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Ethiopia - Adult (15+) literacy rate

49.0 (%) in 2015

In 2015, adult literacy rate for Ethiopia was 49 %. Though Ethiopia adult literacy rate fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 1994 - 2015 period ending at 49 % in 2015.

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What is adult literacy rate?

Adult (15+) literacy rate (%). Total is the percentage of the population age 15 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 15 years and over by the corresponding age group population and multiplying the result by 100.

What is Ethiopia adult literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2015 49.0 25.73 %
2007 39.0 30.77 %
2005 29.8 -16.93 %
2004 35.9 32.91 %
1994 27.0

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