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Education > Literacy Stats: compare key data on Australia & Russia

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  • Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Male: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Reading performance > Access and retrieve: Access and retrieve.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Reading performance > Continuous texts: Continuous texts.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Reading performance > Integrate and interpret: Integrate and interpret.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Reading performance > Non-continuous texts: Non-continuous texts.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Reading performance > Overall: Overall.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Reading performance > Overall reading skills: Overall.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate: Reflect and evaluate.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Total population: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
STAT Australia Russia HISTORY
Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
Female 99%
Ranked 24th.
99.5%
Ranked 9th. 1% more than Australia

Male 99%
Ranked 34th.
99.7%
Ranked 6th. 1% more than Australia

Reading performance > Access and retrieve 513
Ranked 9th. 9% more than Russia
469
Ranked 37th.
Reading performance > Continuous texts 513
Ranked 7th. 11% more than Russia
461
Ranked 40th.
Reading performance > Integrate and interpret 513
Ranked 7th. 10% more than Russia
467
Ranked 39th.
Reading performance > Non-continuous texts 524
Ranked 5th. 16% more than Russia
452
Ranked 40th.
Reading performance > Overall 515
Ranked 7th. 12% more than Russia
459
Ranked 40th.
Reading performance > Overall reading skills 515
Ranked 7th. 12% more than Russia
459
Ranked 40th.
Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate 523
Ranked 6th. 19% more than Russia
441
Ranked 41st.
Total population 99%
Ranked 25th.
99.6%
Ranked 8th. 1% more than Australia

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