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Country vs country: New Zealand and United States compared: Education stats

Definitions

  • Average years of schooling of adults: Average years of schooling of adults is the years of formal schooling received, on average, by adults over age 15. (Data Source: Barro-Lee Data Set www.worldbank.org/html/prdmg/grthweb/ddbarle2.htm)
  • Children out of school, primary: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Children out of school, primary per 1000: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school, primary, female: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • College and university > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for college and university enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • College and university > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to post-secondary education.
  • Compulsary education duration: Number of years students are required to be enrolled in school for all levels of education. For instance, compulsary education lasts for 12 years in the United States.
  • Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.
  • Literacy > Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Total population: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • Primary education, teachers per 1000: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, primary: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Primary is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers.
  • Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
  • Tertiary enrollment: Gross enrolment ratio, tertiary level is the sum of all tertiary level students enrolled at the start of the school year, expressed as a percentage of the mid-year population in the 5 year age group after the official secondary school leaving age.
  • College and university > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Duration of compulsory education: Duration of compulsory education is the number of grades (or years) that a child must legally be enrolled in school.
  • Compulsary education starting age: Age at which children must be enrolled in school.
  • Child care (preschool) > Duration: Number of years students study at the pre-primary (preschool) level. It should be noted that not all countries require pre-primary education.
  • High school > Lower secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the lower secondary (middle school) level.
  • College and university > Private school share: Percentage of post-secondary students who attend a private school, college, or university.
  • Spending per student > College and university: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • Homeschooling legal status: Legal status of homeschooling.
  • Children out of school, primary, female per 1000: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • High school > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • School life expectancy > Total: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • Child care (preschool) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Children out of school, primary, male: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Secondary education, pupils: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Spending > USD: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment."
  • Literacy > Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Male: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Mathematical literacy: Mathematical literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old 2000
  • High school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for secondary level enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall: Overall.

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  • Spending > Proportion: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment. Expressed as a proportion of GNI."
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year.
  • Primary education, pupils: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions.
  • High school > Upper secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the upper secondary (high school) level.
  • Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Duration: Number of years students study at the primary level.
  • Primary education, teachers: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Spending per student > High school: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • Elementary (primary school) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin primary education.
  • Preschool enrollment rate: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music."
  • Scientific literacy: Scientific literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old (2000)
  • College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's college and university professors that are female.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills: Overall.

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  • Student attitude > Dislike of school: Percentage of schoolgoing children who do not like going to school (2000).
  • Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • High school > Private school share: Percentage of secondary students who attend a private school.
  • Secondary education, teachers per 1000: Secondary education, teachers. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Educational attainment > Tertiary: Percentage of adult population (aged 25-64) educated till tertiary level (year 2000).
  • Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for primary education.
  • Teachers as percentage of labor force: The percentage share of the total labor force who are classroom, academic staff, and other teachers. Data for 1999.
  • Children out of school > Primary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • High school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for all levels of secondary education.
  • Children out of school, primary, male per 1000: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Scouting > Genders admitted: Admits boys/girls.
  • Reading literacy: Reading literacy mean value of performance scale (15 years old, 2000)
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve: Access and retrieve.

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  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion: The number of students from a given country studying abroad in a given year, expressed as a percentage of total tertiary enrollment in that country. Ratios greater than 100 % are possible, because those currently studying abroad do not count towards total enrollment.
  • Elementary school > Enrolled students: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Teacher student ratio > Elementary school: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Secondary education, pupils per 1000: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education, general pupils: Secondary education, general pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. General programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in general programmes at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Teacher student ratio > High school: Secondary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Primary education > Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Spending per student > Elementary school: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • Primary education, pupils per 1000: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Scientific and technical journal articles: Scientific and technical journal articles refer to the number of scientific and engineering articles published in the following fields: physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, clinical medicine, biomedical research, engineering and technology, and earth and space sciences.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Women: Population with at least high school education > Women.
  • Public spending per student > Primary level: Public expenditure per student, primary level is the total reported current spending by the government on primary education, divided by the total number of pupils in primary education, expressed as a percentage of per capita GDP.
  • Class size > Age 13: The average number of 13-year-old students per class.
  • High school > Upper secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin upper secondary (high school) education.
  • Schools connected to the Internet: Schools connected to the Internet are the share of primary and secondary schools in the country that have access to the Internet.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Services, etc., value added > Current US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (current US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Secondary school starting age > Years: Secondary school starting age (years). Entrance age of 2A lower secondary is the age at which students would enter lower secondary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.
  • Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Men: Gender Inequality Index.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to primary education.
  • Public spending per student > Tertiary level: Public expenditure per student, tertiary level is the total reported current spending by the government on tertiary education, divided by the total number of pupils in tertiary education, expressed as a percentage of per capita GDP.
  • High School > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's high school, or secondary, teachers that are female.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Proportion of 19 year olds in tertiary education: Percentage share of 19 year-olds enrolled in tertiary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index in primary, or elementary, school. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled. 
  • Primary teacher salary > Starting: Annual statutory teachers' salaries in public institutions in primary education, in equivalent US dollars converted using PPPs. Data for 1999.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts: Continuous texts.

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  • High school > Lower secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin lower secondary (middle school) education.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share: Percentage of primary students who attend a private school.
  • Duration of education > Secondary level: Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (or years) in general secondary education.
  • School enrolment rate > 1st grade: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age."
  • Children out of school > Primary per 1000: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Student attitude > Find school boring: Percentage of students who do find school boring (2000).
  • Universities > Top 100: Number of universities in the top 100
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Secondary education, teachers: Secondary education, teachers. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Secondary education, vocational pupils per 1000: Secondary education, vocational pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. Technical/vocational programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in technical/vocational programmes at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education: Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary and secondary levels in public and private schools.
  • High school > Upper Secondary > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for upper secondary (high school) education.
  • High school > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to secondary education.
  • High school > Lower Secondary > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for lower secondary (middle school) education.
  • Universities > Top 200: Number of universities in the top 200
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years: Primary duration refers to the number of years of full-time equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.
  • Literacy > Adults at high literacy level: Percentage of adults whose level of document literacy is rated 'high'. Data for 1998.
  • Enrolment ratio > Secondary level: Net enrolment ratio, secondary level, is the ratio of the number of children of official secondary school age enrolled in school to the number of children of official secondary school age in the population.
  • Elementary school repeaters > All: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD: Research and development (R&D;) comprise creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications. R&D; is a term covering three activities: basic research, applied research, and experimental development. Basic research is experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge of the underlying foundation of phenomena and observable facts, without any particular application or use in view. Applied research is also original investigation undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge. It is, however, directed primarily towards a specific practical aim or objective. Experimental development is systematic work, drawing on existing knowledge gained from research and/or practical experience, which is directed to producing new materials, products or devices, to installing new processes, systems and services, or to improving substantially those already produced or installed.

