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Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged over 65 per thousand people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals aged over 65. 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 Tunisia 54.51 2004
2 China 33.72 2000
3 Iran 33.48 1996
4 Nepal 33.27 2001
5 Benin 31.24 2002
6 East Timor 30.01 2004
7 Tanzania 27.49 2002
8 Mauritius 27.09 2011
9 Niger 26.26 2001
10 Guatemala 25.15 2002
11 Singapore 22.79 2000
12 Seychelles 21.15 2010
13 Malaysia 20.54 2000
14 Macau 20.02 2011
15 Saudi Arabia 19.68 2004
16 Brunei 17.13 2001
17 Ecuador 17.1 2001
18 Montenegro 14.2 2003
19 Cyprus 13.5 2001
20 Sri Lanka 13.11 2001
21 Aruba 11.5 2010
22 Bahrain 10.61 2010
23 Kuwait 9.85 2005
24 Argentina 5.95 2001
25 Mongolia 4.06 2000
26 Maldives 3.6 2006
27 Russia 3.03 2002
28 Armenia 1.13 2011
29 Cuba 0.868 2002
30 Burkina Faso 0.825 1996

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged over 65 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-65-per-thousand-people

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