Namibia Literacy Rate 1991-2024

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.
  • Namibia literacy rate for 2021 was 92.25%, a 0.72% increase from 2018.
  • Namibia literacy rate for 2018 was 91.53%, a 3.25% increase from 2011.
  • Namibia literacy rate for 2011 was 88.27%, a 11.79% increase from 2007.
  • Namibia literacy rate for 2007 was 76.49%, a 8.46% decline from 2001.
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%
Bulgaria 98.42%
Jordan 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%
Namibia Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 92.25% 0.72%
2018 91.53% 3.25%
2011 88.27% 11.79%
2007 76.49% -8.46%
2001 84.94% 9.13%
1991 75.82% 9.13%