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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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Women: Population with at least high school education > Women.
  • Elementary school graduate rate: Persistence to last grade of primary is the percentage of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach the last grade of primary education. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • High school > Lower secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin lower secondary (middle school) education.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share: Percentage of primary students who attend a private school.
  • 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.
  • Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for primary education.
  • 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.
  • Duration of education > Primary level: Duration of primary education is the number of grades (or years) in primary education.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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 capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level 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.
  • Secondary education > Vocational pupils: Secondary vocational pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in technical and vocational education programs, including teacher training.
  • Primary education > Teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Private school enrolment > Secondary level: Private sector enrolment share, secondary level is the share of students in general secondary education who attend a privately managed school, regardless of whether or not the school receives subsidies from the government.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Participation > Secondary education > Pupils: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • School enrollment > Primary > Private > % of total primary: Private enrollment refers to pupils or students enrolled in institutions that are not operated by a public authority but controlled and managed, whether for profit or not, by a private body such as a nongovernmental organization, religious body, special interest group, foundation or business enterprise.
  • Unemployment with primary 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).
  • School enrollment, tertiary > % gross: School enrollment, tertiary (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Tertiary (ISCED 5 and 6). Total is the total enrollment in tertiary education (ISCED 5 and 6), regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the total population of the five-year age group following on from secondary school leaving.
  • School enrollment, secondary, female > % net: School enrollment, secondary, female (% net). Net enrolment rate. Secondary. All programmes. Female is the ratio of female children of the official secondary school age who are enrolled in secondary school to the female population of the official secondary school age.
  • School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross: School enrollment, secondary, male (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Secondary. All programmes. Male is the total male enrollment in secondary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the male population of official secondary 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.
  • Repeaters, primary, female > % of female enrollment: Repeaters, primary, female (% of female enrollment). Percentage of repeaters in primary. All grades. Female is the number of female students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all female students enrolled in primary school. It is calculated by dividing the sum of female repeaters in all grades of primary education by the total female enrolment of primary education and multiplying the result by 100.
  • School enrollment, preprimary > % gross: School enrollment, preprimary (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Pre-primary. Total is the total enrollment in pre-primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the total population of official pre-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, primary > % net: School enrollment, primary (% net). Net enrolment rate. Primary. Total is the ratio of children of the official primary school age who are enrolled in primary school to the total population of the official primary school age.
  • School enrollment, secondary > % gross: School enrollment, secondary (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Secondary. All programmes. Total is the total enrollment in secondary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of official secondary 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, private > % of total secondary: School enrollment, secondary, private (% of total secondary). Percentage of private enrolment. Secondary is the enrolment in private secondary schools expressed as a percentage of total enrolment (public and private) in secondary 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.
  • School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross: School enrollment, tertiary, female (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Tertiary (ISCED 5 and 6). Female is the total female enrollment in tertiary education (ISCED 5 and 6), regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the total female population of the five-year age group following on from secondary school leaving.
  • School enrollment > Secondary > % 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.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU per capita: Services, etc., value added (constant LCU). 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 local currency. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • 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).
  • School enrollment > Preprimary > Male > % 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. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment.
  • School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % 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.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Unemployment with tertiary education > % of total unemployment: Unemployment with tertiary education (% of total 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 > 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.
  • Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Total > % of relevant age group: 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.
  • Primary education > Pupils > Per capita: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Persistence to grade 5 > Female > % of cohort: 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.
  • Researchers in R&D > Per million people: Researchers in R&D (per million people). Researchers in R&D are professionals engaged in the conception or creation of new knowledge, products, processes, methods, or systems and in the management of the projects concerned. Postgraduate PhD students (ISCED97 level 6) engaged in R&D are included.
  • School enrollment > Tertiary > 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. Tertiary education, whether or not to an advanced research qualification, normally requires, as a minimum condition of admission, the successful completion of education at the secondary level.
  • School enrollment > Tertiary > % 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. Tertiary education, whether or not to an advanced research qualification, normally requires, as a minimum condition of admission, the successful completion of education at the secondary level.
  • Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Female > % of relevant age group: 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.
  • Elementary school graduate rate > Male: Persistence to last grade of primary is the percentage of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach the last grade of primary education. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.
  • 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.
  • Secondary education, teachers > % female: Secondary education, teachers (% female). Percentage female teachers. Secondary is the number of female teachers at the secondary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of teachers (male and female) at the secondary 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.
  • 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."
  • 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).
STAT Canada South Africa HISTORY
Average years of schooling of adults 11.6
Ranked 4th. 90% more than South Africa
6.1
Ranked 50th.
Children out of school, primary 1,892
Ranked 100th.
656,487
Ranked 6th. 347 times more than Canada

