Lao PDR Literacy Rate 1995-2020

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.
  • Lao PDR literacy rate for 2015 was 84.66%, a 26.37% increase from 2011.
  • Lao PDR literacy rate for 2011 was 58.29%, a 14.41% decline from 2005.
  • Lao PDR literacy rate for 2005 was 72.70%, a 3.97% increase from 2001.
  • Lao PDR literacy rate for 2001 was 68.73%, a 0.85% decline from 2000.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Uzbekistan 99.98%
Philippines 98.18%
West Bank and Gaza 96.69%
Indonesia 95.22%
Bolivia 92.46%
El Salvador 87.97%
Honduras 87.91%
Cabo Verde 86.79%
Lao PDR 84.66%
Nicaragua 82.61%
Cambodia 80.53%
Bangladesh 65.14%
Lao PDR Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2015 84.66% 26.37%
2011 58.29% -14.41%
2005 72.70% 3.97%
2001 68.73% -0.85%
2000 69.58% 9.33%
1995 60.25% 9.33%