The literacy rate of the population aged 12 years and above improved from 80.8% in 1990 to 85.0% today. For males, the rate improved from 85.6% to 88.7% and for females from 76.1% to 81.5%.
The proportion of population with primary school level only or below decreased from 59.4 % in 1990 to 49.8% in 2000.
During the same period, the proportion having passed the School Certificate level increased from 11.2% to 13.6% while the proportion having passed the Higher School Certificate level increased from 3.4% to 6.7%.
About 2.2 % had a tertiary qualification compared to 1.6% in 1990.