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Estonia

Estonian 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 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 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 45-49 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.
  • 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 95-99: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female illiterates > Aged over 10: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female illiterates > Aged over 100 per million people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per million 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 40-44: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • 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 80-84 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female literates > Aged 85-89 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 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 100: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 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.
  • Illiterates > Aged 85-89: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 85 to 89. 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 100 per million people: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals aged over 100. 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 million people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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 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 75-79: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literates > Aged 90-94: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literates > Aged over 10: 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 100 per million people: Number of people older than 100 years who are literate. Figures expressed per million 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 10-14: Number of males aged 10-14 years, who are illiterate.
  • 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 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 45-49 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: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Male illiterates > Aged over 100 per million people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • 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 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 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 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 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
  • Male literates > Aged 80-84: Compares countries by number of male illiterates, in the age range 80 to 84. 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.
  • Men above 14 years: Percent of male population above the age of 14 years that is literate.
  • Reading performance > Access and retrieve: Access and retrieve.

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

  • Reading performance > Continuous texts: Continuous texts.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Reading performance > Overall: Overall.

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

  • Reading performance > Overall reading skills: Overall.

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

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

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

  • Total population: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Women above 14 years: Percent of female population above the age of 14 years that is literate.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Adult literacy 99.8% 2007 2nd out of 110
Definition age 15 and over can read and write 2003
Female 99.8% 2003 2nd out of 157
Female illiterates > Aged 15-19 13 2011 14th out of 14
Female illiterates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people 0.0448 2011 14th out of 14
Female illiterates > Aged 30-34 65 2011 14th out of 14
Female illiterates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people 0.053 2011 12th out of 14
Female illiterates > Aged 45-49 per thousand people 0.0373 2011 13th out of 14
Female illiterates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people 0.0276 2011 13th out of 14
Female illiterates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people 0.0224 2011 10th out of 11
Female illiterates > Aged 95-99 5 2011 8th out of 8
Female illiterates > Aged over 10 759 2011 12th out of 12
Female illiterates > Aged over 100 per million people 0.746 2011 8th out of 8
Female literates > Aged 15-19 32,901 2011 11th out of 14
Female literates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 24.55 2011 12th out of 14
Female literates > Aged 40-44 44,138 2011 10th out of 14
Female literates > Aged 60-64 45,503 2011 10th out of 14
Female literates > Aged 70-74 41,542 2011 8th out of 11
Female literates > Aged 80-84 per thousand people 18.87 2011 2nd out of 9
Female literates > Aged 85-89 per thousand people 9.92 2011 2nd out of 9
Female literates > Aged over 10 per thousand people 460.9 2011 5th out of 12
Female literates > Aged over 100 97 2011 6th out of 8
Illiterates > Aged 10-14 0.0 2011 13th out of 13
Illiterates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 0.0224 2011 15th out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 20-24 62 2011 15th out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 25-29 152 2011 15th out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people 0.113 2011 14th out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 30-34 per thousand people 0.117 2011 13th out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 35-39 177 2011 15th out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 40-44 151 2011 14th out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 50-54 94 2011 15th out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people 0.0702 2011 14th out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 70-74 59 2011 12th out of 13
Illiterates > Aged 75-79 per thousand people 0.0948 2011 10th out of 11
Illiterates > Aged 85-89 53 2011 8th out of 9
Illiterates > Aged over 100 per million people 0.746 2011 8th out of 8
Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 99.82% 2011 2nd out of 81
Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 99.77% 2011 6th out of 81
Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24 99.85% 2011 11th out of 80
Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24 99.8% 2011 12th out of 80
Literates > Aged 15-19 67,486 2011 12th out of 16
Literates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 50.37 2011 15th out of 16
Literates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people 64.66 2011 7th out of 16
Literates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people 58.87 2011 4th out of 16
Literates > Aged 70-74 64,658 2011 10th out of 13
Literates > Aged 75-79 46,907 2011 9th out of 11
Literates > Aged 90-94 4,270 2011 7th out of 8
Literates > Aged over 10 1.14 million 2011 11th out of 13
Literates > Aged over 10 per thousand people 847.22 2011 8th out of 13
Literates > Aged over 100 per million people 85.08 2011 2nd out of 8
Male 99.8% 2003 5th out of 157
Male illiterates > Aged 10-14 0.0 2011 12th out of 12
Male illiterates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 0.0127 2011 14th out of 14
Male illiterates > Aged 35-39 106 2011 10th out of 14
Male illiterates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people 0.0791 2011 12th out of 14
Male illiterates > Aged 45-49 per thousand people 0.0433 2011 13th out of 14
Male illiterates > Aged 55-59 per thousand people 0.0284 2011 12th out of 14
Male illiterates > Aged 65-69 19 2011 11th out of 11
Male illiterates > Aged over 100 per million people 0.0 2011 8th out of 8
Male literates > Aged 25-29 45,883 2011 10th out of 14
Male literates > Aged 30-34 43,755 2011 11th out of 14
Male literates > Aged 40-44 42,501 2011 10th out of 14
Male literates > Aged 50-54 41,936 2011 10th out of 14
Male literates > Aged 55-59 38,097 2011 10th out of 14
Male literates > Aged 60-64 33,383 2011 10th out of 14
Male literates > Aged 75-79 14,996 2011 8th out of 10
Male literates > Aged 80-84 9,552 2011 8th out of 9
Male literates > Aged over 10 517,647 2011 10th out of 12
Men above 14 years 99.8% 2000 2nd out of 33
Reading performance > Access and retrieve 503 2014 15th out of 62
Reading performance > Continuous texts 497 2014 17th out of 62
Reading performance > Integrate and interpret 500 2014 15th out of 62
Reading performance > Non-continuous texts 512 2014 9th out of 62
Reading performance > Overall 501 2014 12th out of 62
Reading performance > Overall reading skills 501 2014 12th out of 62
Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate 503 2014 13th out of 62
Total population 99.8% 2003 3rd out of 161
Women above 14 years 99.8% 2000 1st 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; 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; 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; 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; 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; 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; Wikipedia: List of countries by student performance (Reading)

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Estonia Education > Literacy Profiles (Subcategories)

Female illiterates 40 Male illiterates 32
Female literates 38 Male literates 36
Illiterates 40 Reading performance 7
Literates 36

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