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  • Average years of schooling of adults: Average years of schooling of adults is the years of formal schooling received, on average, by adults over age 15. (Data Source: Barro-Lee Data Set www.worldbank.org/html/prdmg/grthweb/ddbarle2.htm)
  • Children out of school, primary: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Children out of school, primary per 1000: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school, primary, female: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • College and university > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for college and university enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • College and university > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to post-secondary education.
  • Compulsary education duration: Number of years students are required to be enrolled in school for all levels of education. For instance, compulsary education lasts for 12 years in the United States.
  • Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.
  • Homeschooling legal status: Legal status of homeschooling.
  • Literacy > Total population: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • Primary education, teachers per 1000: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, primary: 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.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers.
  • Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
  • Average IQ: Average IQ of different countries according to the controversial book "IQ and the Wealth of Nations".
  • Literacy > Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Children out of school, primary, female per 1000: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • College and university > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • Child care (preschool) > Duration: Number of years students study at the pre-primary (preschool) level. It should be noted that not all countries require pre-primary education.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Duration of compulsory education: Duration of compulsory education is the number of grades (or years) that a child must legally be enrolled in school.
  • Secondary education, pupils: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • College and university > Private school share: Percentage of post-secondary students who attend a private school, college, or university.
  • School life expectancy > Total: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • Primary education, pupils: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions.
  • Primary education, teachers: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. 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.
  • Tertiary enrollment: Gross enrolment ratio, tertiary level is the sum of all tertiary level students enrolled at the start of the school year, expressed as a percentage of the mid-year population in the 5 year age group after the official secondary school leaving age.
  • Spending per student > College and university: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • High school > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Compulsary education starting age: Age at which children must be enrolled in school.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • High school > Upper secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the upper secondary (high school) level.
  • Literacy > Male: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Spending > USD: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment."
  • High school > Private school share: Percentage of secondary students who attend a private school.
  • Spending > Proportion: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment. Expressed as a proportion of GNI."
  • Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary: 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).
  • Child care (preschool) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • Preschool enrollment rate: 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."
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year.
  • Teachers as percentage of labor force: The percentage share of the total labor force who are classroom, academic staff, and other teachers. Data for 1999.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall: Overall.

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  • Elementary (primary school) > Duration: Number of years students study at the primary level.
  • Children out of school > Primary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Secondary education, teachers per 1000: Secondary education, teachers. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education, teachers: Secondary education, teachers. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). 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.
  • Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • Mathematical literacy: Mathematical literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old 2000
  • High school > Lower secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the lower secondary (middle school) level.
  • Children out of school, primary, male per 1000: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Scientific literacy: Scientific literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old (2000)
  • Secondary education, general pupils: Secondary education, general pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. General programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in general programmes at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Reading literacy: Reading literacy mean value of performance scale (15 years old, 2000)
  • High school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for secondary level enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills: Overall.

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  • Scientific and technical journal articles: Scientific and technical journal articles refer to the number of scientific and engineering articles published in the following fields: physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, clinical medicine, biomedical research, engineering and technology, and earth and space sciences.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve: Access and retrieve.

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  • College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's college and university professors that are female.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion: The number of students from a given country studying abroad in a given year, expressed as a percentage of total tertiary enrollment in that country. Ratios greater than 100 % are possible, because those currently studying abroad do not count towards total enrollment.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Scouting > Genders admitted: Admits boys/girls.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin primary education.
  • Children out of school, primary, male: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • High school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for all levels of secondary education.
  • Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training.
  • Secondary school starting age > Years: Secondary school starting age (years). Entrance age of 2A lower secondary is the age at which students would enter lower secondary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.
  • High school starting age > Years: Secondary school starting age is the age at which students would enter secondary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade."
  • Primary education > Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Educational attainment > Tertiary: Percentage of adult population (aged 25-64) educated till tertiary level (year 2000).
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Women: Population with at least high school education > Women.
  • Schools connected to the Internet: Schools connected to the Internet are the share of primary and secondary schools in the country that have access to the Internet.
  • Primary education, pupils per 1000: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education, pupils per 1000: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Student attitude > Dislike of school: Percentage of schoolgoing children who do not like going to school (2000).
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years) is the number of grades (years) in secondary school."
  • Teacher student ratio > High school: Secondary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Children out of school > Primary per 1000: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Inequality adjusted index: Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index.
  • Class size > Age 13: The average number of 13-year-old students per class.
  • Teacher student ratio > Elementary school: 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).
  • Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries: Percentage of public education funding for all levels that goes to teachers' salaries.
  • Elementary school > Enrolled students: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Primary education > Duration > Years: Primary duration refers to the number of years of full-time equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • School enrolment rate > 1st grade: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age."
  • Secondary education, general pupils per 1000: Secondary education, general pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. General programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in general programmes at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Integrate and interpret: Integrate and interpret.

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  • Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share: Percentage of primary students who attend a private school.
  • High school > Lower secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin lower secondary (middle school) education.
  • Elementary school > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Duration of education > Secondary level: Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (or years) in general secondary education.
  • Public spending per student > Tertiary level: Public expenditure per student, tertiary level is the total reported current spending by the government on tertiary education, divided by the total number of pupils in tertiary education, expressed as a percentage of per capita GDP.
  • Secondary education > Pupils: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Primary education > Pupils: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Men: Gender Inequality Index.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Secondary education, vocational pupils: Secondary education, vocational pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. Technical/vocational programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in technical/vocational programmes at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for primary education.
  • Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • Secondary education > Teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • School enrolment rate > 5th grade: Persistence to grade 5 (percentage of cohort reaching grade 5) is the share of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach grade 5. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.
  • Scientific and technical journal articles per million: Scientific and technical journal articles refer to the number of scientific and engineering articles published in the following fields: physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, clinical medicine, biomedical research, engineering and technology, and earth and space sciences. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts: Continuous texts.

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  • Literacy > Reading performance > Non-continuous texts: Non-continuous texts.

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  • Duration of education > Primary level: Duration of primary education is the number of grades (or years) in primary education.
  • Literacy > Adults at low literacy level: Percentage of adults whose level of document literacy is rated 'low'. Data for 1998
  • Expected duration of education for all students: Expected years of schooling for a 5-year-old under current conditions, excluding education for children under 5. Data for 2000.
  • Participation > Children out of school > Elementary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education: Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary and secondary levels in public and private schools.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate: Reflect and evaluate.

