Philippines: Literacy rate: For that indicator, UNESCO provides data for the Philippines from 1980 to 2008. The average value for the Philippines during that period was 91.5 percent with a minumum of 83.32 percent in 1980 and a maximum of 95.42 percent in 2008.
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World Bank definition: Adult (15+) literacy rate (%). Total is the 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.