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Education > Primary education, teachers per 1000: 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Federated States of Micronesia 20.4 1971
2 Libya 12.27 1983
3 Saudi Arabia 11.16 2012
4 American Samoa 10.57 1992
5 Georgia 10.17 2012
6 Iraq 9.98 2007
7 Marshall Islands 9.91 2002
8 Maldives 9.87 2011
9 Brunei 9.8 2012
10 Iceland 9.51 2011
11 French Polynesia 9.36 1996
12 Solomon Islands 9.27 2012
13 Suriname 8.87 2011
14 Antigua and Barbuda 8.49 2011
15 Israel 8.46 2011
16 Kuwait 8.24 2012
17 Malaysia 8.19 2010
18 Vanuatu 8.17 2010
19 Gabon 8.13 2011
20 Grenada 8.13 2010
21 Montenegro 8.13 2012
22 San Marino 8.03 2012
23 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 8.02 2012
24 Indonesia 7.89 2011
25 Cuba 7.87 2012
26 Tonga 7.78 2012
27 Belize 7.67 2012
28 Jordan 7.64 2003
29 Tuvalu 7.57 2004
30 Bermuda 7.53 2011
31 Ecuador 7.51 2012
32 Seychelles 7.5 2011
33 Luxembourg 7.47 2010
34 Denmark 7.44 2001
35 Uruguay 7.35 2010
36 Argentina 7.28 2008
37 Dominica 7.2 2012
38 Lebanon 7.19 2012
39 Ireland 7.18 2011
40 Liechtenstein 7.06 2011
41 Puerto Rico 6.91 2010
42 Guatemala 6.84 2011
43 Kiribati 6.8 2008
44 Swaziland 6.76 2011
45 Syria 6.75 2002
46 Botswana 6.67 2009
47 The Bahamas 6.66 2010
48 Saint Kitts and Nevis 6.63 2012
49 Sweden 6.61 2011
50 Oman 6.6 2003
51 East Timor 6.56 2011
52 Palau 6.47 2000
53 Bolivia 6.45 2007
54 New Caledonia 6.37 1991
55 Sierra Leone 6.35 2012
56 Peru 6.34 2011
57 Nepal 6.32 2012
58 Sao Tome and Principe 6.29 2012
59 Bhutan 6.21 2012
60 Costa Rica 6.17 2011
61 Liberia 6.16 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 6.16 1983
62 Bahrain 6.16 2012
63 Portugal 6.15 2011
64 Venezuela 6.14 1987
65 Barbados 6.1 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 6.1 2007
66 Guam 6.08 1989
67 Comoros 6 2011
68 Cape Verde 5.98 2012
69 Belgium 5.95 2011
70 Aruba 5.93 2011
71 Cayman Islands 5.83 2011
72 Saint Lucia 5.83 2012
73 Paraguay 5.77 2004
74 Tunisia 5.66 2012
75 Norway 5.63 1973
76 Trinidad and Tobago 5.63 2009
77 Poland 5.6 2011
78 Switzerland 5.58 1998
79 Australia 5.57 1999
80 Greece 5.55 2007
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 5.52 2004
81 Andorra 5.5 2012
82 United States 5.49 2011
83 Samoa 5.49 2010
84 Lesotho 5.46 2012
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 5.42 2009
85 New Zealand 5.42 2011
86 Haiti 5.37 1998
87 Democratic Republic of the Congo 5.26 2012
88 Thailand 5.26 2008
89 Nicaragua 5.25 2010
90 Yemen 5.16 2011
91 Qatar 5.15 2012
92 Panama 5.09 2012
93 Turks and Caicos Islands 5.08 2003
94 Guyana 5.07 2011
95 Dominican Republic 5.07 2011
96 Honduras 5 2009
97 Togo 4.94 2012
98 El Salvador 4.92 2011
99 Laos 4.9 2012
100 Egypt 4.87 2010
101 Ghana 4.85 2012
102 Spain 4.84 2011
103 Latvia 4.84 2011
104 Zimbabwe 4.83 2003
105 Uganda 4.82 2011
106 Angola 4.79 2010
107 Morocco 4.78 2012
108 Equatorial Guinea 4.78 2012
109 Brazil 4.76 1970
110 Philippines 4.74 2009
111 Finland 4.69 2011
112 South Africa 4.64 2012
113 Estonia 4.63 2011
114 Italy 4.6 2007
Eurozone average (profile) 4.59 2010
115 Madagascar 4.59 2012
116 Canada 4.58 2000
117 Malta 4.58 2011
118 Jamaica 4.56 2004
119 Zambia 4.53 2012
120 Namibia 4.52 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 4.48 2008
121 Benin 4.48 2012
122 Mexico 4.45 2011
123 Azerbaijan 4.43 2012
124 China 4.42 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 4.41 2001
South and Central Asia average (profile) 4.4 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 4.29 1996
125 Burundi 4.27 2012
126 Uzbekistan 4.25 2011
127 Mauritius 4.2 2012