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  • Educational attainment > Senior secondary: Percentage of adult population (aged 25-64) educated till senior secondary level (year 2000).
  • High school > Upper secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin upper secondary (high school) education.
  • Elementary school starting age > Years: Primary school starting age is the age at which students would enter primary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade."
  • Student attitude > Find school boring: Percentage of students who do find school boring (2000).
  • Elementary school repeaters > All: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • School life expectancy > Male: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • Universities > Top 200: Number of universities in the top 200
  • Literacy > Adults at high literacy level: Percentage of adults whose level of document literacy is rated 'high'. Data for 1998.
  • Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Research and Development > RandD > Investment in knowledge > Investment in knowledge per million: Investment in knowledge is defined and calculated as the sum of expenditure on R&D, on total higher education (public and private) and on software. Simple summation of the three components would lead to overestimation of the investment in knowledge owing to overlaps (R&D and software, R&D and education, software and education). Therefore, data reported here have been adjusted to exclude the overlaps between components.

    Note that as the term is used here, "investment” has a broader connotation than its usual meaning in economic statistics. It includes current expenditures, such as on education and R&D, as well as capital outlays, such as purchases of software and construction of school buildings. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD: Research and development (R&D) comprise creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications. R&D is a term covering three activities: basic research, applied research, and experimental development. Basic research is experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge of the underlying foundation of phenomena and observable facts, without any particular application or use in view. Applied research is also original investigation undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge. It is, however, directed primarily towards a specific practical aim or objective. Experimental development is systematic work, drawing on existing knowledge gained from research and/or practical experience, which is directed to producing new materials, products or devices, to installing new processes, systems and services, or to improving substantially those already produced or installed.

    The main aggregate used for international comparisons is gross domestic expenditure on R&D (GERD). This consists of the total expenditure (current and capital) on R&D by all resident companies, research institutes, university and government laboratories, etc. It excludes R&D expenditures financed by domestic firms but performed abroad.
  • Library books per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary level is the average number of pupils per teacher in primary education. Cross-country comparisons may be affected by such factors as the composition of teachers by part- and full-time employment.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's elementary, or primary, teachers that are female.
  • Primary education > Teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Secondary education > Vocational pupils: Secondary vocational pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in technical and vocational education programs, including teacher training.
  • Students from households with computer > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students who come from households with at least one computer.
  • Expenditure on education > Change in expenditure on education > Expenditure in tertiary education: The indicator shows direct public and private expenditure on educational institutions in relation to the number of full-time equivalent students enrolled in these institutions. Public subsidies for students’ living expenses have been excluded to ensure international comparability of the data.

    Expenditure on education per student is obtained by dividing the total expenditure on educational institutions by the number of full-time equivalents students. Only those educational institutions and programmes are taken into account for which both enrolment and expenditure data are available.
  • Private school enrolment > Primary level: Private sector enrolment share, primary level is the share of primary school pupils who attend a privately managed school, regardless of whether or not the school receives subsidies from the government.
  • Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years: Primary duration refers to the number of years of full-time equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.
  • Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy: Percentage of adult females who have at least a moderate level of literacy, in selected OECD countries. Data for 1998.
  • Educational attainment > Junior secondary: Percentage of adult population (aged 25-64) educated till junior secondary level (year 2000).
  • Primary education > Teachers per 1000: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education > Pupils per 1000: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Female enrolment share > Primary level: Girls' enrolment share, primary level is the number of girls enrolled in primary school, expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils in primary school.
  • Research and Development > RandD > Investment in knowledge > Investment in knowledge: Investment in knowledge is defined and calculated as the sum of expenditure on R&D, on total higher education (public and private) and on software. Simple summation of the three components would lead to overestimation of the investment in knowledge owing to overlaps (R&D and software, R&D and education, software and education). Therefore, data reported here have been adjusted to exclude the overlaps between components.

    Note that as the term is used here, "investment” has a broader connotation than its usual meaning in economic statistics. It includes current expenditures, such as on education and R&D, as well as capital outlays, such as purchases of software and construction of school buildings.
  • Student attitude > Report class disorder: Percentage of students who report high noise level and disorder in classes (2000).
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars.
  • Universities > Top 200 per million: Number of universities in the top 200. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Primary school starting age > Years: Primary school starting age (years). Entrance age of primary is the age at which students would enter primary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.
  • Scouting > Members: Members of boy or girl scout groups which are members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
  • Enrolment ratio > Secondary level: Net enrolment ratio, secondary level, is the ratio of the number of children of official secondary school age enrolled in school to the number of children of official secondary school age in the population.
  • Participation > Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training."
  • Secondary education > Teachers per 1000: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education > General pupils per 1000: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Ratio of female to male primary enrollment: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Male: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index in primary, or elementary, school. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled. 
  • Female enrolment share > Secondary level: Girls' enrolment share, secondary level is the number of girls enrolled in secondary school, expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils in secondary school.
  • Class size > Age 9: The average number of children in every class of nine-year-olds.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Scouting > Members per thousand people: Membership (from 2012). Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Outcomes > Tertiary attainment > Tertiary attainment for age group 55-64: For each age group shown, those who have completed tertiary education are shown as a percentage of all persons in that age group. Tertiary education includes both tertiary-type "A programmes”, which are largely theoretically-based and designed to provide qualifications for entry to advanced research programmes and professions with high skill requirements, as well as tertiary-type "B programmes” which are classified at the same level of competencies as tertiary-type A programmes but are more occupationally-oriented and lead to direct labour market access. The tertiary attainment profiles are based on the percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 that has completed that level of education.
  • School life expectancy > Female: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • Elementary school repeaters > Male: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Elementary school repeaters > Female: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Children out of school > Primary > Male > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Elementary school teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • High school teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Teacher qualifications > Years experience > Age 13: The average number of years of teaching experience, for teachers of students aged 13.
  • Literacy > Adults at moderate literacy level: Percentage of adults whose level of document literacy is rated 'moderate'. Data for 1998.
  • Students from households with computer > Age 13 per million: Percentage of 13-year-old students who come from households with at least one computer. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Teacher qualifications > Share with special training > Age 13: Of those teachers who teach students aged 13, the percentage who have specialised teacher training.
  • Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13: Percentage of 13 year-old students who come from households owning more than 25 books.
  • Proportion of 15 year-olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 15 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Students from households with study desk > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students who come from households with at least one study desk.
  • Proportion of 20 year olds in tertiary education: Percentage share of 20 year-olds enrolled in tertiary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Participation > Secondary education > Pupils: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 200 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment: Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Primary education > Pupils per 1000: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education > Pupils > Per capita: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Students from households with calculator > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students who come from households containing at least one calculator.
  • Teacher qualifications > Share with degree > Age 9: Of those teachers who teach students aged 9, the percentage who have one or more university degrees.
  • Pupils-teacher ratio > Secondary level: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary level is the average number of pupils per teacher in secondary education. Cross-country comparisons may be affected by such factors as the composition of teachers by part- and full-time employment.
  • Teacher qualifications > Share with special training > Age 9: Of those teachers who teach students aged 9, the percentage who have specialised teacher training.
  • Young longtext readers: Share of 15-year-olds who are frequent longtext readers(2000)
  • Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD per million: Research and development (R&D) comprise creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications. R&D is a term covering three activities: basic research, applied research, and experimental development. Basic research is experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge of the underlying foundation of phenomena and observable facts, without any particular application or use in view. Applied research is also original investigation undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge. It is, however, directed primarily towards a specific practical aim or objective. Experimental development is systematic work, drawing on existing knowledge gained from research and/or practical experience, which is directed to producing new materials, products or devices, to installing new processes, systems and services, or to improving substantially those already produced or installed.

