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Libya - Adult (15+) literacy rate

91.4 (%) in 2015

In 2015, adult literacy rate for Libya was 91.4 %. Adult literacy rate of Libya increased from 60.2 % in 1984 to 91.4 % in 2015 growing at an average annual rate of 11.44 %.

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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 Libya adult literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2015 91.4 0.38 %
2014 91.0 6.58 %
2004 85.4 11.65 %
1994 76.5 27.16 %
1984 60.2