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Education > Literacy > Male literates > 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 Montenegro 50.78 2003
2 Cuba 48.75 2002
3 Armenia 42.63 2011
4 Russia 40.75 2002
5 Aruba 39.14 2010
6 Argentina 36.86 2001
7 Cyprus 34.9 2001
8 Macau 29.05 2011
9 Mauritius 24.82 2011
10 China 23.45 2000
11 Maldives 23.43 2006
12 Ecuador 23.34 2001
13 Sri Lanka 22.76 2001
14 Singapore 21.44 2000
15 Seychelles 19.69 2010
16 Burkina Faso 17.04 1996
17 Mongolia 13.64 2000
18 Tunisia 11.42 2004
19 Malaysia 10.35 2000
20 Guatemala 9.79 2002
21 Tanzania 7.84 2002
22 Brunei 7.58 2001
23 Kuwait 7.53 2005
24 Bahrain 6.92 2010
25 Iran 6.69 1996
26 Nepal 5.51 2001
27 Saudi Arabia 5.46 2004
28 East Timor 2.25 2004
29 Benin 1.89 2002
30 Niger 1.14 2001

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > Literacy > Male literates > 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/Male-literates/Aged-over-65-per-thousand-people

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