    The main aggregate used for international comparisons is gross domestic expenditure on R&D (GERD). This consists of the total expenditure (current and capital) on R&D by all resident companies, research institutes, university and government laboratories, etc. It excludes R&D expenditures financed by domestic firms but performed abroad. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Share of university qualifications awarded to females: Percentage share of tertiary level A qualifications as first degree awarded to females. Data for 2000.
  • Young shorttext readers: Share of 15-year-olds who are frequent shorttext (particularly comics) readers (2000)
  • Primary teacher age > Proportion aged 30-39: Percentage of primary teachers who are aged 30-39. Data for 1999.
  • Library members per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Library employees per million: . Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Students living with mother > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students who live with their mother.
  • Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13 per million: Percentage of 13 year-old students who come from households owning more than 25 books. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Teacher qualifications > Years experience > Age 9: The average number of years of experience of teachers who teach children aged 9.
  • Students from households with dictionary > Age 13: The percentage of 13-year-old students who come from a household with a dictionary.
  • Students living with mother > Age 9: Percentage of nine-year-old students who live with their mother.
  • Students whose mothers have secondary education > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students whose mothers have at least secondary education.
  • Expected duration of education for males: Expected years of schooling for a male 5-year-old under current conditions, excluding education for children under 5. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of 16 year-olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 16 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Share of university qualifications awarded to females > First degree: Percentage share of tertiary level A qualifications as first degree awarded to females. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of 19 year olds in tertiary education: Percentage share of 19 year-olds enrolled in tertiary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Female teachers > Lower secondary: Percentage share of lower secondary level teachers at who are female. Data for 2000.
  • Elementary school > Enrolled students > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at primary level include enrollments in public and private schools.
  • Elementary school teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Participation > Secondary education > Vocational pupils > % female: Secondary vocational pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in technical and vocational education programs, including teacher training."
  • Participation > Secondary education > Vocational pupils: Secondary vocational pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in technical and vocational education programs, including teacher training."
  • Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > Male > % net: Total enrollment is the number of pupils of the school-age group for primary education, enrolled either in primary or secondary education, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group."
  • Preschool enrollment rate > Female: 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. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment."
  • Preschool enrollment rate > Male: 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. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment."
  • School enrolment rate > 1st grade > Female: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age."
  • School enrolment rate > 1st grade > Male: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age."
  • School enrolment rate > 5th grade > Female: Persistence to grade 5 (percentage of cohort reaching grade 5) is the share of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach grade 5. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.
  • School enrolment rate > 5th grade > Male: Persistence to grade 5 (percentage of cohort reaching grade 5) is the share of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach grade 5. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.
  • Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers."
  • Students from households with dictionary > Age 9: The percentage of nine-year-old students who come from households with a dictionary.
  • School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. 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.
  • Literacy and Attainment > Educational attainment: completed tertiary > Tertiary > Population 25+ years > % > Over 24 year olds: Percentage of population older than 24 years that has completed tertiary education.
  • Primary education, teachers > % female: 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.
  • Tertiary education, teachers > % female: 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.
  • Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure: Public spending on education, total (% of government expenditure). Public expenditure on education as % of total government expenditure is the total public education expenditure (current and capital) expressed as a percentage of total government expenditure for all sectors in a given financial year. Public education expenditure includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration, and subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).
  • Unemployment with primary education, male > % of male unemployment: Unemployment with primary education, male (% of male unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Labor force with tertiary education, male > % of male labor force: Labor force with tertiary education, male (% of male labor force). Labor force with tertiary education is the proportion of labor force that has a tertiary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Unemployment with tertiary education, female > % of female unemployment: Unemployment with tertiary education, female (% of female unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Unemployment with tertiary education, male > % of male unemployment: Unemployment with tertiary education, male (% of male unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross: 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.
  • Primary education > Teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Share of university qualifications awarded to females > Second degree: Percentage share of tertiary level A qualifications as second degree awarded to females. Tertiary level A includes university and advanced research level degrees. Data for 2000.
  • Secondary education > Pupils > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at secondary level includes enrollments in public and private schools.
  • Proportion of 17 year olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 17 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Students from households with study desk > Age 9: Percentage of nine-year-old students who come from households where there is at least one study desk.
  • Government spending on education > % of GDP: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. 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."
  • Government spending on education > % of government spending: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross: 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."
  • School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary: School enrollment, primary, private (% of total primary). Percentage of private enrolment. Primary is the enrolment in private primary schools expressed as a percentage of total enrolment (public and private) in primary schools. 'Private' refers to all educational institutions not operated by a public authority, regardless of whether they receive financial support from public authorities. A high percentage indicates strong involvement of the non-governmental sector (including religious bodies, other organizations, associations, communities, private enterprises or persons) in providing organized educational programmes.
  • Primary education, pupils > % female: Primary education, pupils (% female). Percentage of female students. Primary is the number of female students at the primary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of students (male and female) at the primary level in a given school year.
  • School enrollment, primary, female > % gross: School enrollment, primary, female (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Primary. Female is the total female enrollment in primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the female population of official primary education age. GER can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
  • Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group: Primary completion rate, total (% of relevant age group). Primary completion rate. Total is the total number of new entrants in the last grade of primary education, regardless of age, expressed as percentage of the total population of the theoretical entrance age to the last grade of primary. This indicator is also known as "gross intake rate to the last grade of primary." The ratio can exceed 100% due to over-aged and under-aged children who enter primary school late/early and/or repeat grades.
  • Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female > % of relevant age group: Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female (% of relevant age group). Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age.
  • Secondary education, general pupils > % female: Secondary education, general pupils (% female). Percentage of female students. Total secondary. General programmes is the number of female students enrolled in general programmes at the secondary education level expressed as a percentage of the total number of students (male and female) enrolled in general programmes at the secondary education level in a given school year.
  • Total enrollment, primary, male > % net: Total enrollment, primary, male (% net). Adjusted net enrollment is the number of pupils of the school-age group for primary education, enrolled either in primary or secondary education, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group.
  • Labor force with primary education, female > % of female labor force: Labor force with primary education, female (% of female labor force). Labor force with primary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a primary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Labor force with tertiary education > % of total: Labor force with tertiary education (% of total). Labor force with tertiary education is the proportion of labor force that has a tertiary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Secondary education, vocational pupils per 1000: Secondary education, vocational pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. Technical/vocational programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in technical/vocational programmes at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education, teachers, female per 1000: Secondary education, teachers, female. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Female is the total number of female teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • School enrollment > Secondary > % gross: 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. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers.
  • Primary teacher age > Proportion aged 50-59: Percentage of primary teachers aged 50-59. Data for 1999.
  • Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI: Adjusted savings: education expenditure (% of GNI). Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment.
  • Primary teacher age > Proportion under 30: Percentage of primary teachers who are less than 30 years of age. Data for 1999.
  • School enrollment, primary > % gross: School enrollment, primary (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Primary. Total is the total enrollment in primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of official primary education age. GER can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
  • School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % gross: 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. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers.
  • School enrollment, primary, male > % net: School enrollment, primary, male (% net). Net enrolment rate. Primary. Male is the ratio of male children of the official primary school age who are enrolled in primary school to the male population of the official primary school age.
  • Primary teacher age > Proportion under 30 per million: Percentage of primary teachers who are less than 30 years of age. Data for 1999. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Repeaters, primary, male > % of male enrollment: Repeaters, primary, male (% of male enrollment). Percentage of repeaters in primary. All grades. Male is the number of male students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all male students enrolled in primary school. It is calculated by dividing the sum of male repeaters in all grades of primary education by the total male enrolment of primary education and multiplying the result by 100.
  • Public spending on education > Total > % of government expenditure: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education plus subsidies to private education at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.
  • Expected duration of education for females: Expected years of schooling for a female 5-year-old under current conditions, excluding education for children under 5. Data for 2000.
  • Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 9: Percentage of nine-year-old students who have more than 25 books at home.
  • Proportion of 19 year olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 19 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of 20 year olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 20 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Primary teacher age > Proportion aged 60+: Percentage of primary teachers aged 60 years of age or more. Data for 1999.
STAT Canada Ireland HISTORY
Average years of schooling of adults 11.6
Ranked 4th. 23% more than Ireland
9.4
Ranked 15th.
Children out of school, primary 1,892
Ranked 100th.
5,853
Ranked 81st. 3 times more than Canada

