Singapore - Adult (15+) literacy rate

97.0 (%) in 2016

In 2016, adult literacy rate for Singapore was 97 %. Adult literacy rate of Singapore increased from 82.9 % in 1980 to 97 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 1.79 %.

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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.