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Singapore - Elderly (65+) literacy rate

84.0 (%) in 2015

In 2015, elderly literacy rate for Singapore was 84 %. Elderly literacy rate of Singapore increased from 37.8 % in 1980 to 84 % in 2015 growing at an average annual rate of 22.40 %.

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What is elderly literacy rate?

Elderly (65+) literacy rate (%). Total is the percentage of the population age 65 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 65 years and over by the corresponding age group population and multiplying the result by 100.

What is Singapore elderly literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2015 84.0 10.99 %
2010 75.7 25.55 %
2000 60.3 18.26 %
1990 51.0 34.78 %
1980 37.8

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