Sri Lanka - Literacy rate

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

Literacy rate, youth female (% of females ages 15-24) in Sri Lanka was 99.15 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 36 years was 99.15 in 2017, while its lowest value was 90.19 in 1981.

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: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Year Value
1981 90.19
2001 96.12
2006 97.94
2008 98.59
2010 98.59
2016 98.94
2017 99.15

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

Literacy rate, youth male (% of males ages 15-24) in Sri Lanka was 98.55 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 36 years was 98.55 in 2017, while its lowest value was 91.88 in 1981.

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: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Year Value
1981 91.88
2001 95.07
2006 97.03
2008 97.33
2010 97.69
2016 98.41
2017 98.55

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

Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24) in Sri Lanka was 98.86 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 36 years was 98.86 in 2017, while its lowest value was 91.04 in 1981.

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: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Year Value
1981 91.04
2001 95.59
2006 97.48
2008 97.98
2010 98.16
2016 98.69
2017 98.86

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

Literacy rate, adult female (% of females ages 15 and above) in Sri Lanka was 90.97 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 36 years was 91.49 in 2016, while its lowest value was 82.02 in 1981.

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: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Year Value
1981 82.02
2001 89.14
2006 89.09
2008 89.07
2010 89.96
2016 91.49
2017 90.97

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

Literacy rate, adult male (% of males ages 15 and above) in Sri Lanka was 92.98 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 36 years was 93.46 in 2016, while its lowest value was 91.35 in 1981.

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: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Year Value
1981 91.35
2001 92.27
2006 92.71
2008 92.24
2010 92.58
2016 93.46
2017 92.98

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

Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above) in Sri Lanka was 91.90 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 36 years was 92.39 in 2016, while its lowest value was 86.78 in 1981.

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: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Year Value
1981 86.78
2001 90.68
2006 90.81
2008 90.56
2010 91.18
2016 92.39
2017 91.90

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Outcomes