Singapore 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.
  • Singapore literacy rate for 2020 was 97.13%, a 0.35% decline from 2019.
  • Singapore literacy rate for 2019 was 97.48%, a 0.13% increase from 2018.
  • Singapore literacy rate for 2018 was 97.34%, a 0.14% increase from 2017.
  • Singapore literacy rate for 2017 was 97.20%, a 0.15% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Spain 98.59%
Saudi Arabia 97.59%
Singapore 97.13%
Kuwait 96.46%
Singapore Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2020 97.13% -0.35%
2019 97.48% 0.13%
2018 97.34% 0.14%
2017 97.20% 0.15%
2016 97.05% 0.22%
2015 96.83% 0.11%
2014 96.72% 0.17%
2013 96.55% 0.18%
2012 96.37% 0.18%
2011 96.19% 0.33%
2010 95.86% 3.31%
2000 92.55% 3.45%
1990 89.10% 6.19%
1980 82.91% 6.19%