Latin America & the Caribbean: literacy rates 2012-2016, by age

Average literacy rates in Latin America and the Caribbean from 2012 to 2016, by age group

by Marina Pasquali, last edited Jul 9, 2019
Latin America & the Caribbean: literacy rates 2012-2016, by age In 2016, the average adult literacy rates in Latin America and the Caribbean amounted to 93.53 percent. With this number, the share of people aged 15 or older who could read and write in this region was more than seven percentage points higher than the worldwide average. Literacy rates in Latin America and the Caribbean have been slightly improving in all three age groups since 2014. This region's youth literacy rate amounted to around 98.4 percent in 2016, almost 19 percentage points higher than the literacy rate among elderly people.
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Average literacy rates in Latin America and the Caribbean from 2012 to 2016, by age group

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Youth (15-24)Adult (15+)Elderly (65+)
201698.36%93.53%79.42%
201598.29%93.23%78.7%
201498.23%92.88%78.29%
201397.89%92.45%77.38%
201297.94%92.41%77.18%
Youth (15-24)Adult (15+)Elderly (65+)
201698.36%93.53%79.42%
201598.29%93.23%78.7%
201498.23%92.88%78.29%
201397.89%92.45%77.38%
201297.94%92.41%77.18%
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by Marina Pasquali, last edited Jul 9, 2019
In 2016, the average adult literacy rates in Latin America and the Caribbean amounted to 93.53 percent. With this number, the share of people aged 15 or older who could read and write in this region was more than seven percentage points higher than the worldwide average. Literacy rates in Latin America and the Caribbean have been slightly improving in all three age groups since 2014. This region's youth literacy rate amounted to around 98.4 percent in 2016, almost 19 percentage points higher than the literacy rate among elderly people.
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