Malaysia Literacy Rate 1980-2022

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.
  • Malaysia literacy rate for 2019 was 94.97%, a 0.12% increase from 2018.
  • Malaysia literacy rate for 2018 was 94.85%, a 0.23% decline from 2017.
  • Malaysia literacy rate for 2017 was 95.08%, a 0.2% increase from 2016.
  • Malaysia literacy rate for 2016 was 94.88%, a 1.76% increase from 2010.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Belarus 99.87%
Azerbaijan 99.80%
Serbia 99.48%
Turkey 96.74%
Colombia 95.25%
South Africa 95.02%
Malaysia 94.97%
Paraguay 93.21%
Malaysia Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2019 94.97% 0.12%
2018 94.85% -0.23%
2017 95.08% 0.20%
2016 94.88% 1.76%
2010 93.12% 4.43%
2000 88.69% 5.77%
1991 82.92% 13.40%
1980 69.52% 13.40%