South Africa - Literacy rate

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

Literacy rate, youth female (% of females ages 15-24) in South Africa was 99.27 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 99.27 in 2012, while its lowest value was 84.97 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 84.97
1996 94.29
2007 98.09
2009 98.82
2010 98.90
2011 99.15
2012 99.27

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

Literacy rate, youth male (% of males ages 15-24) in South Africa was 98.50 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 98.50 in 2012, while its lowest value was 85.35 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 85.35
1996 93.50
2007 97.05
2009 97.92
2010 98.39
2011 98.43
2012 98.50

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

Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24) in South Africa was 98.88 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 98.88 in 2012, while its lowest value was 85.17 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 85.17
1996 93.91
2007 97.57
2009 98.37
2010 98.64
2011 98.79
2012 98.88

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

Literacy rate, adult female (% of females ages 15 and above) in South Africa was 92.59 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 92.59 in 2012, while its lowest value was 74.81 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 74.81
1996 80.93
2007 87.04
2009 91.77
2010 91.71
2011 92.05
2012 92.59

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

Literacy rate, adult male (% of males ages 15 and above) in South Africa was 94.96 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 94.96 in 2012, while its lowest value was 77.53 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 77.53
1996 84.07
2007 90.72
2009 94.12
2010 94.14
2011 94.25
2012 94.96

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

Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above) in South Africa was 93.73 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 93.73 in 2012, while its lowest value was 76.20 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 76.20
1996 82.40
2007 88.72
2009 92.89
2010 92.88
2011 93.10
2012 93.73

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Outcomes