Children out of school, primary per 1000 0.0615
Ranked 118th.
1.28
Ranked 84th. 21 times more than Canada

Children out of school, primary, female 1,762
Ranked 86th.
3,561
Ranked 70th. 2 times more than Canada

College and university > Gender parity index 1.34
Ranked 28th. 19% more than Ireland
1.13
Ranked 49th.

College and university > Share of total education spending 35.39%
Ranked 4th. 59% more than Ireland
22.22%
Ranked 43th.

Compulsary education duration 11
Ranked 47th. 10% more than Ireland
10
Ranked 71st.

Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 5.5%
Ranked 44th.
6.47%
Ranked 23th. 18% more than Canada

Homeschooling legal status Legal under regulating conditions (Alberta – regulation, British Columbia – registration, Manitoba – permit, Newfoundland – permit, New Brunswick – permit, Northwest Territories – regulation, Nova Scotia – regulation, Ontario – regulation, Prince Edward Island – regulation, Quebec – permit, Saskatchewan – permit, Yukon – regulation) Legal, homeschooling is allowed by the constitution.
Literacy > Total population 99%
Ranked 30th. The same as Ireland
99%
Ranked 26th.
Primary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 145th.
8
Ranked 2nd. 33% more than Canada

Primary education, teachers per 1000 4.58
Ranked 75th.
7.18
Ranked 21st. 57% more than Canada

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 17.42
Ranked 113th. 12% more than Ireland
15.57
Ranked 87th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 18.8
Ranked 21st. 32% more than Ireland
14.28
Ranked 31st.

Secondary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 164th. 20% more than Ireland
5
Ranked 190th.

Average IQ 97
Ranked 16th. 4% more than Ireland
93
Ranked 23th.
Literacy > Female 99%
Ranked 29th. The same as Ireland
99%
Ranked 25th.
Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 0.0578
Ranked 104th.
0.778
Ranked 76th. 13 times more than Canada

College and university > Gender ratio 135.79
Ranked 36th. 12% more than Ireland
121.73
Ranked 50th.

Child care (preschool) > Duration 2
Ranked 191st. The same as Ireland
2
Ranked 175th.

Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 4.76 per 1,000 people
Ranked 70th.
6.13 per 1,000 people
Ranked 36th. 29% more than Canada
Duration of compulsory education 11 years
Ranked 32nd. 10% more than Ireland
10 years
Ranked 56th.
Secondary education, pupils 2.61 million
Ranked 35th. 8 times more than Ireland
331,047
Ranked 87th.

College and university > Private school share 0.0
Ranked 64th.
4.71%
Ranked 96th.

Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 1
Ranked 45th. 1% more than Ireland
0.99
Ranked 54th.

School life expectancy > Total 14.8 years
Ranked 18th.
14.9 years
Ranked 17th. 1% more than Canada
Primary education, pupils 2.17 million
Ranked 48th. 4 times more than Ireland
511,466
Ranked 79th.

Primary education, teachers 141,045
Ranked 29th. 4 times more than Ireland
32,848
Ranked 63th.

Tertiary enrollment 60%
Ranked 1st. 26% more than Ireland
47.5%
Ranked 26th.
Spending per student > College and university 44
Ranked 6th. 67% more than Ireland
26.3
Ranked 28th.

High school > Gender ratio 97.9
Ranked 89th.
106.44
Ranked 22nd. 9% more than Canada

Compulsary education starting age 6
Ranked 143th. The same as Ireland
6
Ranked 117th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 0.634
Ranked 49th.
3.89
Ranked 18th. 6 times more than Canada

Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
High school > Upper secondary school duration 4
Ranked 49th. Twice as much as Ireland
2
Ranked 189th.

Literacy > Male 99%
Ranked 39th. The same as Ireland
99%
Ranked 35th.
Spending > USD 66.53 billion
Ranked 9th. 5 times more than Ireland
12.32 billion
Ranked 29th.

High school > Private school share 7.2%
Ranked 90th. 10 times more than Ireland
0.698%
Ranked 119th.

Spending > Proportion 4.78
Ranked 57th.
5.17
Ranked 43th. 8% more than Canada

Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 17.42
Ranked 123th.
18.17
Ranked 97th. 4% more than Canada

Child care (preschool) > Starting age 4
Ranked 63th. 33% more than Ireland
3
Ranked 174th.

