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United Arab Emirates - Adult (15+) literacy rate

93.0 (%) in 2015

In 2015, adult literacy rate for United Arab Emirates was 93 %. Adult literacy rate of United Arab Emirates increased from 53.5 % in 1975 to 93 % in 2015 growing at an average annual rate of 20.93 %.

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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 United Arab Emirates adult literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2015 93.0 3.28 %
2005 90.0 26.39 %
1985 71.2 33.11 %
1975 53.5

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