    The main aggregate used for international comparisons is gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (GERD). This consists of the total expenditure (current and capital) on R&D; by all resident companies, research institutes, university and government laboratories, etc. It excludes R&D; expenditures financed by domestic firms but performed abroad.
  • Primary school starting age > Years: Primary school starting age (years). Entrance age of primary is the age at which students would enter primary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Participation > Children out of school > Elementary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Primary education > Duration > Years: Primary duration refers to the number of years of full-time equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.
  • Ratio of female to male primary enrollment: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Expected duration of education for all students: Expected years of schooling for a 5-year-old under current conditions, excluding education for children under 5. Data for 2000.
  • Scientific and technical journal articles per million: Scientific and technical journal articles refer to the number of scientific and engineering articles published in the following fields: physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, clinical medicine, biomedical research, engineering and technology, and earth and space sciences. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Adults at low literacy level: Percentage of adults whose level of document literacy is rated 'low'. Data for 1998
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Integrate and interpret: Integrate and interpret.

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  • Duration of education > Primary level: Duration of primary education is the number of grades (or years) in primary education.
  • Primary education > Pupils: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • High school teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Elementary school > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment: Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Secondary education > Teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Educational attainment > Senior secondary: Percentage of adult population (aged 25-64) educated till senior secondary level (year 2000).
  • Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's elementary, or primary, teachers that are female.
  • Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy: Percentage of adult females who have at least a moderate level of literacy, in selected OECD countries. Data for 1998.
  • Educational attainment > Junior secondary: Percentage of adult population (aged 25-64) educated till junior secondary level (year 2000).
  • Student attitude > Report class disorder: Percentage of students who report high noise level and disorder in classes (2000).
  • Secondary education > General pupils per 1000: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education > Teachers per 1000: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Class size > Age 9: The average number of children in every class of nine-year-olds.
  • Proportion of 15 year-olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 15 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Public spending per student > Secondary level: Public expenditure per student, secondary level is the total reported current spending by the government on secondary education, divided by the total number of pupils in secondary education, expressed as a percentage of per capita GDP.
  • Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD per million: Research and development (R&D;) comprise creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications. R&D; is a term covering three activities: basic research, applied research, and experimental development. Basic research is experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge of the underlying foundation of phenomena and observable facts, without any particular application or use in view. Applied research is also original investigation undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge. It is, however, directed primarily towards a specific practical aim or objective. Experimental development is systematic work, drawing on existing knowledge gained from research and/or practical experience, which is directed to producing new materials, products or devices, to installing new processes, systems and services, or to improving substantially those already produced or installed.

    The main aggregate used for international comparisons is gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (GERD). This consists of the total expenditure (current and capital) on R&D; by all resident companies, research institutes, university and government laboratories, etc. It excludes R&D; expenditures financed by domestic firms but performed abroad. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Elementary school starting age > Years: Primary school starting age is the age at which students would enter primary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade."
  • Students from households with computer > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students who come from households with at least one computer.
  • Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years) is the number of grades (years) in secondary school."
  • Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary level is the average number of pupils per teacher in primary education. Cross-country comparisons may be affected by such factors as the composition of teachers by part- and full-time employment.
  • Private school enrolment > Primary level: Private sector enrolment share, primary level is the share of primary school pupils who attend a privately managed school, regardless of whether or not the school receives subsidies from the government.
  • Elementary school repeaters > Male: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Elementary school repeaters > Female: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Primary teacher salary > After 15 years: Annual statutory teachers' salaries in public institutions in primary education, in equivalent US dollars converted using PPPs. Data for 1999.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Non-continuous texts: Non-continuous texts.

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  • Universities > Top 200 per million: Number of universities in the top 200. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Primary teacher salary > Starting per 1000: Annual statutory teachers' salaries in public institutions in primary education, in equivalent US dollars converted using PPPs. Data for 1999. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU: Services, etc., value added (constant LCU). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant local currency.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars.
  • Services, etc., value added > Current US$: Services, etc., value added (current US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Primary education > Teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Primary education > Teachers per 1000: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Male per 1000: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education, vocational pupils: Secondary education, vocational pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. Technical/vocational programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in technical/vocational programmes at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Secondary education, general pupils per 1000: Secondary education, general pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. General programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in general programmes at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education, teachers, female: Secondary education, teachers, female. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Female is the total number of female teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Elementary school teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Scouting > Members: Members of boy or girl scout groups which are members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
  • Teacher qualifications > Share with degree > Age 9: Of those teachers who teach students aged 9, the percentage who have one or more university degrees.
  • School enrolment rate > 5th grade: Persistence to grade 5 (percentage of cohort reaching grade 5) is the share of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach grade 5. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.
  • School life expectancy > Male: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • Proportion of 20 year olds in tertiary education: Percentage share of 20 year-olds enrolled in tertiary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Female enrolment share > Primary level: Girls' enrolment share, primary level is the number of girls enrolled in primary school, expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils in primary school.
  • Female enrolment share > Secondary level: Girls' enrolment share, secondary level is the number of girls enrolled in secondary school, expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils in secondary school.
  • Outcomes > Tertiary attainment > Tertiary attainment for age group 55-64: For each age group shown, those who have completed tertiary education are shown as a percentage of all persons in that age group. Tertiary education includes both tertiary-type "A programmes”, which are largely theoretically-based and designed to provide qualifications for entry to advanced research programmes and professions with high skill requirements, as well as tertiary-type "B programmes” which are classified at the same level of competencies as tertiary-type A programmes but are more occupationally-oriented and lead to direct labour market access. The tertiary attainment profiles are based on the percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 that has completed that level of education.
  • Expenditure on education > Change in expenditure on education > Expenditure in tertiary education: The indicator shows direct public and private expenditure on educational institutions in relation to the number of full-time equivalent students enrolled in these institutions. Public subsidies for students’ living expenses have been excluded to ensure international comparability of the data.

