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Education > Primary education, teachers > % female: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Primary education, teachers (% female). Percentage female teachers. Primary is the number of female teachers at the primary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of teachers (male and female) at the primary level in a given school year. 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 Armenia 99.68% 2007
2 Belarus 99.35% 2012
3 Ukraine 98.85% 2012
4 Russia 98.45% 2009
5 Kazakhstan 98.37% 2012
6 Kyrgyzstan 98.14% 2012
7 Moldova 97.72% 2012
8 Czech Republic 97.47% 2011
9 Slovenia 97.13% 2011
10 Uruguay 97% 1997
11 Lithuania 96.49% 2011
12 Mongolia 95.85% 2012
13 Hungary 95.79% 2011
14 Tonga 95.47% 2012
15 Italy 95.25% 2007
16 Brazil 94.78% 1970
17 Bulgaria 94.17% 2011
18 Suriname 93.63% 2011
19 Latvia 93.35% 2011
20 Estonia 92.94% 2011
21 Croatia 92.45% 2011
22 The Bahamas 92.01% 2010
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 91.94% 2010
23 San Marino 91.24% 2012
24 Antigua and Barbuda 91.18% 2011
25 Bermuda 91.15% 2011
26 Kuwait 90.64% 2012
27 Austria 90.39% 2011
28 Qatar 90.35% 2012
29 Azerbaijan 89.88% 2012
30 Philippines 89.65% 2009
31 Slovakia 89.28% 2011
32 Jamaica 89.28% 2004
33 United Arab Emirates 89.01% 2012
34 Guyana 88.09% 2011
35 Lebanon 87.83% 2012
36 Seychelles 87.8% 2011
European Union average (profile) 87.61% 2011
37 Argentina 87.42% 2008
38 Turks and Caicos Islands 87.39% 2003
39 United Kingdom 86.98% 2011
40 Uzbekistan 86.82% 2011
41 Romania 86.76% 2011
42 Saint Lucia 86.72% 2012
43 United States 86.71% 2011
44 Macau 86.61% 2012
45 Monaco 86.52% 2001
46 Georgia 86.38% 2012
47 Dominica 85.85% 2012
48 Israel 85.32% 2011
49 Cayman Islands 85.15% 2011
50 Poland 85.1% 2011
51 Sri Lanka 85% 2011
52 Ireland 84.92% 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 84.89% 2010
53 Malta 84.86% 2011
54 Aruba 84.77% 2011
55 Germany 84.43% 2011
56 Burma 83.85% 2010
57 European Union 83.78% 2011
58 New Zealand 83.4% 2011
59 Serbia 83.38% 2012
60 Venezuela 83.24% 1987
61 Albania 83.18% 2012
62 Cyprus 83.04% 2011
63 France 82.72% 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 82.71% 2006
64 Sweden 82.04% 2011
65 Kiribati 81.55% 2008
66 Puerto Rico 81.33% 2010
67 Singapore 81.23% 2009
68 Belgium 81.03% 2011
69 Iceland 80.69% 2011
70 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 80.16% 2012
71 Costa Rica 80.14% 2011
72 Tuvalu 80% 2003
73 Portugal 79.54% 2011
74 Grenada 79.44% 2010
Emerging markets average (profile) 79.17% 2008
75 Andorra 79.12% 2012
76 Palau 79.03% 2000
77 South Africa 78.98% 2012
78 Finland 78.81% 2011
79 Trinidad and Tobago 78.76% 2009
80 Republic of Macedonia 78.56% 2010
81 Cuba 78.47% 2012
82 Saint Kitts and Nevis 78.31% 2012
83 Dominican Republic 78.31% 2011
84 Chile 78.25% 2011
85 South Korea 78.25% 2011
86 Liechtenstein 78.21% 2011
87 Hong Kong 78.11% 2012
88 Barbados 77.79% 2011
89 Vietnam 77.41% 2012
90 Samoa 77.28% 2010
91 Colombia 77.15% 2012
92 Nicaragua 77.02% 2010
93 Australia 76.89% 1997
94 Lesotho 76.6% 2012
95 Panama 76.54% 2012
