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Democratic Republic of the Congo - Elderly (65+) literacy rate

48.0 (%) in 2016

In 2016, elderly literacy rate for Democratic Republic of the Congo was 48 %. Though Democratic Republic of the Congo elderly literacy rate fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 2001 - 2016 period ending at 48 % in 2016.

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What is elderly literacy rate?

Elderly (65+) literacy rate (%). Total is the percentage of the population age 65 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, ‘literacy’ also encompasses ‘numeracy’, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of literates aged 65 years and over by the corresponding age group population and multiplying the result by 100.

What is Democratic Republic of the Congo elderly literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2016 48.0 -2.04 %
2015 49.0 2.37 %
2012 47.8 -5.40 %
2007 50.6 39.66 %
2001 36.2

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