Children out of school, primary per 1000 0.0615
Ranked 118th.
12.82
Ranked 23th. 209 times more than Canada

Children out of school, primary, female 1,762
Ranked 86th.
320,723
Ranked 9th. 182 times more than Canada

College and university > Gender parity index 1.34
Ranked 28th. 47% more than South Africa
0.913
Ranked 48th.

College and university > Share of total education spending 35.39%
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than South Africa
11.88%
Ranked 91st.

Compulsary education duration 11
Ranked 47th. 22% more than South Africa
9
Ranked 56th.

Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 5.5%
Ranked 44th.
5.96%
Ranked 28th. 8% more than Canada

Literacy > Female 99%
Ranked 29th. 16% more than South Africa
85.7%
Ranked 82nd.
Literacy > Total population 99%
Ranked 30th. 15% more than South Africa
86.4%
Ranked 92nd.
Primary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 145th.
7
Ranked 11th. 17% more than Canada

Primary education, teachers per 1000 4.58
Ranked 75th.
4.64
Ranked 34th. 1% more than Canada

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 17.42
Ranked 113th.
29.5
Ranked 31st. 69% more than Canada

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 18.8
Ranked 21st.
25.05
Ranked 18th. 33% more than Canada

Secondary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 164th. 20% more than South Africa
5
Ranked 175th.

Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 0.0578
Ranked 104th.
6.27
Ranked 22nd. 108 times more than Canada

College and university > Gender ratio 135.79
Ranked 36th. 49% more than South Africa
91.28
Ranked 50th.

Child care (preschool) > Duration 2
Ranked 191st. Twice as much as South Africa
1
Ranked 195th.

Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 4.76 per 1,000 people
Ranked 70th. 48% more than South Africa
3.22 per 1,000 people
Ranked 94th.

Duration of compulsory education 11 years
Ranked 32nd. 22% more than South Africa
9 years
Ranked 73th.
Secondary education, pupils 2.61 million
Ranked 35th.
4.84 million
Ranked 5th. 85% more than Canada

Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 1
Ranked 45th. 4% more than South Africa
0.96
Ranked 119th.

School life expectancy > Total 14.8 years
Ranked 18th. 5% more than South Africa
14.1 years
Ranked 27th.
Primary education, teachers 141,045
Ranked 29th.
237,429
Ranked 6th. 68% more than Canada

Primary education, pupils 2.17 million
Ranked 48th.
7 million
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than Canada

Tertiary enrollment 60%
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than South Africa
15.2%
Ranked 60th.
High school > Gender ratio 97.9
Ranked 89th.
104.66
Ranked 34th. 7% more than Canada

Compulsary education starting age 6
Ranked 143th.
7
Ranked 5th. 17% more than Canada

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 0.634
Ranked 49th. 25% more than South Africa
0.508
Ranked 85th.

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. 33% more than South Africa
3
Ranked 68th.

Literacy > Male 99%
Ranked 39th. 14% more than South Africa
87%
Ranked 94th.
Spending > USD 66.53 billion
Ranked 9th. 5 times more than South Africa
13.74 billion
Ranked 27th.

