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Education > Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Afghanistan 83.37 2005
2 Congo, Republic of the 82.8 2005
3 Central African Republic 77.03 1991
4 Ethiopia 72.28 2005
5 Sierra Leone 66.85 2005
6 Mozambique 66.34 2005
7 Malawi 63.63 2005
8 Chad 63.15 2005
9 Rwanda 62.03 2005
10 Tanzania 55.86 2005
11 Mali 54.39 2005
12 Madagascar 53.59 2005
13 Cambodia 53.21 2005
14 Zambia 51.08 2005
15 Bangladesh 50.87 2004
16 East Timor 50.71 2005
17 Uganda 49.93 2005
18 Burundi 48.7 2005
South Asia average (profile) 48.44 2004
19 Cameroon 48.18 2005
20 Eritrea 47.53 2005
21 Burkina Faso 47.18 2005
22 Benin 46.83 2005
23 Senegal 46.53 2005
24 Guinea 44.87 2005
25 Guinea-Bissau 44.07 2001
26 Niger 43.68 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 43.28 2001
27 Cote d'Ivoire 42.36 2003
Former French colonies average (profile) 42.25 2002
28 Angola 41.75 1998
29 Lesotho 41.59 2005
30 Mauritania 40.32 2005
31 India 40.2 2004
32 Nepal 39.71 2005
33 Kenya 39.54 2005
34 Zimbabwe 38.56 2003
35 Pakistan 38.34 2005
36 Liberia 38.27 2000
37 Nigeria 37.18 2005
38 Gabon 36.04 2004
39 South Africa 35.64 2004
40 Papua New Guinea 35.45 2003
41 The Gambia 35.28 2004
42 Comoros 34.98 2005
43 Djibouti 34.55 2005
44 Philippines 34.53 2004
South and Central Asia average (profile) 34.41 2002
45 Democratic Republic of the Congo 34.33 2003
46 Mongolia 34.23 2005
47 Togo 33.6 2005
48 Nicaragua 33.56 2005
49 Namibia 33.09 2005
50 Honduras 32.9 2004
51 Ghana 32.81 2005
52 Swaziland 32.31 2004
53 Equatorial Guinea 31.98 2003
54 Laos 31.48 2005
55 Guatemala 31.06 2005
56 Bhutan 31.05 2005
57 Burma 30.9 2005
58 Sao Tome and Principe 30.78 2005
59 Turkey 30.38 1991
Muslim countries average (profile) 30.09 2001
60 El Salvador 29.6 2005
61 South Korea 29.02 2005
62 Colombia 28.54 2005
63 Mexico 28.47 2004
64 Fiji 28.16 2005
65 Guyana 28.04 2004
66 Paraguay 27.84 2003
67 Sudan 27.76 2005
68 Jamaica 27.53 2004
Former British colonies average (profile) 27.38 2002
69 Chile 27.3 2004
70 Morocco 27.1 2005
71 Singapore 26.44 1991
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 26.23 2003
72 Yemen 26.13 2004
73 Cape Verde 26 2005
74 Botswana 25.85 2005
75 Algeria 25.44 2005
76 Syria 25.33 2002
77 Samoa 25.04 2004
78 Kiribati 24.67 2005
79 Kyrgyzstan 24.49 2005
80 Dominican Republic 24.33 2005
81 Panama 24.23 2005
82 Uzbekistan 24.09 1991
83 Saint Lucia 24.06 2005
84 Bolivia 23.93 2004
85 Oman 23.66 2001
86 Macau 23.24 2005
87 Ecuador 23.13 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 23.13 1991
88 Haiti 23.07 1991
Catholic countries average (profile) 23 2003
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 22.56 2002
89 Belize 22.54 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 22.53 2003
90 Sri Lanka 22.5 2004
91 Mauritius 22.34 2005
92 Peru 22.24 2004
93 Egypt 21.86 2004
94 Brazil 21.57 2003
95 Vietnam 21.56 2005
96 Albania 21.5 2004
97 Costa Rica 21.34 2005
98 Tajikistan 21.33 2005
99 Armenia 21.2 2005
100 China 21.05 2004
101 Uruguay 20.83 2003
Non-religious countries average (profile) 20.7 1991
102 Thailand 20.68 2003
103 Tunisia 20.61 2004
104 Iraq 20.53 2005
105 Tonga 20.31 2005
106 Indonesia 20.13 2004
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 20.09 2002
107 Maldives 20.08 2005
108 Vanuatu 20.01 2005
109 Jordan 19.93 2003
110 Netherlands Antilles 19.8 2003
111 Serbia and Montenegro 19.77 2001
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 19.64 2003
112 Solomon Islands 19.25 1999
113 Iran 19.22 2005
