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Education > Elementary school > Gender ratio: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Mauritania 107.19 2008
2 Dominica 106.14 2008
3 Bangladesh 105.71 2008
4 The Gambia 105.59 2008
5 Saint Kitts and Nevis 105.57 2005
6 Turks and Caicos Islands 104.08 2005
7 China 103.84 2008
8 Malawi 102.79 2008
9 Belarus 102.45 2008
10 Palau 102.36 2007
11 Senegal 102.35 2008
12 Kiribati 101.94 2007
13 Armenia 101.67 2008
=14 Luxembourg 101.48 2008
=14 Rwanda 101.48 2008
16 Bhutan 101.44 2009
17 Israel 101.43 2008
18 Oman 101.38 2008
19 Bosnia and Herzegovina 101.16 2008
20 Uganda 101.13 2008
21 Sao Tome and Principe 100.82 2009
22 Jordan 100.69 2008
23 United States 100.68 2008
24 Ireland 100.53 2008
25 Ukraine 100.5 2008
26 New Zealand 100.46 2008
27 Kazakhstan 100.28 2009
=28 Serbia and Montenegro 100.25 2008
=28 Iceland 100.25 2008
=30 Norway 100.21 2008
=30 Sri Lanka 100.21 2008
32 Russia 100.19 2008
33 Greece 100.17 2007
34 Denmark 100.04 2007
35 Japan 100.02 2008
36 The Bahamas 99.99 2008
37 United Kingdom 99.95 2008
38 Ecuador 99.91 2008
39 Belgium 99.86 2008
40 Australia 99.85 2008
41 Croatia 99.81 2007
42 Bolivia 99.79 2007
43 Honduras 99.78 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 99.74 2007
44 Brunei 99.73 2008
45 Malta 99.69 2007
46 Peru 99.65 2008
47 Poland 99.63 2007
48 Germany 99.62 2008
49 Switzerland 99.6 2008
50 Liechtenstein 99.59 2008
51 United Arab Emirates 99.56 2007
52 Bulgaria 99.55 2008
53 Albania 99.54 2004
54 Canada 99.53 2006
55 Malaysia 99.5 2007
56 Mongolia 99.45 2008
57 Burma 99.44 2008
58 Kyrgyzstan 99.43 2008
59 Mauritius 99.42 2008
60 Colombia 99.41 2008
61 Gabon 99.4 2004
High income OECD countries average (profile) 99.36 2007
=62 Czech Republic 99.32 2008
=62 Sweden 99.32 2008
64 Samoa 99.28 2007
=65 Slovakia 99.23 2008
=65 Slovenia 99.23 2008
67 Costa Rica 99.19 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 99.19 2006
68 Qatar 99.16 2008
69 Italy 99.14 2007
70 Seychelles 99.1 2008
71 Finland 99.09 2008
European Union average (profile) 99.08 2007
72 Ghana 99.03 2008
73 Lesotho 99.02 2007
Europe average (profile) 99.01 2007
NATO countries average (profile) 98.99 2007
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 98.97 2008
74 Zimbabwe 98.96 2006
75 Spain 98.93 2008
76 Guyana 98.92 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 98.9 2007
77 Cyprus 98.86 2008
78 Namibia 98.78 2008
79 Azerbaijan 98.74 2008
80 Romania 98.73 2008
81 Estonia 98.72 2008
82 Netherlands Antilles 98.69 2003
=83 France 98.59 2008
=83 Tuvalu 98.59 2006
85 Tanzania 98.56 2008
86 Austria 98.55 2008
87 Argentina 98.52 2007
=88 Fiji 98.51 2008
=88 Hungary 98.51 2008
90 Bahrain 98.43 2008
91 Mexico 98.37 2008
92 Philippines 98.34 2008
93 Kuwait 98.22 2008
94 Netherlands 98.18 2008
95 Cuba 98.13 2008
96 Zambia 97.91 2008
=97 Georgia 97.89 2008
=97 Moldova 97.89 2008
=97 Kenya 97.89 2008
=100 Uzbekistan 97.88 2008
=100 Botswana 97.88 2006
102 Thailand 97.82 2008
103 Nicaragua 97.81 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 97.77 2007
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 97.75 2007
104 Tunisia 97.68 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 97.65 2007
Former British colonies average (profile) 97.64 2005
105 Lithuania 97.64 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 97.5 2007
106 Turkey 97.38 2008
107 Indonesia 97.36 2008
108 Venezuela 97.34 2008
109 El Salvador 97.28 2008
110 Barbados 97.27 1971
111 Solomon Islands 97.26 2007