    Expenditure on education per student is obtained by dividing the total expenditure on educational institutions by the number of full-time equivalents students. Only those educational institutions and programmes are taken into account for which both enrolment and expenditure data are available.
  • Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women per million people: Number of female teaching staff in post-secondary non-tertiary education. Post-secondary non-tertiary education serves to broaden the knowledge of participants, who have already gained an upper secondary qualification. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women: Number of female teaching staff in post-secondary non-tertiary education. Post-secondary non-tertiary education serves to broaden the knowledge of participants, who have already gained an upper secondary qualification.
  • Proportion of 18 year olds in tertiary education: Percentage share of 18 year-olds enrolled in tertiary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Share of university qualifications awarded to females: Percentage share of tertiary level A qualifications as first degree awarded to females. Data for 2000.
  • Teacher qualifications > Share with special training > Age 13: Of those teachers who teach students aged 13, the percentage who have specialised teacher training.
  • Proportion of primary education time spent learning foreign languages: Intended instruction time spent studying modern foreign languages, as a percentage of total intended instruction time for students 12 to 14 years of age. Data for 1999.
  • High school starting age > Years: Secondary school starting age is the age at which students would enter secondary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade."
  • Proportion of 20 year olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 20 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Students living with mother > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students who live with their mother.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate: Reflect and evaluate.

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  • Primary education > Pupils per 1000: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • Young longtext readers: Share of 15-year-olds who are frequent longtext readers(2000)
  • Proportion of primary education time spent learning technology: Intended instruction time spent studying technology, as a percentage of total intended instruction time for students 12 to 14 years of age. Data for 1999.
  • Universities > Top 100 per million: Number of universities in the top 100. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 200 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Young shorttext readers: Share of 15-year-olds who are frequent shorttext (particularly comics) readers (2000)
  • Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13 per million: Percentage of 13 year-old students who come from households owning more than 25 books. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Students from households with dictionary > Age 13: The percentage of 13-year-old students who come from a household with a dictionary.
  • School life expectancy > Female: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • Private school enrolment > Secondary level: Private sector enrolment share, secondary level is the share of students in general secondary education who attend a privately managed school, regardless of whether or not the school receives subsidies from the government.
  • Participation > Secondary education > Pupils: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Proportion of primary education time spent learning mathematics: Intended instruction time spent practicing mathematics, as a percentage of total intended instruction time for students 12 to 14 years of age. Data for 1999.
  • Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy > Female: Percentage of adult females who have at least a moderate level of literacy, in selected OECD countries. Data for 1998.
  • Literacy > Adults at moderate literacy level: Percentage of adults whose level of document literacy is rated 'moderate'. Data for 1998.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Male > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Teacher qualifications > Share with special training > Age 9: Of those teachers who teach students aged 9, the percentage who have specialised teacher training.
  • Students from households with calculator > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students who come from households containing at least one calculator.
  • Students from households with computer > Age 13 per million: Percentage of 13-year-old students who come from households with at least one computer. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13: Percentage of 13 year-old students who come from households owning more than 25 books.
  • Proportion of 17 year olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 17 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Share of university qualifications awarded to females > First degree: Percentage share of tertiary level A qualifications as first degree awarded to females. Data for 2000.
  • Expected duration of education for females: Expected years of schooling for a female 5-year-old under current conditions, excluding education for children under 5. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of 19 year olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 19 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of primary education time spent learning arts: Intended instruction time spent studying arts, as a percentage of total intended instruction time for students 12 to 14 years of age. Data for 1999.
  • Students living with mother > Age 9: Percentage of nine-year-old students who live with their mother.
  • Teacher qualifications > Years experience > Age 13: The average number of years of teaching experience, for teachers of students aged 13.
  • Students from households with study desk > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students who come from households with at least one study desk.
  • Students from households with dictionary > Age 9: The percentage of nine-year-old students who come from households with a dictionary.
  • Teacher qualifications > Years experience > Age 9: The average number of years of experience of teachers who teach children aged 9.
  • Proportion of 18 year olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 18 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Share of vocational tertiary qualifications awarded to females > First degree: Percentage share of tertiary level B qualifications as first degree awarded to females. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of 17 year olds in tertiary education: Percentage share of 17 year-olds enrolled in tertiary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of primary education time spent learning vocational skills: Intended instruction time spent studying vocational skills, as a percentage of total intended instruction time for students 12 to 14 years of age. Data for 1999.
  • Primary teacher salary per hour > After 15 years: Annual statutory teachers' salaries in public institutions in primary level education, per hour after 15 years experience and typical training. Expressed in equivalent US dollars converted using Purchasing Power Parities (PPP's). Data for 1999.
  • Proportion of primary education time spent in physical education: Intended instruction time spent studying physical education, as a percentage of total intended instruction time for students 12 to 14 years of age. Data for 1999.
  • Proportion of primary education time spent learning science: Intended instruction time spent studying science, as a percentage of total intended instruction time for students 12 to 14 years of age. Data for 1999.
  • Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy > Male: Percentage of adult males who have at least a moderate level of literacy, in selected OECD countries. Data for 1998.
  • Literacy and Attainment > Educational attainment: completed tertiary > Tertiary > Population 25+ years > % > Over 24 year olds: Percentage of population older than 24 years that has completed tertiary education.
  • Education spending > % of GDP: Government Education Expenditure (% of GDP, 2000-2002)
  • School enrollment > Preprimary > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment.
  • Students whose father has secondary education: Percentage of students whose fathers have at least secondary education.
  • School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music.
  • Primary teacher salary > Starting; ratio to GDP per capita: Annual statutory teachers' salaries in public institutions in primary education, in equivalent US dollars converted using PPPs. Data for 1999.
  • School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Tertiary education, whether or not to an advanced research qualification, normally requires, as a minimum condition of admission, the successful completion of education at the secondary level.
  • Primary education > Teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Expenditure per student > Secondary > % of GDP per capita: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita.
  • School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers.
  • Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Male > % of relevant age group: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age.
  • Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music."
  • Government spending on education > % of GDP: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • Government spending on education > % of government spending: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Private > % of total secondary: Private enrollment refers to pupils or students enrolled in institutions that are not operated by a public authority but controlled and managed, whether for profit or not, by a private body such as a nongovernmental organisation, religious body, special interest group, foundation or business enterprise."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Tertiary education, whether or not to an advanced research qualification, normally requires, as a minimum condition of admission, the successful completion of education at the secondary level."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > Female > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Tertiary education, whether or not to an advanced research qualification, normally requires, as a minimum condition of admission, the successful completion of education at the secondary level."
  • Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > % net: Total enrollment is the number of pupils of the school-age group for primary education, enrolled either in primary or secondary education, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group."
  • Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > %: Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education (%). Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary and secondary levels in public and private schools.
  • School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross: School enrollment, preprimary, female (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Pre-primary. Female is the total female enrollment in pre-primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the total female population of official pre-primary education age. GER can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
  • School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross: School enrollment, preprimary, male (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Pre-primary. Male is the total male enrollment in pre-primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the total male population of official pre-primary education age. GER can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
  • Primary education, pupils > % female: Primary education, pupils (% female). Percentage of female students. Primary is the number of female students at the primary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of students (male and female) at the primary level in a given school year.
  • School enrollment, primary, female > % gross: School enrollment, primary, female (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Primary. Female is the total female enrollment in primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the female population of official primary education age. GER can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
  • School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary: School enrollment, primary, private (% of total primary). Percentage of private enrolment. Primary is the enrolment in private primary schools expressed as a percentage of total enrolment (public and private) in primary schools. 'Private' refers to all educational institutions not operated by a public authority, regardless of whether they receive financial support from public authorities. A high percentage indicates strong involvement of the non-governmental sector (including religious bodies, other organizations, associations, communities, private enterprises or persons) in providing organized educational programmes.
  • Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group: Primary completion rate, total (% of relevant age group). Primary completion rate. Total is the total number of new entrants in the last grade of primary education, regardless of age, expressed as percentage of the total population of the theoretical entrance age to the last grade of primary. This indicator is also known as "gross intake rate to the last grade of primary." The ratio can exceed 100% due to over-aged and under-aged children who enter primary school late/early and/or repeat grades.
  • Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female > % of relevant age group: Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female (% of relevant age group). Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age.
  • Total enrollment, primary, male > % net: Total enrollment, primary, male (% net). Adjusted net enrollment is the number of pupils of the school-age group for primary education, enrolled either in primary or secondary education, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group.
  • Secondary education, pupils > % female: Secondary education, pupils (% female). Percentage of female students. Total secondary. All programmes is the number of female students enrolled in all secondary education programmes expressed as a percentage of the total number of students (male and female) enrolled at the secondary education level in a given school year.
  • Secondary education, general pupils > % female: Secondary education, general pupils (% female). Percentage of female students. Total secondary. General programmes is the number of female students enrolled in general programmes at the secondary education level expressed as a percentage of the total number of students (male and female) enrolled in general programmes at the secondary education level in a given school year.
  • Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita: Expenditure per student, primary (% of GDP per capita). Public expenditure per pupil as a % of GDP per capita. Primary is the total public expenditure per student in primary education as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).
  • Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure: Public spending on education, total (% of government expenditure). Public expenditure on education as % of total government expenditure is the total public education expenditure (current and capital) expressed as a percentage of total government expenditure for all sectors in a given financial year. Public education expenditure includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration, and subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).
STAT New Zealand United States HISTORY
Average years of schooling of adults 11.7
Ranked 3rd.
12
Ranked 1st. 3% more than New Zealand
Children out of school, primary 2,587
Ranked 95th.
1.76 million
Ranked 3rd. 679 times more than New Zealand

