South Africa - Female Adult Literacy Rate

Since 2014, South Africa Female Adult Literacy Rate was down by 1.3points year on year. In 2019, the country was ranked number 77 among other countries in Female Adult Literacy Rate with 87.32 Percent of Women Aged 15+. South Africa is overtaken by El Salvador, which was number 76 at 87.54 Percent of Women Aged 15+ and is followed by Vanuatu with 86.71 Percent of Women Aged 15+. Uzbekistan topped the ranking with 99.98 Percent of Women Aged 15+ in 2019, that is stable versus 2018. Azerbaijan, Russia and Belarus respectively ranked number 2, 3 and 4 in this ranking. Sierra Leone witnessed the best average annual growth at +7points per year, while South Africa recorded the worst performance at -1.3points per year.

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Date Percent of Women Aged 15+
2019 87.32
2018 87.59
2017 86.46
2016
2015 93.41
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How does South Africa rank in Female Adult Literacy Rate?

# 135 Countries Percent of Women Aged 15+ Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Uzbekistan
99.98 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.0 % View data
2 #2
Azerbaijan
99.75 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.0 % View data
76 #76
El Salvador
87.54 % 2019 +0.3 % NA View data
77 #77
South Africa
87.32 % 2019 -0.3 % -1.3 % View data
78 #78
Vanuatu
86.71 % 2018 NA NA View data
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