Uruguay - Adult (15+) literacy rate

98.8 (%) in 2019

In 2019, adult literacy rate for Uruguay was 98.8 %. Adult literacy rate of Uruguay increased from 96.8 % in 1996 to 98.8 % in 2019 growing at an average annual rate of 0.15%.

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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 Uruguay adult literacy rate?