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Education > Children out of school, primary per 1000: 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Somalia 129.09 1980
2 Afghanistan 122.81 1993
3 Democratic Republic of the Congo 106.48 1999
4 Sierra Leone 103.37 1983
5 Liberia 95.41 2011
6 Eritrea 84.48 2012
7 Nigeria 69.68 2010
8 Haiti 69.64 1997
9 Chad 63.78 2011
10 Cote d'Ivoire 61.42 2009
11 Niger 61.12 2012
12 Papua New Guinea 60.02 1989
13 Burkina Faso 55.71 2012
14 Equatorial Guinea 52.09 2012
15 Burma 47.81 1978
16 Mauritania 44.6 2012
17 Guinea-Bissau 44.17 2010
18 Mali 42.9 2012
19 Central African Republic 42.79 2012
20 The Gambia 41.97 2012
21 Djibouti 40.84 2012
22 Guinea 37.64 2012
23 Brazil 33.84 1970
24 Ethiopia 32.82 2012
25 Senegal 31.95 2012
26 Madagascar 31.87 2003
27 Zimbabwe 31.71 2003
28 Guyana 31.7 2011
29 Pakistan 29.98 2012
30 Lesotho 29.87 2012
31 Swaziland 28.07 2007
32 Mozambique 27.44 2012
33 Kenya 27.32 2009
34 Ghana 25.72 2012
35 Botswana 25.54 2009
36 Angola 25.42 2011
37 Comoros 25.16 2007
38 Bolivia 23.62 2011
39 Paraguay 21.2 2010
40 Yemen 20.55 2012
41 Saint Kitts and Nevis 19.82 2012
42 Saint Lucia 19.56 2012
43 Namibia 19.24 2012
44 Uganda 18.86 2011
45 Turks and Caicos Islands 18.03 2005
46 Philippines 15.99 2009
47 Antigua and Barbuda 15.24 2011
48 China 14.19 1997
49 East Timor 13.71 2011
50 Cameroon 13.59 2012
51 Iraq 12.99 2007
52 Republic of the Congo 12.97 2012
53 Puerto Rico 12.92 2011
54 South Africa 12.82 2012
55 Colombia 12.56 2012
South Asia average (profile) 12.35 2010
56 Gabon 12.29 1997
57 Malta 11.35 2011
58 Togo 11.2 2008
59 Dominican Republic 11.14 2011
60 Jamaica 11.09 2004
61 Bhutan 10.84 2012
62 Solomon Islands 10.68 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 10.1 2010
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 9.69 2003
63 Nicaragua 9.24 2010
64 Panama 9.14 2012
65 Suriname 9.06 2011
66 Bermuda 9.06 2011
67 Zambia 8.87 2012
68 Burundi 8.79 2010
69 Honduras 8.39 2012
70 Benin 8.27 2012
71 Macau 7.66 2008
72 Saudi Arabia 7.64 2012
73 Guatemala 7.48 2011
74 Maldives 7.3 2009
75 Azerbaijan 7.01 2011
76 Albania 6.86 2003
77 Venezuela 6.37 2012
78 El Salvador 6.3 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 6.22 2007
79 Uzbekistan 6.06 2011
80 Chile 5.99 2011
81 Samoa 5.84 2012
82 Seychelles 5.72 2011
83 United States 5.64 2011
84 French Polynesia 5.57 1996
Emerging markets average (profile) 5.27 2009
85 Libya 5.03 1978
86 Costa Rica 4.95 2011
87 Sri Lanka 4.94 2011
88 Romania 4.86 2011
89 Brunei 4.72 2012
90 Laos 4.47 2012
91 Peru 4.34 2011
92 Malawi 4.3 2009
93 Bangladesh 4.11 2010
94 Lebanon 4.05 2012
95 Tanzania 3.98 2008
96 Dominica 3.96 2010
97 Moldova 3.92 2012
98 Ecuador 3.83 2012
99 Luxembourg 3.77 2011
100 Indonesia 3.74 2011
101 Thailand 3.68 2009
102 Malaysia 3.63 2005
103 Kiribati 3.48 1993
104 Mexico 3.4 2011
105 Qatar 3.39 2005
106 Turkey 3.34 2011
107 Grenada 3.31 2009
108 Cape Verde 3.28 2012
109 Jordan 3.21 2011
110 San Marino 3.18 2010
111 Australia 3.06 2011
112 Serbia 3.03 2012
113 Austria 3.01 1989
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 2.99 2009
114 Nepal 2.97 2012
115 Armenia 2.78 2007
116 Denmark 2.74 2010
117 Morocco 2.68 2012
118 Egypt 2.66 2011
119 Israel 2.65 2010
120 Cuba 2.49 2012
121 Tonga 2.35 2012
122 Barbados 2.18 2011
123 Belarus 2.14 2012