High school > Private school share 7.2%
Ranked 90th. 75% more than South Africa
4.11%
Ranked 47th.

Spending > Proportion 4.78
Ranked 57th.
5.14
Ranked 45th. 8% more than Canada

Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 17.42
Ranked 123th.
35.64
Ranked 33th. 2 times more than Canada

Child care (preschool) > Starting age 4
Ranked 63th.
6
Ranked 1st. 50% more than Canada

Preschool enrollment rate 98.84
Ranked 107th.
104.54
Ranked 77th. 6% more than Canada

Tertiary > Students studying abroad 45,693.45
Ranked 15th. 7 times more than South Africa
6,268.93
Ranked 99th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 1.19 million
Ranked 21st. 77% more than South Africa
675,160
Ranked 31st.

Elementary (primary school) > Duration 6
Ranked 154th.
7
Ranked 12th. 17% more than Canada

Children out of school > Primary 12,419
Ranked 69th.
568,936
Ranked 17th. 46 times more than Canada

Secondary education, teachers per 1000 4.17
Ranked 13th. 10% more than South Africa
3.79
Ranked 79th.

Secondary education, teachers 126,098
Ranked 8th.
187,162
Ranked 21st. 48% more than Canada

Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 17.72
Ranked 70th.
23.51
Ranked 26th. 33% more than Canada

High school > Lower secondary school duration 2
Ranked 204th. The same as South Africa
2
Ranked 192nd.

Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 0.116
Ranked 99th.
6.56
Ranked 21st. 57 times more than Canada

Secondary education, general pupils 2.65 million
Ranked 8th.
4.6 million
Ranked 4th. 74% more than Canada

High school > Gender parity index 0.979
Ranked 94th.
1.05
Ranked 33th. 7% more than Canada

Scientific and technical journal articles 24,803
Ranked 7th. 10 times more than South Africa
2,364
Ranked 34th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 38.37
Ranked 27th. 3 times more than South Africa
14.83
Ranked 83th.

Scouting > Genders admitted both both
Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 6
Ranked 179th.
7
Ranked 14th. 17% more than Canada

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 12.5%
Ranked 58th.
17.9%
Ranked 18th. 43% more than Canada

Children out of school, primary, male 3,523
Ranked 78th.
335,764
Ranked 5th. 95 times more than Canada

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 5.4%
Ranked 47th.
5.5%
Ranked 17th. 2% more than Canada

High school > Students per teacher 18.8
Ranked 21st.
25.05
Ranked 18th. 33% more than Canada

Secondary education > General pupils 2.61 million
Ranked 29th.
4.32 million
Ranked 17th. 66% more than Canada

Secondary school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 135th.
14
Ranked 3rd. 17% more than Canada

High school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 121st.
14
Ranked 3rd. 17% more than Canada

Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 4.54 per 1,000 people
Ranked 86th. 1% more than South Africa
4.51 per 1,000 people
Ranked 77th.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level 2.48 million
Ranked 49th.
7.47 million
Ranked 15th. 3 times more than Canada

High school > Population with at least high school education > Women 100%
Ranked 3rd. 45% more than South Africa
68.9%
Ranked 57th.

Elementary school graduate rate 97.66
Ranked 7th. 27% more than South Africa
76.98
Ranked 66th.

Schools connected to the Internet 97.7%
Ranked 11th. 4 times more than South Africa
26.5%
Ranked 24th.
Primary education, pupils per 1000 63.53
Ranked 124th.
136.83
Ranked 37th. 2 times more than Canada

Secondary education, pupils per 1000 76.53
Ranked 92nd.
94.63
Ranked 20th. 24% more than Canada

Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 1.36
Ranked 36th. 11% more than South Africa
1.22
Ranked 41st.

Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 0.98
Ranked 109th.
1.07
Ranked 28th. 9% more than Canada

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 38.37 per 1,000 people
Ranked 27th. 3 times more than South Africa
14.9 per 1,000 people
Ranked 82nd.

Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 1.33
Ranked 101st. 11 times more than South Africa
0.124
Ranked 195th.

Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 145th. 20% more than South Africa
5
Ranked 155th.

Teacher student ratio > High school 18.4
Ranked 47th.
29.02
Ranked 12th. 58% more than Canada

Children out of school > Primary per 1000 0.4
Ranked 108th.
12.19
Ranked 33th. 31 times more than Canada

Inequality adjusted index 0.879
Ranked 12th. 58% more than South Africa
0.558
Ranked 67th.
Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 17.42
Ranked 116th.
30.98
Ranked 41st. 78% more than Canada

Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 52.96%
Ranked 27th.
66.9%
Ranked 7th. 26% more than Canada

Percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 96.5%
Ranked 19th. 25% more than South Africa
77%
Ranked 66th.

Elementary school > Enrolled students 2.31 million
Ranked 46th.
7.31 million
Ranked 15th. 3 times more than Canada

Primary education > Duration > Years 6 years
Ranked 143th.
7 years
Ranked 10th. 17% more than Canada

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $22,866.96
Ranked 13th. 7 times more than South Africa
$3,430.12
Ranked 31st.

School enrolment rate > 1st grade 98.03
Ranked 97th.
107.68
Ranked 49th. 10% more than Canada

Secondary education, general pupils per 1000 87.49
Ranked 7th.
89.81
Ranked 18th. 3% more than Canada

High school > Lower secondary starting age 12
Ranked 138th.
14
Ranked 3rd. 17% more than Canada

Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share 6.12%
Ranked 90th. 65% more than South Africa
3.71%
Ranked 60th.

Elementary school > Gender ratio 99.53
Ranked 43th. 3% more than South Africa
96.37
Ranked 110th.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level 99%
Ranked 27th. 8% more than South Africa
92%
Ranked 82nd.

Duration of education > Secondary level 6
Ranked 136th. 20% more than South Africa
5
Ranked 149th.
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 46.1
Ranked 34th.
61.3
Ranked 25th. 33% more than Canada
Secondary education > Pupils 2.71 million
Ranked 27th.
4.59 million
Ranked 17th. 70% more than Canada

Primary education > Pupils 2.46 million
Ranked 51st.
7.44 million
Ranked 13th. 3 times more than Canada

High school > Population with at least high school education > Men 100%
Ranked 3rd. 39% more than South Africa
72.2%
Ranked 59th.

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Tertiary level 56.01%
Ranked 40th. 4% more than South Africa
53.68%
Ranked 56th.

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita 84.37 per 1,000 people
Ranked 79th.
95.14 per 1,000 people
Ranked 59th. 13% more than Canada

Secondary education, vocational pupils 0.0
Ranked 81st.
246,515
Ranked 11th.

Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 72.92%
Ranked 50th. 1% more than South Africa
72.38%
Ranked 39th.

Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher 17.42
Ranked 119th.
29.5
Ranked 29th. 69% more than Canada

Secondary education > Teachers 147,890
Ranked 24th.
149,375
Ranked 28th. 1% more than Canada

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 17 years
Ranked 1st. 31% more than South Africa
13 years
Ranked 4th.
School enrolment rate > 5th grade 97.82
Ranked 9th. 19% more than South Africa
82.45
Ranked 46th.

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 2.62 million
Ranked 27th.
4.31 million
Ranked 23th. 64% more than Canada

Scientific and technical journal articles per million 783.02
Ranked 9th. 15 times more than South Africa
51.26
Ranked 48th.

