Literacy Survey of Bangladesh 2010

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Report on the Bangladesh Literacy Survey, 2010

June 2011

Industry and Labour Wing Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics Statistics Division Ministry of Planning

The Bangladesh Literacy Survey, 2010

Key Findings
Indicator 1. Literacy Situation National 5 years and over Can write a letter for communication (Literate) 7 years and over Can write a letter for communication (Literate) Rural 5 years and over Can write a letter for communication (Literate) 7 years and over Can write a letter for communication (Literate) Urban 5 years and over Can write a letter for communication (Literate) 7 years and over Can write a letter for communication (Literate) 2. Literacy rate by Age group 05-09 10-14 15-19 20-24 15-24 25+ 15+ 15-24 3. Highest grade passed (5 years and over) Total No education ix 100.00 38.22 100.00 35.88 100.00 40.62 16.43 67.38 82.17 75.09 78.63 52.75 59.82 78.58 15.78 64.51 80.57 76.77 78.67 58.47 63.89 78.81 17.10 70.57 83.98 73.73 78.86 46.84 55.71 78.36 68.40 70.84 65.95 65.83 68.09 63.54 54.19 56.90 51.39 51.81 54.39 49.16 57.53 60.15 54.84 55.08 57.56 52.54 Both gender (%) Male (%) Female (%)

The Bangladesh Literacy Survey, 2010 Indicator Class I-V Class VI-VIII Class IX-X SSC/equivalent HSC/equivalent Degree/equivalent Master's/equivalent Engineering/Medical Technical/vocational* Others 4. Training Received by Type of Training Technical/Vocational* Catering Service Garments/Tailoring Foreign Language In-service training Nursing Youth development training Other training 5. 6. Use of Internet Facility (15 years and over) Used internet Mode of Using Internet Cell phone Computer Both 7. Use of Internet by Level of Education (5 years and over) Total Class I-V Class VI-VIII Class IX-X viii 1.12 0.00 0.48 3.60 1.49 0.00 0.54 4.25 0.74 0.00 0.43 2.95 63.80 33.19 2.98 63.90 33.30 2.80 63.68 32.95 3.37 1.49 2.00 0.97 1.38 0.14 0.70 0.07 1.26 0.05 0.34 1.10 1.92 0.19 0.74 0.10 2.05 0.03 0.53 1.64 0.84 0.09 0.66 0.04 0.46 0.06 0.14 0.56 Both gender (%) 29.56 13.29 8.05 5.21 3.08 1.55 0.85 0.11 0.08 0.01 Male (%) 29.80 12.96 7.97 5.86 3.81 2.17 1.24 0.17 0.12 0.02 Female (%) 28.30 13.63 8.12 4.54 2.34 0.92 0.45 0.05 0.04 0.01

The Bangladesh Literacy Survey, 2010 Indicator SSC/equivalent HSC/equivalent Degree/equivalent Master's/equivalent Engineering/Medical Technical/vocational* Others Both gender (%) 3.65 5.95 13.21 17.76 27.35 8.00 4.28 Male (%) 4.27 6.74 13.47 18.19 27.20 8.05 6.36 Female (%) 2.83 4.62 12.59 16.57 27.96 7.84 0.00

Indicator Radio 8. Use of Electronic Media by the Population for Education Purpose (%) Several times in last 3 months Several times in a month Several times in a week Daily No scope

Male Television Radio

Female Television

21.94 6.76 3.06 2.82 13.60

22.95 14.24 10.91 13.87 9.43

20.46 5.73 2.67 2.45 14.17

21.90 12.08 9.09 13.01 10.70

Indicator

Library

Book stall

News stand

Comm. centre

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Visit to Public Places for Attaining Literacy Skill Several times in last 3 months Several times in a month Several times in a week Daily No scope 3.04 0.99 0.41 0.45 8.26 10.58 2.73 0.43 0.27 6.52 1.72 0.57 0.26 0.32 8.00 0.78 0.18 0.09 0.36 9.55

Notes: *= Technical/Vocational=Computer training, Motor driving/Motor mechanic, Welding, Electrical, etc,

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Acronyms

BBS UNESCO UN UNV LFS ICT PSU UNDP UNICEF HH

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics United Nation Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization United Nations United Nations Volunteerism Labour Force Survey Information and Communication Technology Primary Sampling Unit United Nations Development Programme United Nations Children Emergency Fund House Hold

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The Bangladesh Literacy Survey, 2010

Section I

Introduction and Overview
1.0 Background Information pertaining to literacy is an important social indicator having direct bearing on different socio-economic factors, including employment. The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has included a very detailed literacy...
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