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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 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 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 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 30-34 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. 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 40-44 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.
  • Female literates > Aged 80-84: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • 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 per million people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per million 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: 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 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 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: 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
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Illiterates > Aged 85-89 per thousand people: 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. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Illiterates > Aged 95-99: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 95 to 99. 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 95-99 per million people: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 95 to 99. 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.
  • Literates > Aged 10-14: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • 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 65-69: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literates > Aged 90-94 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.
  • Literates > Aged over 100: Number of people older than 100 years who are literate.
  • 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 per thousand people: Number of males aged 10-14 years, who are illiterate. 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 40-44 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.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 95-99 per million people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • 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 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 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 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.
  • 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 95-99: Compares countries by number of male literates, in the age range 95 to 99. 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 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 over 100: Compares countries by number of male literates 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
  • 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 25-29 per thousand people 0.0448 2011 14th out of 14
Female illiterates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people 0.053 2011 12th out of 14
Female illiterates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people 0.0224 2011 10th out of 11
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 30-34 per thousand people 31.95 2011 13th out of 14
Female literates > Aged 40-44 44,138 2011 10th out of 14
Female literates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people 32.94 2011 6th out of 14
Female literates > Aged 55-59 47,199 2011 10th out of 14
Female literates > Aged 80-84 25,278 2011 7th 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 per million people 72.39 2011 2nd out of 8
Illiterates > Aged 10-14 0.0 2011 13th out of 13
Illiterates > Aged 15-19 30 2011 15th out of 16
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 per thousand people 0.113 2011 14th out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 30-34 157 2011 15th 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 35-39 per thousand people 0.132 2011 13th out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 45-49 per thousand people 0.0806 2011 14th out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people 0.0702 2011 14th out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people 0.0366 2011 11th out of 13
Illiterates > Aged 85-89 per thousand people 0.0396 2011 8th out of 9
Illiterates > Aged 95-99 5 2011 8th out of 8
Illiterates > Aged 95-99 per million people 3.73 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
Literates > Aged 10-14 58,026 2011 12th out of 13
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 65-69 57,120 2011 10th out of 13
Literates > Aged 90-94 per thousand people 3.19 2011 2nd out of 8
Literates > Aged over 10 per thousand people 847.22 2011 8th out of 13
Literates > Aged over 100 114 2011 6th out of 8
Male 99.8% 2003 5th out of 157
Male illiterates > Aged 10-14 per thousand people 0.0 2011 12th out of 12
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 40-44 per thousand people 0.0731 2011 12th out of 14
Male illiterates > Aged 55-59 38 2011 14th out of 14
Male illiterates > Aged 95-99 per million people 0.0 2011 8th out of 8
Male illiterates > Aged over 100 per million people 0.0 2011 8th out of 8
Male literates > Aged 30-34 43,755 2011 11th out of 14
Male literates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people 24.91 2011 6th out of 14
Male literates > Aged 70-74 per thousand people 17.25 2011 6th out of 11
Male literates > Aged 80-84 9,552 2011 8th out of 9
Male literates > Aged 95-99 134 2011 7th out of 8
Male literates > Aged over 10 517,647 2011 10th out of 12
Male literates > Aged over 10 per thousand people 386.32 2011 9th out of 12
Male literates > Aged over 100 17 2011 7th out of 8
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; 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.; 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.; 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