Indonesia Literacy Rate 1980-2020

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.
  • Indonesia literacy rate for 2018 was 95.66%, a 0.28% increase from 2016.
  • Indonesia literacy rate for 2016 was 95.38%, a 0.16% increase from 2015.
  • Indonesia literacy rate for 2015 was 95.22%, a 0.1% increase from 2014.
  • Indonesia literacy rate for 2014 was 95.12%, a 2.3% increase from 2011.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Uzbekistan 99.99%
Kyrgyz Republic 99.59%
Mongolia 98.42%
West Bank and Gaza 97.22%
Indonesia 95.66%
Vietnam 95.00%
Sao Tome and Principe 92.82%
Sri Lanka 91.71%
El Salvador 89.01%
Eswatini 88.42%
Vanuatu 87.51%
Honduras 87.21%
Zambia 86.75%
Kenya 81.54%
Congo, Rep. 80.30%
Ghana 79.04%
Cameroon 77.07%
India 74.37%
Bangladesh 73.91%
Morocco 73.75%
Timor-Leste 68.07%
Nigeria 62.02%
Sudan 60.70%
Indonesia Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 95.66% 0.28%
2016 95.38% 0.16%
2015 95.22% 0.10%
2014 95.12% 2.30%
2011 92.81% 0.23%
2009 92.58% 0.39%
2008 92.19% 0.21%
2006 91.98% 1.60%
2004 90.38% 8.86%
1990 81.52% 14.21%
1980 67.31% 14.21%