East Asia & Pacific Literacy Rate 1960-2024

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.
  • East Asia & Pacific literacy rate for 2022 was 0.00%, a 96.04% decline from 2021.
  • East Asia & Pacific literacy rate for 2021 was 96.04%, a 0.04% increase from 2020.
  • East Asia & Pacific literacy rate for 2020 was 96.00%, a 0.29% increase from 2019.
  • East Asia & Pacific literacy rate for 2019 was 95.71%, a 0.4% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
North America 98.74%
Latin America & Caribbean 94.60%
World 87.01%
South Asia 74.19%
Sub-Saharan Africa 67.72%
Euro Area 0.00%
East Asia & Pacific 0.00%
OECD members 0.00%
European Union 0.00%
East Asia & Pacific Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2022 0.00% -96.04%
2021 96.04% 0.04%
2020 96.00% 0.29%
2019 95.71% 0.40%
2018 95.31% 0.10%
2017 95.21% 0.17%
2016 95.03% 0.16%
2015 94.87% 0.21%
2014 94.66% 0.53%
2013 94.12% 0.10%
2012 94.02% 0.19%
2011 93.83% -0.29%
2010 94.12% 0.10%
2009 94.03% 0.30%
2008 93.73% 0.28%
2007 93.44% 1.02%
2006 92.42% 0.40%
2005 92.01% 0.32%
2004 91.70% 0.34%
2003 91.35% 0.36%
2002 90.99% 0.35%
2001 90.64% 0.39%
2000 90.25% 0.29%
1999 89.96% 0.32%
1998 89.64% 0.36%
1997 89.28% 4.99%
1996 84.29% 0.49%
1995 83.80% 0.55%
1994 83.25% 0.56%
1993 82.69% 0.47%
1992 82.22% 0.52%
1991 81.71% 1.24%
1990 80.46% -0.15%
1989 80.61% 0.65%
1988 79.96% 3.79%
1987 76.17% 1.17%
1986 75.00% 0.83%
1985 74.17% 0.94%
1984 73.23% 0.98%
1983 72.25% 1.28%
1982 70.97% 0.59%
1981 70.38% 1.61%
1980 68.76% 0.58%
1979 68.18% 1.22%
1978 66.97% 1.09%
1977 65.88% 0.19%
1976 65.69% 65.69%
1975 0.00% 0.00%
1974 0.00% 0.00%
1973 0.00% 0.00%
1972 0.00% 0.00%
1971 0.00% 0.00%
1970 0.00% 0.00%
1969 0.00% 0.00%
1968 0.00% 0.00%
1967 0.00% 0.00%
1966 0.00% 0.00%
1965 0.00% 0.00%
1964 0.00% 0.00%
1963 0.00% 0.00%
1962 0.00% 0.00%
1961 0.00% 0.00%
1960 0.00% 0.00%