Timor-Leste Literacy Rate 2001-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
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.
  • Timor-Leste literacy rate for 2018 was 68.07%, a 9.76% increase from 2010.
  • Timor-Leste literacy rate for 2010 was 58.31%, a 7.71% increase from 2007.
  • Timor-Leste literacy rate for 2007 was 50.60%, a 13% increase from 2001.
  • Timor-Leste literacy rate for 2001 was 37.60%, a 37.6% increase from .
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
Timor-Leste Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 68.07% 9.76%
2010 58.31% 7.71%
2007 50.60% 13.00%
2001 37.60% 13.00%