Tonga Literacy Rate 1976-2024

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.
  • Tonga literacy rate for 2021 was 99.40%, a 0.01% decline from 2018.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Cuba 99.67%
Tonga 99.40%
Samoa 99.10%
Montenegro 98.98%
Romania 98.90%
Albania 98.45%
Jordan 98.42%
Bulgaria 98.42%
Bosnia 98.10%
Costa Rica 98.04%
Maldives 97.86%
Venezuela 97.50%
Dominican Republic 95.17%
Suriname 95.00%
Ecuador 94.48%
Brazil 94.30%
Thailand 94.10%
Namibia 92.25%
Mauritius 92.15%
Guyana 88.85%
Iran 88.74%
Gabon 85.46%
Guatemala 83.35%
Tonga Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 99.40% -0.01%
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%