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Education > School enrollment > Primary > % gross: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Sierra Leone 155.06% gross 2005
2 East Timor 152.49% gross 2005
3 Brazil 140.96% gross 2003
4 Madagascar 138.47% gross 2005
5 Cambodia 134.11% gross 2005
6 Sao Tome and Principe 133.79% gross 2005
7 Guyana 132.4% gross 2004
8 Lesotho 131.58% gross 2005
9 Gabon 129.55% gross 2004
10 Netherlands Antilles 125.76% gross 2003
11 Syria 124.23% gross 2005
12 Belize 124.08% gross 2005
13 Russia 122.94% gross 2004
14 Malawi 122.29% gross 2005
15 Rwanda 120.09% gross 2005
16 Suriname 119.86% gross 2005
17 Saint Lucia 119.09% gross 2005
18 Vanuatu 118.03% gross 2005
19 Mongolia 117.93% gross 2005
20 China 117.62% gross 2004
21 Uganda 117.52% gross 2005
22 Indonesia 116.96% gross 2004
23 Ecuador 116.88% gross 2005
24 Cameroon 116.7% gross 2005
25 Portugal 116.21% gross 2004
26 India 116.2% gross 2004
27 Laos 115.81% gross 2005
28 Federated States of Micronesia 114.75% gross 2005
29 Tonga 114.72% gross 2005
30 Aruba 114.18% gross 2005
31 Kenya 114.09% gross 2005
32 Equatorial Guinea 114.07% gross 2005
33 Peru 113.88% gross 2004
34 Guatemala 113.85% gross 2005
35 Nepal 113.3% gross 2005
36 Bolivia 113.17% gross 2004
37 El Salvador 113.14% gross 2005
38 Honduras 112.96% gross 2004
39 Dominican Republic 112.79% gross 2005
40 Colombia 112.78% gross 2005
41 Philippines 112.36% gross 2004
42 Kiribati 112.21% gross 2005
43 Argentina 112.17% gross 2003
44 Nicaragua 111.8% gross 2005
45 Algeria 111.77% gross 2005
46 Zambia 111.14% gross 2005
47 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 111.12% gross 2005
48 Panama 111.01% gross 2005
49 Iran 110.72% gross 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 110.4% gross 2003
50 Israel 110.19% gross 2004
51 Tunisia 109.9% gross 2004
52 Seychelles 109.67% gross 2004
53 Costa Rica 109.52% gross 2005
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 109.48% gross 2003
54 Mexico 109.17% gross 2004
55 Uruguay 109.09% gross 2003
56 Kazakhstan 109.04% gross 2005
57 Bangladesh 108.86% gross 2004
58 Barbados 108.27% gross 2005
59 Cape Verde 107.96% gross 2005
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 107.81% gross 2003
60 Spain 107.7% gross 2004
61 Brunei 107.49% gross 2005
62 Netherlands 107.42% gross 2004
63 Libya 107.27% gross 2005
64 Swaziland 107.19% gross 2004
65 Ukraine 106.85% gross 2005
66 United Kingdom 106.54% gross 2004
67 Romania 106.51% gross 2004
68 Ireland 106.48% gross 2004
69 Lebanon 106.35% gross 2005
70 Trinidad and Tobago 106.31% gross 2005
71 Macau 106.28% gross 2005
72 Liechtenstein 106.14% gross 2004
73 Tanzania 106.02% gross 2005
Catholic countries average (profile) 106.01% gross 2003
74 Qatar 106% gross 2005
75 Fiji 105.96% gross 2005
76 Austria 105.91% gross 2004
77 Paraguay 105.87% gross 2003
78 Albania 105.73% gross 2004
79 Morocco 105.09% gross 2005
80 Venezuela 104.89% gross 2005
81 Mozambique 104.83% gross 2005
82 France 104.8% gross 2004
83 South Korea 104.79% gross 2005
84 Bulgaria 104.77% gross 2004
85 Hong Kong 104.72% gross 2005
86 Botswana 104.55% gross 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 104.54% gross 2004
87 Palau 104.47% gross 2005
88 Bahrain 104.38% gross 2005
89 South Africa 104.07% gross 2004
90 Belgium 103.95% gross 2004
91 Chile 103.67% gross 2004
92 Singapore 103.37% gross 1991
Non-religious countries average (profile) 103.01% gross 2004
Former British colonies average (profile) 103.01% gross 2004
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 102.97% gross 2004
93 Nigeria 102.88% gross 2005
94 Australia 102.83% gross 2004
High income OECD countries average (profile) 102.83% gross 2004
Eurozone average (profile) 102.61% gross 2004
95 Malta 102.38% gross 2004
96 Switzerland 102.35% gross 2004
97 Mauritius 102.19% gross 2005
98 Marshall Islands 102.15% gross 2004
