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Education > Compulsary education starting age: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Age at which children must be enrolled in school.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
=1 Turkmenistan 7 2011
=1 Tanzania 7 2012
=1 Tajikistan 7 2012
=1 Afghanistan 7 2011
=1 Indonesia 7 2011
=1 Finland 7 2011
=1 Guinea 7 2012
=1 El Salvador 7 2012
=1 Tuvalu 7 2011
=1 Rwanda 7 2012
=1 Estonia 7 2010
=1 Uzbekistan 7 2011
=1 Suriname 7 2012
=1 Hungary 7 2011
=1 Serbia 7 2012
=1 Lithuania 7 2011
=1 Eritrea 7 2012
=1 Sweden 7 2011
=1 Mali 7 2012
=1 Bulgaria 7 2011
=1 Romania 7 2010
=1 South Africa 7 2012
=1 Latvia 7 2011
=1 Niger 7 2012
=1 Gambia 7 2011
=1 Croatia 7 2010
=1 Switzerland 7 2011
=1 Zambia 7 2012
=1 Kazakhstan 7 2012
=1 Poland 7 2010
=1 Kyrgyzstan 7 2012
=32 Canada 6 2011
=32 East Timor 6 2011
=32 Swaziland 6 2011
=32 Palestine 6 2012
=32 Cameroon 6 2012
=32 Burkina Faso 6 2012
=32 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 2012
=32 Liberia 6 2011
=32 Monaco 6 2012
=32 Madagascar 6 2012
=32 South Korea 6 2011
=32 Turkey 6 2010
=32 France 6 2011
=32 Slovakia 6 2011
=32 Nauru 6 2011
=32 Norway 6 2011
=32 Malawi 6 2011
=32 Montenegro 6 2011
=32 Bahrain 6 2012
=32 Libya 6 2011
=32 Central African Republic 6 2012
=32 Bangladesh 6 2012
=32 Liechtenstein 6 2011
=32 Portugal 6 2011
=32 Malaysia 6 2011
=32 Luxembourg 6 2010
=32 Andorra 6 2012
=32 Ireland 6 2011
=32 Palau 6 2011
=32 Nigeria 6 2011
=32 Thailand 6 2011
=32 Hong Kong 6 2012
=32 Sierra Leone 6 2012
=32 Georgia 6 2012
=32 Denmark 6 2011
=32 Philippines 6 2011
=32 Moldova 6 2011
=32 Morocco 6 2012
=32 Lebanon 6 2012
=32 Fiji 6 2011
=32 Qatar 6 2012
=32 Italy 6 2011
=32 Sudan 6 2010
=32 Maldives 6 2011
=32 Senegal 6 2012
=32 Zimbabwe 6 2011
=32 Jordan 6 2011
=32 Mauritania 6 2012
=32 Trinidad and Tobago 6 2012
=32 Syria 6 2012
=32 Republic of Macedonia 6 2011
=32 Paraguay 6 2012
=32 Botswana 6 2011
=32 Sao Tome and Principe 6 2012
=32 Aruba 6 2012
=32 Bolivia 6 2012
=32 Saudi Arabia 6 2012
=32 Cape Verde 6 2012
=32 Slovenia 6 2011
=32 Guatemala 6 2012
=32 Spain 6 2011
=32 Gabon 6 2011
=32 Yemen 6 2012
=32 Jamaica 6 2012
=32 Albania 6 2011
=32 Equatorial Guinea 6 2012
=32 United Arab Emirates 6 2012
=32 India 6 2012
=32 Azerbaijan 6 2012
=32 Kenya 6 2011
=32 Czech Republic 6 2011
=32 Solomon Islands 6 2012
=32 San Marino 6 2012
=32 Cyprus 6 2010
=32 Mongolia 6 2012
=32 Laos 6 2012
=32 Benin 6 2012
=32 Federated States of Micronesia 6 2011
=32 Cuba 6 2012
=32 Togo 6 2012
=32 China 6 2012
=32 Armenia 6 2012
=32 Ukraine 6 2011
=32 Tonga 6 2012
=32 United States 6 2011
=32 Vietnam 6 2012
=32 Russia 6 2011
=32 Angola 6 2011
=32 Chad 6 2012
=32 Austria 6 2011
=32 Mozambique 6 2012
=32 Uganda 6 2011
=32 Japan 6 2011
=32 Brazil 6 2012
=32 Brunei 6 2012
=32 Belarus 6 2012
=32 Iran 6 2012
=32 Algeria 6 2012
=32 Marshall Islands 6 2012
