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Education > Literacy Stats: compare key data on China & India

Definitions

  • Adult literacy: Adult literacy rate (%).
  • 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.
  • Female literates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people: Number of females aged 15-19 years, who are literate. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female literates > Aged over 10 per thousand people: Number of females older than 10 years, who are literate. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Illiterates > Aged 30-34 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 30 to 34. 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.
  • Illiterates > Aged 35-39: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 35 to 39. 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
  • Illiterates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 50 to 54. 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.
  • Literates > Aged 15-19: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literates > Aged over 10 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Men above 14 years: Percent of male population above the age of 14 years that is literate.
  • 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.
  • Literates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Illiterates > Aged 20-24: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 20 to 24. 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
  • Illiterates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 15 to 19. 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.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 35-39: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female literates > Aged 15-19: Number of females aged 15-19 years, who are literate.
  • Illiterates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 25 to 29. 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.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Women above 14 years: Percent of female population above the age of 14 years that is literate.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 45-49: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Male literates > Aged over 10: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Male literates > Aged 30-34: Compares countries by number of male literates, in the age range 30 to 34. 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
  • Female illiterates > Aged over 10: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 60-64: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Illiterates > Aged 45-49: Compares countries by number of male illiterates, in the age range 45 to 49. 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
  • Illiterates > Aged over 10: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals aged over 10. 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
  • Illiterates > Aged 65-69: Compares countries by number of male illiterates, in the age range 65 to 69. 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
  • Illiterates > Aged 75-79: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 75 to 79. 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
  • Female literates > Aged 75-79: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 30-34 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literates > Aged 70-74: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 45-49 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Male literates > Aged 20-24: Compares countries by number of male literates, in the age range 20 to 24. 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
  • Literates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female illiterates > Aged over 10 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Male literates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of male illiterates, in the age range 25 to 29. 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.
  • Illiterates > Aged over 10 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals aged over 10. 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.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Illiterates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of male illiterates, in the age range 60 to 64. 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.
  • Female literates > Aged 30-34: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female literates > Aged 20-24: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 75-79: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 25-29: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 70-74: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 40-44: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 40-44: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female literates > Aged 50-54: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literates > Aged 55-59: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female literates > Aged 45-49: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 60-64: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 65-69: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female literates > Aged 65-69: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 20-24 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female literates > Aged 70-74 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female literates > Aged 20-24 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 55-59 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 20-24 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female literates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female literates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24: Ratio of young literate females to males (% ages 15-24). Gender parity index for youth literacy rate is the ratio of female youth literacy rate to male youth literacy rate. It is calculated by dividing the female value for the indicator by the male value for the indicator. A GPI equal to 1 indicates parity between females and males. In general, a value less than 1 indicates disparity in favor of males and a value greater than 1 indicates disparity in favor of females.
  • Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above: Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above). Adult (15+) literacy rate (%). Total is the percentage of the population age 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, u2018literacyu2019 also encompasses u2018numeracyu2019, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of literates aged 15 years and over by the corresponding age group population and multiplying the result by 100.
  • Literates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Male literates > Aged 45-49 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of male literates in the age range 45 to 49. 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.
  • Male literates > Aged 55-59 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of male literates, in the age range 55 to 59. 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.
  • Male literates > Aged 30-34 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of male literates, in the age range 30 to 34. 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.
  • Male literates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of male literates, in the age range 50 to 54. 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.
  • Illiterates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 40 to 44. 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.
  • Male literates > Aged 20-24 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of male literates, in the age range 20 to 24. 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.
  • Literates > Aged 55-59 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Illiterates > Aged 55-59 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of male iliterate individuals, in the age range 55 to 59. 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.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Male literates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of male literates, in the age range 15 to 19. 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.
  • Literates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literates > Aged 75-79 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 70-74 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female literates > Aged 55-59: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Illiterates > Aged 45-49 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of male illiterates, in the age range 45 to 49. 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.
  • Female literates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Male literates > Aged over 10 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Male literates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of male literates, in the age range 60 to 64. 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.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Male literates > Aged 70-74 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of male literates, in the age range 70 to 74. 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.
  • Literates > Aged 60-64: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female literates > Aged 30-34 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 55-59: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female literates > Aged 40-44: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literates > Aged over 10: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 45-49 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Illiterates > Aged 75-79 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 75 to 79. 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.
  • Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24: Literacy rate, youth female (% of females ages 15-24). Youth (15-24) literacy rate (%). Female is the number of females age 15 to 24 years who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement on their everyday life, divided by the female population in that age group. Generally, u2018literacyu2019 also encompasses u2018numeracyu2019, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations.
  • Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above: Literacy rate, adult female (% of females ages 15 and above). Adult (15+) literacy rate (%). Female is the percentage of females age 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, u2018literacyu2019 also encompasses u2018numeracyu2019, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of female literates aged 15 years and over by the corresponding age group population and multiplying the result by 100.
  • Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above: Literacy rate, adult male (% of males ages 15 and above). Adult (15+) literacy rate (%). Male is the percentage of males age 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, u2018literacyu2019 also encompasses u2018numeracyu2019, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of male literates aged 15 years and over by the corresponding age group population and multiplying the result by 100.
  • Illiterates > Aged 15-19: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 15 to 19. 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
  • Illiterates > Aged 70-74: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 70 to 74. 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
  • Female illiterates > Aged 15-19:

    Number of females aged 15-19 years, who are illiterate.

  • Illiterates > Aged 40-44: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 40 to 44. 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
  • Male illiterates > Aged 65-69: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literates > Aged 75-79: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Male literates > Aged 55-59: Compares countries by number of male literates, in the age range 55 to 59. 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
  • Male literates > Aged 75-79: Compares countries by number of male illiterates, in the age range 75 to 79. 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
  • Illiterates > Aged 60-64: Compares countries by number of male illiterates, in the age range 60 to 64. 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
  • Female illiterates > Aged 30-34: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female literates > Aged 75-79 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Male literates > Aged 15-19: Compares countries by number of male literates, in the age range 15 to 19. 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
  • Illiterates > Aged 50-54: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 50 to 54. 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
  • Male literates > Aged 60-64: Compares countries by number of male literates, in the age range 60 to 64. 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
  • Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24: Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24). Youth (15-24) literacy rate (%). Total is the number of people age 15 to 24 years who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement on their everyday life, divided by the population in that age group. Generally, u2018literacyu2019 also encompasses u2018numeracyu2019, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations.
  • Male literates > Aged 25-29: Compares countries by number of male illiterates, in the age range 25 to 29. 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
  • Male literates > Aged 40-44: Compares countries by number of male literates, in the age range 40 to 44. 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
  • Female literates > Aged 70-74: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Illiterates > Aged 25-29: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 25 to 29. 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
  • Female literates > Aged 60-64: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Male literates > Aged 50-54: Compares countries by number of male literates, in the age range 50 to 54. 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.
  • Literates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 55-59 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Male literates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of male literates, in the age range 35 to 39. 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.
  • Illiterates > Aged 20-24 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 20 to 24. 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.
  • Literates > Aged 35-39: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people:

    Number of females aged 15-19 years, who are illiterate.

    . Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literates > Aged 25-29: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 20-24: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 50-54: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literates > Aged 30-34: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 55-59: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 20-24: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 70-74: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female literates > Aged 35-39: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 35-39: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female literates > Aged over 10: Number of females older than 10 years, who are literate.
  • Literates > Aged 40-44: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female literates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literates > Aged 30-34 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 75-79 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female literates > Aged 45-49 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female literates > Aged 55-59 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24: Literacy rate, youth male (% of males ages 15-24). Youth (15-24) literacy rate (%). Male is the number of males age 15 to 24 years who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement on their everyday life, divided by the male population in that age group. Generally, u2018literacyu2019 also encompasses u2018numeracyu2019, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations.
  • Illiterates > Aged 55-59: Compares countries by number of male iliterate individuals, in the age range 55 to 59. 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
  • Female illiterates > Aged 45-49: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literates > Aged 45-49: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Male literates > Aged 70-74: Compares countries by number of male literates, in the age range 70 to 74. 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
  • Male illiterates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Male literates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of male literates, in the age range 40 to 44. 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.
  • Male literates > Aged 75-79 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of male illiterates, in the age range 75 to 79. 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.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 70-74 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literates > Aged 45-49 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Illiterates > Aged 70-74 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 70 to 74. 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.
  • Literates > Aged 70-74 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female literates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 50-54: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 25-29: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literates > Aged 50-54: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Illiterates > Aged 30-34: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 30 to 34. 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
  • Male illiterates > Aged 15-19: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Illiterates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of male illiterates, in the age range 65 to 69. 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.
  • Literates > Aged 65-69: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Illiterates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 35 to 39. 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.
  • Male literates > Aged 45-49: Compares countries by number of male literates in the age range 45 to 49. 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
  • Male literates > Aged 35-39: Compares countries by number of male literates, in the age range 35 to 39. 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
STAT China India HISTORY
Adult literacy 93.3%
Ranked 44th. 41% more than India
66%
Ranked 91st.

Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
Female 87.6%
Ranked 2nd. 81% more than India
48.3%
Ranked 131st.

Female literates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 35.75
Ranked 12th. 13% more than India
31.74
Ranked 21st.
Female literates > Aged over 10 per thousand people 380.46
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than India
188.02
Ranked 21st.
Illiterates > Aged 30-34 per thousand people 0.646
Ranked 13th.
26.86
Ranked 4th. 42 times more than China
Illiterates > Aged 35-39 1.42 million
Ranked 1st.
29.5 million
Ranked 1st. 21 times more than China
Illiterates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people 2.48
Ranked 9th.
17.18
Ranked 4th. 7 times more than China
Literates > Aged 15-19 99.58 million
Ranked 1st. 25% more than India
79.46 million
Ranked 1st.
Literates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 74.44
Ranked 11th.
75
Ranked 17th. 1% more than China
Literates > Aged over 10 per thousand people 790.38
Ranked 4th. 65% more than India
477.67
Ranked 21st.
Male 95.7%
Ranked 2nd. 36% more than India
70.2%
Ranked 131st.

Male illiterates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people 0.347
Ranked 13th.
9.81
Ranked 4th. 28 times more than China
Men above 14 years 95.1%
Ranked 8th. 30% more than India
73.4%
Ranked 27th.

Total population 91.6%
Ranked 2nd. 54% more than India
59.5%
Ranked 134th.

Literates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people 91.69
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than India
29.71
Ranked 25th.
Female illiterates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people 0.281
Ranked 12th.
17.74
Ranked 4th. 63 times more than China
Illiterates > Aged 20-24 501,232
Ranked 1st.
24.03 million
Ranked 1st. 48 times more than China
Illiterates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 0.233
Ranked 12th.
19.59
Ranked 4th. 84 times more than China
Female illiterates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people 0.715
Ranked 11th.
18.03
Ranked 3rd. 25 times more than China
Male illiterates > Aged 35-39 464,307
Ranked 2nd.
10.4 million
Ranked 1st. 22 times more than China
Female literates > Aged 15-19 47.82 million
Ranked 1st. 42% more than India
33.62 million
Ranked 1st.
Illiterates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people 0.455
Ranked 13th.
25.95
Ranked 4th. 57 times more than China
Female illiterates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people 3.53
Ranked 2nd.
7.72
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than China
Women above 14 years 86.5%
Ranked 14th. 81% more than India
47.8%
Ranked 27th.

