Malaysia 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.
  • Malaysia literacy rate for 2018 was 94.85%, a 0.23% decline from 2017.
  • Malaysia literacy rate for 2017 was 95.08%, a 1.35% increase from 2016.
  • Malaysia literacy rate for 2016 was 93.73%, a 0.62% increase from 2010.
  • Malaysia literacy rate for 2010 was 93.12%, a 4.43% increase from 2000.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Kazakhstan 99.78%
Belarus 99.76%
Russia 99.73%
Tonga 99.41%
Samoa 99.10%
Montenegro 98.85%
Romania 98.84%
Jordan 98.23%
Albania 98.14%
Costa Rica 97.86%
China 96.84%
Mexico 95.38%
Colombia 95.09%
Lebanon 95.07%
Malaysia 94.85%
Peru 94.41%
Suriname 94.38%
Paraguay 94.02%
Thailand 93.77%
Brazil 93.23%
Namibia 91.53%
Mauritius 91.33%
Gabon 84.67%
Algeria 81.41%
Malaysia Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 94.85% -0.23%
2017 95.08% 1.35%
2016 93.73% 0.62%
2010 93.12% 4.43%
2000 88.69% 5.77%
1991 82.92% 13.40%
1980 69.52% 13.40%