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 102.05% gross 2004
European Union average (profile) 102.01% gross 2004
South and Central Asia average (profile) 101.99% gross 2004
99 Czech Republic 101.87% gross 2004
100 Cuba 101.84% gross 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 101.78% gross 2004
101 New Zealand 101.7% gross 2004
Europe average (profile) 101.66% gross 2004
102 Bermuda 101.6% gross 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 101.6% gross 2004
103 Greece 101.56% gross 2004
104 Belarus 101.44% gross 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 101.39% gross 2005
105 Italy 101.37% gross 2004
106 Tajikistan 101.22% gross 2005
107 The Bahamas 101.18% gross 2005
108 Denmark 100.97% gross 2004
Religious countries average (profile) 100.94% gross 2003
109 Egypt 100.7% gross 2004
110 Finland 100.55% gross 2004
111 Japan 100.41% gross 2004
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 100.21% gross 2004
=112 Canada 100.19% gross 2002
=112 Togo 100.19% gross 2005
114 Germany 100.18% gross 2004
South Asia average (profile) 100% gross 2004
115 Estonia 99.91% gross 2004
=116 Uzbekistan 99.77% gross 2004
=116 Samoa 99.77% gross 2005
118 Burma 99.64% gross 2005
119 Iceland 99.43% gross 2004
120 Slovenia 99.42% gross 2004
121 Luxembourg 99.41% gross 2004
122 Liberia 99.16% gross 2000
123 Sweden 99.07% gross 2004
=124 Slovakia 99.06% gross 2004
=124 Saint Kitts and Nevis 99.06% gross 2005
126 Namibia 99% gross 2005
127 United States 98.98% gross 2004
128 Norway 98.9% gross 2004
129 Poland 98.88% gross 2004
130 Iraq 98.48% gross 2005
131 Serbia and Montenegro 98.3% gross 2001
132 Jordan 98.2% gross 2004
133 Hungary 97.92% gross 2004
134 Kuwait 97.87% gross 2005
135 Kyrgyzstan 97.85% gross 2005
136 Cyprus 97.75% gross 2004
137 Sri Lanka 97.69% gross 2004
138 Lithuania 97.23% gross 2004
139 Thailand 97.13% gross 2005
140 Solomon Islands 96.5% gross 2005
141 Azerbaijan 96.28% gross 2005
142 Benin 96.21% gross 2005
143 Zimbabwe 96.02% gross 2003
144 Croatia 95.6% gross 2004
145 Jamaica 95.33% gross 2004
146 Vietnam 94.51% gross 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 94.28% gross 2004
Muslim countries average (profile) 93.94% gross 2004
147 Maldives 93.7% gross 2005
148 Armenia 93.69% gross 2005
149 Georgia 93.62% gross 2005
150 Malaysia 93.48% gross 2003
151 Ethiopia 93.37% gross 2005
152 Turkey 93.31% gross 2004
153 Mauritania 93.28% gross 2005
154 Latvia 92.86% gross 2004
155 Grenada 92.5% gross 2005
156 Moldova 92.42% gross 2005
157 Dominica 92.11% gross 2005
158 Saudi Arabia 90.74% gross 2005
159 Cayman Islands 89.7% gross 2005
160 Ghana 88.37% gross 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 88.21% gross 2002
161 Congo, Republic of the 87.68% gross 2005
162 Senegal 87.55% gross 2005
163 Yemen 87.49% gross 2005
164 Pakistan 87.32% gross 2005
165 Andorra 87.04% gross 2005
166 Afghanistan 86.51% gross 2005
167 Comoros 85.46% gross 2005
168 Burundi 84.93% gross 2005
169 Oman 84.46% gross 2005
170 United Arab Emirates 83.31% gross 2005
171 The Gambia 81.41% gross 2004
172 Guinea 81.35% gross 2005
173 Chad 77% gross 2005
174 Papua New Guinea 75.42% gross 2003
failed states average (profile) 71.82% gross 2002
175 Cote d'Ivoire 71.76% gross 2003
176 Guinea-Bissau 69.71% gross 2001
177 Mali 66.44% gross 2005
178 Angola 64.29% gross 1999
179 Eritrea 64.11% gross 2005
180 Democratic Republic of the Congo 61.67% gross 2003
181 Sudan 60.43% gross 2005
182 Burkina Faso 57.67% gross 2005
183 Central African Republic 55.56% gross 2005
184 Haiti 47.79% gross 1991
185 Niger 46.66% gross 2005
186 Djibouti 40.14% gross 2005
187 Somalia 16.9% gross 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > School enrollment > Primary > % gross. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/School-enrollment/Primary/%-gross

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