Learning and education

Collection and dissemination of data through the Demographic Yearbook system
The United Nations Statistics Division collects data on educational attainment, literacy and school attendance through the Demographic Yearbook Population Census Questionnaire (146 KB)
Three tables relevant to learning and education are collected through this questionnaire:


Table 10.
Population 10 years of age and over by literacy, age and sex
Table 11.

Table 12.

These tables are disseminated through the Demographic Yearbook. Nine issues of the Demographic Yearbook covering the special topic of censuses included information on literacy, educational attainment and school attendance. These were the 1993, 1988, 1983, 1979, 1973, 1971, 1964, 1963 and 1956 issues. Print copies of the Demographic Yearbook can be purchased through the UN Publications Order Form.