Education and Literacy

Highest Qualification Attained

Refers to the highest grade or standard a person has passed or the highest level where a certificate, diploma, or degree is awarded. The Singapore Standard Educational Classification is used to classify persons by highest qualification attained.

Literacy Rate

Refers to the proportion of population who are able to read with understanding (e.g. a newspaper). It is derived based on information as reported in household surveys, as well as administrative data. Persons whose literacy is not known from surveys or administrative records are excluded from the computation of literacy rate.

Mean Years of Schooling

Refers to the years of education a person received on average.