Brazil - Literacy rate

Literacy rate, youth female (% of females ages 15-24)

Literacy rate, youth female (% of females ages 15-24) in Brazil was 99.02 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 99.07 in 2011, while its lowest value was 85.24 in 1980.

Definition: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Year Value
1980 85.24
2000 95.72
2004 97.90
2006 98.36
2007 98.56
2008 98.53
2009 98.69
2010 98.32
2011 99.07
2012 99.02

Literacy rate, youth male (% of males ages 15-24)

Literacy rate, youth male (% of males ages 15-24) in Brazil was 98.22 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 98.22 in 2012, while its lowest value was 82.56 in 1980.

Definition: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Year Value
1980 82.56
2000 92.65
2004 95.78
2006 96.80
2007 97.06
2008 97.18
2009 97.45
2010 96.72
2011 97.91
2012 98.22

Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24)

Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24) in Brazil was 98.62 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 98.62 in 2012, while its lowest value was 83.91 in 1980.

Definition: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Year Value
1980 83.91
2000 94.18
2004 96.84
2006 97.58
2007 97.80
2008 97.84
2009 98.07
2010 97.51
2011 98.49
2012 98.62

Literacy rate, adult female (% of females ages 15 and above)

Literacy rate, adult female (% of females ages 15 and above) in Brazil was 91.63 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 91.63 in 2011, while its lowest value was 72.85 in 1980.

Definition: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Year Value
1980 72.85
2000 86.50
2004 88.81
2006 89.86
2007 90.23
2008 90.22
2009 90.41
2010 90.68
2011 91.63
2012 91.63

Literacy rate, adult male (% of males ages 15 and above)

Literacy rate, adult male (% of males ages 15 and above) in Brazil was 91.02 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 91.17 in 2011, while its lowest value was 76.38 in 1980.

Definition: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Year Value
1980 76.38
2000 86.23
2004 88.41
2006 89.35
2007 89.77
2008 89.84
2009 90.17
2010 90.06
2011 91.17
2012 91.02

Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above)

Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above) in Brazil was 91.33 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 91.41 in 2011, while its lowest value was 74.59 in 1980.

Definition: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Year Value
1980 74.59
2000 86.37
2004 88.62
2006 89.62
2007 90.01
2008 90.04
2009 90.30
2010 90.38
2011 91.41
2012 91.33

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Outcomes