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Spain - Adult (15+) literacy rate

98.3 (%) in 2016

In 2016, adult literacy rate for Spain was 98.3 %. Adult literacy rate of Spain increased from 97.9 % in 2007 to 98.3 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 0.04 %.

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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 Spain adult literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2016 98.3 0.11 %
2015 98.1 0.05 %
2014 98.1 0.01 %
2013 98.1 0.19 %
2012 97.9 0.11 %
2011 97.8 0.04 %
2010 97.7 0.07 %
2009 97.7 0.05 %
2008 97.6 -0.31 %
2007 97.9 0.19 %
2005 97.8 0.60 %
2004 97.2