Male illiterates > Aged 45-49 553,855
Ranked 2nd.
7.63 million
Ranked 1st. 14 times more than China
Male literates > Aged over 10 548.36 million
Ranked 1st. 79% more than India
306.88 million
Ranked 1st.
Male literates > Aged 30-34 49.21 million
Ranked 1st. 76% more than India
27.95 million
Ranked 1st.
Female illiterates > Aged over 10 40.01 million
Ranked 1st.
181.1 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than China
Male illiterates > Aged 60-64 1.54 million
Ranked 1st.
6.21 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than China
Illiterates > Aged 45-49 2.29 million
Ranked 1st.
21.63 million
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than China
Illiterates > Aged over 10 54.19 million
Ranked 1st.
281.02 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than China
Illiterates > Aged 65-69 6.34 million
Ranked 1st.
12.44 million
Ranked 1st. 96% more than China
Illiterates > Aged 75-79 7.73 million
Ranked 1st. 89% more than India
4.08 million
Ranked 1st.
Female literates > Aged 75-79 6.88 million
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than India
694,295
Ranked 3rd.
Female illiterates > Aged 30-34 per thousand people 0.417
Ranked 13th.
17.98
Ranked 4th. 43 times more than China
Female illiterates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people 1.89
Ranked 7th.
10.63
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than China
Literates > Aged 70-74 25.26 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than India
5.01 million
Ranked 1st.
Female illiterates > Aged 45-49 per thousand people 1.3
Ranked 8th.
13.21
Ranked 2nd. 10 times more than China
Male literates > Aged 20-24 63.8 million
Ranked 1st. 65% more than India
38.57 million
Ranked 1st.
Literates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people 56.39
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than India
17.36
Ranked 22nd.
Female illiterates > Aged over 10 per thousand people 29.91
Ranked 3rd.
170.93
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than China
Male literates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people 37.83
Ranked 10th. 22% more than India
31.02
Ranked 21st.
Illiterates > Aged over 10 per thousand people 40.51
Ranked 6th.
265.23
Ranked 4th. 7 times more than China
Male illiterates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people 1.21
Ranked 7th.
4.02
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than China
Illiterates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people 4.54
Ranked 5th.
16.21
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than China
Female literates > Aged 30-34 47.06 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than India
17.86 million
Ranked 1st.
Female literates > Aged 20-24 63.11 million
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than India
27.16 million
Ranked 1st.
Female illiterates > Aged 75-79 5.69 million
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than India
2.59 million
Ranked 1st.
Female illiterates > Aged 25-29 376,519
Ranked 1st.
18.8 million
Ranked 1st. 50 times more than China
Female illiterates > Aged 70-74 5.62 million
Ranked 1st.
5.87 million
Ranked 1st. 4% more than China
Female illiterates > Aged 40-44 1.49 million
Ranked 1st.
15.14 million
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than China
Male illiterates > Aged 40-44 605,375
Ranked 2nd.
9.12 million
Ranked 1st. 15 times more than China
Female literates > Aged 50-54 35.87 million
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than India
5.48 million
Ranked 1st.
Literates > Aged 55-59 75.65 million
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than India
12.59 million
Ranked 1st.
Female literates > Aged 45-49 50.08 million
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than India
8.55 million
Ranked 1st.
Female illiterates > Aged 60-64 4.54 million
Ranked 1st.
10.96 million
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than China
Female illiterates > Aged 65-69 4.72 million
Ranked 1st.
8.18 million
Ranked 1st. 73% more than China
Female literates > Aged 65-69 15.65 million
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than India
2.15 million
Ranked 1st.
Female illiterates > Aged 20-24 per thousand people 0.217
Ranked 13th.
15.37
Ranked 4th. 71 times more than China
Female literates > Aged 70-74 per thousand people 8.19
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than India
1.24
Ranked 17th.
Female literates > Aged 20-24 per thousand people 47.18
Ranked 4th. 84% more than India
25.63
Ranked 26th.
Female illiterates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people 1.12
Ranked 8th.
14.29
Ranked 4th. 13 times more than China
Female illiterates > Aged 55-59 per thousand people 3.23
Ranked 4th.
9.64
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than China
Male illiterates > Aged 20-24 per thousand people 0.158
Ranked 13th.
7.31
Ranked 4th. 46 times more than China
Female illiterates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people 3.39
Ranked 3rd.
10.34
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than China
Female literates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people 26.81
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than India
5.17
Ranked 22nd.
Female literates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people 11.7
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than India
2.03
Ranked 17th.
Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24 99.9%
Ranked 21st. 19% more than India
84.1%
Ranked 19th.

Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 95.12%
Ranked 7th. 52% more than India
62.75%
Ranked 18th.

Literates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people 26
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than India
6.95
Ranked 16th.
Male literates > Aged 45-49 per thousand people 39.79
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than India
16.27
Ranked 21st.
Male literates > Aged 55-59 per thousand people 29.71
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than India
8.24
Ranked 20th.
Male literates > Aged 30-34 per thousand people 36.79
Ranked 7th. 39% more than India
26.38
Ranked 20th.
Male literates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people 29.58
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than India
12.19
Ranked 20th.
Illiterates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people 1.57
Ranked 12th.
22.9
Ranked 4th. 15 times more than China
Male literates > Aged 20-24 per thousand people 47.69
Ranked 6th. 31% more than India
36.41
Ranked 17th.
Literates > Aged 55-59 per thousand people 56.55
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than India
11.89
Ranked 21st.
Illiterates > Aged 55-59 per thousand people 4.23
Ranked 5th.
14.21
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than China
Male illiterates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people 1.15
Ranked 8th.
5.86
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than China
Male literates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 38.69
Ranked 11th.
43.26
Ranked 9th. 12% more than China
Literates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people 87.17
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than India
38.77
Ranked 25th.
Literates > Aged 75-79 per thousand people 12.06
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than India
2.33
Ranked 16th.
Female illiterates > Aged 70-74 per thousand people 4.2
Ranked 2nd.
5.54
Ranked 2nd. 32% more than China
Female literates > Aged 55-59 35.91 million
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than India
3.86 million
Ranked 1st.
Illiterates > Aged 45-49 per thousand people 1.71
Ranked 11th.
20.41
Ranked 2nd. 12 times more than China
Female literates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people 44.59
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than India
10.12
Ranked 25th.
Male literates > Aged over 10 per thousand people 409.92
Ranked 3rd. 42% more than India
289.65
Ranked 20th.
Male literates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people 21.15
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than India
6.96
Ranked 19th.
Male illiterates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people 0.453
Ranked 13th.
8.61
Ranked 4th. 19 times more than China
Male literates > Aged 70-74 per thousand people 10.7
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than India
3.49
Ranked 14th.
Literates > Aged 60-64 52.59 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than India
10.34 million
Ranked 1st.
Female literates > Aged 30-34 per thousand people 35.18
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than India
16.86
Ranked 25th.
Male illiterates > Aged 55-59 1.34 million
Ranked 1st.
4.85 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than China
Female literates > Aged 40-44 59.65 million
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than India
10.72 million
Ranked 1st.
Literates > Aged over 10 1.06 billion
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than India
506.09 million
Ranked 1st.
Male illiterates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 0.111
Ranked 12th.
7.65
Ranked 4th. 69 times more than China
Male illiterates > Aged 45-49 per thousand people 0.414
Ranked 13th.
7.21
Ranked 4th. 17 times more than China
Illiterates > Aged 75-79 per thousand people 5.77
Ranked 1st. 50% more than India
3.85
Ranked 7th.
Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24 99.59%
Ranked 4th. 34% more than India
74.36%
Ranked 18th.

Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 92.71%
Ranked 11th. 82% more than India
50.82%
Ranked 18th.

Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 97.48%
Ranked 5th. 30% more than India
75.19%
Ranked 17th.

Illiterates > Aged 15-19 311,848
Ranked 2nd.
20.75 million
Ranked 1st. 67 times more than China
Illiterates > Aged 70-74 7.71 million
Ranked 1st.
9.7 million
Ranked 1st. 26% more than China
Female illiterates > Aged 15-19 163,265
Ranked 1st.
12.65 million
Ranked 1st. 77 times more than China
Illiterates > Aged 40-44 2.1 million
Ranked 1st.
24.26 million
Ranked 1st. 12 times more than China
Male illiterates > Aged 65-69 1.62 million
Ranked 1st.
4.26 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than China
Literates > Aged 75-79 16.13 million
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than India
2.47 million
Ranked 1st.
Male literates > Aged 55-59 39.74 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than India
8.73 million
Ranked 1st.
Male literates > Aged 75-79 9.25 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than India
1.78 million
Ranked 1st.
Illiterates > Aged 60-64 6.08 million
Ranked 1st.
17.17 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than China
Female illiterates > Aged 30-34 557,202
Ranked 1st.
19.05 million
Ranked 1st. 34 times more than China
Female literates > Aged 75-79 per thousand people 5.14
Ranked 2nd. 8 times more than India
0.655
Ranked 16th.
Male literates > Aged 15-19 51.76 million
Ranked 1st. 13% more than India
45.84 million
Ranked 1st.
Illiterates > Aged 50-54 3.32 million
Ranked 1st.
18.2 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than China
Male literates > Aged 60-64 28.29 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than India
7.37 million
Ranked 1st.
Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24 99.64%
Ranked 3rd. 23% more than India
81.13%
Ranked 18th.