Children out of school, primary per 1000 0.587
Ranked 101st.
5.64
Ranked 47th. 10 times more than New Zealand

Children out of school, primary, female 712
Ranked 91st.
780,465
Ranked 3rd. 1096 times more than New Zealand

College and university > Gender parity index 1.46
Ranked 25th. 4% more than United States
1.41
Ranked 33th.

College and university > Share of total education spending 27.41%
Ranked 10th. 7% more than United States
25.65%
Ranked 26th.

Compulsary education duration 12
Ranked 19th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 14th.

Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 7.26%
Ranked 5th. 29% more than United States
5.62%
Ranked 39th.

Literacy > Female 99%
Ranked 20th. The same as United States
99%
Ranked 17th.

Literacy > Total population 99%
Ranked 22nd. The same as United States
99%
Ranked 20th.

Primary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 72nd. The same as United States
6
Ranked 53th.

Primary education, teachers per 1000 5.42
Ranked 50th.
5.49
Ranked 49th. 1% more than New Zealand

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 14.55
Ranked 96th. 2% more than United States
14.29
Ranked 98th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 14.37
Ranked 57th.
14.49
Ranked 56th. 1% more than New Zealand

Secondary education, duration > Years 7
Ranked 53th. 17% more than United States
6
Ranked 102nd.

Tertiary enrollment 69.2%
Ranked 4th.
72.6%
Ranked 1st. 5% more than New Zealand
College and university > Gender ratio 147.68
Ranked 21st. 5% more than United States
140.06
Ranked 29th.

Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 1
Ranked 31st. 1% more than United States
0.99
Ranked 49th.

Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 9.4 per 1,000 people
Ranked 19th. 71% more than United States
5.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 65th.

Duration of compulsory education 12 years
Ranked 12th. The same as United States
12 years
Ranked 10th.
Compulsary education starting age 5
Ranked 159th.
6
Ranked 66th. 20% more than New Zealand

Child care (preschool) > Duration 2
Ranked 154th.
3
Ranked 47th. 50% more than New Zealand

High school > Lower secondary school duration 4
Ranked 44th. 33% more than United States
3
Ranked 105th.

College and university > Private school share 12.6%
Ranked 80th.
27.95%
Ranked 46th. 2 times more than New Zealand

Spending per student > College and university 29.24
Ranked 24th. 33% more than United States
22.04
Ranked 37th.

Homeschooling legal status Legal as alternative to the mandatory public school system. Legal under regulating conditions, varies by state.
Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 0.162
Ranked 97th.
2.5
Ranked 48th. 15 times more than New Zealand

High school > Gender ratio 105.44
Ranked 27th. 6% more than United States
99.5
Ranked 59th.

School life expectancy > Total 16.2 years
Ranked 5th. 7% more than United States
15.2 years
Ranked 14th.
Child care (preschool) > Starting age 3
Ranked 130th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 103th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 3.26
Ranked 39th. 70 times more than United States
0.0465
Ranked 96th.

Children out of school, primary, male 1,875
Ranked 78th.
976,866
Ranked 3rd. 521 times more than New Zealand

Secondary education, pupils 508,362
Ranked 73th.
24.21 million
Ranked 4th. 48 times more than New Zealand

Spending > USD 8.03 billion
Ranked 38th.
684.04 billion
Ranked 1st. 85 times more than New Zealand

Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
Literacy > Male 99%
Ranked 30th. The same as United States
99%
Ranked 28th.

