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China - Adult literacy rate

96.36
(%)
in 2015

Adult literacy rate of China increased from 65.51 % in 1982 to 96.36 % in 2015 growing at an average annual rate of 10.39 %.

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Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.

Date Value Change, %
2015 96.36 1.30 %
2010 95.12 4.62 %
2000 90.92 16.89 %
1990 77.79 18.75 %
1982 65.51