Preschool enrollment rate 98.84
Ranked 107th.
105.09
Ranked 64th. 6% more than Canada

Tertiary > Students studying abroad 45,693.45
Ranked 15th. 2 times more than Ireland
20,565.69
Ranked 44th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 1.19 million
Ranked 21st. 7 times more than Ireland
181,557
Ranked 63th.

Teachers as percentage of labor force 3.5%
Ranked 27th.
4.7%
Ranked 12th. 34% more than Canada
Literacy > Reading performance > Overall 524
Ranked 4th. 6% more than Ireland
496
Ranked 20th.
Elementary (primary school) > Duration 6
Ranked 154th.
8
Ranked 2nd. 33% more than Canada

Children out of school > Primary 12,419
Ranked 69th.
15,168
Ranked 65th. 22% more than Canada

Secondary education, teachers per 1000 4.17
Ranked 13th.
7.42
Ranked 17th. 78% more than Canada

Secondary education, teachers 126,098
Ranked 8th. 5 times more than Ireland
27,273
Ranked 32nd.

Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 17.72
Ranked 70th.
23.96
Ranked 14th. 35% more than Canada

Mathematical literacy 533
Ranked 5th. 6% more than Ireland
503
Ranked 15th.
High school > Lower secondary school duration 2
Ranked 204th.
3
Ranked 162nd. 50% more than Canada

Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 0.116
Ranked 99th.
0.501
Ranked 84th. 4 times more than Canada

Scientific literacy 529
Ranked 5th. 3% more than Ireland
513
Ranked 9th.
Secondary education, general pupils 2.65 million
Ranked 8th. 10 times more than Ireland
278,192
Ranked 92nd.

Reading literacy 534
Ranked 2nd. 1% more than Ireland
527
Ranked 5th.
High school > Gender parity index 0.979
Ranked 94th.
1.03
Ranked 34th. 6% more than Canada

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills 524
Ranked 4th. 6% more than Ireland
496
Ranked 20th.
Scientific and technical journal articles 24,803
Ranked 7th. 14 times more than Ireland
1,758
Ranked 37th.

Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve 517
Ranked 7th. 4% more than Ireland
498
Ranked 20th.
College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 41%
Ranked 1st. 8% more than Ireland
38%
Ranked 7th.
Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 2.53%
Ranked 86th.
10.48%
Ranked 32nd. 4 times more than Canada

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 38.37
Ranked 27th.
46.17
Ranked 21st. 20% more than Canada

Scouting > Genders admitted both both
Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 6
Ranked 179th. 20% more than Ireland
5
Ranked 206th.

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 12.5%
Ranked 58th.
14%
Ranked 44th. 12% more than Canada

Children out of school, primary, male 3,523
Ranked 78th. 54% more than Ireland
2,292
Ranked 77th.

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 5.4%
Ranked 47th.
5.6%
Ranked 34th. 4% more than Canada

High school > Students per teacher 18.8
Ranked 21st. 32% more than Ireland
14.28
Ranked 33th.

Secondary education > General pupils 2.61 million
Ranked 29th. 10 times more than Ireland
270,724
Ranked 98th.

Secondary school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 135th.
13
Ranked 29th. 8% more than Canada

High school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 121st. The same as Ireland
12
Ranked 104th.

Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 4.54 per 1,000 people
Ranked 86th.
6.09 per 1,000 people
Ranked 36th. 34% more than Canada

Educational attainment > Tertiary 42%
Ranked 1st. 17% more than Ireland
36%
Ranked 3rd.
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 2.48 million
Ranked 49th. 6 times more than Ireland
447,618
Ranked 100th.

High school > Population with at least high school education > Women 100%
Ranked 3rd. 34% more than Ireland
74.8%
Ranked 44th.

Schools connected to the Internet 97.7%
Ranked 11th.
99%
Ranked 12th. 1% more than Canada
Primary education, pupils per 1000 63.53
Ranked 124th.
111.75
Ranked 73th. 76% more than Canada

Secondary education, pupils per 1000 76.53
Ranked 92nd. 6% more than Ireland
72.33
Ranked 100th.

Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 1.36
Ranked 36th. 7% more than Ireland
1.27
Ranked 33th.

Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 0.98
Ranked 109th.
1.09
Ranked 22nd. 11% more than Canada

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 38.37 per 1,000 people
Ranked 27th.
46.18 per 1,000 people
Ranked 21st. 20% more than Canada

Student attitude > Dislike of school 37%
Ranked 3rd. 9% more than Ireland
34%
Ranked 7th.
Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 1.33
Ranked 101st.
4.49
Ranked 42nd. 3 times more than Canada

Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 145th. 20% more than Ireland
5
Ranked 171st.

Teacher student ratio > High school 18.4
Ranked 47th. 75% more than Ireland
10.54
Ranked 89th.

Children out of school > Primary per 1000 0.4
Ranked 108th.
3.73
Ranked 68th. 9 times more than Canada

Inequality adjusted index 0.879
Ranked 12th.
0.933
Ranked 4th. 6% more than Canada
Class size > Age 13 17.8 students
Ranked 19th.
19.2 students
Ranked 14th. 8% more than Canada
Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 17.42
Ranked 116th. 10% more than Ireland
15.86
Ranked 93th.

Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 52.96%
Ranked 27th.
63.81%
Ranked 19th. 20% more than Canada

Percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 96.5%
Ranked 19th.
99.7%
Ranked 6th. 3% more than Canada

Elementary school > Enrolled students 2.31 million
Ranked 46th. 5 times more than Ireland
486,921
Ranked 79th.

Primary education > Duration > Years 6 years
Ranked 143th.
8 years
Ranked 1st. 33% more than Canada

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $22,866.96
Ranked 13th.
$27,450.89
Ranked 7th. 20% more than Canada
School enrolment rate > 1st grade 98.03
Ranked 97th.
100.13
Ranked 69th. 2% more than Canada

Secondary education, general pupils per 1000 87.49
Ranked 7th. 44% more than Ireland
60.78
Ranked 91st.

Literacy > Reading performance > Integrate and interpret 522
Ranked 4th. 6% more than Ireland
494
Ranked 22nd.
Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share 6.12%
Ranked 90th. 8 times more than Ireland
0.801%
Ranked 130th.

High school > Lower secondary starting age 12
Ranked 138th.
13
Ranked 29th. 8% more than Canada

Elementary school > Gender ratio 99.53
Ranked 43th.
100.53
Ranked 18th. 1% more than Canada

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level 99%
Ranked 27th. 3% more than Ireland
96%
Ranked 58th.

Duration of education > Secondary level 6
Ranked 136th. 20% more than Ireland
5
Ranked 168th.
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 46.1
Ranked 34th. 66% more than Ireland
27.8
Ranked 53th.
Secondary education > Pupils 2.71 million
Ranked 27th. 8 times more than Ireland
320,560
Ranked 92nd.

