India is the top country by elderly illiteracy in the world. As of 2015, elderly illiteracy in India was 42.2 million number 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 number in 2015.
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.