Brazil: Literacy rate

(measure: percent; source: UNESCO)

Brazil: Literacy rate

: For that indicator, UNESCO provides data for Brazil from 1980 to 2013. The average value for Brazil during that period was 88.56 percent with a minumum of 74.59 percent in 1980 and a maximum of 91.48 percent in 2013. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Percentage of the population age 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, ‘literacy’ also encompasses ‘numeracy’, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of literates aged 15 years and over by the corresponding age group population and multiplying the result by 100.