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Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 15-19: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 India 20.75 million 2001
2 Egypt 7.54 million 2006
3 Pakistan 5.51 million 1998
4 Bangladesh 3.74 million 2001
5 Ethiopia 3.45 million 2007
6 Nigeria 3.01 million 2006
7 Burkina Faso 960,876 2006
8 Niger 885,485 2001
9 Morocco 763,523 2004
10 Tanzania 748,083 2002
11 Mali 736,911 1998
12 Nepal 614,260 2001
13 Mozambique 586,983 2007
14 Philippines 416,854 2000
15 Palestine 410,969 2007
16 Burundi 378,566 2008
17 Brazil 373,596 2010
18 Algeria 372,368 1998
19 Benin 322,924 2002
20 China 311,848 2010
21 Ghana 289,686 2010
22 Indonesia 265,554 2005
23 Sierra Leone 246,122 2004
24 South Africa 218,827 1996
25 Guatemala 190,946 2002
26 Papua New Guinea 181,974 2000
27 Iran 181,316 2011
28 Cambodia 159,570 2008
29 Mexico 140,293 2010
30 Colombia 111,646 2005
31 Liberia 101,333 2008
32 Mauritania 100,972 2000
33 Thailand 98,480 2010
34 Laos 91,126 2005
35 Honduras 72,966 2001
36 Nicaragua 68,615 2005
37 Saudi Arabia 64,734 2004
38 Sri Lanka 61,913 2001
39 Venezuela 59,723 2001
40 Lesotho 56,556 2006
41 Malaysia 49,706 2000
42 Tunisia 46,000 2004
43 Dominican Republic 43,409 2010
44 Turkey 43,000 2011
45 Romania 37,632 2002
46 Peru 34,536 2007
47 El Salvador 32,553 2007
48 Argentina 30,432 2001
49 East Timor 24,193 2004
50 Russia 23,888 2010
51 Namibia 18,879 2001
52 Ecuador 18,415 2010
53 Bolivia 17,778 2001
54 Zimbabwe 17,493 2002
55 Ukraine 16,655 2001
56 Bhutan 15,124 2005
57 Paraguay 14,965 2002
58 Chile 12,188 2002
59 Spain 11,333 2001
60 Bulgaria 7,413 2011
61 Panama 6,108 2010
62 Greece 6,006 2001
63 Oman 4,995 2003
64 Swaziland 4,509 2007
65 Italy 4,353 2001
66 Mongolia 4,141 2010
67 Belize 3,989 2000
68 Hungary 3,794 2001
69 Uruguay 3,688 1996
70 Costa Rica 2,948 2011
71 Serbia 2,595 2011
72 Portugal 2,411 2011
73 Albania 2,355 2011
74 Kazakhstan 2,211 1999
75 Republic of Macedonia 2,077 2002
76 Suriname 1,912 2004
77 Kyrgyzstan 1,661 1999
78 Libya 1,606 2006
79 Mauritius 1,452 2011
80 Belarus 1,066 2009
81 Croatia 1,054 2001
82 Saint Lucia 1,045 2001
83 Turkmenistan 854 1995
84 Sao Tome and Principe 823 2001
85 Tajikistan 768 2010
86 Qatar 677 2010
87 Lithuania 667 2011
88 Georgia 636 2002
89 Fiji 533 1996
90 Moldova 452 2004
91 Malta 437 2005
92 Azerbaijan 415 2009
93 Armenia 365 2011
94 Montenegro 361 2011
95 Maldives 286 2006
96 Bahrain 267 2010
97 Kiribati 266 2010
98 Latvia 204 2011
99 Brunei 167 2001
100 Cuba 166 2002
101 Macau 140 2011
102 Tonga 127 2006
103 Kuwait 115 2005
104 Cyprus 83 2011
105 Seychelles 69 2010
106 Aruba 53 2000
107 Estonia 30 2011
108 North Korea 3 2008
109 Tokelau 0.0 2011

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 15-19. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", United Nations Statistics Division.  Population table by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Literacy/Illiterates/Aged-15--19

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