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Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged over 15: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Compares countries by number of illiterates individuals aged over 15. 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 China 86.99 million 2000
2 Ghana 5.09 million 2000
3 Mali 4.18 million 1998
4 Vietnam 3.9 million 2009
5 Cambodia 1.99 million 2008
6 Laos 895,167 2005
7 Burkina Faso 682,809 1996
8 Lesotho 417,574 2006
9 Namibia 205,762 2001
10 Singapore 128,661 2010
11 Bahrain 53,712 2010
12 Belarus 33,066 1999
13 Macau 21,217 2011
14 Cyprus 9,152 2011
15 Tokelau 3 2011

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged over 15. 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-over-15

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