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Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 55-59 per thousand people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Compares countries by number of male iliterate individuals, in the age range 55 to 59. 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 Bhutan 18.88 2005
2 Mali 18.72 1998
3 Nepal 18.67 2001
4 Burkina Faso 18.03 2006
5 Morocco 17.21 2004
6 East Timor 16.47 2004
7 Niger 16.39 2001
8 Algeria 16.35 1998
9 Tunisia 16.23 2004
10 Pakistan 14.25 1998
11 India 14.21 2001
12 Iran 13.85 2011
13 Lesotho 13.62 2006
14 Egypt 13.26 2006
15 Sierra Leone 12.73 2004
16 Mozambique 12.15 2007
17 Burundi 11.89 2008
18 Ethiopia 11.76 2007
19 Bangladesh 11.25 2001
20 Guatemala 10.8 2002
21 Mauritania 10.23 2000
22 Libya 10.21 2006
23 Oman 10.09 2003
24 Liberia 9.81 2008
25 Benin 9.63 2002
26 Laos 9.6 2005
27 South Africa 9.15 1996
28 El Salvador 8.94 2007
29 Mauritius 8.84 2011
30 Tanzania 8.63 2002
31 Nicaragua 8.33 2005
32 Cambodia 8.06 2008
33 Saudi Arabia 7.97 2004
34 Malta 7.79 2005
35 Ghana 7.52 2010
36 Honduras 7.31 2001
37 Indonesia 7.3 2005
38 Bolivia 7.28 2001
39 Sao Tome and Principe 7.14 2001
40 Dominican Republic 6.94 2010
41 Brazil 6.67 2010
42 Malaysia 6.65 2000
43 Belize 6.17 2000
44 Fiji 5.84 1996
45 Nigeria 5.66 2006
46 Kuwait 5.63 2005
47 Saint Lucia 5.63 2001
48 Macau 5.3 2011
49 Namibia 5.13 2001
50 Brunei 4.77 2001
51 Colombia 4.63 2005
52 Seychelles 4.57 2010
53 Swaziland 4.42 2007
54 Suriname 4.36 2004
55 Peru 4.31 2007
56 China 4.23 2010
57 Ecuador 4.15 2010
58 Mexico 4.13 2010
59 Zimbabwe 3.93 2002
60 Turkey 3.93 2011
61 Paraguay 3.03 2002
62 Philippines 2.95 2000
63 Panama 2.89 2010
64 Chile 2.87 2002
65 Bahrain 2.48 2010
66 Uruguay 1.78 1996
67 Argentina 1.75 2001
68 Portugal 1.54 2011
69 Qatar 1.53 2010
70 Thailand 1.53 2010
71 Greece 1.47 2001
72 Republic of Macedonia 1.4 2002
73 Spain 1.3 2001
74 Costa Rica 1.23 2011
75 Aruba 1.21 2000
76 Kiribati 1.08 2010
77 Romania 0.733 2002
78 Tokelau 0.723 2011
79 Serbia 0.691 2011
80 Bulgaria 0.682 2011
81 Tonga 0.679 2006
82 Italy 0.667 2001
83 Croatia 0.667 2001
84 Turkmenistan 0.565 1995
85 Albania 0.554 2011
86 Montenegro 0.501 2011
87 Maldives 0.489 2006
88 Hungary 0.454 2001
89 Kyrgyzstan 0.407 1999
90 Mongolia 0.365 2010
91 Ukraine 0.32 2001
92 Cyprus 0.264 2011
93 Lithuania 0.167 2011
94 Kazakhstan 0.119 1999
95 Azerbaijan 0.117 2009
96 Russia 0.101 2010
97 Belarus 0.0788 2009
98 Georgia 0.0767 2002
99 Armenia 0.0675 2011
100 Tajikistan 0.0621 2010
101 Estonia 0.059 2011
102 Latvia 0.0345 2011
103 Moldova 0.0175 2004
104 North Korea 0.000536 2008

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 55-59 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-55--59-per-thousand-people

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