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Cambodia

Cambodia Literacy Stats

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 illiterates > Aged 15-19:

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 30-34: 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 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 65-69 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: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female illiterates > Aged over 15: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female illiterates > Aged over 75 per thousand people: Number of females older than 75 years, who are illiterate. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female literates > Aged 15-19: Number of females aged 15-19 years, who are literate.
  • 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 60-64: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female literates > Aged 70-74: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • 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.
  • Female literates > Aged over 15 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female literates > Aged over 75: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female literates > Aged over 75 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Illiterates > Aged 10-14: Compares countries by number of male illiterates, in the age range 10 to 14. 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.
  • 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 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
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 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
  • 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 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.
  • Illiterates > Aged over 15: Compares countries by number of illiterates individuals aged over 15. 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.
  • Literates > Aged 10-14 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. 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 40-44 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • 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 70-74: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • 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.
  • Literates > Aged over 15: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literates > Aged over 15 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: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Male literates > Aged over 10: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Male literates > Aged over 15: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • 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.
  • Women above 14 years: Percent of female population above the age of 14 years that is literate.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Adult literacy 76.3% 2007 81st out of 110
Definition age 15 and over can read and write 2004
Female 64.1% 2004 16th out of 19
Female illiterates > Aged 15-19 83,372 2008 2nd out of 4
Female illiterates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 5.98 2008 3rd out of 4
Female illiterates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people 11.09 2008 3rd out of 4
Female illiterates > Aged 30-34 103,379 2008 2nd out of 4
Female illiterates > Aged 30-34 per thousand people 7.42 2008 3rd out of 4
Female illiterates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people 8.28 2008 3rd out of 4
Female illiterates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people 5.68 2008 1st out of 4
Female illiterates > Aged over 10 1.79 million 1998 3rd out of 3
Female illiterates > Aged over 15 1.36 million 2008 1st out of 1
Female illiterates > Aged over 75 per thousand people 6.49 2008 1st out of 1
Female literates > Aged 15-19 701,496 2008 2nd out of 4
Female literates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 50.32 2008 1st out of 4
Female literates > Aged 60-64 80,781 2008 2nd out of 4
Female literates > Aged 70-74 27,506 2008 2nd out of 4
Female literates > Aged over 10 per thousand people 217.58 1998 2nd out of 3
Female literates > Aged over 15 per thousand people 237.91 2008 1st out of 1
Female literates > Aged over 75 29,253 2008 1st out of 1
Female literates > Aged over 75 per thousand people 2.1 2008 1st out of 1
Illiterates > Aged 10-14 535,651 1998 2nd out of 3
Illiterates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 11.45 2008 3rd out of 4
Illiterates > Aged 20-24 214,843 2008 2nd out of 4
Illiterates > Aged 25-29 245,223 2008 2nd out of 4
Illiterates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people 17.59 2008 3rd out of 4
Illiterates > Aged 30-34 per thousand people 11.68 2008 3rd out of 4
Illiterates > Aged 35-39 178,531 2008 2nd out of 4
Illiterates > Aged 45-49 199,303 2008 1st out of 4
Illiterates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people 9.37 2008 3rd out of 4
Illiterates > Aged 60-64 98,260 2008 1st out of 4
Illiterates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people 7.05 2008 3rd out of 4
Illiterates > Aged 65-69 97,495 2008 1st out of 4
Illiterates > Aged 70-74 83,918 2008 1st out of 4
Illiterates > Aged over 10 2.67 million 1998 3rd out of 3
Illiterates > Aged over 10 per thousand people 228.12 1998 2nd out of 3
Illiterates > Aged over 15 1.99 million 2008 1st out of 1
Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24 87.13% 2009 20th out of 27
Literates > Aged 10-14 per thousand people 95.79 1998 2nd out of 3
Literates > Aged 15-19 1.46 million 2008 2nd out of 5
Literates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 104.71 2008 1st out of 5
Literates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people 39.17 2008 2nd out of 5
Literates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people 12.87 2008 2nd out of 5
Literates > Aged 70-74 75,024 2008 2nd out of 5
Literates > Aged over 10 per thousand people 471.54 1998 2nd out of 3
Literates > Aged over 15 6.89 million 2008 1st out of 1
Literates > Aged over 15 per thousand people 494.32 2008 1st out of 1
Male 84.7% 2004 15th out of 19
Male illiterates > Aged 35-39 63,138 2008 2nd out of 4
Male illiterates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people 4.53 2008 3rd out of 4
Male illiterates > Aged 55-59 per thousand people 1.61 2008 3rd out of 4
Male illiterates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people 1.31 2008 3rd out of 4
Male literates > Aged 15-19 758,210 2008 2nd out of 4
Male literates > Aged 25-29 515,044 2008 2nd out of 4
Male literates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people 36.95 2008 1st out of 4
Male literates > Aged 30-34 275,582 2008 2nd out of 4
Male literates > Aged 40-44 284,778 2008 2nd out of 4
Male literates > Aged 50-54 165,402 2008 2nd out of 4
Male literates > Aged 60-64 98,566 2008 2nd out of 4
Male literates > Aged over 10 2.97 million 1998 3rd out of 3
Male literates > Aged over 15 3.57 million 2008 1st out of 1
Men above 14 years 84.7% 2004 25th out of 33
Total population 73.6% 2004 16th out of 19
Women above 14 years 64.1% 2004 27th out of 33

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; 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.; 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.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; 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.; Source tables. Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence; 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; 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.; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; United Nations Statistics Division. Population table by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence; http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=GenderStat&f=inID%3a49, Adult literacy rate

Citation

Cambodia Education > Literacy Profiles (Subcategories)

Female illiterates 32 Literates 28
Female literates 30 Male illiterates 28
Illiterates 32 Male literates 30
  • Cambodia ranked 4th last for literacy > total population amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2013.

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