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Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 40 to 44. 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 42.71 2001
2 Morocco 35.03 2004
3 Burkina Faso 33.69 2006
4 Mali 32.9 1998
5 Egypt 32.24 2006
6 East Timor 31.33 2004
7 Sierra Leone 29.6 2004
8 Nepal 28.41 2001
9 Bhutan 28.14 2005
10 Bangladesh 27.63 2001
11 Pakistan 26.07 1998
12 Ethiopia 25.71 2007
13 Benin 24.53 2002
14 Burundi 24.07 2008
15 India 22.9 2001
16 Mauritania 22.05 2000
17 Liberia 21.85 2008
18 Algeria 20.61 1998
19 Mozambique 17.38 2007
20 Ghana 16.98 2010
21 Guatemala 15.97 2002
22 Tunisia 15.83 2004
23 Nigeria 15.75 2006
24 Oman 14.95 2003
25 Lesotho 14.63 2006
26 Cambodia 13.73 2008
27 Saudi Arabia 12.52 2004
28 Tanzania 11.95 2002
29 Belize 11.33 2000
30 Laos 11.32 2005
31 South Africa 11 1996
32 Kuwait 10.55 2005
33 Nicaragua 10.34 2005
34 Iran 9.41 2011
35 El Salvador 9.24 2007
36 Honduras 9.16 2001
37 Namibia 7.87 2001
38 Sao Tome and Principe 7.25 2001
39 Dominican Republic 7.15 2010
40 Bolivia 6.33 2001
41 Brazil 6.19 2010
42 Libya 6.05 2006
43 Mauritius 5.85 2011
44 Indonesia 5.69 2005
45 Malaysia 5.64 2000
46 Sri Lanka 5.62 2001
47 Zimbabwe 4.8 2002
48 Fiji 4.78 1996
49 Swaziland 4.51 2007
50 Suriname 4.28 2004
51 Colombia 4.22 2005
52 Malta 4.1 2005
53 Philippines 3.65 2000
54 Peru 3.64 2007
55 Paraguay 3.51 2002
56 Brunei 3.35 2001
57 Qatar 3.33 2010
58 Bahrain 3.3 2010
59 Mexico 3.08 2010
60 Saint Lucia 2.89 2001
61 Ecuador 2.65 2010
62 Panama 2.54 2010
63 Chile 2.25 2002
64 Aruba 1.97 2000
65 Kiribati 1.89 2010
66 Seychelles 1.75 2010
67 Thailand 1.61 2010
68 Tonga 1.58 2006
69 China 1.57 2010
70 Argentina 1.49 2001
71 Turkey 1.48 2011
72 Uruguay 1.29 1996
73 Costa Rica 1.18 2011
74 Portugal 1.16 2011
75 Republic of Macedonia 1.13 2002
76 Macau 1.07 2011
77 Mongolia 0.95 2010
78 Greece 0.87 2001
79 Romania 0.765 2002
80 Bulgaria 0.723 2011
81 Maldives 0.697 2006
82 Spain 0.674 2001
83 Albania 0.601 2011
84 Hungary 0.454 2001
85 Italy 0.408 2001
86 Montenegro 0.398 2011
87 Serbia 0.397 2011
88 Croatia 0.335 2001
89 Lithuania 0.222 2011
90 Cyprus 0.208 2011
91 Ukraine 0.2 2001
92 Turkmenistan 0.196 1995
93 Russia 0.132 2010
94 Kyrgyzstan 0.124 1999
95 Belarus 0.124 2009
96 Estonia 0.113 2011
97 Georgia 0.107 2002
98 Tajikistan 0.092 2010
99 Armenia 0.083 2011
100 Azerbaijan 0.0735 2009
101 Latvia 0.0724 2011
102 Kazakhstan 0.0697 1999
103 Moldova 0.0524 2004
104 North Korea 0.000165 2008
105 Tokelau 0.0 2011

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 40-44 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-40--44-per-thousand-people

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