Mathematical literacy 537
Ranked 3rd. 9% more than United States
493
Ranked 18th.
High school > Gender parity index 1.05
Ranked 36th. 4% more than United States
1.01
Ranked 68th.

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall 521
Ranked 5th. 4% more than United States
500
Ranked 15th.
Spending > Proportion 6.62
Ranked 11th. 38% more than United States
4.79
Ranked 54th.

Tertiary > Students studying abroad 5,210.25
Ranked 107th.
56,943.33
Ranked 6th. 11 times more than New Zealand

Primary education, pupils 347,349
Ranked 91st.
24.43 million
Ranked 5th. 70 times more than New Zealand

High school > Upper secondary school duration 3
Ranked 86th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 73th.

Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 11.01
Ranked 91st.
14.96
Ranked 64th. 36% more than New Zealand

Elementary (primary school) > Duration 6
Ranked 77th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 59th.

Primary education, teachers 23,872
Ranked 75th.
1.71 million
Ranked 5th. 72 times more than New Zealand

Spending per student > High school 19.83
Ranked 33th.
24.56
Ranked 18th. 24% more than New Zealand

Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 5
Ranked 194th.
6
Ranked 77th. 20% more than New Zealand

Preschool enrollment rate 101.21
Ranked 83th. 2% more than United States
98.77
Ranked 94th.

Scientific literacy 528
Ranked 6th. 6% more than United States
499
Ranked 14th.
College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 51%
Ranked 2nd. 9% more than United States
47%
Ranked 7th.
Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills 521
Ranked 5th. 4% more than United States
500
Ranked 15th.
Student attitude > Dislike of school 34%
Ranked 8th.
35%
Ranked 5th. 3% more than New Zealand
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 184,808
Ranked 62nd.
16.61 million
Ranked 1st. 90 times more than New Zealand

Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 16.37
Ranked 111th. 15% more than United States
14.21
Ranked 120th.

High school > Private school share 10.92%
Ranked 72nd. 32% more than United States
8.27%
Ranked 86th.

Secondary education, teachers per 1000 8.03
Ranked 22nd. 50% more than United States
5.36
Ranked 56th.

Educational attainment > Tertiary 29%
Ranked 8th.
37%
Ranked 2nd. 28% more than New Zealand
Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher 14.55
Ranked 98th. 2% more than United States
14.29
Ranked 100th.

Teachers as percentage of labor force 4.7%
Ranked 9th. 12% more than United States
4.2%
Ranked 17th.
Children out of school > Primary 1,914
Ranked 99th.
1.62 million
Ranked 2nd. 847 times more than New Zealand

High school > Students per teacher 14.37
Ranked 58th.
14.49
Ranked 57th. 1% more than New Zealand

Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 0.426
Ranked 87th.
3.14
Ranked 43th. 7 times more than New Zealand

Scouting > Genders admitted both both for Venturing, boys only for non-Venturing
Reading literacy 529
Ranked 3rd. 5% more than United States
504
Ranked 15th.
Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve 521
Ranked 5th. 6% more than United States
492
Ranked 25th.
Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 1.99%
Ranked 95th. 7 times more than United States
0.271%
Ranked 124th.

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 20.9%
Ranked 8th. 37% more than United States
15.3%
Ranked 38th.

Elementary school > Enrolled students 348,160
Ranked 90th.
24.68 million
Ranked 3rd. 71 times more than New Zealand

Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 1.07
Ranked 27th. 5% more than United States
1.02
Ranked 54th.

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $18,653.13
Ranked 20th.
$33,005.49
Ranked 3rd. 77% more than New Zealand

Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 15.32
Ranked 96th. 12% more than United States
13.69
Ranked 102nd.

Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 1.5
Ranked 15th. 7% more than United States
1.4
Ranked 22nd.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level 361,866
Ranked 112th.
24.85 million
Ranked 4th. 69 times more than New Zealand

Secondary education, pupils per 1000 115.4
Ranked 13th. 48% more than United States
77.71
Ranked 76th.

Secondary education, general pupils 431,737
Ranked 73th.
24.21 million
Ranked 3rd. 56 times more than New Zealand

Teacher student ratio > High school 14.49
Ranked 49th. 1% more than United States
14.38
Ranked 51st.

Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 5.31 per 1,000 people
Ranked 56th.
5.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th. 11% more than New Zealand

Spending per student > Elementary school 17.62
Ranked 30th.
22.35
Ranked 18th. 27% more than New Zealand

Primary education, pupils per 1000 78.85
Ranked 96th. 1% more than United States
78.41
Ranked 97th.

Scientific and technical journal articles 3,034
Ranked 30th.
211,233
Ranked 1st. 70 times more than New Zealand

High school > Population with at least high school education > Women 82.8%
Ranked 34th.
94.7%
Ranked 14th. 14% more than New Zealand

Public spending per student > Primary level 19.9
Ranked 6th. 11% more than United States
17.9
Ranked 21st.
Class size > Age 13 20.8 students
Ranked 11th. 14% more than United States
18.3 students
Ranked 15th.
High school > Upper secondary starting age 15
Ranked 113th. The same as United States
15
Ranked 90th.

Schools connected to the Internet 100%
Ranked 3rd. The same as United States
100%
Ranked 2nd.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 19 years
Ranked 2nd. 19% more than United States
16 years
Ranked 15th.
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 482,959
Ranked 83th.
23.85 million
Ranked 4th. 49 times more than New Zealand

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 46.92 per 1,000 people
Ranked 16th.
57.61 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th. 23% more than New Zealand

Services, etc., value added > Current US$ per capita $16,952.85
Ranked 27th.
$36,945.60
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than New Zealand

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Tertiary level 58.79%
Ranked 24th. 4% more than United States
56.64%
Ranked 34th.

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 7%
Ranked 11th. 19% more than United States
5.9%
Ranked 23th.

Secondary school starting age > Years 11
Ranked 159th.
12
Ranked 59th. 9% more than New Zealand

Secondary education > General pupils 427,368
Ranked 77th.
24.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 57 times more than New Zealand

High school > Population with at least high school education > Men 84.7%
Ranked 37th.
94.3%
Ranked 22nd. 11% more than New Zealand

Elementary (primary) school) > Share of total education spending 24.11%
Ranked 42nd.
32.42%
Ranked 47th. 34% more than New Zealand

Public spending per student > Tertiary level 25.5
Ranked 16th. 7% more than United States
23.9
Ranked 8th.
High School > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 62%
Ranked 17th. 2% more than United States
61%
Ranked 19th.
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 46.8
Ranked 17th.
57.75
Ranked 4th. 23% more than New Zealand

Proportion of 19 year olds in tertiary education 31%
Ranked 10th.
41%
Ranked 3rd. 32% more than New Zealand
Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index 1
Ranked 31st. 1% more than United States
0.991
Ranked 69th.

