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Literacy Rate, Adult Total for South Asia (SEADTLITRZSSAS)


2020: 73.28027 (+ more)   Updated: Dec 27, 2022
2020:  73.28027  
2019:  72.67486  
2018:  71.96770  
2017:  71.69451  
2016:  70.99839  
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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.

Nations that are included in this data series are listed at http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-and-lending-groups

Source Indicator: SE.ADT.LITR.ZS

Suggested Citation:

World Bank, Literacy Rate, Adult Total for South Asia [SEADTLITRZSSAS], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/SEADTLITRZSSAS, June 10, 2023.


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