Illiterate population, ages 15 and above, total - for all countries


The series "Literacy" contains 15,620 data rows in 24 data sets for 166 countries.
Adult illiterate population. Total is the total number of adults over age 15 who cannot both read and write with understanding a short simple statement on their everyday life.
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Illiterate population, ages 15 and above, total Adult illiterate population. Total is the total number of adults over age 15 who cannot both read and write with understanding a short simple statement on their everyday life. /statistic/illiterate%20population%2C%20ages%2015%20and%20above%2C%20total

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World
World
India
India
China
China
Pakistan
Pakistan
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Nigeria
Nigeria
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Egypt
Egypt
Brazil
Brazil
Indonesia
Indonesia
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Iran
Iran
Tanzania
Tanzania
Morocco
Morocco
Nepal
Nepal
Niger
Niger
Côte d'Ivoire
Côte d'Ivoire
Algeria
Algeria
Mozambique
Mozambique
Kenya
Kenya
Sudan
Sudan
Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
Mali
Mali
Mexico
Mexico
Yemen
Yemen
Guinea
Guinea
Uganda
Uganda
Vietnam
Vietnam
Ghana
Ghana
Iraq
Iraq
Madagascar
Madagascar
Chad
Chad
Senegal
Senegal
Cameroon
Cameroon
Benin
Benin
Angola
Angola
Malawi
Malawi
Haiti
Haiti
Burma
Burma
Turkey
Turkey
Philippines
Philippines
Cambodia
Cambodia
Zambia
Zambia
South Africa
South Africa
Colombia
Colombia
Syria
Syria
Rwanda
Rwanda
Guatemala
Guatemala
Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
Thailand
Thailand
Tunisia
Tunisia
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
Central African Republic
Central African Republic
Togo
Togo
Malaysia
Malaysia
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Peru
Peru
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Liberia
Liberia
Mauritania
Mauritania
Eritrea
Eritrea
Laos
Laos
Venezuela
Venezuela
Spain
Spain
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
Honduras
Honduras
Ecuador
Ecuador
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Argentina
Argentina
Burundi
Burundi
El Salvador
El Salvador
Italy
Italy
Congo, Republic of the
Congo, Republic of the
Portugal
Portugal
Gambia
Gambia
Libya
Libya
Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
Russia
Russia
Bolivia
Bolivia
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
Lebanon
Lebanon
Lesotho
Lesotho
Namibia
Namibia
Oman
Oman
Paraguay
Paraguay
Romania
Romania
Greece
Greece
Jamaica
Jamaica
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste
Bhutan
Bhutan
Chile
Chile
Gabon
Gabon
Botswana
Botswana
Singapore
Singapore
Panama
Panama
Serbia
Serbia
Swaziland
Swaziland
Israel
Israel
Kuwait
Kuwait
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
Mauritius
Mauritius
Ukraine
Ukraine
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Palestinian Territory
Comoros
Comoros
Jordan
Jordan
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Poland
Poland
Albania
Albania
Guyana
Guyana
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Qatar
Qatar
Bahrain
Bahrain
Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Hungary
Hungary
Cape Verde
Cape Verde
Macedonia
Macedonia
Uruguay
Uruguay
Mongolia
Mongolia
Belize
Belize
Croatia
Croatia
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
Belarus
Belarus
São Tomé and Príncipe
São Tomé and Príncipe
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
Moldova
Moldova
Malta
Malta
Vanuatu
Vanuatu
Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea
Macao
Macao
Suriname
Suriname
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
Cuba
Cuba
Brunei
Brunei
Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
Tajikistan
Tajikistan
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Cyprus
Cyprus
Georgia
Georgia
Armenia
Armenia
Montenegro
Montenegro
New Caledonia
New Caledonia
Seychelles
Seychelles
Slovenia
Slovenia
Lithuania
Lithuania
Maldives
Maldives
Aruba
Aruba
Guam
Guam
Latvia
Latvia
Estonia
Estonia
Samoa
Samoa
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
American Samoa
American Samoa
Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
Tonga
Tonga
Korea, North
Korea, North

Source: Worldbank