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Philippines - Adult (15+) literacy rate

96.6 (%) in 2015

Philippines adult literacy rate was at level of 96.6 % in 2015, up from 96.4 % in 2013.

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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.

Date Value Change, %
2015 96.6 0.23 %
2013 96.4 1.02 %
2008 95.4 3.06 %
2003 92.6 -0.01 %
2000 92.6 -1.04 %
1990 93.6 12.31 %
1980 83.3