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Education > Children out of school, primary: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 China 17.45 million 1997
2 Nigeria 11.13 million 2010
3 Pakistan 5.37 million 2012
4 Democratic Republic of the Congo 4.89 million 1999
5 Brazil 3.25 million 1970
6 Ethiopia 3.01 million 2012
7 Afghanistan 1.86 million 1993
8 United States 1.76 million 2011
South Asia average (profile) 1.67 million 2010
9 Burma 1.57 million 1978
10 Philippines 1.47 million 2009
11 India 1.39 million 2011
12 Cote d'Ivoire 1.14 million 2009
13 Kenya 1.09 million 2009
14 Niger 1.05 million 2012
15 Burkina Faso 917,044 2012
16 Indonesia 911,111 2011
17 Somalia 786,130 1980
18 Chad 770,441 2011
19 Mozambique 691,512 2012
20 Uganda 662,974 2011
21 South Africa 656,487 2012
22 Ghana 652,518 2012
23 Mali 637,251 2012
24 Bangladesh 621,163 2010
25 Colombia 599,113 2012
26 Haiti 566,579 1997
Emerging markets average (profile) 558,144 2009
27 Madagascar 549,685 2003
28 Eritrea 517,937 2012
29 Angola 512,918 2011
30 Yemen 490,049 2012
31 Senegal 438,556 2012
32 Guinea 431,051 2012
33 Mexico 405,347 2011
34 Zimbabwe 401,888 2003
35 Liberia 389,259 2011
36 Iraq 373,276 2007
37 Sierra Leone 352,310 1983
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 307,946 2011
38 Cameroon 294,813 2012
39 Thailand 243,883 2009
40 Bolivia 243,824 2011
41 Turkey 243,731 2011
42 Papua New Guinea 243,514 1989
43 Russia 217,543 2009
44 Saudi Arabia 216,025 2012
45 Egypt 210,911 2011
46 Central African Republic 193,652 2012
47 Venezuela 190,870 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 188,556.87 2003
48 Uzbekistan 177,691 2011
49 Mauritania 169,318 2012
50 Tanzania 168,478 2008
51 Paraguay 136,944 2010
52 Peru 128,536 2011
53 Zambia 124,814 2012
54 Vietnam 121,992 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 116,701.82 2010
55 Dominican Republic 113,092 2011
56 Guatemala 109,984 2011
57 Romania 103,975 2011
58 Chile 103,671 2011
59 Sri Lanka 103,178 2011
60 Malaysia 93,743 2005
61 Morocco 87,247 2012
62 Benin 83,149 2012
63 Nepal 81,526 2012
64 Burundi 81,150 2010
65 Poland 79,083 2011
66 The Gambia 75,180 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 73,020.81 2010
67 Guinea-Bissau 70,083 2010
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 69,861.09 2007
68 Australia 68,417 2011
69 Togo 67,071 2008
70 Honduras 66,576 2012
71 Azerbaijan 64,313 2011
72 Malawi 62,649 2009
73 Lesotho 61,289 2012
74 Ecuador 59,326 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 57,868.15 2009
75 Republic of the Congo 56,264 2012
76 Nicaragua 53,792 2010
77 Botswana 49,841 2009
78 Puerto Rico 47,725 2011
79 Namibia 43,474 2012
80 France 40,088 2011
81 El Salvador 39,400 2011
82 Equatorial Guinea 38,352 2012
83 Argentina 36,270 2005
84 Djibouti 35,104 2012
85 Panama 34,737 2012
86 Swaziland 31,857 2007
87 South Korea 30,444 2011
88 Laos 29,694 2012
89 Jamaica 29,266 2004
90 Cambodia 28,581 2012
91 Cuba 28,025 2012
92 Italy 25,573 2011
93 Algeria 25,337 2012
94 Guyana 25,072 2011
95 Ukraine 24,365 2012
96 Costa Rica 23,445 2011
97 Rwanda 23,118 2012
98 Austria 22,905 1989
99 Albania 22,232 2003
NATO countries average (profile) 22,002.61 2010
100 Serbia 21,878 2012
101 Belarus 20,243 2012
102 Israel 20,236 2010
103 Jordan 19,852 2011
104 Syria 18,600 2010
105 Lebanon 17,915 2012
106 East Timor 16,117 2011
107 Comoros 15,919 2007
108 Denmark 15,219 2010
109 Libya 14,309 1978
110 Gabon 13,980 1997
111 Moldova 13,945 2012
