Palestine: Literacy rate

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 Palestine

Literacy rate

 Latest value 97.38
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1997 - 2019
 Average 94.79
 Min - Max 86.08 - 97.38
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Palestine from 1997 to 2019. The average value for Palestine during that period was 94.79 percent with a minimum of 86.08 percent in 1997 and a maximum of 97.38 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2019 is 97.38 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 27 countries is 90.02 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Palestine - Literacy rate - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Palestine - Literacy rate - historical chart - 1997-2019




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 94.14 2020 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 81.66 2020 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 87.70 2020 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 24.45 2018 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 94.10 2022 percent
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 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.99 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 1.09 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.38 2022 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 49.48 2021 percent
 Primary school enrollment 91.76 2022 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 89.63 2022 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 44.98 2022 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 100.00 2022 percent
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