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Education > Pupil-teacher ratio, primary: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Primary is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Central African Republic 80.12 2012
2 Malawi 74.09 2012
3 Chad 61.27 2012
4 Rwanda 59.28 2012
5 Mozambique 54.84 2012
6 Ethiopia 53.75 2012
7 Guinea-Bissau 51.93 2010
8 Zambia 49.22 2012
9 Mali 48.47 2011
10 Burkina Faso 48.24 2012
11 Uganda 47.78 2011
12 Burundi 47.1 2012
13 Kenya 46.78 2009
14 Cambodia 45.72 2012
15 Angola 45.59 2010
16 Tanzania 45.57 2012
17 Cameroon 45.56 2012
failed states average (profile) 44.86 1972
18 Republic of the Congo 44.44 2012
19 Benin 44.15 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 43.82 1999
20 Guinea 43.56 2012
21 Afghanistan 43.52 2011
22 Madagascar 43.07 2012
23 Cote d'Ivoire 41.72 2012
24 Togo 41.68 2012
25 Pakistan 41.35 2012
26 Eritrea 40.93 2012
27 Namibia 40.68 2012
28 Bangladesh 40.21 2011
29 Mauritania 40.13 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) 39.4 2012
30 Niger 38.76 2012
31 Zimbabwe 38.56 2003
32 Sudan 38.38 2009
South Asia average (profile) 36.82 2011
33 Nigeria 36.03 2010
34 Papua New Guinea 35.82 2006
35 Somalia 35.52 2007
36 India 35.15 2011
37 Djibouti 34.93 2012
38 Democratic Republic of the Congo 34.75 2012
39 Lesotho 34.08 2012
40 Honduras 33.88 2009
41 The Gambia 33.87 2012
42 Haiti 33.41 1998
43 Sierra Leone 32.99 2012
44 Ghana 32.98 2012
45 Senegal 31.68 2012
46 Philippines 31.44 2009
47 East Timor 31.35 2011
48 Fiji 30.76 2011
49 Yemen 30.25 2011
50 Samoa 30.24 2010
51 Nicaragua 30.22 2010
52 South Africa 29.5 2012
53 El Salvador 29.29 2011
54 Swaziland 29.26 2011
55 Mongolia 28.78 2012
56 Sao Tome and Principe 28.65 2012
57 Burma 28.22 2010
58 Mexico 28.11 2011
59 Brazil 28.01 1970
60 Paraguay 27.84 2004
61 Comoros 27.75 2011
62 Turkey 27.75 1995
63 Egypt 27.73 2010
64 Jamaica 27.53 2004
65 Nepal 27.53 2012
South and Central Asia average (profile) 27.52 2011
66 Laos 27.13 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 26.88 2004
67 Liberia 26.83 2011
68 Guatemala 26.29 2011
69 Equatorial Guinea 26.17 2012
70 Morocco 25.84 2012
71 Venezuela 25.68 1987
72 Dominican Republic 25.46 2011
73 Botswana 25.42 2009
74 Syria 25.33 2002
75 Colombia 25.05 2012
76 Kiribati 25 2008
77 Guyana 24.59 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 24.57 1983
78 Gabon 24.53 2011
79 Bolivia 24.22 2007
80 Sri Lanka 24.07 2011
81 Bhutan 23.99 2012
82 Kyrgyzstan 23.9 2012
83 Solomon Islands 23.83 2012
84 Algeria 23.16 2012
85 Tajikistan 23 2012
86 Cape Verde 22.97 2012
87 Panama 22.61 2012
88 Monaco 22.3 2001
OPEC countries average (profile) 22.1 2007
89 Chile 21.97 2011
90 Vanuatu 21.66 2010
91 Belize 21.56 2012
92 Tonga 21.11 2012
93 Mauritius 20.94 2012
94 Iran 20.49 2009
95 New Caledonia 20.37 1991
96 Guam 20.02 1989
97 Jordan 19.93 2003
98 Oman 19.91 2003
Non-religious countries average (profile) 19.72 1998
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 19.6 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 19.59 2008
99 Peru 19.56 2011
100 Albania 19.48 2012
101 Vietnam 19.4 2012
102 Armenia 19.31 2007
103 Tuvalu 19.23 2004
104 South Korea 19.05 2011
105 Czech Republic 18.82 2011
106 Netherlands 18.36 1994
107 Ecuador 18.19 2012
108 Russia 18.06 2009
109 United Arab Emirates 17.97 2012
110 Australia 17.88 1999
