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  • Adult literacy rate > Total: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • High school enrolment rate: Progression to secondary school refers to the number of new entrants to the first grade of secondary school in a given year as a percentage of the number of students enrolled in the final grade of primary school in the previous year.
  • 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).
  • College and university > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to post-secondary education.
  • Average IQ: Average IQ of different countries according to the controversial book "IQ and the Wealth of Nations".
  • Literacy > Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Children out of school, primary, female per 1000: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • College and university > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • Child care (preschool) > Duration: Number of years students study at the pre-primary (preschool) level. It should be noted that not all countries require pre-primary education.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Duration of compulsory education: Duration of compulsory education is the number of grades (or years) that a child must legally be enrolled in school.
  • Secondary education, pupils: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Literacy > Adult literacy: Adult literacy rate (%).
  • Primary education, pupils: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions.
  • Primary education, teachers: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Adult literacy rate > Female: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • Tertiary enrollment: Gross enrolment ratio, tertiary level is the sum of all tertiary level students enrolled at the start of the school year, expressed as a percentage of the mid-year population in the 5 year age group after the official secondary school leaving age.
  • Spending per student > College and university: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • High school > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Compulsary education starting age: Age at which children must be enrolled in school.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • High school > Upper secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the upper secondary (high school) level.
  • Literacy > Male: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Spending > USD: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment."
  • High school > Private school share: Percentage of secondary students who attend a private school.
  • Spending > Proportion: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment. Expressed as a proportion of GNI."
  • Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Child care (preschool) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • High school repeaters > Male: Repeaters in secondary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in secondary school."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spending per student > High school: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • 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.
  • College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's college and university professors that are female.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion: The number of students from a given country studying abroad in a given year, expressed as a percentage of total tertiary enrollment in that country. Ratios greater than 100 % are possible, because those currently studying abroad do not count towards total enrollment.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin primary education.
  • International Baccalaureate schools: Number of schools of any level teaching the curriculum of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Female literates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people: Number of females aged 15-19 years, who are literate. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Literacy rate > People aged 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • Public spending per student > Primary level: Public expenditure per student, primary level is the total reported current spending by the government on primary education, divided by the total number of pupils in primary education, expressed as a percentage of per capita GDP.
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Female literates > Aged over 10 per thousand people: Number of females older than 10 years, who are literate. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Universities > Top 100: Number of universities in the top 100
  • 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).
  • Inequality adjusted index: Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index.
  • High school repeaters > Female: Repeaters in secondary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled 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).
  • Literacy rate > Females aged 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • Hours of instruction for pupils aged 11: Intended hours of instruction per year for 11 year olds in public educational institutions. Data for 2000.
  • 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.
  • Hours of instruction for pupils aged 12: Intended hours of instruction per year for 12 year olds in public educational institutions. Data for 2000.
  • Literacy > Literates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share: Percentage of primary students who attend a private school.
  • High school > Lower secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin lower secondary (middle school) education.
  • Elementary school > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • High school enrolment rate > Female: Progression to secondary school refers to the number of new entrants to the first grade of secondary school in a given year as a percentage of the number of students enrolled in the final grade of primary school in the previous year.
  • 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.
  • Primary education > Pupils: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Secondary education > Pupils: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Men: Gender Inequality Index.
  • Literacy rate > Males aged 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Secondary education, vocational pupils: Secondary education, vocational pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. Technical/vocational programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in technical/vocational programmes at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for primary education.
  • Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • Secondary education > Teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • School enrolment rate > 5th grade: Persistence to grade 5 (percentage of cohort reaching grade 5) is the share of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach grade 5. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.
  • Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 30-34 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 30 to 34. The data was gathered by the United Nations Statistics Division, whose self-declared mission is to compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Public spending per student > Secondary level: Public expenditure per student, secondary level is the total reported current spending by the government on secondary education, divided by the total number of pupils in secondary education, expressed as a percentage of per capita GDP.
  • Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Literates > Aged 15-19: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 35-39: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 35 to 39. The data was gathered by the United Nations Statistics Division, whose self-declared mission is to compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems
  • 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."
  • Universities > Top 200: Number of universities in the top 200
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Literates > Aged over 10 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Hours of instruction for pupils aged 10: Intended hours of instruction per year for 10 year olds in public educational institutions. Data for 2000.
  • 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.
  • Primary education > Teachers per 1000: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Men above 14 years: Percent of male population above the age of 14 years that is literate.
  • 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.
  • Universities > Top 200 per million: Number of universities in the top 200. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Universities > Top 50 per million: Number of universities in the top 50. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Primary school starting age > Years: Primary school starting age (years). Entrance age of primary is the age at which students would enter primary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.
  • High school > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to secondary education.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for primary education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • Participation > Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training."
  • Secondary education > Teachers per 1000: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Hours of instruction for pupils aged 13: Intended hours of instruction per year for 14 year olds in public educational institutions. Data for 2000.
  • Hours of instruction for pupils aged 9: Intended hours of instruction per year for 9 year olds in public educational institutions. Data for 2000.
  • 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.
  • Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women: Number of female teaching staff in post-secondary non-tertiary education. Post-secondary non-tertiary education serves to broaden the knowledge of participants, who have already gained an upper secondary qualification.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged 35-39: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 15 to 19. The data was gathered by the United Nations Statistics Division, whose self-declared mission is to compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Female literates > Aged 15-19: Number of females aged 15-19 years, who are literate.
  • Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 25 to 29. The data was gathered by the United Nations Statistics Division, whose self-declared mission is to compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 50 to 54. The data was gathered by the United Nations Statistics Division, whose self-declared mission is to compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Literates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 20-24: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 20 to 24. The data was gathered by the United Nations Statistics Division, whose self-declared mission is to compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems
  • Universities > Top 50 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 50 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Universities > Top 50: Number of universities in the top 50
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • High school teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Elementary school teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • High school enrolment rate > Male: Progression to secondary school refers to the number of new entrants to the first grade of secondary school in a given year as a percentage of the number of students enrolled in the final grade of primary school in the previous year.
  • Universities > Top 100 per million: Number of universities in the top 100. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Women above 14 years: Percent of female population above the age of 14 years that is literate.
  • Gender ratio > Literacy rate of 15-24 year-olds: Literacy gender parity rate of 15-24 year olds in each country. This number is achieved by dividing the total amount of females who are literate by the total amount of males who are literate. Numbers below 1 mean that more males are literate, while numbers over 1 indicate that more females are literate, with the difference in the numbers indicating to what extent this is true. For instance, in Chad (with a parity rate of .42%) a substantial amount of more males are literate than females. These numbers are only for 15-24 year olds.
  • Teachers' Day date: Date when Teacher's Day is celebrated around the world.
  • Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Women per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Participation > Secondary education > Pupils: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 200 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pupils reaching grade 5: Pupils reaching grade 5 is the percentage of children who start primary school and eventually reach grade 5.
  • Universities > Top 100 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 100 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Literacy > Literates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged over 10 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Literates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Male literates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of male literates, in the age range 35 to 39. The data was gathered by the United Nations Statistics Division, whose self-declared mission is to compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > 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. 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."
  • Literacy > Male literates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of male illiterates, in the age range 25 to 29. The data was gathered by the United Nations Statistics Division, whose self-declared mission is to compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 20-24 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals, in the age range 20 to 24. The data was gathered by the United Nations Statistics Division, whose self-declared mission is to compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Illiterates > Aged over 10 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals aged over 10. The data was gathered by the United Nations Statistics Division, whose self-declared mission is to compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Literates > Aged 35-39: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people: Compares countries by number of male illiterates, in the age range 60 to 64. The data was gathered by the United Nations Statistics Division, whose self-declared mission is to compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Female literates > Aged 30-34: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people:

    Number of females aged 15-19 years, who are illiterate.

    . Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy rate > Adult male > % of males ages 15 and above: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.
  • 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.
  • School enrollment > Primary > 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. 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.
  • Services, etc., value added > % of GDP: Services, etc., value added (% of GDP). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99 and 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. Note: For VAB countries, gross value added at factor cost is used as the denominator.
  • Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged 70-74: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Female literates > Aged 35-39: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 35-39: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 75-79: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 25-29: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged 50-54: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Literates > Aged 30-34: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 55-59: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged 20-24: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 70-74: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Female literates > Aged 20-24: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Literates > Aged 25-29: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 20-24: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 40-44: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged 40-44: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Female literates > Aged 50-54: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Literates > Aged 55-59: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Female literates > Aged 45-49: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 60-64: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 65-69: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Female literates > Aged 65-69: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Literacy > Female literates > Aged over 10: Number of females older than 10 years, who are literate.
  • 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).
  • Literacy > Literates > Aged 40-44: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Public spending on education, total > % of GDP: Public spending on education, total (% of GDP). Public expenditure on education as % of GDP is the total public expenditure (current and capital) on education expressed as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in a given year. Public expenditure on education includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration, and transfers/subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).
  • Literacy > Female literates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 20-24 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Literates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Literates > Aged 30-34 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 75-79 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Female literates > Aged 70-74 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Female literates > Aged 20-24 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 55-59 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged 20-24 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Female literates > Aged 45-49 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Female literates > Aged 55-59 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Female literates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Female literates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy rate > Youth total > % of people ages 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.
  • School enrollment > Preprimary > % 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 > 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.
  • Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • Primary education > Teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Expenditure per student > Secondary > % of GDP per capita: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita.
  • Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Male > % 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.
  • Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Men > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Secondary education > Pupils > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at secondary level includes enrollments in public and private schools.
  • Literacy rate > Adult total > % of people ages 15 and above: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.
  • Primary completion rate > Total > % of relevant age group: Primary completion rate is the percentage of students completing the last year of primary school. It is calculated by taking the total number of students in the last grade of primary school, minus the number of repeaters in that grade, divided by the total number of children of official graduation age.
  • Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music."
  • Government spending on education > % of government spending: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music."
  • Government spending on education > % of GDP: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Private > % of total secondary: 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 organisation, religious body, special interest group, foundation or business enterprise."
  • School enrollment > Tertiary > 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. 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.
  • Participation > 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."
  • Participation > 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."
  • Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > % 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."
  • Persistence to grade 5 > Male > % 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.
  • Literacy > Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above: Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above). Adult (15+) literacy rate (%). Total is the percentage of the population age 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, u2018literacyu2019 also encompasses u2018numeracyu2019, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of literates aged 15 years and over by the corresponding age group population and multiplying the result by 100.
  • Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > %: 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.
  • School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross: School enrollment, preprimary, female (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Pre-primary. Female is the total female enrollment in pre-primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the total female 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, preprimary, male > % gross: School enrollment, preprimary, male (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Pre-primary. Male is the total male enrollment in pre-primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the total male 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, private > % of total primary: School enrollment, primary, private (% of total primary). Percentage of private enrolment. Primary is the enrolment in private primary schools expressed as a percentage of total enrolment (public and private) in primary schools. 'Private' refers to all educational institutions not operated by a public authority, regardless of whether they receive financial support from public authorities. A high percentage indicates strong involvement of the non-governmental sector (including religious bodies, other organizations, associations, communities, private enterprises or persons) in providing organized educational programmes.
  • Primary education, pupils > % female: Primary education, pupils (% female). Percentage of female students. Primary is the number of female students at the primary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of students (male and female) at the primary level in a given school year.
  • School enrollment, primary, female > % gross: School enrollment, primary, female (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Primary. Female is the total female enrollment in primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the female population of official primary education age. GER can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
  • Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group: Primary completion rate, total (% of relevant age group). Primary completion rate. Total is the total number of new entrants in the last grade of primary education, regardless of age, expressed as percentage of the total population of the theoretical entrance age to the last grade of primary. This indicator is also known as "gross intake rate to the last grade of primary." The ratio can exceed 100% due to over-aged and under-aged children who enter primary school late/early and/or repeat grades.
  • Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female > % of relevant age group: Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female (% of relevant age group). Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age.
  • Secondary education, general pupils > % female: Secondary education, general pupils (% female). Percentage of female students. Total secondary. General programmes is the number of female students enrolled in general programmes at the secondary education level expressed as a percentage of the total number of students (male and female) enrolled in general programmes at the secondary education level in a given school year.
STAT China India HISTORY
Adult literacy rate > Total 93.7
Ranked 42nd. 49% more than India
62.75
Ranked 14th.

