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Literacy Rate, Adult Total for Sri Lanka (SEADTLITRZSLKA)


2021: 92.42903 (+ more)   Updated: Oct 31, 2023 2:12 PM CDT
2021:  92.42903  
2020:  92.38230  
2019:  92.25296  
2018:  91.70982  
2017:  91.89575  
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Percent of People Ages 15 and Above,
Not Seasonally Adjusted




Source: World Bank  

Release: World Development Indicators  

Units:  Percent of People Ages 15 and Above, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Annual


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.

World Bank Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics

Source Indicator: SE.ADT.LITR.ZS

Suggested Citation:

World Bank, Literacy Rate, Adult Total for Sri Lanka [SEADTLITRZSLKA], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/SEADTLITRZSLKA, May 19, 2024.


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