111 Federated States of Micronesia 17.85 1971
112 Trinidad and Tobago 17.58 2009
113 France 17.52 2011
114 Japan 17.5 2011
115 Bulgaria 17.46 2011
116 Singapore 17.44 2009
117 Canada 17.42 2000
118 Romania 17.37 2011
119 Costa Rica 17.34 2011
120 United Kingdom 17.27 2011
121 Saint Lucia 17.24 2012
122 Tunisia 17.15 2012
123 Iraq 16.96 2007
124 Marshall Islands 16.94 2002
125 Libya 16.9 1983
126 Norway 16.81 1973
127 China 16.79 2011
128 Slovenia 16.71 2011
129 Saint Kitts and Nevis 16.37 2012
130 Argentina 16.33 2008
131 Kazakhstan 16.19 2012
132 Ukraine 16.09 2012
133 Grenada 16.06 2010
134 Thailand 15.99 2008
135 Indonesia 15.94 2011
136 Republic of Macedonia 15.94 2010
137 Moldova 15.79 2012
138 Dominica 15.78 2012
139 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 15.75 2012
140 Palau 15.66 2000
141 Serbia 15.63 2012
142 Uzbekistan 15.62 2011
143 Ireland 15.57 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 15.43 2010
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 15.41 2007
144 Suriname 15.25 2011
145 Turks and Caicos Islands 15.21 2003
146 Aruba 15.09 2011
147 Slovakia 15.08 2011
148 American Samoa 15.05 1992
NATO countries average (profile) 14.93 2001
149 Belarus 14.91 2012
150 New Zealand 14.55 2011
151 Antigua and Barbuda 14.51 2011
152 Hong Kong 14.43 2012
153 Lebanon 14.34 2012
154 French Polynesia 14.33 1996
155 United States 14.29 2011
156 The Bahamas 14.15 2010
157 Macau 14.1 2012
158 Croatia 13.83 2011
159 Uruguay 13.79 2010
160 Finland 13.67 2011
European Union average (profile) 13.55 2010
161 Cyprus 13.44 2011
162 Seychelles 13.25 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 13.25 2010
163 European Union 13.16 2011
164 Barbados 13.09 2011
165 Israel 13.06 2010
166 Malta 12.74 2011
167 Malaysia 12.72 2010
168 Lithuania 12.41 2011
169 Spain 12.4 2011
170 Maldives 12.28 2011
171 Cayman Islands 12.08 2011
172 Azerbaijan 11.92 2012
173 Germany 11.82 2011
174 Bahrain 11.77 2012
175 Estonia 11.72 2010
176 Puerto Rico 11.66 2010
177 Latvia 11.41 2011
178 Belgium 11.19 2011
179 Austria 10.89 2011
180 Saudi Arabia 10.89 2012
181 Portugal 10.83 2010
182 Brunei 10.59 2012
183 Hungary 10.54 2011
184 Italy 10.33 2007
185 Greece 10.29 2007
186 Poland 10.16 2011
187 Denmark 9.93 2001
188 Iceland 9.7 2011
189 Qatar 9.6 2012
190 Andorra 9.58 2012
191 Luxembourg 9.29 2010
192 Sweden 9.27 2011
193 Cuba 9.06 2012
194 Bermuda 8.94 2011
195 Kuwait 8.6 2012
196 Liechtenstein 7.84 2011
197 Montenegro 7.6 2012
198 San Marino 6.27 2012
199 Georgia 6.26 2012

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"Countries Compared by Education > Pupil-teacher ratio, primary. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Pupil--teacher-ratio,-primary

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Interesting observations about Education > Pupil-teacher ratio, primary

Central African Republic has had the highest pupil-teacher ratio, primary since 1989.
Chad ranked first for pupil-teacher ratio, primary amongst Muslim countries in 2012.
Malawi ranked first for pupil-teacher ratio, primary amongst Hot countries in 2012.
All of the top 2 countries by pupil-teacher ratio, primary are Christian.
Lebanon ranked last for pupil-teacher ratio, primary amongst Former French colonies in 2012.
All of the top 3 countries by pupil-teacher ratio, primary are Landlocked.

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