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Republic of Korea - Adult (15+) literacy rate

98.0 (%) in 2008

Republic of Korea adult literacy rate was 98 % in 2008 - the single year for which the data is available at the moment.

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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 Republic of Korea adult literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2008 98.0

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