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Sierra Leone - Adult (15+) literacy rate

48.4 (%) in 2015

In 2015, adult literacy rate for Sierra Leone was 48.4 %. Adult literacy rate of Sierra Leone increased from 34.8 % in 2004 to 48.4 % in 2015 growing at an average annual rate of 19.06 %.

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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 Sierra Leone adult literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2015 48.4 2.64 %
2014 47.2 35.49 %
2004 34.8