124 Oman 2.13 2012
125 Poland 2.05 2011
126 Rwanda 2.02 2012
127 The Bahamas 1.93 2010
128 Cambodia 1.92 2012
129 Cayman Islands 1.92 2000
130 Sao Tome and Principe 1.9 2010
131 Mongolia 1.87 2012
132 Mauritius 1.68 2012
133 Estonia 1.58 2010
134 Russia 1.53 2009
135 Slovenia 1.48 2011
136 Iceland 1.38 2011
137 Vietnam 1.37 2012
138 Kuwait 1.37 2007
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.32 2010
139 Vanuatu 1.32 2005
140 Fiji 1.31 2011
European Union average (profile) 1.3 2010
141 Ireland 1.28 2011
142 Trinidad and Tobago 1.23 2010
143 Belize 1.21 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 1.2 2010
NATO countries average (profile) 1.2 2010
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 1.17 2011
144 India 1.14 2011
145 Finland 1.12 2011
146 Kyrgyzstan 1.12 2012
147 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.06 2012
148 Republic of Macedonia 1.02 2010
149 Bahrain 1.01 1999
150 Montenegro 1 2012
151 Latvia 0.964 2011
152 Argentina 0.938 2005
153 Aruba 0.915 2010
154 Tajikistan 0.886 2012
155 Croatia 0.865 2011
156 Syria 0.864 2010
157 Hungary 0.858 2011
158 Georgia 0.836 2012
159 Liechtenstein 0.687 2011
160 Bulgaria 0.675 2011
161 Algeria 0.658 2012
162 Hong Kong 0.64 2012
163 Norway 0.626 2011
164 United Arab Emirates 0.626 2012
165 Belgium 0.618 2011
166 France 0.613 2011
167 South Korea 0.612 2011
168 Kazakhstan 0.602 2012
169 New Zealand 0.587 2011
170 Ukraine 0.534 2012
171 Marshall Islands 0.457 2011
172 Lithuania 0.456 2011
173 Switzerland 0.443 2011
174 Portugal 0.428 2010
175 Italy 0.421 2011
176 Cyprus 0.347 2011
177 Sweden 0.32 2011
178 Greece 0.246 2010
179 United Kingdom 0.212 2011
180 Spain 0.164 2011
181 Uruguay 0.147 2010
182 Germany 0.0884 2011
183 Canada 0.0615 2000
184 Tunisia 0.0473 2012
185 Netherlands 0.0465 2011
186 Iran 0.0454 2012
187 Japan 0.0322 2011

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Children out of school, primary per 1000. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Children-out-of-school,-primary-per-1000

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Interesting observations about Education > Children out of school, primary per 1000

  • Japan has ranked last for children out of school, primary per 1000 since 1992.
  • Somalia ranked first for children out of school, primary per 1000 amongst Muslim countries in 1980.
  • Haiti ranked first for children out of school, primary per 1000 amongst Former French colonies in 1997.
  • All of the top 3 countries by children out of school, primary per 1000 are Failed states’ .
  • Afghanistan ranked first for children out of school, primary per 1000 amongst Landlocked countries in 1993.
  • 17 of the top 18 countries by children out of school, primary per 1000 are Hot countries.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo ranked first for children out of school, primary per 1000 amongst Christian countries in 1999.
  • Yemen ranked first for children out of school, primary per 1000 amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2012.
  • Niger has ranked in the top 3 for children out of school, primary per 1000 since 1973.
  • Sierra Leone ranked third for children out of school, primary per 1000 amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 1983.
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