Average years of schooling of adults 6.4
Ranked 45th. 25% more than India
5.1
Ranked 65th.
Children out of school, primary 17.45 million
Ranked 1st. 13 times more than India
1.39 million
Ranked 4th.

Children out of school, primary per 1000 14.19
Ranked 21st. 12 times more than India
1.14
Ranked 85th.

Children out of school, primary, female 8.48 million
Ranked 1st. 39% more than India
6.11 million
Ranked 1st.

College and university > Gender parity index 1.13
Ranked 50th. 55% more than India
0.726
Ranked 100th.

Compulsary education duration 9
Ranked 60th. The same as India
9
Ranked 64th.

Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 1.91%
Ranked 115th.
3.17%
Ranked 44th. 66% more than China

High school enrolment rate 95.14
Ranked 49th. 12% more than India
85.13
Ranked 70th.

Literacy > Total population 91.6%
Ranked 2nd. 54% more than India
59.5%
Ranked 134th.

Primary education, duration > Years 5
Ranked 154th. The same as India
5
Ranked 160th.

Primary education, teachers per 1000 4.42
Ranked 71st. 38% more than India
3.21
Ranked 104th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 16.79
Ranked 80th.
35.15
Ranked 29th. 2 times more than China

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 15.15
Ranked 48th.
25.92
Ranked 19th. 71% more than China

Secondary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 104th.
7
Ranked 50th. 17% more than China

College and university > Share of total education spending 23.98%
Ranked 20th.
35.89%
Ranked 3rd. 50% more than China

Average IQ 100
Ranked 10th. 23% more than India
81
Ranked 38th.
Literacy > Female 87.6%
Ranked 2nd. 81% more than India
48.3%
Ranked 131st.

Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 6.89
Ranked 20th. 23% more than India
5.58
Ranked 38th.

College and university > Gender ratio 104.07
Ranked 59th. 49% more than India
69.94
Ranked 85th.

Child care (preschool) > Duration 3
Ranked 50th. The same as India
3
Ranked 65th.

Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 4.1 per 1,000 people
Ranked 85th. 71% more than India
2.4 per 1,000 people
Ranked 103th.

Duration of compulsory education 9 years
Ranked 77th. 13% more than India
8 years
Ranked 8th.
Secondary education, pupils 97.45 million
Ranked 2nd.
113.73 million
Ranked 1st. 17% more than China

Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 1
Ranked 33th. 8% more than India
0.93
Ranked 115th.

Literacy > Adult literacy 93.3%
Ranked 44th. 41% more than India
66%
Ranked 91st.

Primary education, pupils 99.71 million
Ranked 2nd.
137.75 million
Ranked 1st. 38% more than China

Primary education, teachers 5.94 million
Ranked 1st. 52% more than India
3.92 million
Ranked 2nd.

Adult literacy rate > Female 90.5
Ranked 49th. 78% more than India
50.82
Ranked 14th.

Tertiary enrollment 7.5%
Ranked 22nd.
10.5%
Ranked 20th. 40% more than China
Spending per student > College and university 90.07
Ranked 13th. 64% more than India
54.98
Ranked 18th.

High school > Gender ratio 105.08
Ranked 28th. 23% more than India
85.75
Ranked 116th.

Compulsary education starting age 6
Ranked 37th. The same as India
6
Ranked 46th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 0.0113
Ranked 99th.
0.0212
Ranked 98th. 88% more than China

Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
High school > Upper secondary school duration 3
Ranked 75th.
4
Ranked 27th. 33% more than China

Literacy > Male 95.7%
Ranked 2nd. 36% more than India
70.2%
Ranked 131st.

Spending > USD 78.48 billion
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than India
36.6 billion
Ranked 15th.

High school > Private school share 10.72%
Ranked 73th.
41.89%
Ranked 11th. 4 times more than China

Spending > Proportion 1.8
Ranked 153th.
3.17
Ranked 121st. 76% more than China

Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 21.05
Ranked 81st.
40.2
Ranked 27th. 91% more than China

Child care (preschool) > Starting age 4
Ranked 29th. 33% more than India
3
Ranked 125th.

