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Iran - Adult (15+) literacy rate

87.2 (%) in 2015

In 2015, adult literacy rate for Iran was 87.2 %. Adult literacy rate of Iran increased from 65.5 % in 1991 to 87.2 % in 2015 growing at an average annual rate of 3.29 %.

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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 Iran adult literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2015 87.2 2.91 %
2014 84.7 0.09 %
2013 84.6 1.20 %
2012 83.6 0.80 %
2008 83.0 0.77 %
2006 82.3 -0.13 %
2005 82.4 7.07 %
2002 77.0 5.39 %
1996 73.1 11.49 %
1991 65.5 25.25 %
1986 52.3 43.27 %
1976 36.5