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Sub-Regional Illiteracy Rate - Ages 15 and Over

Variable: Illiteracy Rate - Ages 15 and Over
Units: Percent
Data Source: World Development Indicators 2001
Data Provider: The World Bank
Years: 1970-1999
Copyright c 2001 United Nations Environment Programme/DEWA/GRID-Geneva

GEO REGION
GEO SUBREGION
1975
1980
1985
1990
1995
1999
Africa Central Africa 71.5 65.2 58.4 51.2 43.9 38.5
Africa Eastern Africa 71.7 66.8 61.4 56.1 50.1 45.3
Africa Northern Africa 67.9 62.8 57.3 51.9 46.6 42.4
Africa Southern Africa 46.0 41.7 37.1 32.4 28.1 25.1
Africa Western Africa 76.9 71.2 64.6 57.9 51.1 45.6
Africa Western Indian Ocean 53.6 49.5 44.6 40.0 35.9 32.8
Asia + Pacific Australia + New Zealand No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Asia + Pacific Central Asia No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Asia + Pacific NW Pacific + East Asia 40.5 33.5 27.3 22.3 18.6 16.0
Asia + Pacific South Asia 64.6 60.6 56.5 52.4 48.3 45.0
Asia + Pacific South East Asia 28.2 23.6 19.7 16.4 13.6 11.8
Asia + Pacific South Pacific 48.2 43.9 39.9 36.8 33.6 31.2
Europe Central Europe 12.6 11.0 9.8 8.7 7.5 6.6
Europe Eastern Europe 1.6 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.5
Europe Western Europe No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Latin America + Caribbean Caribbean 26.9 23.8 21.1 18.9 17.4 16.5
Latin America + Caribbean Meso America 25.5 21.9 18.8 16.0 13.9 12.6
Latin America + Caribbean South America 21.9 19.0 16.6 14.5 12.6 11.2
North America North America No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Polar Antarctic No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
Polar Arctic No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
West Asia Arabian Peninsula 65.7 57.4 49.7 42.8 38.4 34.5
West Asia Mashriq 56.7 52.2 46.8 41.6 36.3 32.6

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