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Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 70-74 per thousand people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 70 to 74. 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 Morocco 14.77 2004
2 Lesotho 12.94 2006
3 Bhutan 11.15 2005
4 Iran 10.21 2011
5 Mali 10.04 1998
6 Burkina Faso 9.57 2006
7 Sierra Leone 9.42 2004
8 Ghana 9.41 2010
9 India 9.16 2001
10 Algeria 8.98 1998
11 Mauritius 8.6 2000
12 Portugal 8.37 2011
13 Pakistan 8.21 1998
14 El Salvador 7.39 2007
15 Ethiopia 7.37 2007
16 Sao Tome and Principe 7.15 2001
17 Bolivia 7.07 2001
18 Malta 6.81 2005
19 Indonesia 6.42 2005
20 Burundi 6.34 2008
21 Laos 6.26 2005
22 Oman 6.22 2003
23 Cambodia 6.02 2008
24 Seychelles 5.91 2002
25 Saint Lucia 5.85 2001
26 China 5.76 2010
27 Liberia 5.74 2008
28 Suriname 5.65 2004
29 South Africa 5.47 1996
30 Nigeria 5.44 2006
31 Republic of Macedonia 5.42 2002
32 Honduras 5.37 2001
33 Brazil 5.36 2010
34 Mozambique 5.33 2007
35 Namibia 5.17 2001
36 Nicaragua 5.04 2005
37 Greece 5.03 2001
38 Dominican Republic 5.01 2010
39 Belize 4.94 2000
40 Thailand 4.86 2000
41 Turkey 4.78 2011
42 Mexico 4.4 2010
43 Colombia 4.25 2005
44 Ecuador 4.23 2010
45 Peru 4.04 2007
46 Zimbabwe 4.03 2002
47 Swaziland 3.67 2007
48 Panama 3.31 2010
49 Spain 3.25 2001
50 Chile 3.01 2002
51 Fiji 2.91 1996
52 Egypt 2.8 2006
53 Romania 2.78 2002
54 Croatia 2.77 2001
55 Paraguay 2.67 2002
56 Uruguay 2.34 1996
57 Albania 2.12 2011
58 Italy 2.11 2001
59 Serbia 1.79 2011
60 Costa Rica 1.51 2011
61 Aruba 1.34 2000
62 Montenegro 1.28 2011
63 Kyrgyzstan 1.13 1999
64 Bulgaria 1.06 2011
65 Cyprus 1.01 2011
66 Kiribati 0.941 2010
67 Turkmenistan 0.909 1995
68 Armenia 0.768 2001
69 Qatar 0.754 2010
70 Mongolia 0.494 2010
71 Hungary 0.362 2001
72 Azerbaijan 0.342 2009
73 Tonga 0.305 2006
74 Belarus 0.29 2009
75 Lithuania 0.245 2011
76 Russia 0.201 2010
77 Estonia 0.044 2011
78 Latvia 0.035 2011
79 North Korea 0.00148 2008
80 Tokelau 0.0 2011

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 70-74 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-70--74-per-thousand-people

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