Bahrain Literacy Rate 1981-2021

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.
  • Bahrain literacy rate for 2018 was 97.46%, a 0.06% increase from 2017.
  • Bahrain literacy rate for 2017 was 97.40%, a 0.34% increase from 2016.
  • Bahrain literacy rate for 2016 was 97.07%, a 6.09% increase from 2010.
  • Bahrain literacy rate for 2010 was 90.98%, a 4.43% increase from 2001.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
San Marino 99.92%
Latvia 99.89%
Italy 99.16%
Argentina 99.00%
Uruguay 98.70%
Spain 98.44%
Greece 97.94%
Aruba 97.81%
Bahrain 97.46%
Singapore 97.34%
Brunei 97.21%
Portugal 96.14%
Kuwait 96.06%
Seychelles 95.87%
Oman 95.65%
Panama 95.41%
Malta 94.50%
Bahrain Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 97.46% 0.06%
2017 97.40% 0.34%
2016 97.07% 6.09%
2010 90.98% 4.43%
2001 86.55% 2.53%
1991 84.01% 14.26%
1981 69.75% 14.26%