Namibia Literacy Rate 1991-2021

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.
  • Namibia literacy rate for 2018 was 91.53%, a 3.25% increase from 2011.
  • Namibia literacy rate for 2011 was 88.27%, a 11.79% increase from 2007.
  • Namibia literacy rate for 2007 was 76.49%, a 8.46% decline from 2001.
  • Namibia literacy rate for 2001 was 84.94%, a 9.13% increase from 1991.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
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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%
Namibia Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 91.53% 3.25%
2011 88.27% 11.79%
2007 76.49% -8.46%
2001 84.94% 9.13%
1991 75.82% 9.13%