Functional Literacy in CALABARZON: 2019

Reference Number: 

2020-0400-SR19

Release Date: 

Thursday, December 17, 2020
Figure 1. Functional Literacy Rate of Population 10 to 64 years old by sex,
CALABARZON & Philippines: 2019
Source:  Philippine Statistics Authority, 2019 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey
 
The functional literacy of population 10 to 64 years old in CALABARZON was posted at 95.4 percent based on the results of the 2019 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS). It is 3.8 percentage points higher than the functional literacy rate in the country which was 91.6 percent. Females (96.0 percent) had a higher functional literacy than males (94.9 percent). Likewise, females had higher functional literacy than males at the national level with 92.9 percent and 90.2 percent, respectively.
 
For every 100, 95 of the population aged 10 to 64 were functional literate
 
Functional literacy is the ability of a person to read, write, compute and comprehend. Persons who have completed at least four years of secondary education are classified as functional literate. Figure 2 shows the functional literacy rate of population 10 to 64 years old in 2013 and 2019 results of FLEMMS. The functional literacy rate of the region in 2019 was 0.4 percentage points higher than the results in 2013. By sex, male functional literacy rate slightly increased by 1.2 percentage points compared to the figure in 2013 (93.7 percent). While female functional literacy slightly decreased by 0.2 percentage point from 96.2 percent in 2013 to 96.0 percent in 2013. However, the increase or decrease in percentage is not statistically significant.
 
Figure 2. Functional Literacy Rate of Population 10 to 64 years old by sex,
CALABARZON: 2013 & 2019
Source:  Philippine Statistics Authority, 2019 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey
 
Population of 10 to 64 years old in CALABARZON who are at least junior high school completer or high school graduates in the old curriculum were reported to have a functional literacy rate of 100 percent. Only 3.0 percent of persons who have no grade completed or received early childhood education were considered functional literate (Figure 3). Overall, 85.7 percent of population 10 to 64 years old in the region can read, write, compute and comprehend or is functional literate (Table 2).
 
Figure 3. Functional Literacy Rate of Population 10 to 64 years old
by highest educational attainment, CALABARZON: 2019
Source:  Philippine Statistics Authority, 2019 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey
 
Figure 4. Percent of Population 10 to 64 years old,
by level of literacy, CALABARZON: 2019
Source:  Philippine Statistics Authority, 2019 Functional Literacy,
Education and Mass Media Survey
 
Six out of ten persons in the region had literacy level 4, or had completed junior high school/ high school graduates. Moreover, around one-fourth or 24.3% and 9.7% of the population in CALABARZON were in literacy level 3 (can read, write, compute and comprehend) and literacy level 2 (can read, write and compute), respectively.
 
Table 1. Functional Literacy Rate of Population 10 to 64 years old
by sex, CALABARZON: 2013 and 2019
 
Survey Year/Sex
 
CALABARZON
2019
2013
Both Sexes
Male
Female
Both Sexes
Male
Female
Population 10-64 Years Old (in thousands)
11,988
6,022
5,966
10,463
5,222
5,241
Population 10-64 Years Old (in percent)
95.4
94.9
96.0
95.0
93.7
96.2
   Source:  Philippine Statistics Authority, Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey
 
Table 2. Percentage of Population 10-64 years old by minimum set of skills/ competencies in functional literacy levels: 2019
Minimum set of skills/ competencies in functional literacy levels
Philippines
CALABARZON
Cannot read and write (Level 0)
3.6
2.0
Can read and write (Level 1)
94.2
97.3
At least can read, write, and compute (Level 2)
91.6
95.4
At least can read, write, compute, and comprehend (Level 3)
77.7
85.7
At least junior high school completer/ high school graduate (Level 4)
53.4
61.4
Undetermined
2.2
0.7
    Source:  Philippine Statistics Authority, Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey
 
 
 
(SGD)
CHARITO C. ARMONIA
Regional Director
 
BFP/COB/JGM

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