Numbers Don't Lie

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Adult Literacy Statistics

Globally, literacy has risen considerably over recent decades, and developing countries are catching up with developed countries quickly.
According to Unesco Institute For Statistics, below are adult literacy(age 15 and over) statistics in 2005:
EUROPE - 99%;
OCEANIA - 94%;
AMERICAS - 94%;
ASIA - 78%;
AFRICA - 65%;
World Average - 82%.
Projected adult literacy in 2015 is -
EUROPE - 99%;
OCEANIA - 95%;
AMERICAS - 95%;
ASIA - 82%;
AFRICA - 73%;
World Average - 85%.

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