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UIS STATISTICS IN BRIEF
 
General profile - Tunisia
Reference year 2011. Please see 'Interpreting the Country Profiles' for more information.
  General information
Total population (000)
  10 594
Annual population growth rate (%) ^
  1.2
Life expectancy at birth (years) ^
  75
Infant mortality rate (0/00) ^
  14
National currency  
  Tunisian Dinar
GDP per capita (PPP) US$  ^
  9 317
 
  Culture & Communication
Films and cinema :
      Screen per capita (per 100 000 inhabitants)
 (2009) 0.2
      National film production  
  11
      Attendance frequency per capita 
 (2008) 0.1
Daily Newspapers: Total Avg Circulation per 1 000 inhabitants 
 (2001) 22.69
National libraries: registered users 
  ...
 
  Science & Technology
Researchers per 1 000 000 inhabitants (FTE)
 (aa,2008) 1 837
Expenditure on R&D as a % of GDP
 (*,2009) 1.10
 
  Education
Participation in education
 
Literacy Rates - 15 years and older - 2010
 
Literacy Rates - 15 to 24 years old - 2010
 
Education Indicators
Pupil / teacher ratio (primary)
  17
Percentage of repeaters, primary (%)
 (2010) 6
Primary to secondary transition rate (%)
 (2009) 91
Public expenditure on education : 
      as % of GDP 
 (2012) 6.2
      as % of total government expenditure 
 (2012) 17.3
Symbols used:
Footnotes:
* National Estimation
aa Overestimated or based on overestimated data
af Including Higher Education
bi Included in Government
^ World Bank World Development Indicators