High school repeaters > Male 0.38
Ranked 85th.
5.15
Ranked 44th. 14 times more than China

Literacy rates > Aged 15-24 98.9%
Ranked 7th. 29% more than India
76.4%
Ranked 23th.

Preschool enrollment rate 113.2
Ranked 30th. About the same as India
113.06
Ranked 30th.

Tertiary > Students studying abroad 645,002.55
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than India
198,512.54
Ranked 2nd.

Primary completion rate 103
Ranked 7th. 14% more than India
90
Ranked 71st.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 15.19 million
Ranked 2nd. 34% more than India
11.3 million
Ranked 3rd.

Elementary (primary school) > Duration 5
Ranked 163th. The same as India
5
Ranked 169th.

Secondary education, teachers 6.43 million
Ranked 1st. 47% more than India
4.39 million
Ranked 2nd.

Secondary education, teachers per 1000 4.78
Ranked 62nd. 33% more than India
3.59
Ranked 77th.

Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 23.15
Ranked 29th.
40.31
Ranked 4th. 74% more than China

High school > Lower secondary school duration 3
Ranked 108th. The same as India
3
Ranked 120th.

Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 7.29
Ranked 20th. 64% more than India
4.44
Ranked 42nd.

Spending per student > High school 11.55
Ranked 60th.
16.18
Ranked 49th. 40% more than China

Secondary education, general pupils 77.15 million
Ranked 1st.
100.95 million
Ranked 1st. 31% more than China

Illiteracy rates by sex > Aged 15+ 13%
Ranked 71st.
40.5%
Ranked 26th. 3 times more than China

High school > Gender parity index 1.05
Ranked 27th. 14% more than India
0.918
Ranked 115th.

Scientific and technical journal articles 29,186
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than India
12,774
Ranked 14th.

College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 45%
Ranked 26th. 13% more than India
40%
Ranked 2nd.
Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 2.06%
Ranked 93th. 3 times more than India
0.745%
Ranked 119th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 11.86
Ranked 90th. 13% more than India
10.49
Ranked 92nd.

Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 7
Ranked 20th. 17% more than India
6
Ranked 96th.

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 13%
Ranked 49th. 21% more than India
10.7%
Ranked 57th.

International Baccalaureate schools 76
Ranked 7th.
107
Ranked 5th. 41% more than China
Children out of school, primary, male 8.97 million
Ranked 1st. 85% more than India
4.85 million
Ranked 1st.

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 1.9%
Ranked 121st.
3.8%
Ranked 76th. Twice as much as China

High school > Students per teacher 15.15
Ranked 49th.
25.92
Ranked 19th. 71% more than China

Secondary education > General pupils 85.91 million
Ranked 1st. 3% more than India
83.13 million
Ranked 2nd.

Secondary school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 61st. 9% more than India
11
Ranked 156th.

High school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 56th. 9% more than India
11
Ranked 138th.

Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 4.43 per 1,000 people
Ranked 80th. 41% more than India
3.14 per 1,000 people
Ranked 113th.

Literacy > Female literates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 35.75
Ranked 12th. 13% more than India
31.74
Ranked 21st.
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 121.66 million
Ranked 2nd.
125.57 million
Ranked 1st. 3% more than China

High school > Population with at least high school education > Women 54.8%
Ranked 78th. 2 times more than India
26.6%
Ranked 116th.

Elementary school graduate rate 99.57
Ranked 5th. 51% more than India
65.79
Ranked 84th.

Literacy rate > People aged 15-24 99.3
Ranked 31st. 22% more than India
81.13
Ranked 14th.

Public spending per student > Primary level 6.1
Ranked 62nd.
7.2
Ranked 61st. 18% more than China
Primary education, pupils per 1000 74.18
Ranked 100th.
112.8
Ranked 72nd. 52% more than China

Secondary education, pupils per 1000 72.5
Ranked 98th.
93.13
Ranked 41st. 28% more than China

Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 0.85
Ranked 92nd. 21% more than India
0.7
Ranked 77th.

Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ 130.68 million
Ranked 2nd.
289.64 million
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than China

Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 1
Ranked 87th. 23% more than India
0.81
Ranked 118th.

Literacy > Female literates > Aged over 10 per thousand people 380.46
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than India
188.02
Ranked 21st.
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 11.86 per 1,000 people
Ranked 87th. 10% more than India
10.77 per 1,000 people
Ranked 90th.

Universities > Top 100 4
Ranked 7th. Twice as much as India
2
Ranked 12th.
Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 0.48
Ranked 145th. 3 times more than India
0.163
Ranked 184th.

Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 89th.
7
Ranked 44th. 17% more than China

Teacher student ratio > High school 15.99
Ranked 43th.
32.7
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than China

Inequality adjusted index 0.481
Ranked 77th. 82% more than India
0.264
Ranked 109th.
High school repeaters > Female 0.27
Ranked 84th.
4.06
Ranked 43th. 15 times more than China

Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Women 96.41 million
Ranked 2nd.
179.8 million
Ranked 1st. 87% more than China

Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 17.55
Ranked 73th.
40.2
Ranked 23th. 2 times more than China

Literacy rate > Females aged 15-24 99.2
Ranked 40th. 33% more than India
74.36
Ranked 14th.

