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Ghana - Adult (15+) literacy rate

76.6 (%) in 2015

In 2015, adult literacy rate for Ghana was 76.6 %. Adult literacy rate of Ghana increased from 57.9 % in 2000 to 76.6 % in 2015 growing at an average annual rate of 15.30 %.

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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 Ghana adult literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2015 76.6 7.10 %
2010 71.5 23.49 %
2000 57.9