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Papua New Guinea - Adult (15+) literacy rate

63.4 (%) in 2015

In 2015, adult literacy rate for Papua New Guinea was 63.4 %. Adult literacy rate of Papua New Guinea increased from 57.3 % in 2000 to 63.4 % in 2015 growing at an average annual rate of 5.28 %.

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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 Papua New Guinea adult literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2015 63.4 0.53 %
2014 63.1 10.03 %
2000 57.3

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