Duration of education > Primary level 6
Ranked 131st.
7
Ranked 8th. 17% more than Canada
Participation > Children out of school > Elementary 12,763
Ranked 74th.
503,390
Ranked 14th. 39 times more than Canada

Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 98.66%
Ranked 84th.
99.56%
Ranked 70th. 1% more than Canada

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 48.87%
Ranked 41st.
48.92%
Ranked 32nd. About the same as Canada

Children out of school > Primary > Per capita 0.4 per 1,000 people
Ranked 107th.
12.27 per 1,000 people
Ranked 34th. 31 times more than Canada

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Women 100%
Ranked 16th. 8% more than South Africa
93%
Ranked 77th.

High school > Upper secondary starting age 14
Ranked 200th.
16
Ranked 25th. 14% more than Canada

Elementary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 154th.
7
Ranked 15th. 17% more than Canada

Elementary school repeaters > All 0.0
Ranked 134th.
7.96
Ranked 40th.

School life expectancy > Male 14.4 years
Ranked 22nd. 2% more than South Africa
14.1 years
Ranked 25th.
Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita 83.09 per 1,000 people
Ranked 53th.
93.14 per 1,000 people
Ranked 35th. 12% more than Canada

Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita 0.08 per capita
Ranked 130th.
0.165 per capita
Ranked 29th. 2 times more than Canada

Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 79.86
Ranked 130th.
163.96
Ranked 34th. 2 times more than Canada

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Men 99%
Ranked 31st. 9% more than South Africa
91%
Ranked 88th.

Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level 15
Ranked 19th.
33.5
Ranked 44th. 2 times more than Canada
Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 68%
Ranked 2nd.
77%
Ranked 6th. 13% more than Canada
Secondary education > Vocational pupils 103,143
Ranked 52nd.
275,589
Ranked 32nd. 3 times more than Canada

Primary education > Teachers 141,045
Ranked 31st.
208,877
Ranked 20th. 48% more than Canada

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 48.54%
Ranked 96th.
51.87%
Ranked 19th. 7% more than Canada

Private school enrolment > Primary level 6.5
Ranked 26th. 4 times more than South Africa
1.7
Ranked 75th.
Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 132nd.
7
Ranked 10th. 17% more than Canada

Primary education > Teachers per 1000 4.54
Ranked 86th. 1% more than South Africa
4.48
Ranked 77th.

Secondary education > Pupils per 1000 86.38
Ranked 72nd.
98.44
Ranked 40th. 14% more than Canada

Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita 0.116 per 1,000 people
Ranked 108th.
5.35 per 1,000 people
Ranked 36th. 46 times more than Canada

Female enrolment share > Primary level 48.8%
Ranked 5th. About the same as South Africa
48.6%
Ranked 55th.
Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ $780.37 billion
Ranked 6th. 4 times more than South Africa
$175.59 billion
Ranked 12th.

Primary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 176th.
7
Ranked 13th. 17% more than Canada

Scouting > Members 116,044
Ranked 13th. 67% more than South Africa
69,316
Ranked 22nd.
Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 97.9%
Ranked 1st. 71% more than South Africa
57.2%
Ranked 61st.
Participation > Secondary education > General pupils 2.63 million
Ranked 26th.
4.55 million
Ranked 17th. 73% more than Canada

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 99.57
Ranked 37th. 3% more than South Africa
96.47
Ranked 104th.

Secondary education > Teachers per 1000 4.76
Ranked 70th. 49% more than South Africa
3.2
Ranked 96th.

Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 83.09
Ranked 56th.
92.53
Ranked 37th. 11% more than Canada

Children out of school > Primary > Male 8,805
Ranked 63th.
320,779
Ranked 16th. 36 times more than Canada

Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index 0.998
Ranked 46th. 4% more than South Africa
0.958
Ranked 123th.

