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Mauritius - Adult (15+) literacy rate

92.7 (%) in 2015

In 2015, adult literacy rate for Mauritius was 92.7 %. Adult literacy rate of Mauritius increased from 79.9 % in 1990 to 92.7 % in 2015 growing at an average annual rate of 2.54 %.

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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 Mauritius adult literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2015 92.7 0.25 %
2014 92.5 1.08 %
2013 91.5 -0.30 %
2012 91.8 2.82 %
2011 89.2 5.87 %
2000 84.3 5.55 %
1990 79.9