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Elderly (65+) literacy rate


Democratic People's Republic of Korea is the top country by elderly literacy rate in the world. As of 2015, elderly literacy rate in Democratic People's Republic of Korea was 100 %. The top 5 countries also includes Latvia, Uzbekistan, Lithuania, and Estonia.

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What is elderly literacy rate?

Elderly (65+) literacy rate (%). Total is the percentage of the population age 65 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, ‘literacy’ also encompasses ‘numeracy’, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of literates aged 65 years and over by the corresponding age group population and multiplying the result by 100.