Eswatini Literacy Rate 1976-2020

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.
  • Eswatini literacy rate for 2018 was 88.42%, a 5.32% increase from 2010.
  • Eswatini literacy rate for 2010 was 83.10%, a 1.44% increase from 2000.
  • Eswatini literacy rate for 2000 was 81.66%, a 14.42% increase from 1986.
  • Eswatini literacy rate for 1986 was 67.24%, a 11.91% increase from 1976.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Uzbekistan 99.99%
Kyrgyz Republic 99.59%
Mongolia 98.42%
West Bank and Gaza 97.22%
Indonesia 95.66%
Vietnam 95.00%
Sao Tome and Principe 92.82%
Sri Lanka 91.71%
El Salvador 89.01%
Eswatini 88.42%
Vanuatu 87.51%
Honduras 87.21%
Zambia 86.75%
Kenya 81.54%
Congo, Rep. 80.30%
Ghana 79.04%
Cameroon 77.07%
India 74.37%
Bangladesh 73.91%
Morocco 73.75%
Timor-Leste 68.07%
Nigeria 62.02%
Sudan 60.70%
Eswatini Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 88.42% 5.32%
2010 83.10% 1.44%
2000 81.66% 14.42%
1986 67.24% 11.91%
1976 55.33% 11.91%