There was, therefore, a residue of 9% of illiterates, most of whom were not born in Australia.
The proportion of illiterates is small.
It is well provided with schools of every description, and the number of illiterates is steadily decreasing.
In 1900 the percentage of illiterates at least ten years old was 3.1.
The average number of each sex in Burma per thousand is :- literates, male 378; female, 45; illiterates, male, 622; female, 955.