Zimbabwe Literacy Rate 1982-2024

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.
  • Zimbabwe literacy rate for 2021 was 89.70%, a 1.01% increase from 2014.
  • Zimbabwe literacy rate for 2014 was 88.69%, a 5.11% increase from 2011.
  • Zimbabwe literacy rate for 2011 was 83.58%, a 0.07% increase from 1992.
  • Zimbabwe literacy rate for 1992 was 83.51%, a 5.72% increase from 1982.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Zimbabwe 89.70%
Tanzania 81.80%
Democratic Republic of Congo 80.02%
Uganda 79.00%
Madagascar 77.25%
Rwanda 75.90%
Burundi 74.71%
Nepal 71.15%
Malawi 67.31%
Mozambique 63.42%
Comoros 61.99%
Gambia 58.06%
Senegal 56.30%
Guinea-Bissau 52.89%
Sierra Leone 47.70%
Burkina Faso 46.04%
Benin 45.84%
Guinea 45.33%
Niger 37.34%
Afghanistan 37.27%
Chad 26.76%
Zimbabwe Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 89.70% 1.01%
2014 88.69% 5.11%
2011 83.58% 0.07%
1992 83.51% 5.72%
1982 77.79% 5.72%