Generally, 'literacy' also encompasses 'numeracy', the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. Adult illiteracy is defined as the percentage of the.
Definition. Total number of literate persons in a given age group, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group. The adult literacy rate.
Definition: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can Description: The map below shows how Literacy rate, adult total (% of.