Literate and Illiterate World Population

Source: Our World in Data Published: September 2018

Source: Our World in Data
Published: September 2018

Literate and Illiterate World Population

Circulated: August 6, 2019

Literacy rate of growth climbed in the middle of the 20th century, when the expansion of basic education became a global priority. The population for the estimate is 15 years and older.