114 Japan 19.15 2004
115 Malta 18.78 2004
116 Antigua and Barbuda 18.74 2000
=117 Venezuela 18.7 2005
=117 Ukraine 18.7 2005
119 France 18.64 2004
120 Suriname 18.62 2005
121 Hong Kong 18.35 2005
122 Dominica 18.19 2005
123 Ireland 18.17 2004
124 United Kingdom 18.09 2004
125 Aruba 18.08 2005
126 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 17.97 2005
127 Moldova 17.95 2005
128 Australia 17.88 1999
129 Czech Republic 17.87 2004
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 17.75 2003
=130 Slovakia 17.68 2004
=130 Grenada 17.68 2005
132 Saint Kitts and Nevis 17.64 2005
133 Cyprus 17.61 2004
134 Trinidad and Tobago 17.52 2005
135 Malaysia 17.51 2003
136 Romania 17.48 2004
137 Canada 17.42 2001
138 Argentina 17.34 2003
139 Kazakhstan 17.27 2005
140 American Samoa 17.26 1991
141 Netherlands 17.17 1991
142 Marshall Islands 16.93 2003
143 Bulgaria 16.75 2004
144 Russia 16.65 2004
=145 Bahrain 16.37 2002
=145 New Zealand 16.37 2004
147 The Bahamas 16.06 2005
148 Belarus 16.04 2005
149 Finland 15.96 2004
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 15.82 2004
=150 Palau 15.66 2000
=150 Saudi Arabia 15.66 1991
High income OECD countries average (profile) 15.31 2004
152 United Arab Emirates 15.23 2005
153 Barbados 15.15 2005
154 Slovenia 15.1 2004
155 Lithuania 14.72 2004
156 Croatia 14.7 2005
European Union average (profile) 14.64 2004
Eurozone average (profile) 14.54 2004
157 Georgia 14.45 2003
NATO countries average (profile) 14.3 2004
158 Lebanon 14.25 2005
159 United States 14.21 2004
160 Germany 14.19 2004
161 Virgin Islands 14.18 1991
162 Estonia 14.11 2002
163 Seychelles 14.04 2004
164 Monaco 13.98 2004
165 Spain 13.93 2004
166 Libya 13.74 1991
167 Azerbaijan 13.45 2005
168 Austria 13.13 2004
169 Latvia 12.98 2004
170 Cayman Islands 12.81 2005
171 Poland 12.63 2004
172 Israel 12.42 2004
173 Kuwait 12.06 2005
=174 Portugal 11.57 2004
=174 Belgium 11.57 2004
176 Luxembourg 11.53 2004
177 Andorra 11.47 2005
178 Greece 11.26 2004
179 Qatar 11.11 2005
180 Italy 10.62 2004
181 Iceland 10.53 2004
182 Norway 10.5 2004
183 Hungary 10.47 2004
184 Cuba 10.31 2005
185 Brunei 10.12 2005
186 Sweden 10.11 2004
187 Denmark 9.93 2001
188 Liechtenstein 8.72 2004
189 Bermuda 8.34 2005
190 San Marino 6.34 2004

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. 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

  • Ethiopia ranked first for pupil-teacher ratio > primary amongst Hot countries in 2005.
  • Afghanistan ranked first for pupil-teacher ratio > primary amongst Muslim countries in 2005.
  • Sierra Leone ranked first for pupil-teacher ratio > primary amongst Former British colonies in 2005.
  • Central African Republic ranked first for pupil-teacher ratio > primary amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 1991.
  • Nicaragua ranked first for pupil-teacher ratio > primary amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2005.
  • San Marino has ranked last for pupil-teacher ratio > primary since 1991.
  • Philippines ranked first for pupil-teacher ratio > primary amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2004.
  • Congo, Republic of the ranked second for pupil-teacher ratio > primary globally in 2005.
  • Mozambique ranked second for pupil-teacher ratio > primary amongst Former French colonies in 2005.
  • 15 of the bottom 17 countries by pupil-teacher ratio > primary are Christian.
  • Angola ranked first for pupil-teacher ratio > primary amongst OPEC countries in 1998.
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