Hours of instruction for pupils aged 11 771 hours
Ranked 28th.
1,051 hours
Ranked 4th. 36% more than China
Percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 86%
Ranked 39th. 18% more than India
73%
Ranked 66th.

Elementary school > Enrolled students 105.95 million
Ranked 1st.
140.36 million
Ranked 1st. 32% more than China

Primary education > Duration > Years 5 years
Ranked 149th. The same as India
5 years
Ranked 154th.

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $1,394.49
Ranked 56th. 2 times more than India
$616.31
Ranked 74th.

School enrolment rate > 1st grade 95.96
Ranked 96th.
128.4
Ranked 14th. 34% more than China

Secondary education, general pupils per 1000 57.4
Ranked 102nd.
85.94
Ranked 45th. 50% more than China

Hours of instruction for pupils aged 12 893 hours
Ranked 23th.
1,176 hours
Ranked 4th. 32% more than China
Literacy > Literates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 74.44
Ranked 11th.
75
Ranked 17th. 1% more than China
Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share 5.39%
Ranked 92nd.
17.04%
Ranked 32nd. 3 times more than China

High school > Lower secondary starting age 12
Ranked 63th. 9% more than India
11
Ranked 161st.

Elementary school > Gender ratio 103.84
Ranked 5th. 7% more than India
96.83
Ranked 104th.

High school enrolment rate > Female 95.81
Ranked 45th. 14% more than India
84.22
Ranked 63th.

Illiteracy rates by sex > Aged 15+ > Women 19.6%
Ranked 60th.
51.7%
Ranked 25th. 3 times more than China

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level 98%
Ranked 23th. 3% more than India
95%
Ranked 62nd.

Duration of education > Secondary level 6
Ranked 84th. 20% more than India
5
Ranked 155th.
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 85.8
Ranked 18th. 25% more than India
68.4
Ranked 9th.
Primary education > Pupils 121 million
Ranked 2nd.
136.19 million
Ranked 1st. 13% more than China

Secondary education > Pupils 98.76 million
Ranked 1st. 18% more than India
83.86 million
Ranked 2nd.

High school > Population with at least high school education > Men 70.4%
Ranked 61st. 40% more than India
50.4%
Ranked 88th.

Literacy rate > Males aged 15-24 99.4
Ranked 29th. 12% more than India
88.41
Ranked 14th.

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita 74.68 per 1,000 people
Ranked 106th.
77.29 per 1,000 people
Ranked 98th. 3% more than China

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Tertiary level 43.84%
Ranked 94th. 14% more than India
38.45%
Ranked 105th.

Secondary education, vocational pupils 20.3 million
Ranked 1st. 24 times more than India
829,377
Ranked 12th.

Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher 16.79
Ranked 80th.
35.15
Ranked 28th. 2 times more than China

Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 59.23%
Ranked 46th.
90.56%
Ranked 8th. 53% more than China

Secondary education > Teachers 5.31 million
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than India
2.59 million
Ranked 2nd.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 11 years
Ranked 72nd. 10% more than India
10 years
Ranked 24th.
School enrolment rate > 5th grade 99.57
Ranked 6th. 51% more than India
65.79
Ranked 74th.

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 95.62 million
Ranked 1st. 18% more than India
81.05 million
Ranked 2nd.

Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 30-34 per thousand people 0.646
Ranked 13th.
26.86
Ranked 4th. 42 times more than China
Scientific and technical journal articles per million 22.65
Ranked 62nd. 94% more than India
11.68
Ranked 70th.

Duration of education > Primary level 6
Ranked 53th. The same as India
6
Ranked 62nd.
Women to men parity index > As ratio of literacy rates > Aged 15-24 0.99
Ranked 19th. 24% more than India
0.8
Ranked 25th.

Participation > Children out of school > Elementary 3.54 million
Ranked 2nd.
5.56 million
Ranked 3rd. 57% more than China

Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 104%
Ranked 7th. 13% more than India
92.18%
Ranked 116th.

Public spending per student > Secondary level 12.1
Ranked 55th.
23.1
Ranked 26th. 91% more than China
Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ per 1000 101.43
Ranked 61st.
264.81
Ranked 23th. 3 times more than China

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 47.19%
Ranked 137th. 1% more than India
46.82%
Ranked 143th.

Literacy rates > Aged 15-24 > Women 98.5%
Ranked 7th. 45% more than India
67.7%
Ranked 23th.

Literacy > Literates > Aged 15-19 99.58 million
Ranked 1st. 25% more than India
79.46 million
Ranked 1st.
Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 35-39 1.42 million
Ranked 1st.
29.5 million
Ranked 1st. 21 times more than China
Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Women 96%
Ranked 37th. 5% more than India
91%
Ranked 83th.

High school > Upper secondary starting age 15
Ranked 94th. 7% more than India
14
Ranked 186th.

Elementary school starting age > Years 7
Ranked 21st. 17% more than India
6
Ranked 89th.

Elementary school repeaters > All 0.29
Ranked 103th.
3.45
Ranked 66th. 12 times more than China

Universities > Top 200 6
Ranked 10th. Twice as much as India
3
Ranked 13th.
Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita 66.28 per 1,000 people
Ranked 88th.
76.99 per 1,000 people
Ranked 63th. 16% more than China

Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita 0.095 per capita
Ranked 108th.
0.12 per capita
Ranked 76th. 26% more than China

Illiteracy rates by sex > Aged 15+ > Men 6.7%
Ranked 79th.
29.8%
Ranked 25th. 4 times more than China

Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 95.02
Ranked 110th.
116.62
Ranked 83th. 23% more than China

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Men 100%
Ranked 6th. 2% more than India
98%
Ranked 33th.

