Sierra Leone Literacy Rate 2004-2021

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.
  • Sierra Leone literacy rate for 2018 was 43.21%, a 10.78% increase from 2013.
  • Sierra Leone literacy rate for 2013 was 32.43%, a 2.4% decline from 2004.
  • Sierra Leone literacy rate for 2004 was 34.83%, a 34.83% increase from .
  • Sierra Leone literacy rate for was 0.00%, a 0% increase from .
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Eritrea 76.57%
Uganda 76.53%
Madagascar 74.80%
Rwanda 73.22%
Nepal 67.91%
Comoros 58.82%
Sierra Leone 43.21%
Afghanistan 43.02%
Benin 42.36%
Burkina Faso 41.22%
Central African Republic 37.40%
Mali 35.47%
Niger 35.05%
South Sudan 34.52%
Sierra Leone Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 43.21% 10.78%
2013 32.43% -2.40%
2004 34.83% -2.40%