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Portugal - Adult (15+) literacy rate

95.4 (%) in 2015

In 2015, adult literacy rate for Portugal was 95.4 %. Adult literacy rate of Portugal increased from 79.4 % in 1981 to 95.4 % in 2015 growing at an average annual rate of 6.38 %.

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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 95.4 1.01 %
2011 94.5 7.42 %
1991 87.9 10.72 %
1981 79.4