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Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 85-89 per thousand people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 85 to 89. 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 Portugal 5.23 2011
2 Ghana 2.47 2010
3 Greece 2.41 2001
4 Saint Lucia 2.26 2001
5 Malta 2.17 2005
6 Morocco 1.82 2004
7 Dominican Republic 1.64 2010
8 Turkey 1.63 2011
9 Namibia 1.6 2001
10 Mauritius 1.59 2000
11 Brazil 1.58 2010
12 Nicaragua 1.57 2005
13 Serbia 1.55 2011
14 Republic of Macedonia 1.51 2002
15 Mexico 1.45 2010
16 Ecuador 1.43 2010
17 Peru 1.41 2007
18 Spain 1.41 2001
19 Honduras 1.37 2001
20 Aruba 1.34 2000
21 Bolivia 1.33 2001
22 Laos 1.23 2005
23 Burundi 1.23 2008
24 Sao Tome and Principe 1.2 2001
25 Mali 1.16 1998
26 Colombia 1.15 2005
27 Panama 1.14 2010
28 Montenegro 0.935 2011
29 Paraguay 0.907 2002
30 Chile 0.848 2002
31 Romania 0.825 2002
32 Kyrgyzstan 0.691 1999
33 Costa Rica 0.578 2011
34 Armenia 0.436 2001
35 Bulgaria 0.401 2011
36 Mongolia 0.251 2010
37 Hungary 0.161 2001
38 Tonga 0.148 2006
39 Lithuania 0.135 2011
40 Russia 0.12 2010
41 Azerbaijan 0.0668 2009
42 Estonia 0.0396 2011
43 Latvia 0.0121 2011

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 85-89 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-85--89-per-thousand-people

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