Primary education > Pupils 2.46 million
Ranked 51st. 5 times more than Ireland
450,413
Ranked 93th.

High school > Population with at least high school education > Men 100%
Ranked 3rd. 37% more than Ireland
73%
Ranked 56th.

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Tertiary level 56.01%
Ranked 40th. 1% more than Ireland
55.72%
Ranked 42nd.

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita 84.37 per 1,000 people
Ranked 79th. 3% more than Ireland
81.55 per 1,000 people
Ranked 94th.

Secondary education, vocational pupils 0.0
Ranked 81st.
52,855
Ranked 63th.

Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher 17.42
Ranked 119th. 12% more than Ireland
15.57
Ranked 88th.

Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 72.92%
Ranked 50th.
78.46%
Ranked 32nd. 8% more than Canada

Secondary education > Teachers 147,890
Ranked 24th. 7 times more than Ireland
21,630
Ranked 67th.
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 17 years
Ranked 1st.
18 years
Ranked 4th. 6% more than Canada
School enrolment rate > 5th grade 97.82
Ranked 9th.
98.54
Ranked 21st. 1% more than Canada

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 2.62 million
Ranked 27th. 8 times more than Ireland
320,620
Ranked 99th.

Scientific and technical journal articles per million 783.02
Ranked 9th. 78% more than Ireland
439.88
Ranked 21st.

Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts 524
Ranked 4th. 5% more than Ireland
497
Ranked 18th.
Literacy > Reading performance > Non-continuous texts 527
Ranked 4th. 6% more than Ireland
496
Ranked 22nd.
Duration of education > Primary level 6
Ranked 131st. The same as Ireland
6
Ranked 109th.
Literacy > Adults at low literacy level 42.9%
Ranked 10th.
57%
Ranked 4th. 33% more than Canada
Expected duration of education for all students 16.5 years
Ranked 16th. 4% more than Ireland
15.9 years
Ranked 22nd.
Participation > Children out of school > Elementary 12,763
Ranked 74th.
13,259
Ranked 66th. 4% more than Canada

Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 98.66%
Ranked 84th.
102.84%
Ranked 14th. 4% more than Canada

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 48.87%
Ranked 41st. 1% more than Ireland
48.48%
Ranked 80th.

Children out of school > Primary > Per capita 0.4 per 1,000 people
Ranked 107th.
3.73 per 1,000 people
Ranked 69th. 9 times more than Canada

Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate 535
Ranked 4th. 7% more than Ireland
502
Ranked 15th.
Educational attainment > Senior secondary 40%
Ranked 12th. 82% more than Ireland
22%
Ranked 18th.
Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Women 100%
Ranked 16th. 4% more than Ireland
96%
Ranked 54th.

High school > Upper secondary starting age 14
Ranked 200th.
16
Ranked 49th. 14% more than Canada

Elementary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 154th. 50% more than Ireland
4
Ranked 178th.

Library books 7.27 million
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than Ireland
757,048
Ranked 4th.
Student attitude > Find school boring 58%
Ranked 8th.
67%
Ranked 1st. 16% more than Canada
Elementary school repeaters > All 0.0
Ranked 134th.
0.69
Ranked 88th.

School life expectancy > Male 14.4 years
Ranked 22nd.
14.5 years
Ranked 20th. 1% more than Canada
Universities > Top 200 8
Ranked 8th. 8 times more than Ireland
1
Ranked 30th.
Literacy > Adults at high literacy level 25.1%
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Ireland
11.5%
Ranked 14th.
Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita 83.09 per 1,000 people
Ranked 53th. 25% more than Ireland
66.54 per 1,000 people
Ranked 87th.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 79.86
Ranked 130th.
113.84
Ranked 86th. 43% more than Canada

Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita 0.08 per capita
Ranked 130th.
0.114 per capita
Ranked 84th. 43% more than Canada

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Men 99%
Ranked 31st. 3% more than Ireland
96%
Ranked 50th.

Research and Development > RandD > Investment in knowledge > Investment in knowledge per million 0.146%
Ranked 11th.
0.553%
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than Canada
Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD 1.89%
Ranked 13th. 33% more than Ireland
1.42%
Ranked 20th.
Library books per 1000 236.2
Ranked 1st. 15% more than Ireland
206.05
Ranked 5th.
Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level 15
Ranked 19th.
20.3
Ranked 89th. 35% more than Canada
Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 68%
Ranked 2nd.
85%
Ranked 33th. 25% more than Canada
Primary education > Teachers 141,045
Ranked 31st. 6 times more than Ireland
24,792
Ranked 78th.

Secondary education > Vocational pupils 103,143
Ranked 52nd. 2 times more than Ireland
49,836
Ranked 63th.

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 48.54%
Ranked 96th.
50.87%
Ranked 35th. 5% more than Canada

Students from households with computer > Age 13 59%
Ranked 10th.
77%
Ranked 2nd. 31% more than Canada
Expenditure on education > Change in expenditure on education > Expenditure in tertiary education 116.61 Index of change, year 200
Ranked 17th. 14% more than Ireland
102.35 Index of change, year 200
Ranked 27th.
Private school enrolment > Primary level 6.5
Ranked 26th. 5 times more than Ireland
1.4
Ranked 5th.
Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 132nd.
8
Ranked 1st. 33% more than Canada

Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy 57.1%
Ranked 8th. 33% more than Ireland
43%
Ranked 14th.
Library employees 420
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than Ireland
56
Ranked 4th.
Educational attainment > Junior secondary 18%
Ranked 13th.
42%
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than Canada
Primary education > Teachers per 1000 4.54
Ranked 86th.
6.09
Ranked 38th. 34% more than Canada

Secondary education > Pupils per 1000 86.38
Ranked 72nd. 10% more than Ireland
78.76
Ranked 76th.

Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita 0.116 per 1,000 people
Ranked 108th.
1.8 per 1,000 people
Ranked 68th. 16 times more than Canada

Female enrolment share > Primary level 48.8%
Ranked 5th. 1% more than Ireland
48.4%
Ranked 12th.
Research and Development > RandD > Investment in knowledge > Investment in knowledge 4.93%
Ranked 5th. Twice as much as Ireland
2.46%
Ranked 15th.
Student attitude > Report class disorder 33%
Ranked 7th. 27% more than Ireland
26%
Ranked 13th.
Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ $780.37 billion
Ranked 6th. 7 times more than Ireland
$114.19 billion
Ranked 29th.
Universities > Top 200 per million 0.248
Ranked 14th. 3% more than Ireland
0.24
Ranked 15th.
Primary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 176th. 20% more than Ireland
5
Ranked 196th.

Scouting > Members 116,044
Ranked 13th. 3 times more than Ireland
42,666
Ranked 34th.
Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 97.9%
Ranked 1st. 13% more than Ireland
86.5%
Ranked 3rd.
Participation > Secondary education > General pupils 2.63 million
Ranked 26th. 10 times more than Ireland
265,746
Ranked 85th.

