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Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 20-24: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 India 24.03 million 2001
2 Egypt 6.39 million 2006
3 Pakistan 5.51 million 1998
4 Bangladesh 4.7 million 2001
5 Ethiopia 3.37 million 2007
6 Nigeria 3.02 million 2006
7 Morocco 1.04 million 2004
8 Burkina Faso 828,936 2006
9 Mozambique 721,274 2007
10 Niger 717,267 2001
11 Nepal 704,892 2001
12 Tanzania 624,399 2002
13 Mali 587,203 1998
14 China 501,232 2010
15 Brazil 477,466 2010
16 Algeria 424,630 1998
17 Ghana 415,005 2010
18 Burundi 347,047 2008
19 Benin 330,178 2002
20 Philippines 321,105 2000
21 Palestine 306,329 2007
22 Iran 302,037 2011
23 Indonesia 287,986 2005
24 South Africa 266,090 1996
25 Sierra Leone 243,962 2004
26 Thailand 227,088 2010
27 Cambodia 214,843 2008
28 Guatemala 205,995 2002
29 Mexico 184,308 2010
30 Papua New Guinea 148,717 2000
31 Liberia 119,949 2008
32 Colombia 119,795 2005
33 Saudi Arabia 108,957 2004
34 Turkey 98,000 2011
35 Laos 88,018 2005
36 Mauritania 87,172 2000
37 Nicaragua 77,632 2005
38 Sri Lanka 75,845 2001
39 Tunisia 70,800 2004
40 Honduras 70,038 2001
41 Venezuela 65,494 2001
42 Malaysia 65,445 2000
43 Dominican Republic 58,211 2010
44 Lesotho 49,966 2006
45 Peru 47,819 2007
46 Argentina 38,768 2001
47 Romania 37,889 2002
48 El Salvador 37,545 2007
49 Russia 34,251 2010
50 Bolivia 26,319 2001
51 Ecuador 25,618 2010
52 Bhutan 22,198 2005
53 East Timor 22,170 2004
54 Namibia 20,361 2001
55 Zimbabwe 18,341 2002
56 Paraguay 15,709 2002
57 Spain 14,594 2001
58 Chile 12,851 2002
59 Ukraine 12,197 2001
60 Bulgaria 11,084 2011
61 Greece 10,539 2001
62 Oman 9,114 2003
63 Libya 7,868 2006
64 Italy 7,648 2001
65 Panama 7,438 2010
66 Qatar 7,352 2010
67 Swaziland 5,511 2007
68 Mongolia 4,325 2010
69 Costa Rica 4,118 2011
70 Portugal 4,070 2011
71 Hungary 3,620 2001
72 Uruguay 3,480 1996
73 Belize 3,302 2000
74 Serbia 3,224 2011
75 Albania 3,134 2011
76 Bahrain 3,132 2010
77 Mayotte 2,551 2007
78 Mauritius 2,142 2011
79 Republic of Macedonia 2,039 2002
80 Suriname 1,982 2004
81 Kazakhstan 1,855 1999
82 Belarus 1,376 2009
83 Kyrgyzstan 1,150 1999
84 Croatia 1,067 2001
85 Kuwait 1,038 2005
86 Lithuania 818 2011
87 Turkmenistan 774 1995
88 Tajikistan 764 2010
89 Sao Tome and Principe 638 2001
90 Azerbaijan 589 2009
91 Fiji 586 1996
92 Malta 571 2005
93 Georgia 559 2002
94 Brunei 503 2001
95 Cuba 488 2002
96 Armenia 436 2011
97 Moldova 360 2004
98 Montenegro 324 2011
99 Saint Lucia 297 2001
100 Latvia 249 2011
101 Kiribati 229 2010
102 Maldives 223 2006
103 Macau 170 2011
104 Tonga 144 2006
105 Cyprus 133 2011
106 Seychelles 76 2010
107 Estonia 62 2011
108 Aruba 56 2000
109 North Korea 9 2008
110 Tokelau 0.0 2011

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 20-24. 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-20--24

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