Tonga 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.
  • Tonga literacy rate for 2018 was 99.41%, a 0.03% increase from 2011.
  • Tonga literacy rate for 2011 was 99.39%, a 0.37% increase from 2006.
  • Tonga literacy rate for 2006 was 99.02%, a 0.11% increase from 1996.
  • Tonga literacy rate for 1996 was 98.91%, a 0.69% decline from 1976.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Kazakhstan 99.78%
Belarus 99.76%
Russia 99.73%
Tonga 99.41%
Samoa 99.10%
Montenegro 98.85%
Romania 98.84%
Jordan 98.23%
Albania 98.14%
Costa Rica 97.86%
China 96.84%
Mexico 95.38%
Colombia 95.09%
Lebanon 95.07%
Malaysia 94.85%
Peru 94.41%
Suriname 94.38%
Paraguay 94.02%
Thailand 93.77%
Brazil 93.23%
Namibia 91.53%
Mauritius 91.33%
Gabon 84.67%
Algeria 81.41%
Tonga Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 99.41% 0.03%
2011 99.39% 0.37%
2006 99.02% 0.11%
1996 98.91% -0.69%
1976 99.59% -0.69%