Primary teacher salary > Starting $16,678.00
Ranked 18th.
$25,707.00
Ranked 5th. 54% more than New Zealand
Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts 518
Ranked 6th. 4% more than United States
500
Ranked 13th.
High school > Lower secondary starting age 11
Ranked 164th.
12
Ranked 61st. 9% more than New Zealand

Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share 1.98%
Ranked 113th.
8.72%
Ranked 80th. 4 times more than New Zealand

Duration of education > Secondary level 7
Ranked 47th. 17% more than United States
6
Ranked 81st.
School enrolment rate > 1st grade 104.01
Ranked 58th.
105.99
Ranked 46th. 2% more than New Zealand

Children out of school > Primary per 1000 0.468
Ranked 108th.
5.54
Ranked 58th. 12 times more than New Zealand

Student attitude > Find school boring 60%
Ranked 4th.
61%
Ranked 2nd. 2% more than New Zealand
Universities > Top 100 1
Ranked 16th.
31
Ranked 1st. 31 times more than New Zealand
Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 1.18
Ranked 108th. 6 times more than United States
0.183
Ranked 178th.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level 99%
Ranked 16th. 5% more than United States
94%
Ranked 71st.

Children out of school > Primary > Per capita 0.471 per 1,000 people
Ranked 109th.
5.52 per 1,000 people
Ranked 57th. 12 times more than New Zealand

Secondary education, teachers 35,381
Ranked 46th.
1.67 million
Ranked 4th. 47 times more than New Zealand

Secondary education, vocational pupils per 1000 17.39
Ranked 36th.
0.0
Ranked 96th.

Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 103.38%
Ranked 10th. 3% more than United States
100.09%
Ranked 51st.

High school > Upper Secondary > Students per teacher 13.94
Ranked 41st.
14.46
Ranked 37th. 4% more than New Zealand

High school > Share of total education spending 38.13%
Ranked 10th. 8% more than United States
35.42%
Ranked 52nd.

High school > Lower Secondary > Students per teacher 14.85
Ranked 45th. 2% more than United States
14.52
Ranked 47th.

Universities > Top 200 3
Ranked 14th.
54
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than New Zealand
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 122.31
Ranked 20th. 47% more than United States
82.94
Ranked 90th.

Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 64th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 49th.

Literacy > Adults at high literacy level 17.6%
Ranked 11th.
19%
Ranked 9th. 8% more than New Zealand
Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 91.6%
Ranked 8th. 4% more than United States
88.1%
Ranked 17th.
Elementary school repeaters > All 3.79
Ranked 60th.
0.0
Ranked 116th.

Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD 1.16%
Ranked 22nd.
2.68%
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than New Zealand
Primary school starting age > Years 5
Ranked 187th.
6
Ranked 77th. 20% more than New Zealand

Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 91.65
Ranked 114th. 6% more than United States
86.39
Ranked 118th.

Participation > Children out of school > Elementary 1,823
Ranked 93th.
1.71 million
Ranked 4th. 940 times more than New Zealand

Primary education > Duration > Years 6 years
Ranked 70th. The same as United States
6 years
Ranked 54th.

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 99.75
Ranked 35th. 3% more than United States
97.22
Ranked 93th.

Expected duration of education for all students 17.3 years
Ranked 10th. 4% more than United States
16.7 years
Ranked 14th.
Scientific and technical journal articles per million 753.38
Ranked 11th. 3% more than United States
728.12
Ranked 13th.

Literacy > Adults at low literacy level 50.6%
Ranked 5th. 2% more than United States
49.6%
Ranked 7th.
Literacy > Reading performance > Integrate and interpret 517
Ranked 6th. 4% more than United States
495
Ranked 20th.
Duration of education > Primary level 6
Ranked 66th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 51st.
Primary education > Pupils 353,062
Ranked 108th.
24.56 million
Ranked 4th. 70 times more than New Zealand

High school teachers 35,504
Ranked 47th.
1.72 million
Ranked 2nd. 48 times more than New Zealand

Elementary school > Gender ratio 100.46
Ranked 21st.
100.68
Ranked 17th. About the same as New Zealand

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 107.41
Ranked 23th. 6% more than United States
101.63
Ranked 58th.

Secondary education > Teachers 38,188
Ranked 64th.
1.62 million
Ranked 3rd. 42 times more than New Zealand

Educational attainment > Senior secondary 46%
Ranked 9th.
50%
Ranked 6th. 9% more than New Zealand
Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 84%
Ranked 15th.
87%
Ranked 8th. 4% more than New Zealand
Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 48.42%
Ranked 84th.
48.86%
Ranked 40th. 1% more than New Zealand

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 50.32%
Ranked 47th. 3% more than United States
48.72%
Ranked 92nd.

Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy 49.4%
Ranked 13th.
50.4%
Ranked 11th. 2% more than New Zealand
Educational attainment > Junior secondary 24%
Ranked 9th. Twice as much as United States
12%
Ranked 18th.
Student attitude > Report class disorder 32%
Ranked 10th. 14% more than United States
28%
Ranked 11th.
Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 108.24
Ranked 21st. 31% more than United States
82.6
Ranked 48th.

Secondary education > Teachers per 1000 9.34
Ranked 18th. 69% more than United States
5.52
Ranked 66th.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita 0.092 per capita
Ranked 113th. 7% more than United States
0.086 per capita
Ranked 119th.

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita 122.61 per 1,000 people
Ranked 19th. 48% more than United States
82.72 per 1,000 people
Ranked 88th.

Class size > Age 9 28.9 students
Ranked 4th. 23% more than United States
23.5 students
Ranked 6th.
Proportion of 15 year-olds in secondary education 94%
Ranked 21st. 3% more than United States
91%
Ranked 23th.
Public spending per student > Secondary level 22.3
Ranked 14th.
22.4
Ranked 28th. About the same as New Zealand
Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD per million 0.269%
Ranked 10th. 31 times more than United States
0.00874%
Ranked 28th.
Elementary school starting age > Years 5
Ranked 166th.
6
Ranked 73th. 20% more than New Zealand

Students from households with computer > Age 13 59%
Ranked 9th. 9% more than United States
54%
Ranked 13th.
Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years 7
Ranked 48th. 17% more than United States
6
Ranked 86th.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Women 99%
Ranked 16th. 5% more than United States
94%
Ranked 66th.

Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level 15.6
Ranked 112th. 1% more than United States
15.4
Ranked 115th.
Private school enrolment > Primary level 2
Ranked 70th.
11.6
Ranked 33th. 6 times more than New Zealand
Elementary school repeaters > Male 4.04
Ranked 50th.
0.0
Ranked 113th.

Elementary school repeaters > Female 3.52
Ranked 50th.
0.0
Ranked 112th.

Primary teacher salary > After 15 years $32,573.00
Ranked 7th.
$34,705.00
Ranked 5th. 7% more than New Zealand
Literacy > Reading performance > Non-continuous texts 532
Ranked 3rd. 6% more than United States
503
Ranked 14th.
Universities > Top 200 per million 0.726
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than United States
0.183
Ranked 17th.
Primary teacher salary > Starting per 1000 $4.35
Ranked 6th. 47 times more than United States
$0.09
Ranked 22nd.
Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU 126.13 billion
Ranked 88th.
11.23 trillion
Ranked 13th. 89 times more than New Zealand

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ $80.50 billion
Ranked 35th.
$10.28 trillion
Ranked 1st. 128 times more than New Zealand

Services, etc., value added > Current US$ $70.94 billion
Ranked 42nd.
$11.51 trillion
Ranked 1st. 162 times more than New Zealand

Primary education > Teachers 21,562
Ranked 83th.
1.73 million
Ranked 3rd. 80 times more than New Zealand

Primary education > Teachers per 1000 5.28
Ranked 57th.
5.9
Ranked 45th. 12% more than New Zealand

Children out of school > Primary > Male per 1000 0.206
Ranked 101st.
2.03
Ranked 66th. 10 times more than New Zealand

Secondary education, vocational pupils 76,625
Ranked 56th.
0.0
Ranked 96th.

Secondary education, general pupils per 1000 98.01
Ranked 19th. 26% more than United States
77.71
Ranked 47th.

Secondary education, teachers, female 21,832
Ranked 42nd.
1.02 million
Ranked 4th. 47 times more than New Zealand

Elementary school teachers 22,730
Ranked 78th.
1.8 million
Ranked 2nd. 79 times more than New Zealand

Scouting > Members 17,939
Ranked 55th.
2.99 million
Ranked 3rd. 167 times more than New Zealand
Teacher qualifications > Share with degree > Age 9 29%
Ranked 8th.
100%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than New Zealand
School enrolment rate > 5th grade 94.09
Ranked 11th.
94.45
Ranked 30th. About the same as New Zealand

School life expectancy > Male 15.6 years
Ranked 8th. 5% more than United States
14.8 years
Ranked 17th.
Proportion of 20 year olds in tertiary education 33%
Ranked 8th.
38%
Ranked 5th. 15% more than New Zealand
Female enrolment share > Primary level 48.6%
Ranked 58th.
48.7%
Ranked 42nd. About the same as New Zealand
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 50.3%
Ranked 42nd. 3% more than United States
49%
Ranked 73th.
Outcomes > Tertiary attainment > Tertiary attainment for age group 55-64 30.33%
Ranked 3rd.
37.67%
Ranked 1st. 24% more than New Zealand
Expenditure on education > Change in expenditure on education > Expenditure in tertiary education 117.77 Index of change, year 200
Ranked 14th. The same as United States
117.74 Index of change, year 200
Ranked 15th.
Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita 108.49 per 1,000 people
Ranked 20th. 32% more than United States
82.36 per 1,000 people
Ranked 51st.

Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women per million people 243.12
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than United States
80.23
Ranked 14th.

Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women 1,071
Ranked 11th.
25,000
Ranked 1st. 23 times more than New Zealand

Proportion of 18 year olds in tertiary education 25%
Ranked 8th.
35%
Ranked 3rd. 40% more than New Zealand
Share of university qualifications awarded to females 64%
Ranked 4th. 12% more than United States
57%
Ranked 12th.
Teacher qualifications > Share with special training > Age 13 96%
Ranked 8th.
97%
Ranked 6th. 1% more than New Zealand
Proportion of primary education time spent learning foreign languages n 7
High school starting age > Years 11
Ranked 140th.
12
Ranked 55th. 9% more than New Zealand

Proportion of 20 year olds in secondary education 9%
Ranked 18th. 5 times more than United States
2%
Ranked 25th.
Students living with mother > Age 13 92%
Ranked 22nd. 2% more than United States
90%
Ranked 26th.
Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate 531
Ranked 5th. 4% more than United States
512
Ranked 8th.
Primary education > Pupils per 1000 86.38
Ranked 113th. 3% more than United States
83.88
Ranked 115th.

Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 147.33
Ranked 23th. 6% more than United States
139.19
Ranked 29th.

Young longtext readers 39.4%
Ranked 1st. 39% more than United States
28.4%
Ranked 6th.
Proportion of primary education time spent learning technology 8 3
Universities > Top 100 per million 0.242
Ranked 8th. 2 times more than United States
0.105
Ranked 13th.
Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP 0.03 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than United States
0.005 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 17th.
Young shorttext readers 12.4%
Ranked 21st. 13% more than United States
11%
Ranked 24th.
Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13 per million 22.03%
Ranked 6th. 84 times more than United States
0.261%
Ranked 28th.
Students from households with dictionary > Age 13 97%
Ranked 3rd. 2% more than United States
95%
Ranked 17th.
School life expectancy > Female 16.7 years
Ranked 6th. 6% more than United States
15.7 years
Ranked 11th.
Private school enrolment > Secondary level 4.8
Ranked 19th.
9.6
Ranked 12th. Twice as much as New Zealand
Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Men 99%
Ranked 22nd. 6% more than United States
93%
Ranked 66th.

