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Literacy Rate, Adult Total for Developing Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SEADTLITRZSSSA)


2022: 67.71164 (+ more)   Updated: Oct 31, 2023 2:12 PM CDT
2022:  67.71164  
2021:  67.58848  
2020:  67.54411  
2019:  67.40725  
2018:  66.67989  
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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. A developing nation is defined as one which falls within the lower or middle income bracket.

Source Indicator: SE.ADT.LITR.ZS

Suggested Citation:

World Bank, Literacy Rate, Adult Total for Developing Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa [SEADTLITRZSSSA], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/SEADTLITRZSSSA, May 23, 2024.


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