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

DEFINITION: Tertiary education, teachers (% female). Percentage female teachers. Tertiary is the number of female teachers at the tertiary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of teachers (male and female) at the tertiary 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 Burma 81.32% 2011
2 Thailand 68.68% 2011
3 Maldives 66.67% 2003
4 Colombia 65.65% 2009
5 Kazakhstan 64.07% 2012
6 Antigua and Barbuda 63.01% 2011
7 Saint Kitts and Nevis 60.78% 1993
8 Kyrgyzstan 60.76% 2011
9 Belarus 60.54% 2012
10 Jamaica 60.3% 2002
11 Cayman Islands 58.82% 2008
12 Latvia 58.69% 2011
13 Mongolia 57.02% 2011
14 The Bahamas 56.25% 1995
15 Moldova 55.98% 2012
16 Russia 55.91% 2009
17 Philippines 55.7% 2005
18 Cuba 55.64% 2012
19 Armenia 55.29% 2012
20 Swaziland 55.23% 2011
21 Lithuania 54.72% 2011
22 Bermuda 54.1% 2012
23 Aruba 53.95% 2011
24 Azerbaijan 53.75% 2012
25 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 53.12% 1990
26 Georgia 53.1% 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 52.98% 2009
27 Guyana 52.66% 2012
28 Saint Lucia 50.83% 2012
29 Albania 50.53% 2011
30 Finland 50.3% 2011
31 Belize 50.24% 2012
32 Uruguay 50.17% 2009
33 New Zealand 50.05% 2011
34 Seychelles 50% 2012
35 Malaysia 49.92% 2010
36 Vietnam 48.95% 2012
37 Barbados 48.73% 2007
38 Lesotho 48.72% 2012
39 Argentina 48.56% 2009
40 Estonia 48.47% 2006
41 Suriname 48.18% 2002
42 United States 47.68% 2011
43 Bulgaria 47.51% 2011
44 Republic of Macedonia 47.22% 2011
45 Iceland 47.2% 2011
46 Romania 46.75% 2011
47 Tunisia 46.71% 2011
48 Serbia 46.6% 2012
49 Nicaragua 46.32% 2003
50 Croatia 46.3% 2011
51 Brunei 46.12% 2012
52 Panama 45.9% 2011
53 Palau 45.65% 2002
54 Belgium 45.58% 2011
55 China 45.13% 2011
56 Brazil 45.06% 2011
57 Samoa 44.37% 2000
58 Marshall Islands 44.12% 2012
59 Slovakia 43.98% 2011
60 Uganda 43.93% 2011
61 American Samoa 43.81% 2007
62 Portugal 43.74% 2011
63 United Kingdom 43.51% 2011
64 Poland 43.35% 2011
65 Sweden 42.97% 2011
66 Sri Lanka 42.65% 2011
67 Luxembourg 42.63% 2010
68 Lebanon 42.27% 2012
69 Bahrain 41.85% 2012
70 Bosnia and Herzegovina 41.57% 2012
71 Dominican Republic 41.26% 2003
72 Chile 41.25% 2011
73 Guam 41.25% 1987
74 Namibia 41.2% 2008
75 Indonesia 41.19% 2011
European Union average (profile) 41.18% 2006
76 Canada 41.15% 2000
77 Turkey 40.9% 2011
78 Algeria 40.71% 2012
79 European Union 40.54% 2011
80 Cyprus 40.54% 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 40.24% 2006
81 India 40% 2004
82 Spain 39.79% 2011
83 Qatar 39.78% 2012
84 Netherlands 39.54% 2011
85 Germany 39.32% 2011
86 France 39.3% 2004
87 Honduras 39.24% 2010
88 Slovenia 39.12% 2011
89 Austria 38.93% 2011
90 Hungary 38.49% 2011
91 Uzbekistan 38.23% 2011
92 Singapore 38.12% 2012
93 Angola 38.03% 2011
94 Ireland 37.63% 2009
95 South Africa 37.39% 1994
96 Cape Verde 37.23% 2012
97 Pakistan 37.21% 2012
98 Haiti 37.16% 1986
99 Switzerland 37.03% 2011
100 Saudi Arabia 36.96% 2012
101 Botswana 36.67% 2005
102 Federated States of Micronesia 36.51% 1983
103 Italy 36.22% 2011
104 Czech Republic 36.21% 2011
105 Norway 36.2% 2001
106 El Salvador 35.87% 2011
107 Tajikistan 35.64% 2012
108 Greece 35.19% 2007
109 Iraq 35.1% 2005
110 Macau 34.67% 2011
111 Oman 34.56% 2012
112 South Korea 34.1% 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 34.08% 2004
113 Venezuela 34% 2008
114 New Caledonia 33.9% 1984
115 Trinidad and Tobago 33.84% 2004
116 Andorra 33.76% 2012
117 French Polynesia 33.33% 1983
118 Fiji 33.21% 1991
119 Costa Rica 32.86% 1986
120 Zimbabwe 32.39% 2012
121 Dominica 32.35% 1993
122 Malta 31.53% 2011
123 Ecuador 31.48% 2008
124 Australia 31.43% 1992
125 Laos 31.34% 2011
126 Madagascar 31.13% 2012
127 Denmark 30.21% 1995
128 Grenada 30.19% 1984
129 United Arab Emirates 29.87% 2012
130 Tanzania 29.82% 2012
131 Bolivia 28.61% 2007
132 Kuwait 27.34% 2004
133 Iran 26.89% 2012
134 Liechtenstein 26.61% 2011
135 Sao Tome and Principe 26.32% 2010
136 Mauritius 25.74% 1995
137 Malawi 25.64% 2011
138 Hong Kong 25.46% 1994
139 East Timor 25.25% 2009
140 Jordan 24.93% 2010
141 Mozambique 24.82% 2011
South Asia average (profile) 24.8% 2011
142 Bhutan 24.47% 2011
143 Tonga 23.3% 2000
144 Sudan 23.09% 2000
145 Afghanistan 20.48% 2011
146 Papua New Guinea 19.78% 1999
147 Cameroon 19.01% 2010
148 Ghana 18.19% 2012
149 Japan 17.9% 2006
150 Morocco 17.35% 2009
151 Yemen 17.14% 2007
152 Nigeria 17.14% 2004
153 Gabon 17.09% 1999
154 Bangladesh 17.06% 2011
155 Djibouti 16.53% 2007
156 Nepal 16.45% 1980
157 The Gambia 16.42% 2004
158 Peru 16.31% 1976
159 Rwanda 16.22% 2010
160 Liberia 16.06% 2001
161 Equatorial Guinea 15.53% 2000
162 Sierra Leone 14.61% 2002
163 Eritrea 14.45% 2004
164 Libya 13.23% 2002
165 Niger 12.69% 2012
166 Burundi 12.05% 2010
167 Cambodia 11.99% 2011
168 Cote d'Ivoire 11.94% 2010
169 Togo 10.85% 2007
170 Ethiopia 9.43% 2012
171 Central African Republic 9.38% 2011
172 Mali 8.94% 2012
173 Burkina Faso 8.74% 2012
174 Comoros 8.35% 2012
175 Benin 8.33% 2011
176 Syria 8.32% 1976
177 Republic of the Congo 7.27% 2012
178 Mauritania 7.02% 2012
179 Somalia 5.88% 1972
180 Democratic Republic of the Congo 5.26% 2011
181 Chad 3.71% 2009
182 Guinea 2.72% 2012

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