Male literates > Aged 25-29 50.6 million
Ranked 1st. 54% more than India
32.86 million
Ranked 1st.
Male literates > Aged 40-44 63 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than India
20.76 million
Ranked 1st.
Female literates > Aged 70-74 10.95 million
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than India
1.31 million
Ranked 2nd.
Illiterates > Aged 25-29 609,029
Ranked 2nd.
27.49 million
Ranked 1st. 45 times more than China
Female literates > Aged 60-64 24.3 million
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than India
2.97 million
Ranked 1st.
Male literates > Aged 50-54 39.56 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than India
12.91 million
Ranked 1st.
Literates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people 39.31
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than India
9.76
Ranked 20th.
Male illiterates > Aged 55-59 per thousand people 1
Ranked 8th.
4.58
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than China
Male literates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people 44.8
Ranked 3rd. 85% more than India
24.2
Ranked 21st.
Illiterates > Aged 20-24 per thousand people 0.375
Ranked 13th.
22.68
Ranked 4th. 61 times more than China
Literates > Aged 35-39 116.61 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than India
41.07 million
Ranked 1st.
Female illiterates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 0.122
Ranked 11th.
11.94
Ranked 4th. 98 times more than China
Literates > Aged 25-29 100.4 million
Ranked 1st. 80% more than India
55.93 million
Ranked 1st.
Female illiterates > Aged 20-24 290,042
Ranked 1st.
16.29 million
Ranked 1st. 56 times more than China
Male illiterates > Aged 50-54 799,159
Ranked 1st.
6.94 million
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than China
Literates > Aged 30-34 96.27 million
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than India
45.81 million
Ranked 1st.
Female illiterates > Aged 55-59 4.32 million
Ranked 1st.
10.21 million
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than China
Male illiterates > Aged 20-24 211,190
Ranked 2nd.
7.75 million
Ranked 1st. 37 times more than China
Male illiterates > Aged 70-74 2.09 million
Ranked 1st.
3.83 million
Ranked 1st. 83% more than China
Female literates > Aged 35-39 56.68 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than India
15.43 million
Ranked 1st.
Female illiterates > Aged 35-39 956,001
Ranked 1st.
19.11 million
Ranked 1st. 20 times more than China
Female literates > Aged over 10 508.94 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than India
199.21 million
Ranked 1st.
Literates > Aged 40-44 122.66 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than India
31.48 million
Ranked 1st.
Female literates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people 18.16
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than India
2.8
Ranked 22nd.
Literates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people 75.06
Ranked 10th. 42% more than India
52.79
Ranked 23th.
Literates > Aged 30-34 per thousand people 71.97
Ranked 8th. 66% more than India
43.24
Ranked 24th.
Male illiterates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people 0.597
Ranked 12th.
6.55
Ranked 4th. 11 times more than China
Female illiterates > Aged 75-79 per thousand people 4.26
Ranked 1st. 74% more than India
2.45
Ranked 7th.
Female literates > Aged 45-49 per thousand people 37.44
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than India
8.07
Ranked 25th.
Female literates > Aged 55-59 per thousand people 26.84
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than India
3.64
Ranked 22nd.
Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24 99.69%
Ranked 2nd. 13% more than India
88.41%
Ranked 16th.

Illiterates > Aged 55-59 5.66 million
Ranked 1st.
15.06 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than China
Female illiterates > Aged 45-49 1.74 million
Ranked 1st.
13.99 million
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than China
Literates > Aged 45-49 103.3 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than India
25.78 million
Ranked 1st.
Male literates > Aged 70-74 14.31 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than India
3.7 million
Ranked 1st.
Male illiterates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people 0.174
Ranked 13th.
8.21
Ranked 4th. 47 times more than China
Male literates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people 47.1
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than India
19.59
Ranked 21st.
Male literates > Aged 75-79 per thousand people 6.91
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than India
1.68
Ranked 15th.
Male illiterates > Aged 70-74 per thousand people 1.56
Ranked 7th.
3.62
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than China
Literates > Aged 45-49 per thousand people 77.22
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than India
24.33
Ranked 22nd.
Illiterates > Aged 70-74 per thousand people 5.76
Ranked 2nd.
9.16
Ranked 2nd. 59% more than China
Literates > Aged 70-74 per thousand people 18.89
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than India
4.73
Ranked 15th.
Female literates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people 42.37
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than India
14.56
Ranked 25th.
Female illiterates > Aged 50-54 2.52 million
Ranked 1st.
11.26 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than China
Male illiterates > Aged 25-29 232,510
Ranked 2nd.
8.69 million
Ranked 1st. 37 times more than China
Literates > Aged 50-54 75.43 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than India
18.39 million
Ranked 1st.
Illiterates > Aged 30-34 864,305
Ranked 2nd.
28.46 million
Ranked 1st. 33 times more than China
Male illiterates > Aged 15-19 148,583
Ranked 2nd.
8.1 million
Ranked 1st. 55 times more than China
Illiterates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people 4.74
Ranked 3rd.
11.75
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than China
Literates > Aged 65-69 34.78 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than India
7.36 million
Ranked 1st.
Illiterates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people 1.06
Ranked 12th.
27.84
Ranked 4th. 26 times more than China
Male literates > Aged 45-49 53.22 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than India
17.23 million
Ranked 1st.
Male literates > Aged 35-39 59.93 million
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than India
25.64 million
Ranked 1st.

SOURCES: World Health Organization. Source tables; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Source tables. Population 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.; Number of females older than 10 years, who are literate.. 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.; 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.; United Nations Statistics Division.  Population table by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. 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.; http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=GenderStat&f=inID%3a49, Adult literacy rate; Source tables. Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; 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.; Source tables. Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence; United Nations Statistics Division. Population table by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence; Source tables. Population 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.; Number of females older than 10 years, who are literate.

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