Singapore Literacy Rate 1980-2021

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.
  • Singapore literacy rate for 2018 was 97.34%, a 0.14% increase from 2017.
  • Singapore literacy rate for 2017 was 97.20%, a 0.15% increase from 2016.
  • Singapore literacy rate for 2016 was 97.05%, a 0.22% increase from 2015.
  • Singapore literacy rate for 2015 was 96.83%, a 0.11% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
San Marino 99.92%
Latvia 99.89%
Italy 99.16%
Argentina 99.00%
Andorra 99.00%
Finland 99.00%
Isle of Man 99.00%
Luxembourg 99.00%
New Zealand 99.00%
Sweden 99.00%
Bermuda 99.00%
Hong Kong 99.00%
Liechtenstein 99.00%
Norway 99.00%
Slovak Republic 99.00%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 99.00%
Bahamas 99.00%
Denmark 99.00%
Greenland 99.00%
Netherlands 99.00%
British Virgin Islands 99.00%
Germany 99.00%
St. Kitts and Nevis 99.00%
Northern Mariana Islands 99.00%
United States 99.00%
Belgium 99.00%
Curacao 99.00%
Gibraltar 99.00%
Japan 99.00%
French Polynesia 99.00%
Austria 99.00%
Channel Islands 99.00%
United Kingdom 99.00%
Monaco 99.00%
Turks and Caicos Islands 99.00%
Australia 99.00%
Switzerland 99.00%
Faroe Islands 99.00%
Iceland 99.00%
St. Martin (French part) 99.00%
Canada 99.00%
France 99.00%
Ireland 99.00%
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 99.00%
Uruguay 98.70%
Spain 98.44%
Greece 97.94%
Aruba 97.81%
Bahrain 97.46%
Singapore 97.34%
Brunei 97.21%
Portugal 96.14%
Kuwait 96.06%
Seychelles 95.87%
Oman 95.65%
Panama 95.41%
Malta 94.50%
Singapore Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 97.34% 0.14%
2017 97.20% 0.15%
2016 97.05% 0.22%
2015 96.83% 0.11%
2014 96.72% 0.17%
2013 96.55% 0.18%
2012 96.37% 0.18%
2011 96.19% 0.33%
2010 95.86% 3.31%
2000 92.55% 3.45%
1990 89.10% 6.19%
1980 82.91% 6.19%