Table 29: Illiteracy rate by area and sex, 1970, 1980 and 1990

Year

Total

Women

Men

1970

Whole kingdom

Municipal

Non-municipal

18.2

10.7

19.5

25.2

15.5

26.8

11.1

5.5

12.1

1980

Whole kingdom

Municipal

Non-municipal

10.5

7.6

12.0

13.9

10.0

15.8

6.9

5.1

8.1

1990

Whole kingdom

Municipal

Non-municipal

7.0

3.3

7.8

8.7

4.3

9.7

5.2

2.2

5.9

Source : NSO ; Population and Housing Census 1970,1980 and 1990