Macao: Literacy rate

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 Macao

Literacy rate

 Latest value 97.11
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1981 - 2021
 Average 94.08
 Min - Max 90.38 - 97.11
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Macao from 1981 to 2021. The average value for Macao during that period was 94.08 percent with a minimum of 90.38 percent in 1981 and a maximum of 97.11 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 97.11 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 39 countries is 91.79 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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 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 99.96 2021 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 99.62 2021 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 99.79 2021 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 13.50 2018 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 83.97 2022 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.98 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 1.00 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.11 2022 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 86.40 2021 percent
 Primary school enrollment 84.00 2022 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 88.57 2022 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 114.72 2022 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 99.13 2022 percent
 PISA math scores 551.923 2022 index points
 PISA reading scores 510.405 2022 index points
 PISA science scores 543.096 2022 index points
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