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Iran

Iran 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 10-14: 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.
  • Female illiterates > Aged 25-29: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • 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 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 40-44: 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.
  • 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 70-74: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • 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.
  • 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 20-24: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Female literates > Aged 50-54: 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 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 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 65 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 40-44: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Male illiterates > Aged 60-64: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • 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 illiterates > Aged over 65: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • 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
  • 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 over 65: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals aged over 65. 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.
  • 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 84.7% 2007 72nd out of 110
Definition age 15 and over can read and write 2003
Female 73% 2003 108th out of 157
Female illiterates > Aged 10-14 58,580 2011 1st out of 12
Female illiterates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 1.25 2011 1st out of 14
Female illiterates > Aged 25-29 211,645 2011 1st out of 14
Female illiterates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people 2.81 2011 1st out of 14
Female illiterates > Aged 30-34 per thousand people 3.58 2011 1st out of 14
Female illiterates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people 4.78 2011 1st out of 14
Female illiterates > Aged 40-44 485,764 2011 1st out of 14
Female illiterates > Aged 45-49 per thousand people 7.61 2011 1st out of 14
Female illiterates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people 6.67 2011 1st out of 11
Female illiterates > Aged 70-74 455,828 2011 1st out of 11
Female illiterates > Aged over 10 per thousand people 79.9 2011 1st out of 12
Female illiterates > Aged over 75 per thousand people 10.34 2011 1st out of 1
Female literates > Aged 15-19 3.16 million 2011 1st out of 14
Female literates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 41.84 2011 3rd out of 14
Female literates > Aged 20-24 4.02 million 2011 1st out of 14
Female literates > Aged 50-54 1.03 million 2011 2nd out of 14
Female literates > Aged over 10 per thousand people 334.76 2011 12th out of 12
Female literates > Aged over 75 107,793 2011 1st out of 1
Female literates > Aged over 75 per thousand people 1.43 2011 1st out of 1
Illiterates > Aged 10-14 112,104 2011 1st out of 13
Illiterates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 2.4 2011 1st out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 20-24 302,037 2011 1st out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people 4.71 2011 1st out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 30-34 per thousand people 5.6 2011 1st out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 35-39 544,385 2011 1st out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 45-49 828,932 2011 1st out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people 14.14 2011 1st out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 60-64 932,162 2011 1st out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people 12.36 2011 1st out of 16
Illiterates > Aged 65-69 780,658 2011 1st out of 13
Illiterates > Aged over 10 9.48 million 2011 1st out of 13
Illiterates > Aged over 10 per thousand people 125.73 2011 1st out of 13
Literates > Aged 10-14 per thousand people 73.51 2011 4th out of 13
Literates > Aged 15-19 6.41 million 2011 1st out of 16
Literates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 84.93 2011 3rd out of 16
Literates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people 55.05 2011 14th out of 16
Literates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people 32.25 2011 16th out of 16
Literates > Aged 70-74 342,446 2011 3rd out of 13
Literates > Aged over 10 per thousand people 706.44 2011 13th out of 13
Literates > Aged over 65 per thousand people 8.76 1996 2nd out of 2
Male 85.6% 2003 100th out of 157
Male illiterates > Aged 35-39 184,153 2011 1st out of 14
Male illiterates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people 2.44 2011 2nd out of 14
Male illiterates > Aged 40-44 224,027 2011 1st out of 14
Male illiterates > Aged 60-64 300,066 2011 1st out of 14
Male illiterates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people 3.68 2011 1st out of 11
Male illiterates > Aged over 65 971,596 1996 1st out of 2
Male literates > Aged 20-24 4.04 million 2011 1st out of 14
Male literates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people 55.04 2011 1st out of 14
Male literates > Aged over 65 410,852 1996 1st out of 2
Men above 14 years 88% 2005 6th out of 10
Total population 79.4% 2003 110th out of 161
Women above 14 years 76.8% 2005 6th out of 10

SOURCES: World Health Organization. Source tables; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; 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.; 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.; 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.; http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=GenderStat&f=inID%3a49, Adult literacy rate

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Iran Education > Literacy Profiles (Subcategories)

Female illiterates 32 Literates 28
Female literates 30 Male illiterates 28
Illiterates 32 Male literates 30

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