Female enrolment share > Secondary level 49.1%
Ranked 12th.
52.4%
Ranked 14th. 7% more than Canada
Private school enrolment > Secondary level 6.7
Ranked 60th. 3 times more than South Africa
2.4
Ranked 78th.
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 84.37
Ranked 81st.
94.7
Ranked 61st. 12% more than Canada

Scouting > Members per thousand people 3.33
Ranked 42nd. 2 times more than South Africa
1.35
Ranked 77th.
School life expectancy > Female 15.3 years
Ranked 16th. 9% more than South Africa
14.1 years
Ranked 29th.
Elementary school repeaters > Male 0.0
Ranked 132nd.
8.39
Ranked 42nd.

Elementary school repeaters > Female 0.0
Ranked 132nd.
7.51
Ranked 39th.

Percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men 94.8%
Ranked 15th. 26% more than South Africa
75%
Ranked 60th.

Children out of school > Primary > Male > Per capita 0.283 per 1,000 people
Ranked 97th.
6.92 per 1,000 people
Ranked 33th. 24 times more than Canada

Elementary school teachers 141,045
Ranked 27th.
236,032
Ranked 19th. 67% more than Canada

High school teachers 136,873
Ranked 23th.
164,697
Ranked 25th. 20% more than Canada

Participation > Secondary education > Pupils 3 million
Ranked 29th.
4.59 million
Ranked 18th. 53% more than Canada

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 97.7
Ranked 101st.
107.48
Ranked 22nd. 10% more than Canada

Secondary education > Pupils > Per capita 86.38 per 1,000 people
Ranked 71st.
99.08 per 1,000 people
Ranked 38th. 15% more than Canada

Primary education > Pupils per 1000 78.47
Ranked 134th.
159.52
Ranked 39th. 2 times more than Canada

Pupils-teacher ratio > Secondary level 18.8
Ranked 53th.
29.5
Ranked 12th. 57% more than Canada
School enrollment > Primary > Private > % of total primary 6.53%
Ranked 77th. 3 times more than South Africa
2.04%
Ranked 102nd.

Unemployment with primary education > Female > % of female unemployment 26.2%
Ranked 30th.
47.4%
Ranked 10th. 81% more than Canada

School enrollment, tertiary > % gross 58.88%
Ranked 8th. 4 times more than South Africa
15%
Ranked 63th.

School enrollment, secondary, female > % net 88.88%
Ranked 9th. 38% more than South Africa
64.57%
Ranked 53th.

School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross 103.55%
Ranked 27th. 3% more than South Africa
100.29%
Ranked 8th.

Repeaters, primary, female > % of female enrollment 0.0
Ranked 142nd.
7.51%
Ranked 35th.

School enrollment, preprimary > % gross 71.28%
Ranked 70th.
76.54%
Ranked 16th. 7% more than Canada

School enrollment, primary > % net 99.92%
Ranked 4th. 18% more than South Africa
85%
Ranked 46th.

School enrollment, secondary > % gross 102.35%
Ranked 27th. About the same as South Africa
101.89%
Ranked 6th.

School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary 7.2%
Ranked 88th. 75% more than South Africa
4.11%
Ranked 46th.

School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross 67.7%
Ranked 8th. 5 times more than South Africa
14.33%
Ranked 52nd.

School enrollment > Secondary > % net 94.11% net
Ranked 9th. 53% more than South Africa
61.66% net
Ranked 65th.

Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU per capita 30,777.65
Ranked 61st. 30% more than South Africa
23,635.09
Ranked 47th.

Unemployment with primary education > Male > % of male unemployment 31.1%
Ranked 30th.
53.2%
Ranked 11th. 71% more than Canada

School enrollment > Preprimary > Male > % gross 67.67% gross
Ranked 55th. 83% more than South Africa
36.99% gross
Ranked 86th.

School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % net 94.38% net
Ranked 7th. 62% more than South Africa
58.23% net
Ranked 64th.

Secondary education > Teachers > % female 68.22% female
Ranked 24th. 32% more than South Africa
51.82% female
Ranked 75th.

Unemployment with tertiary education > % of total unemployment 32.7%
Ranked 10th. 6 times more than South Africa
5.8%
Ranked 35th.

