Senegal Literacy Rate 1988-2021

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.
  • Senegal literacy rate for 2017 was 51.90%, a 8.37% increase from 2013.
  • Senegal literacy rate for 2013 was 43.53%, a 8.28% decline from 2011.
  • Senegal literacy rate for 2011 was 51.81%, a 3.78% increase from 2009.
  • Senegal literacy rate for 2009 was 48.04%, a 6.15% increase from 2006.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Burundi 68.38%
Mozambique 60.66%
Senegal 51.90%
Ethiopia 51.77%
Liberia 48.30%
Senegal Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2017 51.90% 8.37%
2013 43.53% -8.28%
2011 51.81% 3.78%
2009 48.04% 6.15%
2006 41.89% 2.62%
2002 39.28% 12.41%
1988 26.87% 12.41%