Literacy rates > Aged 15-24 > Men 99.2%
Ranked 6th. 18% more than India
84.2%
Ranked 21st.

Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level 19.8
Ranked 13th.
40
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than China
Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 58%
Ranked 66th. 32% more than India
44%
Ranked 3rd.
Secondary education > Vocational pupils 12.85 million
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than India
726,889
Ranked 15th.

Primary education > Teachers 5.75 million
Ranked 1st. 70% more than India
3.39 million
Ranked 2nd.

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 46.85%
Ranked 125th. 10% more than India
42.56%
Ranked 140th.

Literacy > Literates > Aged over 10 per thousand people 790.38
Ranked 4th. 65% more than India
477.67
Ranked 21st.
Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people 0.347
Ranked 13th.
9.81
Ranked 4th. 28 times more than China
Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years 5
Ranked 137th. The same as India
5
Ranked 142nd.

Hours of instruction for pupils aged 10 771 hours
Ranked 26th.
1,051 hours
Ranked 6th. 36% more than China
Secondary education > Pupils per 1000 76.2
Ranked 86th. 1% more than India
75.51
Ranked 88th.

Primary education > Teachers per 1000 4.43
Ranked 80th. 45% more than India
3.05
Ranked 118th.

Literacy > Men above 14 years 95.1%
Ranked 8th. 30% more than India
73.4%
Ranked 27th.

Female enrolment share > Primary level 48%
Ranked 16th. 10% more than India
43.6%
Ranked 20th.
Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ $1.88 trillion
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than India
$762.18 billion
Ranked 2nd.

Universities > Top 200 per million 0.0046
Ranked 29th. 73% more than India
0.00266
Ranked 30th.
Universities > Top 50 per million 0.000767
Ranked 12th.
0.000887
Ranked 11th. 16% more than China
Primary school starting age > Years 7
Ranked 19th. 17% more than India
6
Ranked 97th.

High school > Share of total education spending 37.41%
Ranked 30th.
37.49%
Ranked 12th. About the same as China

Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 72.21%
Ranked 41st.
87.94%
Ranked 27th. 22% more than China

Participation > Secondary education > General pupils 82.54 million
Ranked 1st.
95.31 million
Ranked 1st. 15% more than China

Secondary education > Teachers per 1000 4.1
Ranked 87th. 76% more than India
2.33
Ranked 104th.

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 99.64
Ranked 38th. 7% more than India
93.44
Ranked 131st.

Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 66.29
Ranked 88th.
74.85
Ranked 67th. 13% more than China

Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index 1.04
Ranked 8th. 4% more than India
0.999
Ranked 46th.

Hours of instruction for pupils aged 13 1,020 hours
Ranked 14th.
1,176 hours
Ranked 7th. 15% more than China
Hours of instruction for pupils aged 9 771 hours
Ranked 23th.
1,051 hours
Ranked 5th. 36% more than China
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 45.3%
Ranked 22nd. 14% more than India
39.6%
Ranked 28th.
Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women 20,183
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than India
3,245
Ranked 9th.

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 74.68
Ranked 106th.
75.28
Ranked 104th. 1% more than China

Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged 35-39 464,307
Ranked 2nd.
10.4 million
Ranked 1st. 22 times more than China
Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 0.233
Ranked 12th.
19.59
Ranked 4th. 84 times more than China
Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people 3.53
Ranked 2nd.
7.72
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than China
Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people 0.715
Ranked 11th.
18.03
Ranked 3rd. 25 times more than China
Literacy > Female literates > Aged 15-19 47.82 million
Ranked 1st. 42% more than India
33.62 million
Ranked 1st.
Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people 0.455
Ranked 13th.
25.95
Ranked 4th. 57 times more than China
Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people 2.48
Ranked 9th.
17.18
Ranked 4th. 7 times more than China
Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people 0.281
Ranked 12th.
17.74
Ranked 4th. 63 times more than China
Literacy > Literates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people 91.69
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than India
29.71
Ranked 25th.
Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 20-24 501,232
Ranked 1st.
24.03 million
Ranked 1st. 48 times more than China
Universities > Top 50 > Per $ GDP 0.009 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 10th.
0.02 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 8th. 2 times more than China
Universities > Top 50 1
Ranked 11th. The same as India
1
Ranked 10th.
Elementary school repeaters > Female 0.26
Ranked 101st.
3.42
Ranked 60th. 13 times more than China

Elementary school repeaters > Male 0.31
Ranked 102nd.
3.48
Ranked 70th. 11 times more than China

Percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men 57.6%
Ranked 53th.
73.1%
Ranked 59th. 27% more than China

High school teachers 6.34 million
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than India
2.59 million
Ranked 1st.

Elementary school teachers 6.04 million
Ranked 1st. 78% more than India
3.39 million
Ranked 1st.

High school enrolment rate > Male 94.54
Ranked 45th. 10% more than India
85.91
Ranked 60th.

Universities > Top 100 per million 0.00307
Ranked 21st. 73% more than India
0.00177
Ranked 22nd.
Literacy > Women above 14 years 86.5%
Ranked 14th. 81% more than India
47.8%
Ranked 27th.

Gender ratio > Literacy rate of 15-24 year-olds 0.99%
Ranked 18th. 24% more than India
0.8%
Ranked 25th.

