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Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 50 to 54. 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 East Timor 27.14 2004
2 Niger 26.35 2001
3 Mali 25.32 1998
4 Morocco 24.65 2004
5 Bhutan 23.15 2005
6 Burkina Faso 22.89 2006
7 Nepal 22.84 2001
8 Pakistan 21.16 1998
9 Egypt 19.65 2006
10 Burundi 19.08 2008
11 Sierra Leone 19.06 2004
12 Bangladesh 19.04 2001
13 Ethiopia 18.98 2007
14 Tunisia 17.34 2004
15 Benin 17.2 2002
16 India 17.18 2001
17 Algeria 15.66 1998
18 Lesotho 15.37 2006
19 Mauritania 15.24 2000
20 Mozambique 14.91 2007
21 Guatemala 14.65 2002
22 Iran 14.14 2011
23 Oman 13.62 2003
24 Liberia 13.34 2008
25 Nigeria 12.66 2006
26 Ghana 12.62 2010
27 Tanzania 11.95 2002
28 Laos 11.64 2005
29 Saudi Arabia 10.04 2004
30 Nicaragua 9.43 2005
31 Cambodia 9.37 2008
32 El Salvador 9.06 2007
33 South Africa 8.73 1996
34 Libya 8.71 2006
35 Honduras 8.57 2001
36 Mauritius 7.8 2011
37 Sao Tome and Principe 7.6 2001
38 Bolivia 7.5 2001
39 Kuwait 7.29 2005
40 Dominican Republic 7.26 2010
41 Belize 7.21 2000
42 Indonesia 6.93 2005
43 Namibia 6.77 2001
44 Malaysia 6.64 2000
45 Brazil 6.38 2010
46 Fiji 6.1 1996
47 Malta 6.04 2005
48 Zimbabwe 5.2 2002
49 Saint Lucia 4.95 2001
50 Swaziland 4.68 2007
51 Colombia 4.63 2005
52 Seychelles 4.44 2010
53 Brunei 4.35 2001
54 Macau 4.33 2011
55 Suriname 4.22 2004
56 Peru 4.12 2007
57 Mexico 3.9 2010
58 Ecuador 3.78 2010
59 Paraguay 3.51 2002
60 Philippines 3.17 2000
61 Bahrain 3.13 2010
62 Panama 2.75 2010
63 Turkey 2.59 2011
64 Chile 2.5 2002
65 China 2.48 2010
66 Argentina 2.01 2001
67 Qatar 1.93 2010
68 Thailand 1.92 2010
69 Kiribati 1.46 2010
70 Uruguay 1.38 1996
71 Portugal 1.34 2011
72 Costa Rica 1.32 2011
73 Aruba 1.21 2000
74 Republic of Macedonia 1.14 2002
75 Greece 1.06 2001
76 Tonga 1.03 2006
77 Spain 0.913 2001
78 Bulgaria 0.714 2011
79 Romania 0.689 2002
80 Albania 0.594 2011
81 Mongolia 0.584 2010
82 Serbia 0.568 2011
83 Montenegro 0.543 2011
84 Italy 0.522 2001
85 Maldives 0.499 2006
86 Croatia 0.45 2001
87 Hungary 0.436 2001
88 Turkmenistan 0.231 1995
89 Cyprus 0.207 2011
90 Ukraine 0.191 2001
91 Kyrgyzstan 0.174 1999
92 Lithuania 0.138 2011
93 Russia 0.127 2010
94 Belarus 0.11 2009
95 Georgia 0.0973 2002
96 Azerbaijan 0.0972 2009
97 Armenia 0.082 2011
98 Tajikistan 0.0736 2010
99 Estonia 0.0702 2011
100 Kazakhstan 0.0517 1999
101 Latvia 0.0466 2011
102 Moldova 0.033 2004
103 North Korea 0.000454 2008
104 Tokelau 0.0 2011

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 50-54 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-50--54-per-thousand-people

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