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South Africa - Youth literacy rate

99.03
(%)
in 2015

Between 2015 and 2015, youth literacy rate in South Africa was decreasing on average by 0.15 % each year, although before that, it grew from 97.57 % in 2007 to 99.03 % in 2015.

Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.

Date Value Change, %
2015 99.03 0.15 %
2014 98.88 0.00 %
2012 98.88 0.09 %
2011 98.79 0.15 %
2010 98.64 0.28 %
2009 98.37 0.81 %
2007 97.57 3.90 %
1996 93.91 10.26 %
1980 85.17