Participation > Secondary education > Pupils 526,152
Ranked 66th.
24.43 million
Ranked 3rd. 46 times more than New Zealand

Proportion of primary education time spent learning mathematics 16%
Ranked 2nd. The same as United States
16%
Ranked 3rd.
Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy > Female 49.7%
Ranked 3rd.
53.6%
Ranked 1st. 8% more than New Zealand
Literacy > Adults at moderate literacy level 31.9%
Ranked 11th. 2% more than United States
31.4%
Ranked 13th.
Children out of school > Primary > Male > Per capita 0.207 per 1,000 people
Ranked 103th.
2.02 per 1,000 people
Ranked 67th. 10 times more than New Zealand

Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita 0.264 per 1,000 people
Ranked 103th.
3.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 47th. 13 times more than New Zealand

Teacher qualifications > Share with special training > Age 9 99%
Ranked 5th. 3% more than United States
96%
Ranked 8th.
Students from households with calculator > Age 13 96%
Ranked 14th. The same as United States
96%
Ranked 17th.
Students from households with computer > Age 13 per million 14.94%
Ranked 5th. 80 times more than United States
0.188%
Ranked 27th.
Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13 87%
Ranked 5th. 16% more than United States
75%
Ranked 16th.
Proportion of 17 year olds in secondary education 70%
Ranked 25th.
79%
Ranked 17th. 13% more than New Zealand
Share of university qualifications awarded to females > First degree 64%
Ranked 4th. 12% more than United States
57%
Ranked 12th.
Expected duration of education for females 18.1 years
Ranked 9th. 6% more than United States
17.1 years
Ranked 12th.
Proportion of 19 year olds in secondary education 12%
Ranked 24th. Twice as much as United States
6%
Ranked 26th.
Proportion of primary education time spent learning arts 4 7
Students living with mother > Age 9 88%
Ranked 13th.
93%
Ranked 8th. 6% more than New Zealand
Teacher qualifications > Years experience > Age 13 17.4 years experience
Ranked 25th.
27 years experience
Ranked 10th. 55% more than New Zealand
Students from households with study desk > Age 13 87%
Ranked 19th. The same as United States
87%
Ranked 21st.
Students from households with dictionary > Age 9 89%
Ranked 4th. The same as United States
89%
Ranked 3rd.
Teacher qualifications > Years experience > Age 9 15.5 years experience
Ranked 15th.
16.4 years experience
Ranked 12th. 6% more than New Zealand
Proportion of 18 year olds in secondary education 28%
Ranked 23th. 17% more than United States
24%
Ranked 25th.
Share of vocational tertiary qualifications awarded to females > First degree 65% awarded to females
Ranked 9th. 8% more than United States
60% awarded to females
Ranked 14th.
Proportion of 17 year olds in tertiary education 3%
Ranked 5th. 50% more than United States
2%
Ranked 11th.
Proportion of primary education time spent learning vocational skills n 5
Primary teacher salary per hour > After 15 years $33.00 per hour
Ranked 12th.
$36.00 per hour
Ranked 10th. 9% more than New Zealand
Proportion of primary education time spent in physical education 11 12
Proportion of primary education time spent learning science 14%
Ranked 8th. The same as United States
14%
Ranked 9th.
Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy > Male 50.3%
Ranked 14th. 8% more than United States
46.4%
Ranked 17th.
Literacy and Attainment > Educational attainment: completed tertiary > Tertiary > Population 25+ years > % > Over 24 year olds 34.76%
Ranked 2nd.
40.66%
Ranked 3rd. 17% more than New Zealand
Education spending > % of GDP 6.7%
Ranked 21st. 18% more than United States
5.7%
Ranked 38th.
School enrollment > Preprimary > % gross 92.41% gross
Ranked 24th. 49% more than United States
61.93% gross
Ranked 62nd.

Students whose father has secondary education 47% 70%
School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross 101.57% gross
Ranked 83th. 4% more than United States
97.55% gross
Ranked 117th.

Primary teacher salary > Starting; ratio to GDP per capita $32,573.00
Ranked 7th.
$34,705.00
Ranked 5th. 7% more than New Zealand
School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross 69.68% gross
Ranked 5th. 1% more than United States
69.19% gross
Ranked 6th.

Primary education > Teachers > % female 83% female
Ranked 37th.
88.58% female
Ranked 21st. 7% more than New Zealand

Expenditure per student > Secondary > % of GDP per capita 22.67%
Ranked 10th.
25.85%
Ranked 24th. 14% more than New Zealand

School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % net 92.71% net
Ranked 14th. 2% more than United States
90.59% net
Ranked 20th.

Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Male > % of relevant age group 100.28%
Ranked 86th. About the same as United States
99.85%
Ranked 91st.

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 99.73%
Ranked 2nd. 8% more than United States
92.61%
Ranked 54th.

Government spending on education > % of GDP 7.26%
Ranked 5th. 29% more than United States
5.62%
Ranked 39th.

Government spending on education > % of government spending 19.67%
Ranked 15th. 39% more than United States
14.13%
Ranked 35th.

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross 101.45%
Ranked 76th. 2% more than United States
99.11%
Ranked 89th.

Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % gross 115.49%
Ranked 6th. 22% more than United States
94.34%
Ranked 38th.

Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % net 89.53%
Ranked 16th. 2% more than United States
87.68%
Ranked 18th.

Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Private > % of total secondary 20.47%
Ranked 39th. 2 times more than United States
8.78%
Ranked 68th.

Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > % gross 78.45%
Ranked 7th.
82.92%
Ranked 4th. 6% more than New Zealand

Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > Female > % gross 94.01%
Ranked 8th.
97.14%
Ranked 6th. 3% more than New Zealand

Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > % net 99.47%
Ranked 11th. 7% more than United States
93.14%
Ranked 64th.

Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > % 103.12%
Ranked 15th. 3% more than United States
100.42%
Ranked 47th.

School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross 94.98%
Ranked 31st. 31% more than United States
72.28%
Ranked 62nd.

School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross 91.36%
Ranked 32nd. 23% more than United States
74.31%
Ranked 60th.

Primary education, pupils > % female 48.94%
Ranked 30th.
49.01%
Ranked 26th. About the same as New Zealand

School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 100.41%
Ranked 85th. 1% more than United States
98.97%
Ranked 97th.

School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 1.98%
Ranked 111th.
8.72%
Ranked 78th. 4 times more than New Zealand

Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 103.63%
Ranked 6th. 6% more than United States
97.83%
Ranked 54th.

Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female > % of relevant age group 106.36%
Ranked 22nd. 7% more than United States
99.82%
Ranked 86th.

Total enrollment, primary, male > % net 98.94%
Ranked 15th. 7% more than United States
92.27%
Ranked 66th.

Secondary education, pupils > % female 49.99%
Ranked 33th. 2% more than United States
48.86%
Ranked 62nd.

Secondary education, general pupils > % female 50.02%
Ranked 64th. 2% more than United States
48.86%
Ranked 96th.

Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita 22.02%
Ranked 5th.
22.93%
Ranked 23th. 4% more than New Zealand

Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 16.08%
Ranked 49th. 23% more than United States
13.07%
Ranked 60th.

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