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

DEFINITION: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals aged over 85. 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
1 Portugal 7.39 2001
2 Sierra Leone 6.41 2004
3 Morocco 4.52 2004
4 Liberia 4.25 2008
5 El Salvador 4.22 2007
6 Seychelles 3.78 2002
7 Burkina Faso 3.29 2006
8 Albania 3.29 2011
9 Malta 3.12 2005
10 Nigeria 3.06 2006
11 China 2.81 2010
12 Nicaragua 2.76 2005
13 Singapore 2.59 2010
14 Oman 2.55 2003
15 Thailand 2.38 2000
16 Zimbabwe 2 2002
17 Italy 1.8 2001
18 Croatia 1.75 2001
19 Suriname 1.27 2004
20 Belarus 0.529 2009

Citation

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

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