Timor-Leste - Adult (15+) literacy rate

69.9 (%) in 2020

In 2020, adult literacy rate for Timor-Leste was 69.9 %. Adult literacy rate of Timor-Leste increased from 37.6 % in 2001 to 69.9 % in 2020 growing at an average annual rate of 23.23%.

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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 Timor-Leste adult literacy rate?