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Lao People’s Democratic Republic - Adult (15+) literacy rate

79.9 (%) in 2015

In 2015, adult literacy rate for Lao People’s Democratic Republic was 79.9 %. Though Lao People’s Democratic Republic adult literacy rate fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 2000 - 2015 period ending at 79.9 % 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 Lao People’s Democratic Republic adult literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2015 79.9 37.02 %
2011 58.3 -19.83 %
2005 72.7 5.77 %
2001 68.7 -1.22 %
2000 69.6 15.49 %
1995 60.3