Ethiopia Literacy Rate 1994-2021

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.
  • Ethiopia literacy rate for 2017 was 51.77%, a 12.78% increase from 2007.
  • Ethiopia literacy rate for 2007 was 39.00%, a 9.18% increase from 2005.
  • Ethiopia literacy rate for 2005 was 29.82%, a 6.08% decline from 2004.
  • Ethiopia literacy rate for 2004 was 35.90%, a 8.89% increase from 1994.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Burundi 68.38%
Mozambique 60.66%
Senegal 51.90%
Ethiopia 51.77%
Liberia 48.30%
Ethiopia Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2017 51.77% 12.78%
2007 39.00% 9.18%
2005 29.82% -6.08%
2004 35.90% 8.89%
1994 27.01% 8.89%