Secondary education > Teachers per 1000 4.76
Ranked 70th.
6.12
Ranked 36th. 29% more than Canada
Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 83.09
Ranked 56th. 25% more than Ireland
66.51
Ranked 87th.

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 99.57
Ranked 37th. 1% more than Ireland
98.81
Ranked 67th.

Children out of school > Primary > Male 8,805
Ranked 63th. 12% more than Ireland
7,853
Ranked 64th.

Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index 0.998
Ranked 46th. About the same as Ireland
0.997
Ranked 32nd.

Female enrolment share > Secondary level 49.1%
Ranked 12th.
50.5%
Ranked 4th. 3% more than Canada
Class size > Age 9 22.8 students
Ranked 7th. 5% more than Ireland
21.8 students
Ranked 9th.
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 84.37
Ranked 81st. 3% more than Ireland
81.54
Ranked 92nd.

Scouting > Members per thousand people 3.33
Ranked 42nd.
9.3
Ranked 16th. 3 times more than Canada
Outcomes > Tertiary attainment > Tertiary attainment for age group 55-64 37.41%
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Ireland
16.95%
Ranked 17th.
School life expectancy > Female 15.3 years
Ranked 16th. The same as Ireland
15.3 years
Ranked 15th.
Elementary school repeaters > Male 0.0
Ranked 132nd.
0.76
Ranked 89th.

Elementary school repeaters > Female 0.0
Ranked 132nd.
0.63
Ranked 85th.

Percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men 94.8%
Ranked 15th.
99.5%
Ranked 6th. 5% more than Canada

Children out of school > Primary > Male > Per capita 0.283 per 1,000 people
Ranked 97th.
1.93 per 1,000 people
Ranked 69th. 7 times more than Canada

Elementary school teachers 141,045
Ranked 27th. 5 times more than Ireland
30,697
Ranked 66th.

High school teachers 136,873
Ranked 23th. 5 times more than Ireland
29,729
Ranked 61st.

Teacher qualifications > Years experience > Age 13 23.3 years experience
Ranked 17th. 7% more than Ireland
21.8 years experience
Ranked 22nd.
Literacy > Adults at moderate literacy level 32.1%
Ranked 10th. 2% more than Ireland
31.5%
Ranked 12th.
Students from households with computer > Age 13 per million 1.88%
Ranked 20th.
19.58%
Ranked 4th. 10 times more than Canada
Teacher qualifications > Share with special training > Age 13 99%
Ranked 2nd. 4% more than Ireland
95%
Ranked 9th.
Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13 83%
Ranked 8th. 11% more than Ireland
75%
Ranked 17th.
Proportion of 15 year-olds in secondary education 98%
Ranked 12th. 1% more than Ireland
97%
Ranked 18th.
Students from households with study desk > Age 13 87%
Ranked 20th. 4% more than Ireland
84%
Ranked 23th.
Proportion of 20 year olds in tertiary education 37%
Ranked 6th. 6% more than Ireland
35%
Ranked 7th.
Participation > Secondary education > Pupils 3 million
Ranked 29th. 9 times more than Ireland
317,337
Ranked 86th.

Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP 0.008 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 14th. 60% more than Ireland
0.005 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 18th.
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 97.7
Ranked 101st.
107.83
Ranked 21st. 10% more than Canada

Primary education > Pupils per 1000 78.47
Ranked 134th.
110.66
Ranked 86th. 41% more than Canada

Secondary education > Pupils > Per capita 86.38 per 1,000 people
Ranked 71st. 10% more than Ireland
78.79 per 1,000 people
Ranked 78th.

Students from households with calculator > Age 13 96%
Ranked 16th. 1% more than Ireland
95%
Ranked 20th.
Teacher qualifications > Share with degree > Age 9 82%
Ranked 2nd. 41% more than Ireland
58%
Ranked 5th.
Pupils-teacher ratio > Secondary level 18.8
Ranked 53th. 45% more than Ireland
13
Ranked 88th.
Teacher qualifications > Share with special training > Age 9 98%
Ranked 7th. 10% more than Ireland
89%
Ranked 12th.
Young longtext readers 28.7%
Ranked 5th. 4% more than Ireland
27.6%
Ranked 7th.
Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD per million 0.056%
Ranked 19th.
0.318%
Ranked 8th. 6 times more than Canada
Share of university qualifications awarded to females 59%
Ranked 8th. 7% more than Ireland
55%
Ranked 15th.
Young shorttext readers 16.2%
Ranked 20th. 82% more than Ireland
8.9%
Ranked 26th.
Primary teacher age > Proportion aged 30-39 24%
Ranked 16th.
28%
Ranked 10th. 17% more than Canada
Library members per 1000 0.179
Ranked 2nd.
24
Ranked 2nd. 134 times more than Canada
Library members 5,495
Ranked 2nd.
88,197
Ranked 3rd. 16 times more than Canada
Library employees per million 13.65
Ranked 1st.
15.24
Ranked 5th. 12% more than Canada
Students living with mother > Age 13 92%
Ranked 23th.
96%
Ranked 10th. 4% more than Canada
Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13 per million 2.65%
Ranked 20th.
19.07%
Ranked 8th. 7 times more than Canada
Teacher qualifications > Years experience > Age 9 18.9 years experience
Ranked 8th.
20.6 years experience
Ranked 3rd. 9% more than Canada
Students from households with dictionary > Age 13 95%
Ranked 15th.
97%
Ranked 7th. 2% more than Canada
Students living with mother > Age 9 91%
Ranked 11th.
96%
Ranked 3rd. 5% more than Canada
Students whose mothers have secondary education > Age 13 60% 49%
Expected duration of education for males 16.2 years
Ranked 16th. 5% more than Ireland
15.5 years
Ranked 23th.
Proportion of 16 year-olds in secondary education 93%
Ranked 12th. 2% more than Ireland
91%
Ranked 16th.
Share of university qualifications awarded to females > First degree 59%
Ranked 8th. 7% more than Ireland
55%
Ranked 15th.
Proportion of 19 year olds in tertiary education 36%
Ranked 6th.
38%
Ranked 5th. 6% more than Canada
Female teachers > Lower secondary 68%
Ranked 7th. 18% more than Ireland
57.6%
Ranked 17th.
Elementary school > Enrolled students > % female 48.64%
Ranked 59th.
48.74%
Ranked 55th. About the same as Canada

Elementary school teachers > % female 68.07%
Ranked 78th.
84.46%
Ranked 39th. 24% more than Canada

Participation > Secondary education > Vocational pupils > % female 0.0
Ranked 114th.
53.92%
Ranked 9th.

