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Education Stats: compare key data on Catholic countries & Non-religious countries

Definitions

  • Duration of compulsory education: Duration of compulsory education is the number of grades (or years) that a child must legally be enrolled in school.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training.
  • Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Primary education > Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years) is the number of grades (years) in secondary school."
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Primary education > Pupils: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Primary education > Teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Elementary school teachers: Primary 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.
  • 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.
  • Elementary school > Enrolled students > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at primary level include enrollments in public and private schools.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ratio of female to male primary enrollment > %: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
STAT Catholic countries Non-religious countries HISTORY
Duration of compulsory education 8.82 years
9.92 years
12% more than Catholic countries
Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 0.968
0.977
1% more than Catholic countries

High school > Gender ratio 101.49
4% more than Non-religious countries
97.31

High school starting age > Years 11.74
2% more than Non-religious countries
11.5

Preschool enrollment rate 105.37
2% more than Non-religious countries
103.63

Primary education, duration > Years 226
3 times more than Non-religious countries
70

Primary education, pupils 58.89 million
130.06 million
2 times more than Catholic countries

Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 23
11% more than Non-religious countries
20.7
Scientific and technical journal articles 96,617
199,951
2 times more than Catholic countries

Secondary education > General pupils 70.14 million
115.61 million
65% more than Catholic countries

Secondary education, duration > Years 252
3 times more than Non-religious countries
86

Secondary education, general pupils 43.81 million
107.82 million
2 times more than Catholic countries

Secondary education, pupils 57.69 million
126.2 million
2 times more than Catholic countries

Secondary school starting age > Years 473
3 times more than Non-religious countries
149

Spending > Proportion 4.17
1% more than Non-religious countries
4.11

Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 5.2 per 1,000 people
18% more than Non-religious countries
4.41 per 1,000 people
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 93.01 million
155.54 million
67% more than Catholic countries

Secondary education, pupils per 1000 84.95
85.63
1% more than Catholic countries

Primary education, pupils per 1000 97.63
51% more than Non-religious countries
64.72

Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 1.01
5% more than Non-religious countries
0.965

Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years 6.32
6.5
3% more than Catholic countries

Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 21.65
9% more than Non-religious countries
19.77
Elementary school > Enrolled students 2.49 million
12.37 million
5 times more than Catholic countries

Primary education > Duration > Years 5.62 years
3% more than Non-religious countries
5.46 years

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $7,540.65
$16,100.57
2 times more than Catholic countries

Secondary education, general pupils per 1000 69.89
7% more than Non-religious countries
65.41

Elementary school > Gender ratio 96.99
99.19
2% more than Catholic countries

Duration of education > Secondary level 6.23
6.58
6% more than Catholic countries
Primary education > Pupils 92.47 million
154.16 million
67% more than Catholic countries

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 82.33 million
132.82 million
61% more than Catholic countries

Scientific and technical journal articles per million 113.41
463.39
4 times more than Catholic countries

Duration of education > Primary level 5.6
2% more than Non-religious countries
5.5
Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 98.57%
About the same as Non-religious countries
98.1%

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 48.1%
48.2%
About the same as Catholic countries

Elementary school starting age > Years 6.13
1% more than Non-religious countries
6.08

Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita 72.72 per 1,000 people
3% more than Non-religious countries
70.72 per 1,000 people

Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 109.11
36% more than Non-religious countries
80.32

Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita 0.122 per capita
52% more than Non-religious countries
0.0799 per capita

Primary education > Teachers 4.01 million
6.96 million
74% more than Catholic countries
Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 49.25%
2% more than Non-religious countries
48.12%

Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years 5.61
3% more than Non-religious countries
5.42

Primary education > Teachers per 1000 5.13
16% more than Non-religious countries
4.43
Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ $5.49 trillion
$7.68 trillion
40% more than Catholic countries

Primary school starting age > Years 247
3 times more than Non-religious countries
79

Participation > Secondary education > General pupils 1.98 million
10.28 million
5 times more than Catholic countries

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 95.96
97.83
2% more than Catholic countries

Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 72.22
2% more than Non-religious countries
70.96

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 86.64
96.27
11% more than Catholic countries

Elementary school teachers 116,341.68
648,231.73
6 times more than Catholic countries

Participation > Secondary education > Pupils 2.35 million
12.44 million
5 times more than Catholic countries

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 101.73
5% more than Non-religious countries
96.55

Primary education > Pupils per 1000 109.55
42% more than Non-religious countries
76.94

Elementary school > Enrolled students > % female 48.25%
1% more than Non-religious countries
47.96%

Preschool enrollment rate > Female 69.77
71.33
2% more than Catholic countries

Preschool enrollment rate > Male 69.19
71.35
3% more than Catholic countries

School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross 102.88% gross
1% more than Non-religious countries
101.87% gross

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross 103.85%
1% more than Non-religious countries
103.21%

School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 15.42%
86% more than Non-religious countries
8.3%

Primary education, pupils > % female 48.53%
1% more than Non-religious countries
48.05%

School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 103.05%
104%
1% more than Catholic countries

Secondary education, general pupils > % female 50.08%
1% more than Non-religious countries
49.41%

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment > % 98.3%
99.02%
1% more than Catholic countries

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 4.38%
10% more than Non-religious countries
4%

School enrollment, primary > % gross 103.9%
104.53%
1% more than Catholic countries

School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % gross 87.16% gross
95.99% gross
10% more than Catholic countries

SOURCES: UNESCO; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; World Development Indicators database; World Bank staff estimates using data from the United Nations Statistics Division's Statistical Yearbook, and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics online database.; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Bank national accounts data. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Development Indicators database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Bank national accounts data; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.; World Bank staff estimates

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