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Education > Primary education Stats: compare key data on China & India

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  • 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.
  • Pupils: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Pupils > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at primary level include enrollments in public and private schools.
  • Pupils > Per capita: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • 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.
  • Teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Teachers per 1000: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT China India HISTORY
Duration > Years 5 years
Ranked 149th. The same as India
5 years
Ranked 154th.

Pupils 121 million
Ranked 2nd.
136.19 million
Ranked 1st. 13% more than China

Pupils > % female 47.19% female
Ranked 131st. 1% more than India
46.82% female
Ranked 138th.

Pupils > Per capita 0.093 per capita
Ranked 104th.
0.126 per capita
Ranked 71st. 35% more than China

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

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

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

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

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

SOURCES: World Development Indicators database; World Development Indicators database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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