 2000
16 East Timor 26.2 2004
17 Pakistan 26.07 1998
18 Mozambique 24.71 2007
19 Algeria 20.92 1998
20 Ghana 18.52 2010
21 Tunisia 16.98 2004
22 Guatemala 15.66 2002
23 Nigeria 14.73 2006
24 Lesotho 14.06 2006
25 Laos 14.03 2005
26 Belize 13.84 2000
27 Oman 12.98 2003
28 Cambodia 12.81 2008
29 Saudi Arabia 12.52 2004
30 South Africa 10.69 1996
31 Tanzania 10.56 2002
32 Nicaragua 10.08 2005
33 Kuwait 9.92 2005
34 Honduras 9.19 2001
35 El Salvador 8.86 2007
36 Namibia 8.06 2001
37 Iran 7.22 2011
38 Dominican Republic 7.03 2010
39 Sri Lanka 6.27 2001
40 Brazil 5.24 2010
41 Bolivia 5.06 2001
42 Malaysia 4.98 2000
43 Sao Tome and Principe 4.97 2001
44 Libya 4.61 2006
45 Mauritius 4.58 2011
46 Swaziland 4.23 2007
47 Philippines 4.11 2000
48 Suriname 4.08 2004
49 Indonesia 3.85 2005
50 Colombia 3.82 2005
51 Qatar 3.81 2010
52 Brunei 3.3 2001
53 Zimbabwe 3.2 2002
54 Bahrain 3.2 2010
55 Paraguay 3.19 2002
56 Peru 3.13 2007
57 Saint Lucia 2.79 2001
58 Mexico 2.76 2010
59 Panama 2.69 2010
60 Malta 2.42 2005
61 Ecuador 2.28 2010
62 Thailand 2.21 2010
63 Chile 2.16 2002
64 Fiji 2 1996
65 Kiribati 1.58 2010
66 Aruba 1.49 2000
67 Turkey 1.44 2011
68 Tonga 1.38 2006
69 Costa Rica 1.29 2011
70 Argentina 1.25 2001
71 Seychelles 1.1 2010
72 China 1.06 2010
73 Uruguay 1.05 1996
74 Portugal 0.987 2011
75 Republic of Macedonia 0.98 2002
76 Bulgaria 0.901 2011
77 Greece 0.869 2001
78 Mongolia 0.838 2010
79 Albania 0.653 2011
80 Spain 0.629 2001
81 Romania 0.625 2002
82 Macau 0.599 2011
83 Maldives 0.581 2006
84 Italy 0.406 2001
85 Serbia 0.385 2011
86 Hungary 0.372 2001
87 Montenegro 0.371 2011
88 Croatia 0.3 2001
89 Lithuania 0.233 2011
90 Cyprus 0.202 2011
91 Turkmenistan 0.192 1995
92 Ukraine 0.187 2001
93 Kyrgyzstan 0.169 1999
94 Russia 0.153 2010
95 Estonia 0.132 2011
96 Belarus 0.13 2009
97 Georgia 0.112 2002
98 Tajikistan 0.105 2010
99 Latvia 0.0884 2011
100 Kazakhstan 0.0855 1999
101 Armenia 0.0816 2011
102 Azerbaijan 0.0583 2009
103 Moldova 0.0524 2004
104 North Korea 8.25e-05 2008
105 Tokelau 0.0 2011

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 35-39 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-35--39-per-thousand-people

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