Mexico: Literacy rate from 2005 to 2015, total and by gender

Literacy rate in Mexico 2015 The statistic depicts the literacy rate in Mexico from 2005 to 2015. The literacy rate measures the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can read and write. In 2015, Mexico's literacy rate was around 94.47 percent.
Education in Mexico

The literacy rate is commonly defined as the share of people in a country who are older than 15 years and are able to read and write. In Mexico, a state with more than 115 million inhabitants, the literacy rate is above 90 percent, making it significantly higher than the global average. More than 70 percent of Mexico’s population is older than 15 years, a figure than has been quite consistent over the last ten years. Mexico’s compulsory education comprises grades 1 to 9, with an optional secondary education up to grade 12.

Literacy is considered basic education. The lowest literacy rates can be found in African countries, the highest in Europe. Additionally, the literacy rate is one of the factors that determines a country’s ranking on the Human Development Index of the United Nations, which ranks the overall well-being of a country’s population. Apart from literacy, it also includes factors such as per-capita income, health and life expectancy and others. Mexico is currently not among the countries with the highest Human Development Index value.
Show more
Loading statistic...
Adult totalAdult maleAdult female
200591.63%93.19%90.21%
200691.73%93.9%89.83%
200792.8%94.44%91.36%
200892.93%94.59%91.45%
200993.44%94.92%92.12%
201093.07%94.38%91.85%
201193.52%94.78%92.34%
201294.23%95.39%93.18%
201393.96%95.11%92.9%
201494.56%95.62%93.59%
201594.47%95.55%93.49%
Adult totalAdult maleAdult female
200591.63%93.19%90.21%
200691.73%93.9%89.83%
200792.8%94.44%91.36%
200892.93%94.59%91.45%
200993.44%94.92%92.12%
201093.07%94.38%91.85%
201193.52%94.78%92.34%
201294.23%95.39%93.18%
201393.96%95.11%92.9%
201494.56%95.62%93.59%
201594.47%95.55%93.49%
Download Settings Share
Chart type
Datalabels
Share on Social Media
HTML code to embed chart as PNG (FAQ)
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment
Description Source More information
The statistic depicts the literacy rate in Mexico from 2005 to 2015. The literacy rate measures the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can read and write. In 2015, Mexico's literacy rate was around 94.47 percent.
Education in Mexico

The literacy rate is commonly defined as the share of people in a country who are older than 15 years and are able to read and write. In Mexico, a state with more than 115 million inhabitants, the literacy rate is above 90 percent, making it significantly higher than the global average. More than 70 percent of Mexico’s population is older than 15 years, a figure than has been quite consistent over the last ten years. Mexico’s compulsory education comprises grades 1 to 9, with an optional secondary education up to grade 12.

Literacy is considered basic education. The lowest literacy rates can be found in African countries, the highest in Europe. Additionally, the literacy rate is one of the factors that determines a country’s ranking on the Human Development Index of the United Nations, which ranks the overall well-being of a country’s population. Apart from literacy, it also includes factors such as per-capita income, health and life expectancy and others. Mexico is currently not among the countries with the highest Human Development Index value.
Show more
Release date
July 2018
Region
Mexico
Survey time period
2005 to 2015
Supplementary notes
Figures have been rounded.

More information

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year

Basic Account

Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Register for free

Premium Account

Your perfect start with Statista

  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account

Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

Send request

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax
   (New York residents only).
Leading companies trust Statista:

Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format

Mexico

All Information
in one Presentation

Mexico

Everything On "Mexico" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista has been my savior on several occasions. The site is easy to maneuver and the data is in a format that can go right into a report or presentation.
Marlene Greenfield

Marlene Greenfield
Vice President, Hearst Magazines

Statistics on "Mexico"

  • Population
  • Economy
  • State finances
The most important statistics
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps

Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages

Statistics on the topic

Topics

About Statista

Learn more about how Statista can support your business.

Request webinar
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.

News