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Education > Primary education, teachers: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 China 5.94 million 2011
2 India 3.92 million 2011
3 European Union 2.11 million 2011
4 Indonesia 1.92 million 2011
5 United States 1.71 million 2011
South Asia average (profile) 991,167.8 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 639,453.09 1996
6 Nigeria 574,078 2010
Emerging markets average (profile) 541,334 2008
7 Mexico 531,256 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 525,720.83 2007
8 Bangladesh 458,389 2011
9 Brazil 457,406 1970
South and Central Asia average (profile) 452,316.83 2011
10 Pakistan 438,161 2012
11 Philippines 435,385 2009
12 Japan 401,773 2011
13 Egypt 380,111 2010
14 Vietnam 366,045 2012
15 Thailand 347,959 2008
16 Democratic Republic of the Congo 345,486 2012
17 Saudi Arabia 315,626 2012
18 Argentina 288,776 2008
19 Iraq 286,890 2007
20 Iran 277,991 2009
21 Russia 277,657 2009
22 Italy 273,113 2007
23 Ethiopia 270,375 2012
24 United Kingdom 255,994 2011
25 Germany 252,845 2011
26 France 238,141 2011
27 South Africa 237,429 2012
28 Turkey 233,073 1995
29 Malaysia 231,683 2010
30 Spain 223,644 2011
31 Poland 215,813 2011
32 Colombia 189,335 2012
33 Peru 187,654 2011
34 Burma 181,666 2010
35 Tanzania 180,987 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) 178,529 2007
36 Nepal 173,714 2012
37 Uganda 169,503 2011
38 South Korea 164,820 2011
39 Morocco 155,481 2012
40 Kenya 152,848 2009
41 Algeria 149,036 2012
42 Canada 141,045 2000
43 Uzbekistan 124,685 2011
44 Sudan 123,633 2009
45 Ghana 123,153 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 122,426.29 2004
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 121,815.17 2009
46 Afghanistan 121,593 2011
47 Yemen 120,339 2011
48 Ecuador 116,411 2012
49 Syria 114,676 2002
50 Venezuela 112,157 1987
51 Australia 105,469 1999
52 Madagascar 102,229 2012
53 Guatemala 100,600 2011
54 Ukraine 98,491 2012
55 Mozambique 97,717 2012
56 Angola 93,734 2010
57 Cuba 88,699 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 85,832.05 2001
58 Cameroon 84,467 2012
59 Sri Lanka 72,114 2011
European Union average (profile) 71,950.23 2011
Former French colonies average (profile) 70,241.64 2012
60 Cote d'Ivoire 70,016 2012
61 Chile 69,191 2011
62 Belgium 65,783 2011
63 Israel 65,704.88 2011
64 Portugal 64,929 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 64,096.8 2010
65 Netherlands 63,872 1994
66 Zambia 63,697 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 62,551.27 1983
67 Bolivia 62,430 2007
68 Sweden 62,429 2011
69 Kazakhstan 62,285 2012
70 Greece 62,114 2007
71 Zimbabwe 61,251 2003
72 Tunisia 61,031 2012
73 Senegal 56,284 2012
74 Niger 52,913 2012
75 Dominican Republic 51,464 2011
76 Malawi 49,775 2012
77 Burkina Faso 48,592 2012
78 Cambodia 48,002 2012
79 Romania 47,560 2011
80 Georgia 45,887 2012
81 Benin 45,010 2012
82 Haiti 44,472 1998
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 44,211.63 1999
83 Mali 43,629 2011
84 Libya 42,696 1983
85 Burundi 42,052 2012
86 Azerbaijan 41,221 2012
