Sierra Leone Literacy Rate 2004-2024

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.
  • Sierra Leone literacy rate for 2021 was 47.70%, a 4.49% increase from 2018.
  • 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 .
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Zimbabwe 89.70%
Tanzania 81.80%
Democratic Republic of Congo 80.02%
Uganda 79.00%
Madagascar 77.25%
Rwanda 75.90%
Burundi 74.71%
Nepal 71.15%
Malawi 67.31%
Mozambique 63.42%
Comoros 61.99%
Gambia 58.06%
Senegal 56.30%
Guinea-Bissau 52.89%
Sierra Leone 47.70%
Burkina Faso 46.04%
Benin 45.84%
Guinea 45.33%
Niger 37.34%
Afghanistan 37.27%
Chad 26.76%
Sierra Leone Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 47.70% 4.49%
2018 43.21% 10.78%
2013 32.43% -2.40%
2004 34.83% -2.40%