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  1. Percentage of illiterates among 15-24 years old (1990) 
    • AUSTRALIA: women: ...% ; men:....%
    • COOK ISLANDS: women: 1,2 ; men: 2,5
    • FEDERAL STATES OF MICRONESIA: women: 4,6 ; men: 5,8
    • FIJI: women: 2,6 ; men: 2,4
    • FRENCH POLYNESIA: women: ... ; men: ...
    • GUAM: women: 0,1 ; men: 0,1
    • KIRIBATI: women: ; ... men: ...
    • MARIAN ISLANDS: women: 0,2 ; men: 0,3
    • MARSHALL ISLANDS: women: 3,9 ; men: 5,1
    • NEW-CALEDONIA: women: 2,1 ; men: 3,0
    • NEW-ZEALAND: women: ...% ; men: ...%
    • PACIFIC ISLANDS: women: 5,6 ; men: 5,8
    • PALAU: women: 0,7 ; men: 0,5
    • PAPUA NEW GUINEA: women: 60,0 ; men: 40,0
    • SAMOA: women: 0,8 ; men: 1,1
    • SAMOA (AMERICAN): women: 0,1 ; men: 0,2
    • SOLOMON ISLANDS: women: ... ; men: ...
    • TONGA: women: 0,2 ; men: 0,2
    • VANUATU: women: 32,3 ; men: 24,2
      Sources: Wistat & Unesco (United Nations)
  2. Percentage of illiterates among, 25 years old and more (1990) 
    • AUSTRALIA: women: ... ; men: ...
    • COOK ISLANDS: women: 5,7 ; men: 4,7
    • FEDERAL STATES OF MICRONESIA: women 30,8; men: 23,3
    • FIJI: women: 22,6 ; men: 13,5
    • FRENCH POLYNESIA: women: ... ; men: ...
    • GUAM: women: 0,9 ; men: 0,9
    • KIRIBATI: women: ... ; men: ...
    • MARIAN ISLANDS: women: 1,6 ; men: 0,8
    • MARSHALL ISLANDS: women: 13,5 ; men: 9,0
    • NEW-CALEDONIA: women: 13,1 ; men: 9,8
    • NEW-ZEALAND: women: ; men:
    • PACIFIC ISLANDS: women: 11,7 ; men: 7,2
    • PALAU: women: 4,3 ; men: 2,1
    • PAPUA NEW GUINEA: women: 92,0 ; men: 84,0
    • SAMOA: women: 2,3 ; men: 2,8
    • SAMOA (AMERICAN): women: 0,5 ; men: 0,4
    • SOLOMON ISLANDS: women: ... ; men: ...
    • TONGA: women: 0,7 ; men: 0,4
    • VANUATU: women: 64,4 ; men: 52,9
      Sources: Wistat & Unesco (United Nations)
  3. Percentage of women among university teachers (1990) 
    • AUSTRALIA: 33 %
    • COOK ISLANDS: 25 %
    • FEDERAL STATES OF MICRONESIA: ... %
    • FIJI: 25 %
    • FRENCH POLYNESIA: ...%
    • GUAM: 34 %
    • KIRIBATI: ...%
    • MARIAN ISLANDS: ...%
    • MARSHALL ISLANDS: ...%
    • NEW-CALEDONIA: 49 %
    • NEW-ZEALAND: 24 %
    • PACIFIC ISLANDS: ...%
    • PALAU: ... %
    • PAPUA NEW GUINEA: 14 %
    • SAMOA: 27 %
    • SAMOA (AMERICAN): ...%
    • SOLOMON ISLANDS: ...%
    • TONGA: 18 %
    • VANUATU: ...%
      Sources: Wistat & Unesco (United Nations)

The statistics used here are from the United Nations, The World' Women 1995 - Trends and Statistics (United Nations publications, Sales No. E.95XII.2
(In French, F.95. XII.2) and are quoted with permission. Further information on United Nations gender statistics may be found at the
United Nations Statistics Division's Internet home page http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd

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