87 Rwanda 40,397 2012
88 Denmark 39,854 2001
89 Switzerland 39,700 1998
90 Jordan 39,441 2003
91 Sierra Leone 37,957 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 37,408.83 2010
92 Honduras 37,370 2009
93 Guinea 36,731 2012
94 Hungary 36,716 2011
95 Chad 34,125 2012
96 Paraguay 33,434 2004
failed states average (profile) 33,313.38 1972
97 Ireland 32,848 2011
98 Togo 32,825 2012
99 Laos 32,586 2012
100 Lebanon 31,816 2012
101 El Salvador 30,755 2011
102 Nicaragua 30,571 2010
103 Austria 29,957 2011
104 Costa Rica 29,233 2011
105 Tajikistan 28,799 2012
106 Kuwait 26,775 2012
107 Puerto Rico 25,708 2010
108 Finland 25,281 2011
109 Liberia 25,137 2011
110 Czech Republic 24,880.2 2011
111 Uruguay 24,785 2010
112 New Zealand 23,872 2011
113 Belarus 23,595 2012
114 Hong Kong 22,599 2012
115 Norway 22,303 1973
116 United Arab Emirates 20,259 2012
117 Panama 19,340 2012
118 Serbia 18,511 2012
119 Kyrgyzstan 16,959 2012
120 Singapore 16,893 2009
121 Republic of the Congo 16,527 2012
122 Oman 15,775 2003
123 Papua New Guinea 14,860 2006
124 Bulgaria 14,608 2011
125 Slovakia 13,875 2011
126 Mauritania 13,795 2012
127 Botswana 13,014 2009
128 Gabon 12,961 2011
129 Somalia 12,870 2007
130 Jamaica 12,032 2004
131 Croatia 11,726 2011
132 Lesotho 11,200 2012
133 Albania 10,605 2012
134 Qatar 10,566 2012
135 Namibia 10,213 2012
136 Latvia 9,959 2011
137 Lithuania 9,312 2011
138 Mongolia 8,916 2012
139 Moldova 8,747 2012
140 Central African Republic 8,267 2012
141 Swaziland 8,193 2011
142 Eritrea 8,166 2012
143 Bahrain 8,117 2012
144 East Timor 7,714 2011
145 Trinidad and Tobago 7,447 2009
146 The Gambia 7,206 2012
147 Republic of Macedonia 6,949 2010
148 Armenia 6,606 2007
149 Slovenia 6,401 2011
150 Estonia 6,200 2011
151 Mauritius 5,427 2012
152 Guinea-Bissau 5,371 2010
153 Solomon Islands 5,097 2012
154 Montenegro 5,048 2012
155 Suriname 4,697 2011
156 Bhutan 4,610 2012
157 Comoros 4,201 2011
158 Cyprus 4,045 2011
159 Brunei 4,038 2012
160 Guyana 4,012 2011
161 Luxembourg 3,786 2010
162 Equatorial Guinea 3,517 2012
163 Fiji 3,296 2011
164 Maldives 3,275 2011
165 Iceland 3,034 2011
166 Cape Verde 2,956 2012
167 Belize 2,486 2012
168 The Bahamas 2,402 2010
169 French Polynesia 2,052 1996
170 Vanuatu 1,931 2010
171 Malta 1,909 2011
172 Djibouti 1,821 2012
173 Barbados 1,720 2011
174 Macau 1,606 2012
175 Federated States of Micronesia 1,267 1971
176 Sao Tome and Principe 1,183 2012
177 New Caledonia 1,096 1991
178 Saint Lucia 1,054 2012
179 Samoa 1,021 2010
180 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 877 2012
181 Grenada 851 2010
182 Tonga 816 2012
183 Guam 775 1989
184 Antigua and Barbuda 748 2011
185 Seychelles 656 2011
186 Kiribati 645 2008
187 Aruba 604 2011
188 American Samoa 524 1992
189 Marshall Islands 517 2002
190 Dominica 516 2012
191 Bermuda 486 2011
192 Andorra 431 2012
193 Saint Kitts and Nevis 355 2012
194 Cayman Islands 330 2011
195 Liechtenstein 257 2011
196 San Marino 251 2012
197 Palau 124 2000
198 Turks and Caicos Islands 119 2003
199 Monaco 89 2001
200 Tuvalu 73 2004

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