Italy Literacy Rate 1981-2022

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.
  • Italy literacy rate for 2019 was 99.35%, a 0.19% increase from 2018.
  • Italy literacy rate for 2018 was 99.16%, a 0.31% increase from 2011.
  • Italy literacy rate for 2011 was 98.85%, a 0.43% increase from 2001.
  • Italy literacy rate for 2001 was 98.42%, a 1.96% increase from 1981.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Italy 99.35%
Uruguay 98.77%
Singapore 97.48%
Panama 95.74%
UAE 95.53%
Italy Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2019 99.35% 0.19%
2018 99.16% 0.31%
2011 98.85% 0.43%
2001 98.42% 1.96%
1981 96.46% 1.96%