Iran - Literacy rate

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

Literacy rate, youth female (% of females ages 15-24) in Iran was 97.70 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 36 years was 98.52 in 2008, while its lowest value was 42.33 in 1976.

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
1976 42.33
1986 65.59
1991 81.20
1996 90.56
2002 90.56
2005 96.74
2006 96.13
2008 98.52
2012 97.70

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

Literacy rate, youth male (% of males ages 15-24) in Iran was 98.34 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 36 years was 98.79 in 2008, while its lowest value was 70.90 in 1976.

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
1976 70.90
1986 84.53
1991 92.44
1996 95.52
2002 95.52
2005 98.11
2006 97.15
2008 98.79
2012 98.34

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

Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24) in Iran was 98.03 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 36 years was 98.66 in 2008, while its lowest value was 56.45 in 1976.

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
1976 56.45
1986 75.20
1991 86.97
1996 93.03
2002 93.03
2005 97.43
2006 96.64
2008 98.66
2012 98.03

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

Literacy rate, adult female (% of females ages 15 and above) in Iran was 79.23 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 36 years was 80.66 in 2008, while its lowest value was 24.42 in 1976.

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
1976 24.42
1986 41.03
1991 56.16
1996 66.07
2002 70.40
2005 76.80
2006 77.24
2008 80.66
2012 79.23

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

Literacy rate, adult male (% of males ages 15 and above) in Iran was 89.36 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 36 years was 89.36 in 2012, while its lowest value was 48.18 in 1976.

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
1976 48.18
1986 63.10
1991 74.27
1996 79.87
2002 83.50
2005 88.01
2006 87.27
2008 89.28
2012 89.36

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

Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above) in Iran was 84.28 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 36 years was 85.02 in 2008, while its lowest value was 36.52 in 1976.

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
1976 36.52
1986 52.32
1991 65.53
1996 73.06
2002 77.00
2005 82.44
2006 82.33
2008 85.02
2012 84.28

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Outcomes