Italy 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.
  • Italy literacy rate for 2018 was 99.16%, a 0.31% increase from 2011.
  • Italy literacy rate for 2011 was 98.85%, a 0.43% increase from 2001.
  • Italy literacy rate for 2001 was 98.42%, a 1.96% increase from 1981.
  • Italy literacy rate for 1981 was 96.46%, a 96.46% increase from .
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%
Italy Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 99.16% 0.31%
2011 98.85% 0.43%
2001 98.42% 1.96%
1981 96.46% 1.96%