=32 Chile 6 2012
=32 Belgium 6 2011
=32 Kiribati 6 2011
=32 Haiti 6 2012
=32 Iraq 6 2011
=32 Guinea-Bissau 6 2011
=32 Seychelles 6 2011
=32 Egypt 6 2011
=32 Djibouti 6 2012
=32 Nicaragua 6 2012
=32 Democratic Republic of the Congo 6 2012
=32 Kuwait 6 2012
=32 Iceland 6 2011
=32 Germany 6 2011
=32 North Korea 6 2011
=32 South Sudan 6 2011
=32 Guyana 6 2012
=32 Honduras 6 2012
=32 Tunisia 6 2012
=32 Singapore 6 2011
=32 Namibia 6 2012
=32 Comoros 6 2012
=153 Dominica 5 2012
=153 Netherlands 5 2011
=153 Dominican Republic 5 2012
=153 Mauritius 5 2012
=153 Barbados 5 2012
=153 Costa Rica 5 2011
=153 Australia 5 2011
=153 Netherlands Antilles 5 2012
=153 Belize 5 2012
=153 Colombia 5 2012
=153 Anguilla 5 2012
=153 Israel 5 2011
=153 United Kingdom 5 2011
=153 Greece 5 2011
=153 Argentina 5 2012
=153 The Bahamas 5 2012
=153 Pakistan 5 2012
=153 Niue 5 2011
=153 Samoa 5 2012
=153 New Zealand 5 2011
=153 Macau 5 2012
=153 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5 2012
=153 Saint Lucia 5 2012
=153 Bermuda 5 2012
=153 Peru 5 2012
=153 Cook Islands 5 2012
=153 Saint Kitts and Nevis 5 2012
=153 Cayman Islands 5 2012
=153 British Virgin Islands 5 2012
=153 Puerto Rico 5 2012
=153 Grenada 5 2012
=153 Antigua and Barbuda 5 2012
=153 Malta 5 2010
=153 Montserrat 5 2012
=153 Burma 5 2011
=153 Sri Lanka 5 2011
=189 Turks and Caicos Islands 4 2012
=189 Panama 4 2012
=189 Gibraltar 4 2011
=189 Mexico 4 2012
=189 Ghana 4 2012
=189 Uruguay 4 2012
=195 Ecuador 3 2012
=195 Venezuela 3 2012
=197 Ethiopia 0.0 2010
=197 Holy See (Vatican City) 0.0 2009
=197 Nepal 0.0 2011
=197 Cambodia 0.0 2010
=197 Oman 0.0 2009
=197 Bhutan 0.0 2011

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > Compulsary education starting age", UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Compulsary-education-starting-age

Education > Compulsary education starting age: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Education > Compulsary education starting age

  • Kyrgyzstan has ranked in the top 2 for compulsary education starting age since 2005.
  • Poland has ranked in the top 3 for compulsary education starting age since 2005.
  • Kazakhstan has ranked in the top 4 for compulsary education starting age since 2005.
  • Zambia has ranked in the top 6 for compulsary education starting age since 1999.
  • Switzerland has ranked in the top 8 for compulsary education starting age since 1999.
  • Croatia has ranked in the top 10 for compulsary education starting age since 1999.
  • Gambia has ranked in the top 11 for compulsary education starting age since 1999.
  • Niger has ranked in the top 10 for compulsary education starting age since 2006.
  • South Africa has ranked in the top 15 for compulsary education starting age since 1999.
  • Latvia has ranked in the top 14 for compulsary education starting age since 1999.
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