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Beninese and Beninois Literacy rate Stats

Definitions

  • Adult female > % of females ages 15 and above: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.
  • Adult male > % of males ages 15 and above: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.
  • Adult total > % of people ages 15 and above: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.
  • Females aged 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • Males aged 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • People aged 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • Youth female > % of females ages 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.
  • Youth male > % of males ages 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.
  • Youth total > % of people ages 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 23.3% 2006 107th out of 113
Adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 47.87% 2006 106th out of 113
Adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 34.66% 2006 108th out of 114
Females aged 15-24 42.1 2008 109th out of 111
Males aged 15-24 64.1 2008 109th out of 111
People aged 15-24 53.3 2008 109th out of 111
Youth female > % of females ages 15-24 33.24% 2006 103th out of 108
Youth male > % of males ages 15-24 59.21% 2006 100th out of 108
Youth total > % of people ages 15-24 45.31% 2006 103th out of 108

SOURCES: World Development Indicators database; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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