TABLE  7.9 : POPULATION 6 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER BY LITERACY AGE GROUP AND SEX, CENSUS 2006
  Total       Literate       IIliterate       Percent literate   Percent illiterate
  Both sexes Male Female Both sexes Male Female Both sexes Male Female Both sexes Male Female Both sexes Male Female
Total 267,283 135,248 132,035 250,804 125,727 125,077 4,579 2,495 2084 93.83 92.96 94.73 1.71 1.84 1.58
6-9 24,353 12,503 11,850 22,343 11,371 10,972 1,055 659 396 91.75 90.95 92.59 4.33 5.27 3.34
10-14 36,999 19,111 17,888 35,942 18,521 17,421 387 242 145 97.14 96.91 97.39 1.05 1.27 0.81
15-19 39,904 20,155 19,749 38,758 19,549 19,209 286 164 122 97.13 96.99 97.27 0.72 0.81 0.62
20-24 34,809 16,933 17,876 33,552 16,240 17,312 223 110 113 96.39 95.91 96.84 0.64 0.65 0.63
25-29 24,581 11,915 12,666 23,657 11,398 12,259 194 94 100 96.24 95.66 96.79 0.79 0.79 0.79
30-34 20,635 10,022 10,613 19,842 9,598 10,244 195 89 106 96.16 95.77 96.52 0.94 0.89 1.00
35-39 18,174 8,780 9,394 17,503 8,403 9,100 176 87 89 96.31 95.71 96.87 0.97 0.99 0.95
40-44 15,871 7,828 8,043 15,222 7,453 7,769 211 115 96 95.91 95.21 96.59 1.33 1.47 1.19
45-49 13,569 6,872 6,697 12,985 6,558 6,427 226 103 123 95.70 95.43 95.97 1.67 1.50 1.84
50-54 7,936 4,147 3,789 7,580 3,945 3,635 151 82 69 95.51 95.13 95.94 1.90 1.98 1.82
55-59 5,859 3,046 2,813 5,575 2,900 2,675 148 68 80 95.15 95.21 95.09 2.53 2.23 2.84
60-64 5,566 2,852 2,714 5,203 2,681 2,522 234 99 135 93.48 94.00 92.93 4.20 3.47 4.97
65+ 13,944 7,790 6,154 12,607 7,094 5,513 1,090 581 509 90.41 91.07 89.58 7.82 7.46 8.27
Age not stated 5,083 3,294 1,789   35 16 19   3 2 1   0.69 0.49 1.06   0.06 0.06 0.06
Source :Department of National  Planning