96 Botswana 75.89% 2009
97 Brunei 75.73% 2012
98 Tajikistan 75.44% 2012
99 Spain 75.33% 2011
100 Bahrain 74.89% 2012
101 Luxembourg 73.9% 2010
102 Montenegro 73.87% 2012
103 Honduras 73.39% 2009
104 El Salvador 72.78% 2011
105 Paraguay 72.45% 2004
106 Mauritius 72.16% 2012
107 Belize 72.12% 2012
108 Maldives 72.03% 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 71.48% 1995
109 Ecuador 71.19% 2012
110 Swaziland 70.78% 2011
111 Namibia 69.59% 2012
112 Syria 69.02% 2002
113 Iraq 68.81% 2007
114 Malaysia 68.71% 2010
115 New Caledonia 68.31% 1973
116 Canada 68.07% 2000
117 Cape Verde 67.86% 2012
118 French Polynesia 67.3% 1996
119 Mexico 66.86% 2011
South and Central Asia average (profile) 66.48% 2011
120 Guatemala 66.01% 2011
121 Peru 65.9% 2011
122 Greece 65.33% 2007
123 American Samoa 65.08% 1992
124 Japan 64.88% 2006
125 Netherlands 64.54% 1994
126 Denmark 64% 2001
127 Jordan 63.98% 2003
128 Indonesia 63.96% 2011
129 Norway 62.97% 1973
130 Oman 61.72% 2003
131 Bolivia 61.42% 2003
132 Sudan 61.31% 2009
133 Fiji 60.62% 2011
134 Thailand 59.98% 2008
135 China 58.36% 2011
136 Iran 57.49% 2009
137 Tunisia 57.3% 2012
138 Algeria 57.13% 2012
139 Sao Tome and Principe 55.96% 2012
140 Madagascar 55.51% 2012
141 Vanuatu 53.91% 2010
142 Bangladesh 53.73% 2011
143 Republic of the Congo 53.51% 2012
144 Zambia 53.1% 2012
145 Libya 53% 1983
146 Egypt 52.88% 2010
147 Gabon 52.85% 2011
148 Rwanda 52.8% 2012
149 Burundi 52.41% 2012
150 Morocco 52.03% 2012
151 Tanzania 51.6% 2012
152 Cameroon 51.16% 2012
153 Laos 50.84% 2012
154 Zimbabwe 50.63% 2003
155 Saudi Arabia 50.61% 2012
156 Cambodia 48.93% 2012
157 Nigeria 48.2% 2010
158 Pakistan 47.24% 2012
159 Solomon Islands 46.65% 2012
160 Niger 45.99% 2012
161 India 44% 2003
162 Kenya 43.94% 2009
163 Turkey 43.57% 1995
South Asia average (profile) 43.49% 2011
164 Papua New Guinea 42.66% 2006
Former French colonies average (profile) 42.45% 2012
165 Nepal 42.24% 2012
166 Mozambique 40.97% 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 40.93% 1999
167 Uganda 40.91% 2010
168 Eritrea 40.63% 2012
169 Bhutan 40.2% 2012
170 Malawi 40.1% 2012
171 Angola 40% 2007
172 East Timor 39.72% 2011
173 Equatorial Guinea 38.93% 2012
174 Burkina Faso 37.65% 2012
175 Ethiopia 36.73% 2012
176 Ghana 36.72% 2012
177 Mauritania 36.7% 2012
178 Marshall Islands 34.24% 2002
179 Haiti 32.42% 1998
180 Senegal 31.82% 2012
181 Afghanistan 31% 2011
182 The Gambia 30.31% 2012
183 Guinea 29.68% 2012
184 Mali 28.05% 2011
185 Comoros 27.8% 2011
186 Yemen 27.39% 2011
187 Sierra Leone 25.61% 2012
188 Democratic Republic of the Congo 25.47% 2012
189 Djibouti 24.82% 2012
190 Cote d'Ivoire 24.41% 2012
191 Guinea-Bissau 21.78% 2010
192 Benin 20.9% 2012
193 Central African Republic 19.95% 2012
194 Somalia 16.62% 2007
195 Chad 15.37% 2012
196 Liberia 13.91% 2011
197 Togo 13.88% 2012

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"Countries Compared by Education > Primary education, teachers > % female. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Primary-education,-teachers/%-female

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