Pakistan 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.
  • Pakistan literacy rate for 2019 was 58.00%, a 0.99% increase from 2018.
  • Pakistan literacy rate for 2018 was 57.01%, a 2.12% decline from 2017.
  • Pakistan literacy rate for 2017 was 59.13%, a 2.15% increase from 2014.
  • Pakistan literacy rate for 2014 was 56.98%, a 1.38% increase from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Uzbekistan 100.00%
Georgia 99.56%
West Bank and Gaza 97.38%
Philippines 96.28%
Vietnam 95.75%
Sri Lanka 92.25%
El Salvador 89.14%
Myanmar 89.07%
Honduras 88.51%
Bangladesh 74.68%
Pakistan 58.00%
Pakistan Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2019 58.00% 0.99%
2018 57.01% -2.12%
2017 59.13% 2.15%
2014 56.98% 1.38%
2013 55.60% -1.17%
2012 56.76% 2.03%
2011 54.74% -0.64%
2010 55.38% 0.48%
2009 54.89% -0.63%
2008 55.53% 3.39%
2007 52.14% -2.01%
2006 54.15% 4.28%
2005 49.87% 7.17%
1998 42.70% 16.97%
1981 25.73% 16.97%