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Elderly illiterate population


India is the top country by elderly illiteracy in the world. As of 2015, elderly illiteracy in India was 42.2 million that accounts for 31.75 % of the world's elderly illiteracy. The top 5 countries (others are China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Brazil) account for 62.41 % of it. The world's total elderly illiteracy was estimated at 132 million in 2015.

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What is elderly illiteracy?

Elderly illiterate population. Total is the total number of adults over age 65 who cannot both read and write with understanding a short simple statement on their everyday life.