Participation > Secondary education > Vocational pupils 0.0
Ranked 117th.
52,636
Ranked 55th.

Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > Male > % net 99.3%
Ranked 14th. 3% more than Ireland
96.33%
Ranked 38th.

Preschool enrollment rate > Female 70.28
Ranked 48th.
111.04
Ranked 3rd. 58% more than Canada

Preschool enrollment rate > Male 70.62
Ranked 48th.
111.5
Ranked 3rd. 58% more than Canada

School enrolment rate > 1st grade > Female 97.74
Ranked 95th.
101.29
Ranked 62nd. 4% more than Canada

School enrolment rate > 1st grade > Male 98.3
Ranked 96th.
99.03
Ranked 81st. 1% more than Canada

School enrolment rate > 5th grade > Female 99.27
Ranked 7th.
100
Ranked 7th. 1% more than Canada

School enrolment rate > 5th grade > Male 96.47
Ranked 7th.
97.17
Ranked 19th. 1% more than Canada

Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % net 94.41%
Ranked 4th. 4% more than Ireland
90.45%
Ranked 18th.

Students from households with dictionary > Age 9 80%
Ranked 7th.
90%
Ranked 2nd. 13% more than Canada
School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 99.7% net
Ranked 5th. 3% more than Ireland
96.44% net
Ranked 31st.

Literacy and Attainment > Educational attainment: completed tertiary > Tertiary > Population 25+ years > % > Over 24 year olds 47.67%
Ranked 1st. 57% more than Ireland
30.31%
Ranked 6th.
Primary education, teachers > % female 68.07%
Ranked 72nd.
84.92%
Ranked 39th. 25% more than Canada

Tertiary education, teachers > % female 41.15%
Ranked 23th. 9% more than Ireland
37.63%
Ranked 58th.

Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 12.3%
Ranked 66th. 27% more than Ireland
9.72%
Ranked 87th.

Unemployment with primary education, male > % of male unemployment 28.7%
Ranked 56th.
45.8%
Ranked 24th. 60% more than Canada

Labor force with tertiary education, male > % of male labor force 41.6%
Ranked 3rd. 17% more than Ireland
35.7%
Ranked 5th.

Unemployment with tertiary education, female > % of female unemployment 38.7%
Ranked 14th. 51% more than Ireland
25.6%
Ranked 31st.

Unemployment with tertiary education, male > % of male unemployment 28.1%
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than Ireland
13.4%
Ranked 48th.

School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross 99.97% gross
Ranked 101st.
105.83% gross
Ranked 58th. 6% more than Canada

Primary education > Teachers > % female 68.07% female
Ranked 83th.
83.38% female
Ranked 36th. 22% more than Canada

Share of university qualifications awarded to females > Second degree 52%
Ranked 15th.
60%
Ranked 4th. 15% more than Canada
Secondary education > Pupils > % female 48.1% female
Ranked 91st.
50.67% female
Ranked 22nd. 5% more than Canada

Proportion of 17 year olds in secondary education 93%
Ranked 4th. 29% more than Ireland
72%
Ranked 23th.
Students from households with study desk > Age 9 73%
Ranked 12th. 6% more than Ireland
69%
Ranked 13th.
Government spending on education > % of GDP 5.5%
Ranked 44th.
6.47%
Ranked 23th. 18% more than Canada

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 99.68%
Ranked 4th. 2% more than Ireland
97.98%
Ranked 17th.

Government spending on education > % of government spending 12.46%
Ranked 55th.
13.75%
Ranked 39th. 10% more than Canada

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross 98.6%
Ranked 97th.
105.37%
Ranked 56th. 7% more than Canada

School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 6.12%
Ranked 88th. 8 times more than Ireland
0.801%
Ranked 128th.

Primary education, pupils > % female 48.76%
Ranked 56th. The same as Ireland
48.72%
Ranked 55th.

School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 98.9%
Ranked 111th.
104.59%
Ranked 59th. 6% more than Canada

Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 96.51%
Ranked 56th. 1% more than Ireland
95.34%
Ranked 64th.

Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female > % of relevant age group 100.93%
Ranked 79th. 4% more than Ireland
96.66%
Ranked 97th.

Secondary education, general pupils > % female 48.63%
Ranked 73th.
49.19%
Ranked 90th. 1% more than Canada

Total enrollment, primary, male > % net 99.72%
Ranked 11th. 1% more than Ireland
99.08%
Ranked 13th.

Labor force with primary education, female > % of female labor force 11.4%
Ranked 65th.
13.5%
Ranked 33th. 18% more than Canada

Labor force with tertiary education > % of total 46.5%
Ranked 2nd. 12% more than Ireland
41.5%
Ranked 1st.

Secondary education, vocational pupils per 1000 0.0
Ranked 81st.
11.55
Ranked 55th.

Secondary education, teachers, female per 1000 3.02
Ranked 27th.
4.05
Ranked 18th. 34% more than Canada

School enrollment > Secondary > % gross 108.53% gross
Ranked 16th.
111.62% gross
Ranked 8th. 3% more than Canada

Primary teacher age > Proportion aged 50-59 24%
Ranked 8th. 26% more than Ireland
19%
Ranked 15th.
Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 4.48%
Ranked 67th.
5.95%
Ranked 26th. 33% more than Canada

Primary teacher age > Proportion under 30 12%
Ranked 19th.
13%
Ranked 18th. 8% more than Canada
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 17 years
Ranked 1st. The same as Ireland
17 years
Ranked 5th.
School enrollment, primary > % gross 98.65%
Ranked 117th.
104.73%
Ranked 67th. 6% more than Canada

School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % gross 107.24% gross
Ranked 21st.
115.93% gross
Ranked 7th. 8% more than Canada

School enrollment, primary, male > % net 99.72%
Ranked 6th. 1% more than Ireland
99.08%
Ranked 7th.

Primary teacher age > Proportion under 30 per million 0.393%
Ranked 16th.
3.46%
Ranked 5th. 9 times more than Canada
Repeaters, primary, male > % of male enrollment 0.0
Ranked 142nd.
0.668%
Ranked 94th.

Public spending on education > Total > % of government expenditure 12.46%
Ranked 57th.
13.15%
Ranked 37th. 6% more than Canada

Expected duration of education for females 16.8 years
Ranked 16th. 2% more than Ireland
16.4 years
Ranked 19th.
Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 9 78%
Ranked 5th. 16% more than Ireland
67%
Ranked 10th.
Proportion of 19 year olds in secondary education 2%
Ranked 30th.
3%
Ranked 29th. 50% more than Canada
Proportion of 20 year olds in secondary education 2%
Ranked 24th. Twice as much as Ireland
1%
Ranked 26th.
Primary teacher age > Proportion aged 60+ 1%
Ranked 16th.
6%
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than Canada

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