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Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged over 15 per thousand people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Compares countries by number of illiterates individuals aged over 15. 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Mali 430.68 1998
2 Ghana 270.64 2000
3 Lesotho 215.2 2006
4 Laos 154.59 2005
5 Cambodia 142.8 2008
6 Namibia 106.54 2001
7 China 68.9 2000
8 Burkina Faso 65.83 1996
9 Vietnam 45.39 2009
10 Bahrain 42.92 2010
11 Macau 38.84 2011
12 Singapore 25.34 2010
13 Cyprus 8.2 2011
14 Belarus 3.3 1999
15 Tokelau 2.17 2011

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged over 15 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-over-15-per-thousand-people

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