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Gabon - Adult (15+) literacy rate

83.2 (%) in 2015

In 2015, adult literacy rate for Gabon was 83.2 %. Adult literacy rate of Gabon increased from 72.2 % in 1993 to 83.2 % in 2015 growing at an average annual rate of 5.00 %.

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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 Gabon adult literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2015 83.2 1.16 %
2012 82.3 0.54 %
2004 81.8 13.31 %
1993 72.2