128 Afghanistan 4.18 2011
129 European Union 4.16 2011
130 Netherlands 4.15 1994
131 Vietnam 4.12 2012
European Union average (profile) 4.12 2011
132 Senegal 4.1 2012
133 United Kingdom 4.08 2011
134 The Gambia 4.02 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 4.01 2007
135 Chile 4 2011
136 Turkey 3.98 1995
137 Colombia 3.97 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) 3.93 2012
138 Cameroon 3.89 2012
139 Mozambique 3.88 2012
140 Algeria 3.87 2012
141 Kenya 3.84 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 3.82 2010
142 Republic of the Congo 3.81 2012
143 Fiji 3.8 2011
South Asia average (profile) 3.79 2011
144 Tanzania 3.79 2012
145 Iran 3.78 2009
146 Kazakhstan 3.71 2012
147 Hungary 3.68 2011
148 France 3.64 2011
149 Mauritania 3.63 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 3.62 1999
150 Cyprus 3.62 2011
151 Tajikistan 3.6 2012
152 Nigeria 3.59 2010
153 Austria 3.56 2011
154 Sudan 3.55 2009
155 Cote d'Ivoire 3.53 2012
156 Rwanda 3.53 2012
157 Burma 3.5 2010
158 Sri Lanka 3.46 2011
159 Singapore 3.39 2009
160 Guinea-Bissau 3.39 2010
161 Albania 3.35 2012
162 South Korea 3.31 2011
163 Republic of Macedonia 3.31 2010
164 Cambodia 3.23 2012
165 India 3.21 2011
166 Guinea 3.21 2012
167 Mongolia 3.19 2012
168 Hong Kong 3.16 2012
169 Japan 3.14 2011
170 Malawi 3.13 2012
171 Slovenia 3.12 2011
172 Germany 3.09 2011
173 Niger 3.08 2012
174 Lithuania 3.07 2011
175 Kyrgyzstan 3.04 2012
176 Mali 3.03 2011
177 Bangladesh 3 2011
178 Burkina Faso 2.95 2012
179 Ethiopia 2.95 2012
180 Macau 2.88 2012
181 Monaco 2.75 2001
182 Chad 2.74 2012
183 Croatia 2.74 2011
184 Slovakia 2.57 2011
185 Serbia 2.56 2012
186 Belarus 2.49 2012
187 Moldova 2.46 2012
188 Pakistan 2.45 2012
189 Papua New Guinea 2.38 2006
190 Czech Republic 2.37 2011
191 Romania 2.22 2011
192 Armenia 2.21 2007
193 United Arab Emirates 2.2 2012
194 Ukraine 2.16 2012
195 Djibouti 2.12 2012
196 Bulgaria 1.99 2011
197 Russia 1.96 2009
failed states average (profile) 1.84 1972
198 Central African Republic 1.83 2012
199 Somalia 1.44 2007
200 Eritrea 1.33 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Primary education, teachers 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/Primary-education,-teachers-per-1000

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Interesting observations about Education > Primary education, teachers per 1000

  • Libya ranked first for primary education, teachers per 1000 amongst Muslim countries in 1983.
  • Saudi Arabia ranked second for primary education, teachers per 1000 amongst Hot countries in 2012.
  • Gabon ranked first for primary education, teachers per 1000 amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2011.
  • Eritrea has ranked last for primary education, teachers per 1000 since 2008.
  • Lebanon ranked second for primary education, teachers per 1000 amongst Former French colonies in 2012.
  • San Marino ranked first for primary education, teachers per 1000 amongst Landlocked countries in 2012.
  • Federated States of Micronesia ranked first for primary education, teachers per 1000 globally in 1971.
  • Maldives ranked first for primary education, teachers per 1000 amongst Former British colonies in 2011.
  • Iraq ranked first for primary education, teachers per 1000 amongst Failed states in 2007.
  • Iceland ranked first for primary education, teachers per 1000 amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2011.
  • Russia ranked last for primary education, teachers per 1000 amongst Former Soviet republics in 2009.
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