School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % net 93.83% net
Ranked 9th. 44% more than South Africa
65.13% net
Ranked 64th.

Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Total > % of relevant age group 96.88%
Ranked 105th.
113.97%
Ranked 33th. 18% more than Canada

Primary education > Pupils > Per capita 0.078 per capita
Ranked 136th.
0.161 per capita
Ranked 33th. 2 times more than Canada

Persistence to grade 5 > Female > % of cohort 98.47%
Ranked 12th. 18% more than South Africa
83.39%
Ranked 39th.

Researchers in R&D > Per million people 4,470.21
Ranked 10th. 11 times more than South Africa
393.04
Ranked 51st.

School enrollment > Tertiary > Female > % gross 69.68% gross
Ranked 15th. 4 times more than South Africa
17.07% gross
Ranked 74th.

School enrollment > Tertiary > % gross 60.21% gross
Ranked 19th. 4 times more than South Africa
15.65% gross
Ranked 79th.

Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Female > % of relevant age group 96.48%
Ranked 101st.
111.23%
Ranked 37th. 15% more than Canada

Elementary school graduate rate > Male 96.08
Ranked 9th. 28% more than South Africa
74.97
Ranked 59th.

Elementary school > Enrolled students > % female 48.64%
Ranked 59th.
48.84%
Ranked 39th. About the same as Canada

Elementary school teachers > % female 68.07%
Ranked 78th.
76.52%
Ranked 68th. 12% more than Canada

Participation > Secondary education > Vocational pupils > % female 0.0
Ranked 114th.
39.07%
Ranked 75th.

Participation > Secondary education > Vocational pupils 0.0
Ranked 117th.
226,966
Ranked 31st.

Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > Male > % net 99.3%
Ranked 14th. 8% more than South Africa
91.92%
Ranked 70th.

Preschool enrollment rate > Female 70.28
Ranked 48th. 37% more than South Africa
51.24
Ranked 77th.

Preschool enrollment rate > Male 70.62
Ranked 48th. 38% more than South Africa
51.03
Ranked 77th.

School enrolment rate > 1st grade > Female 97.74
Ranked 95th.
103.77
Ranked 60th. 6% more than Canada

School enrolment rate > 1st grade > Male 98.3
Ranked 96th.
111.54
Ranked 45th. 13% more than Canada

School enrolment rate > 5th grade > Female 99.27
Ranked 7th. 19% more than South Africa
83.39
Ranked 40th.

School enrolment rate > 5th grade > Male 96.47
Ranked 7th. 18% more than South Africa
81.58
Ranked 43th.

Secondary education, teachers > % female 67.2%
Ranked 7th. 23% more than South Africa
54.76%
Ranked 59th.

Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % net 94.41%
Ranked 4th. 28% more than South Africa
74.04%
Ranked 59th.

School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 99.7% net
Ranked 5th. 14% more than South Africa
87.2% net
Ranked 86th.

Literacy and Attainment > Educational attainment: completed tertiary > Tertiary > Population 25+ years > % > Over 24 year olds 47.67%
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than South Africa
6.36%
Ranked 42nd.
Primary education, teachers > % female 68.07%
Ranked 72nd.
78.98%
Ranked 22nd. 16% more than Canada

Tertiary education, teachers > % female 41.15%
Ranked 23th. 10% more than South Africa
37.39%
Ranked 6th.

Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 12.3%
Ranked 66th.
19.2%
Ranked 19th. 56% more than Canada

Unemployment with primary education, male > % of male unemployment 28.7%
Ranked 56th. 54% more than South Africa
18.6%
Ranked 72nd.

Labor force with tertiary education, male > % of male labor force 41.6%
Ranked 3rd. 8 times more than South Africa
5.2%
Ranked 77th.

Unemployment with tertiary education, female > % of female unemployment 38.7%
Ranked 14th. 55 times more than South Africa
0.7%
Ranked 85th.

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