Timor-Leste Literacy Rate 2001-2024

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.
  • Timor-Leste literacy rate for 2020 was 69.90%, a 1.83% increase from 2018.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Literacy Rate
Mongolia 99.18%
West Bank and Gaza 97.51%
Indonesia 96.00%
Bolivia 93.85%
Sri Lanka 92.38%
El Salvador 89.98%
Eswatini 89.28%
Zambia 87.50%
Ghana 80.38%
Cameroon 78.23%
Bangladesh 74.91%
Timor-Leste 69.90%
Timor-Leste Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2020 69.90% 1.83%
2018 68.07% 9.76%
2010 58.31% 7.71%
2007 50.60% 13.00%
2001 37.60% 13.00%