Pakistan 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.
  • Pakistan literacy rate for 2017 was 59.13%, a 2.15% increase from 2014.
  • Pakistan literacy rate for 2014 was 56.98%, a 1.38% increase from 2013.
  • Pakistan literacy rate for 2013 was 55.60%, a 1.17% decline from 2012.
  • Pakistan literacy rate for 2012 was 56.76%, a 2.03% increase from 2011.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Georgia 99.36%
Sri Lanka 91.90%
El Salvador 88.48%
Bangladesh 72.89%
Egypt 71.17%
Bhutan 66.56%
Pakistan 59.13%
Mauritania 53.50%
Pakistan Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2017 59.13% 2.15%
2014 56.98% 1.38%
2013 55.60% -1.17%
2012 56.76% 2.03%
2011 54.74% -0.64%
2010 55.38% 0.48%
2009 54.89% -0.63%
2008 55.53% 3.39%
2007 52.14% -2.01%
2006 54.15% 4.28%
2005 49.87% 7.17%
1998 42.70% 16.97%
1981 25.73% 16.97%