ARMM Literacy

Simple Literacy of the Population 10 Years Old and Over
2000, 2003 and 2008
(In percent)

Area / Region 2000a 2003b 2008b
Both Sexes M F Both Sexes M F Both Sexes M F
Philippines 92.3 92.1 92.5 93.4 92.6 94.3 95.6 95.1 96.1
Metro Manila 98.1 98.2 98.1 99.0 98.9 99.1 99.2 99.0 99.4
Cordillera Administrative 90.5 90.9 90.1 91.6 92.0 91.1 94.8 95.2 94.3
Ilocos Region 95.2 95.4 95.0 97.4 97.6 97.3 98.2 98.1 98.2
Cagayan Valley 91.8 91.4 92.1 92.7 92.1 93.5 95.0 94.5 95.6
Central Luzon 94.8 94.8 94.8 96.9 96.8 96.9 97.8 97.7 97.8
CALABARZON1 94.0 94.0 94.1 97.2 96.8 97.5 98.0 97.7 98.2
MIMAROPA 91.2 91.4 91.0 95.1 94.4 95.9
Bicol Region 92.7 92.4 93.0 95.0 93.8 96.3 96.6 96.1 97.1
Western Visayas 93.0 92.5 93.6 92.8 91.6 94.0 94.5 93.2 95.8
Central Visayas 91.7 91.5 91.8 92.4 91.5 93.2 95.1 94.6 95.6
Eastern Visayas 89.9 88.8 91.1 90.1 87.0 93.3 93.6 92.2 95.0
Western Mindanao 85.3 85.3 85.2 88.9 86.8 90.9 94.0 93.3 94.8
Northern Mindanao 91.4 90.7 92.1 91.8 90.1 93.5 93.9 92.6 95.3
Southern Mindanao 90.2 89.8 90.5 90.3 88.0 92.7 93.7 93.1 94.3
Central Mindanao 87.0 87.1 87.0 87.3 85.9 88.8 92.1 91.9 92.3
Caraga 92.0 91.4 92.6 92.1 89.5 94.6 94.7 93.2 96.3
Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao 68.7 69.8 67.7 70.2 71.0 69.4 81.5 82.8 80.3

a 2000 Census of Population and Housing.
b Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey.
1 Data for Southern Tagalog.

Sources: National Statistics Office.

http://www.nscb.gov.ph/secstat/d_educ.asp