Teachers' Day date 9/10/2011 9/5/2011
Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Per capita 101.43 per 1,000 people
Ranked 61st.
272.12 per 1,000 people
Ranked 21st. 3 times more than China

Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Women per 1000 74.83
Ranked 54th.
164.38
Ranked 23th. 2 times more than China

Participation > Secondary education > Pupils 100.63 million
Ranked 1st. 12% more than India
89.46 million
Ranked 2nd.

Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP 0.004 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 23th. The same as India
0.004 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 19th.
Secondary education > Pupils > Per capita 76.2 per 1,000 people
Ranked 88th.
77.67 per 1,000 people
Ranked 82nd. 2% more than China

Primary education > Pupils per 1000 93.36
Ranked 105th.
122.63
Ranked 77th. 31% more than China

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 99.99
Ranked 78th. 25% more than India
79.83
Ranked 131st.

Pupils-teacher ratio > Secondary level 16.2
Ranked 72nd.
17.9
Ranked 58th. 10% more than China
Pupils reaching grade 5 93.8
Ranked 6th. 38% more than India
67.9
Ranked 63th.
Universities > Top 100 > Per $ GDP 0.034 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 17th.
0.041 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 14th. 21% more than China
Literacy > Literates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people 56.39
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than India
17.36
Ranked 22nd.
Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged over 10 per thousand people 29.91
Ranked 3rd.
170.93
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than China
Literacy > Literates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people 39.31
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than India
9.76
Ranked 20th.
Literacy > Male literates > Aged 35-39 per thousand people 44.8
Ranked 3rd. 85% more than India
24.2
Ranked 21st.
Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross 22.26%
Ranked 57th. 41% more than India
15.75%
Ranked 73th.

Literacy > Male literates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people 37.83
Ranked 10th. 22% more than India
31.02
Ranked 21st.
Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 20-24 per thousand people 0.375
Ranked 13th.
22.68
Ranked 4th. 61 times more than China
Literacy > Illiterates > Aged over 10 per thousand people 40.51
Ranked 6th.
265.23
Ranked 4th. 7 times more than China
Literacy > Literates > Aged 35-39 116.61 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than India
41.07 million
Ranked 1st.
Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people 1.21
Ranked 7th.
4.02
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than China
Literacy > Illiterates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people 4.54
Ranked 5th.
16.21
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than China
Literacy > Female literates > Aged 30-34 47.06 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than India
17.86 million
Ranked 1st.
Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 0.122
Ranked 11th.
11.94
Ranked 4th. 98 times more than China
Literacy rate > Adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 95.14%
Ranked 37th. 30% more than India
73.41%
Ranked 92nd.

School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 95.31% net
Ranked 33th. 10% more than India
86.96% net
Ranked 88th.

School enrollment > Primary > Male > % net 99.39% net
Ranked 13th. 8% more than India
92.24% net
Ranked 64th.

Services, etc., value added > % of GDP 44.6%
Ranked 86th.
56.86%
Ranked 58th. 27% more than China

Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged 70-74 2.09 million
Ranked 1st.
3.83 million
Ranked 1st. 83% more than China
Literacy > Female literates > Aged 35-39 56.68 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than India
15.43 million
Ranked 1st.
Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 35-39 956,001
Ranked 1st.
19.11 million
Ranked 1st. 20 times more than China
Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 75-79 5.69 million
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than India
2.59 million
Ranked 1st.
Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 25-29 376,519
Ranked 1st.
18.8 million
Ranked 1st. 50 times more than China
Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged 50-54 799,159
Ranked 1st.
6.94 million
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than China
Literacy > Literates > Aged 30-34 96.27 million
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than India
45.81 million
Ranked 1st.
Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 55-59 4.32 million
Ranked 1st.
10.21 million
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than China
Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged 20-24 211,190
Ranked 2nd.
7.75 million
Ranked 1st. 37 times more than China
Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 70-74 5.62 million
Ranked 1st.
5.87 million
Ranked 1st. 4% more than China
Literacy > Female literates > Aged 20-24 63.11 million
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than India
27.16 million
Ranked 1st.
Literacy > Literates > Aged 25-29 100.4 million
Ranked 1st. 80% more than India
55.93 million
Ranked 1st.
Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 20-24 290,042
Ranked 1st.
16.29 million
Ranked 1st. 56 times more than China
Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 40-44 1.49 million
Ranked 1st.
15.14 million
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than China
Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged 40-44 605,375
Ranked 2nd.
9.12 million
Ranked 1st. 15 times more than China
Literacy > Female literates > Aged 50-54 35.87 million
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than India
5.48 million
Ranked 1st.
Literacy > Literates > Aged 55-59 75.65 million
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than India
12.59 million
Ranked 1st.
Literacy > Female literates > Aged 45-49 50.08 million
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than India
8.55 million
Ranked 1st.
Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 60-64 4.54 million
Ranked 1st.
10.96 million
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than China
Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 65-69 4.72 million
Ranked 1st.
8.18 million
Ranked 1st. 73% more than China
Literacy > Female literates > Aged 65-69 15.65 million
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than India
2.15 million
Ranked 1st.
Literacy > Female literates > Aged over 10 508.94 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than India
199.21 million
Ranked 1st.
Primary education, teachers > % female 58.36%
Ranked 84th. 33% more than India
44%
Ranked 112th.

Tertiary education, teachers > % female 45.13%
Ranked 34th. 13% more than India
40%
Ranked 37th.

Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 12.97%
Ranked 62nd. 18% more than India
11.02%
Ranked 45th.

