China Literacy Rate 1982-2024

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.
  • China literacy rate for 2020 was 97.15%, a 0.31% increase from 2018.
  • China literacy rate for 2018 was 96.84%, a 1.72% increase from 2010.
  • China literacy rate for 2010 was 95.12%, a 4.2% increase from 2000.
  • China literacy rate for 2000 was 90.92%, a 13.14% increase from 1990.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Kazakhstan 99.80%
Armenia 99.79%
Russia 99.70%
China 97.15%
Colombia 95.64%
Mexico 95.25%
Paraguay 94.54%
Peru 94.50%
Ecuador 93.63%
China Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2020 97.15% 0.31%
2018 96.84% 1.72%
2010 95.12% 4.20%
2000 90.92% 13.14%
1990 77.79% 12.28%
1982 65.51% 12.28%