Ethiopia: Literacy rate

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 Ethiopia

Literacy rate

 Latest value 51.77
 Year 2017
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1994 - 2017
 Average 36.70
 Min - Max 27.01 - 51.77
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Ethiopia from 1994 to 2017. The average value for Ethiopia during that period was 36.7 percent with a minimum of 27.01 percent in 1994 and a maximum of 51.77 percent in 2017. The latest value from 2017 is 51.77 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 29 countries is 84.22 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.

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 Literacy rate 51.77 2017 percent
 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 71.97 2017 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 73.52 2017 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 72.75 2017 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 55.07 2011 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 62.14 2022 percent
 School starting age, primary school 7 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.91 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.96 2015 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 0.60 2018 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 30.12 2021 percent
 Primary school enrollment 85.53 2022 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 34.87 2015 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 10.38 2018 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 84.61 2009 percent
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