Literacy > Literates > Aged 40-44 122.66 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than India
31.48 million
Ranked 1st.
Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 1.91%
Ranked 117th.
3.17%
Ranked 43th. 66% more than China

Literacy > Female literates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people 18.16
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than India
2.8
Ranked 22nd.
Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 20-24 per thousand people 0.217
Ranked 13th.
15.37
Ranked 4th. 71 times more than China
Literacy > Literates > Aged 25-29 per thousand people 75.06
Ranked 10th. 42% more than India
52.79
Ranked 23th.
Literacy > Literates > Aged 30-34 per thousand people 71.97
Ranked 8th. 66% more than India
43.24
Ranked 24th.
Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people 0.597
Ranked 12th.
6.55
Ranked 4th. 11 times more than China
Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 75-79 per thousand people 4.26
Ranked 1st. 74% more than India
2.45
Ranked 7th.
Literacy > Female literates > Aged 70-74 per thousand people 8.19
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than India
1.24
Ranked 17th.
Literacy > Female literates > Aged 20-24 per thousand people 47.18
Ranked 4th. 84% more than India
25.63
Ranked 26th.
Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 40-44 per thousand people 1.12
Ranked 8th.
14.29
Ranked 4th. 13 times more than China
Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 55-59 per thousand people 3.23
Ranked 4th.
9.64
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than China
Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged 20-24 per thousand people 0.158
Ranked 13th.
7.31
Ranked 4th. 46 times more than China
Literacy > Female illiterates > Aged 60-64 per thousand people 3.39
Ranked 3rd.
10.34
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than China
Literacy > Female literates > Aged 45-49 per thousand people 37.44
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than India
8.07
Ranked 25th.
Literacy > Female literates > Aged 55-59 per thousand people 26.84
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than India
3.64
Ranked 22nd.
Literacy > Female literates > Aged 50-54 per thousand people 26.81
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than India
5.17
Ranked 22nd.
Literacy > Female literates > Aged 65-69 per thousand people 11.7
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than India
2.03
Ranked 17th.
Literacy rate > Youth total > % of people ages 15-24 98.86%
Ranked 34th. 29% more than India
76.43%
Ranked 84th.

School enrollment > Preprimary > % gross 36.01% gross
Ranked 91st. About the same as India
35.88% gross
Ranked 92nd.

School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross 117.4% gross
Ranked 15th. 5% more than India
112.14% gross
Ranked 25th.

Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 84.64
Ranked 85th. 28% more than India
66.28
Ranked 94th.

Primary education > Teachers > % female 52.91% female
Ranked 105th. 20% more than India
44% female
Ranked 119th.

Expenditure per student > Secondary > % of GDP per capita 11.55%
Ranked 61st.
19.82%
Ranked 50th. 72% more than China

Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Male > % of relevant age group 94.76%
Ranked 118th.
138.66%
Ranked 9th. 46% more than China

Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Men > Per capita 26.62 per 1,000 people
Ranked 72nd.
103.29 per 1,000 people
Ranked 19th. 4 times more than China

Secondary education > Pupils > % female 47.47% female
Ranked 98th. 11% more than India
42.81% female
Ranked 121st.

Literacy rate > Adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 90.92%
Ranked 46th. 49% more than India
61.01%
Ranked 94th.

Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Men 34.29 million
Ranked 2nd.
109.94 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than China

Primary completion rate > Total > % of relevant age group 97.7%
Ranked 50th. 10% more than India
88.53%
Ranked 89th.

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 97.22%
Ranked 14th. 10% more than India
88.01%
Ranked 82nd.

Government spending on education > % of government spending 12.97%
Ranked 50th. 21% more than India
10.74%
Ranked 64th.

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross 115.53%
Ranked 18th. 4% more than India
111.16%
Ranked 31st.

Government spending on education > % of GDP 1.91%
Ranked 115th.
3.17%
Ranked 44th. 66% more than China

Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Private > % of total secondary 9.06%
Ranked 65th.
41.89%
Ranked 11th. 5 times more than China

School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross 20.61% gross
Ranked 66th. 47% more than India
14.05% gross
Ranked 76th.

Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > % gross 22.69%
Ranked 58th. 68% more than India
13.48%
Ranked 77th.

Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > Female > % gross 23.16%
Ranked 59th. 2 times more than India
11.01%
Ranked 79th.

Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > % net 97.02%
Ranked 20th. 2% more than India
95.52%
Ranked 58th.

Persistence to grade 5 > Male > % of cohort 57.63%
Ranked 63th.
81.25%
Ranked 43th. 41% more than China

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 11 years
Ranked 71st. 22% more than India
9 years
Ranked 26th.
Literacy > Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 95.12%
Ranked 7th. 52% more than India
62.75%
Ranked 18th.

Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > % 100.36%
Ranked 48th. 2% more than India
98.4%
Ranked 76th.

School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross 61.15%
Ranked 72nd. 2% more than India
59.76%
Ranked 73th.

School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross 62.76%
Ranked 70th. 11% more than India
56.67%
Ranked 76th.

School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 5.39%
Ranked 90th.
17.04%
Ranked 31st. 3 times more than China

Primary education, pupils > % female 46.19%
Ranked 141st.
47.96%
Ranked 110th. 4% more than China

School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 127.71%
Ranked 8th. 12% more than India
113.94%
Ranked 20th.

Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 87.34%
Ranked 41st.
96.46%
Ranked 53th. 10% more than China

Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female > % of relevant age group 109.56%
Ranked 39th.
114.28%
Ranked 27th. 4% more than China

Secondary education, general pupils > % female 47.64%
Ranked 111th. 6% more than India
44.74%
Ranked 139th.

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