South Africa - Male Adult Literacy Rate

Since 2014, South Africa Male Adult Literacy Rate was down by 1.5points year on year. At 88.38 Percent of Men Aged 15+ in 2019, the country was number 79 comparing other countries in Male Adult Literacy Rate. South Africa is overtaken by Democratic Republic of the Congo, which was ranked number 78 at 88.52 Percent of Men Aged 15+ and is followed by Vanuatu with 88.31 Percent of Men Aged 15+. Uzbekistan lead the ranking with 100 Percent of Men Aged 15+ in 2019, stable versus 2018. Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and Armenia respectively ranked number 2, 3 and 4 in this ranking. Sierra Leone witnessed the best average annual growth at +4.6points per year, while South Africa recorded the worst performance at -1.5points per year.

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Date Percent of Men Aged 15+
2019 88.38
2018 88.78
2017 87.68
2016
2015 95.40
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How does South Africa rank in Male Adult Literacy Rate?

# 135 Countries Percent of Men Aged 15+ Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Uzbekistan
100.00 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.0 % View data
2 #2
Azerbaijan
99.87 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.0 % View data
78 #78
Democratic Republic of the Congo
88.52 % 2016 NA NA View data
79 #79
South Africa
88.38 % 2019 -0.5 % -1.5 % View data
80 #80
Vanuatu
88.31 % 2018 NA NA View data
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