112 Lebanon 97.24 2008
113 Uruguay 97.19 2007
114 Marshall Islands 97.17 2007
115 Saint Lucia 97.14 2008
116 Madagascar 97.09 2008
117 Panama 97.05 2008
118 Tonga 97.01 2006
Catholic countries average (profile) 96.99 2007
119 Belize 96.99 2008
120 Jamaica 96.95 2008
121 India 96.83 2007
122 Paraguay 96.76 2007
123 Trinidad and Tobago 96.56 2008
124 South Africa 96.37 2007
=125 Aruba 96.18 2008
=125 Saudi Arabia 96.18 2008
=125 Latvia 96.18 2008
128 Tajikistan 96.08 2008
129 Syria 95.76 2008
130 Haiti 95.7 1997
131 Vanuatu 95.68 2007
132 Suriname 95.42 2008
133 Libya 95.18 2006
=134 Monaco 95.05 2009
=134 Chile 95.05 2007
136 Equatorial Guinea 95.03 2007
137 Burundi 95 2008
138 Portugal 94.96 2007
139 Vietnam 94.8 2001
140 Grenada 94.6 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 94.41 2007
141 Maldives 94.38 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 94.27 2005
142 Guatemala 94.22 2008
143 Algeria 93.92 2008
144 East Timor 93.86 2008
145 Cape Verde 93.83 2008
146 Cambodia 93.62 2008
147 Congo, Republic of the 93.57 2008
148 Dominican Republic 93.44 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 93.33 2006
149 Swaziland 92.77 2007
150 Brazil 92.75 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 91.84 2005
151 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 91.83 2008
152 Comoros 91.57 2008
153 Antigua and Barbuda 91.5 2008
154 Laos 90.57 2008
155 Morocco 90.52 2008
156 Sudan 89.95 2009
157 Liberia 89.53 2008
158 Ethiopia 89.38 2008
South Asia average (profile) 88.78 2008
159 Djibouti 88.35 2008
160 Sierra Leone 88.2 2007
161 Burkina Faso 88.15 2009
162 Mozambique 87.99 2008
163 Nigeria 87.53 2007
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 87.5 2002
Former French colonies average (profile) 86.75 2006
164 Benin 86.63 2008
165 Togo 86.46 2007
166 Nepal 86.19 2002
167 Cameroon 85.85 2008
168 Bermuda 85.34 2006
169 Guinea 85.27 2008
170 Papua New Guinea 84.32 2006
171 Iraq 84.05 2005
172 Cayman Islands 83.85 2008
173 Democratic Republic of the Congo 83.42 2008
174 Mali 82.84 2008
175 Pakistan 82.6 2008
176 Eritrea 82.37 2008
177 Angola 81.08 2008
178 Niger 79.66 2009
179 Cote d'Ivoire 79.39 2008
180 Central African Republic 70.5 2008
181 Chad 70.2 2008
182 Guinea-Bissau 67.46 2000
183 Afghanistan 66.36 2008
failed states average (profile) 64.18 1985
184 Somalia 55.05 2007

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Elementary school > Gender ratio. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Elementary-school/Gender-ratio

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Interesting observations about Education > Elementary school > Gender ratio

  • All of the top 2 countries by elementary school > gender ratio are Hot countries.
  • 4 of the top 5 countries by elementary school > gender ratio are Former British Colonies'.
  • 58 of the top 99 countries by elementary school > gender ratio are Christian.
  • 3 of the top 4 countries by elementary school > gender ratio are Muslim.
  • 3 of the top 6 countries by elementary school > gender ratio are Tourist destination.
  • Mauritania has ranked in the top 2 for elementary school > gender ratio since 2005.
  • All of the bottom 6 countries by elementary school > gender ratio are Failed states’ .
  • 22 of the bottom 29 countries by elementary school > gender ratio are Sub-Saharan African.
  • 21 of the top 53 countries by elementary school > gender ratio are European.
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