India: Literacy rate

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 India

Literacy rate

 Latest value 76.32
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1981 - 2022
 Average 59.73
 Min - Max 40.76 - 76.32
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1981 to 2022. The average value for India during that period was 59.73 percent with a minimum of 40.76 percent in 1981 and a maximum of 76.32 percent in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 76.32 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 44 countries is 77.72 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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 Education spending, percent of government spending 14.65 2021 percent
 Literacy rate 76.32 2022 percent
 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 95.54 2022 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 97.44 2022 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 96.54 2022 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 32.75 2017 students per teacher
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.02 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.97 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.04 2022 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 51.69 2021 percent
 Primary school enrollment 108.15 2022 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 78.81 2022 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 31.57 2022 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 88.68 2022 percent
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