112 United Kingdom 13,333 2011
European Union average (profile) 13,259.72 2010
113 Kazakhstan 10,114 2012
114 Hungary 8,553 2011
115 Armenia 8,314 2007
116 Bhutan 8,045 2012
117 Spain 7,575 2011
118 Germany 7,230 2011
119 Tajikistan 7,099 2012
120 Oman 7,054 2012
121 Belgium 6,830 2011
122 Kyrgyzstan 6,237 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 6,169.38 2010
123 Finland 6,055 2011
124 Solomon Islands 5,869 2012
125 Ireland 5,853 2011
126 United Arab Emirates 5,761 2012
127 Mongolia 5,242 2012
128 Bulgaria 4,957 2011
129 Suriname 4,802 2011
130 Malta 4,729 2011
131 Hong Kong 4,581 2012
132 Portugal 4,556 2010
133 Japan 4,121 2011
134 Macau 3,887 2008
135 Georgia 3,772 2012
136 Croatia 3,702 2011
137 Saint Lucia 3,537 2012
138 Switzerland 3,503 2011
139 Kuwait 3,490 2007
140 Iran 3,468 2012
141 Norway 3,100 2011
142 Slovenia 3,034 2011
143 Sweden 3,027 2011
144 Greece 2,787 2010
145 Qatar 2,782 2005
146 New Zealand 2,587 2011
147 Maldives 2,332 2009
148 Mauritius 2,167 2012
149 Republic of Macedonia 2,143 2010
150 Estonia 2,112 2010
151 Latvia 1,985 2011
152 Luxembourg 1,955 2011
153 Brunei 1,944 2012
154 Canada 1,892 2000
155 Trinidad and Tobago 1,640 2010
156 Cape Verde 1,623 2012
157 Lithuania 1,381 2011
158 Antigua and Barbuda 1,343 2011
159 French Polynesia 1,222 1996
160 Fiji 1,138 2011
161 Samoa 1,103 2012
162 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1,062 2012
163 Netherlands 776 2011
164 The Bahamas 694 2010
165 Bahrain 648 1999
166 Montenegro 623 2012
167 Barbados 614 2011
168 Bermuda 585 2011
169 Tunisia 510 2012
170 Seychelles 500 2011
171 Uruguay 496 2010
172 Turks and Caicos Islands 477 2005
173 Iceland 441 2011
174 Belize 393 2012
175 Cyprus 387 2011
176 Grenada 345 2009
177 Sao Tome and Principe 339 2010
178 Dominica 282 2010
179 Vanuatu 277 2005
180 Kiribati 259 1993
181 Tonga 247 2012
182 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 116 2012
183 San Marino 98 2010
184 Aruba 93 2010
185 Cayman Islands 80 2000
186 Liechtenstein 25 2011
187 Marshall Islands 24 2011

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Children out of school, primary. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Children-out-of-school,-primary

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Interesting observations about Education > Children out of school, primary

  • China has had the highest children out of school, primary since 1991.
  • Nigeria ranked first for children out of school, primary amongst Muslim countries in 2010.
  • Cote d'Ivoire ranked first for children out of school, primary amongst Former French colonies in 2009.
  • Pakistan ranked second for children out of school, primary amongst Hot countries in 2012.
  • Ethiopia ranked first for children out of school, primary amongst Landlocked countries in 2012.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo ranked first for children out of school, primary amongst Christian countries in 1999.
  • Russia ranked first for children out of school, primary amongst Former Soviet republics in 2009.
  • Yemen ranked first for children out of school, primary amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2012.
  • Brazil ranked first for children out of school, primary amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 1970.
  • United States ranked first for children out of school, primary amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2011.
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