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  • Average years of schooling of adults: Average years of schooling of adults is the years of formal schooling received, on average, by adults over age 15. (Data Source: Barro-Lee Data Set www.worldbank.org/html/prdmg/grthweb/ddbarle2.htm)
  • Children out of school, primary: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Children out of school, primary per 1000: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school, primary, female: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • College and university > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for college and university enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • College and university > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to post-secondary education.
  • Compulsary education duration: Number of years students are required to be enrolled in school for all levels of education. For instance, compulsary education lasts for 12 years in the United States.
  • Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.
  • Literacy > Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Total population: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • Primary education, teachers per 1000: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, primary: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Primary is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers.
  • Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
  • Children out of school, primary, female per 1000: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • College and university > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • Child care (preschool) > Duration: Number of years students study at the pre-primary (preschool) level. It should be noted that not all countries require pre-primary education.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Duration of compulsory education: Duration of compulsory education is the number of grades (or years) that a child must legally be enrolled in school.
  • Secondary education, pupils: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Primary education, teachers: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Primary education, pupils: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions.
  • Tertiary enrollment: Gross enrolment ratio, tertiary level is the sum of all tertiary level students enrolled at the start of the school year, expressed as a percentage of the mid-year population in the 5 year age group after the official secondary school leaving age.
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall: Overall.

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  • Elementary (primary school) > Duration: Number of years students study at the primary level.
  • Secondary education, teachers per 1000: Secondary education, teachers. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education, teachers: Secondary education, teachers. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • High school > Lower secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the lower secondary (middle school) level.
  • Children out of school, primary, male per 1000: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills: Overall.

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

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  • College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's college and university professors that are female.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion: The number of students from a given country studying abroad in a given year, expressed as a percentage of total tertiary enrollment in that country. Ratios greater than 100 % are possible, because those currently studying abroad do not count towards total enrollment.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Women: Population with at least high school education > Women.
  • 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.
  • Secondary education, pupils per 1000: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Primary education, pupils per 1000: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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).
  • Elementary school > Enrolled students: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Primary education > Duration > Years: Primary duration refers to the number of years of full-time equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Secondary education, general pupils per 1000: Secondary education, general pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. General programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in general programmes at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Integrate and interpret: Integrate and interpret.

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  • High school > Lower secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin lower secondary (middle school) education.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share: Percentage of primary students who attend a private school.
  • Elementary school > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Duration of education > Secondary level: Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (or years) in general secondary education.
  • Public spending per student > Tertiary level: Public expenditure per student, tertiary level is the total reported current spending by the government on tertiary education, divided by the total number of pupils in tertiary education, expressed as a percentage of per capita GDP.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scientific and technical journal articles per million: Scientific and technical journal articles refer to the number of scientific and engineering articles published in the following fields: physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, clinical medicine, biomedical research, engineering and technology, and earth and space sciences. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts: Continuous texts.

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

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  • Duration of education > Primary level: Duration of primary education is the number of grades (or years) in primary education.
  • Expected duration of education for all students: Expected years of schooling for a 5-year-old under current conditions, excluding education for children under 5. Data for 2000.
  • Participation > 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate: Reflect and evaluate.

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  • 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.
  • Primary education > Teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Secondary education > Vocational pupils: Secondary vocational pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in technical and vocational education programs, including teacher training.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for primary education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • High school > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to secondary education.
  • Participation > Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training."
  • Secondary education > Teachers per 1000: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education > General pupils per 1000: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Ratio of female to male primary enrollment: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index in primary, or elementary, school. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled. 
  • Female enrolment share > Secondary level: Girls' enrolment share, secondary level is the number of girls enrolled in secondary school, expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils in secondary school.
  • Private school enrolment > Secondary level: Private sector enrolment share, secondary level is the share of students in general secondary education who attend a privately managed school, regardless of whether or not the school receives subsidies from the government.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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 > Male: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Elementary school repeaters > Female: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Elementary school teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • High school teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Universities > Top 100 per million: Number of universities in the top 100. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Proportion of 15 year-olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 15 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of 20 year olds in tertiary education: Percentage share of 20 year-olds enrolled in tertiary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Participation > Secondary education > Pupils: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 200 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment: Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Primary education > Pupils per 1000: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education > Pupils > Per capita: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Primary teacher age > Proportion aged 30-39: Percentage of primary teachers who are aged 30-39. Data for 1999.
  • Progression to secondary level: Progression to secondary level is the number of new entrants to the first grade of general secondary education, expressed as a percentage of the number of pupils in the final grade of primary school in the previous year.
  • Universities > Top 100 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 100 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Proportion of 19 year olds in tertiary education: Percentage share of 19 year-olds enrolled in tertiary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Expected duration of education for males: Expected years of schooling for a male 5-year-old under current conditions, excluding education for children under 5. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of 16 year-olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 16 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Elementary school > Enrolled students > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at primary level include enrollments in public and private schools.
  • Elementary school teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Participation > Secondary education > Vocational pupils > % female: Secondary vocational pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in technical and vocational education programs, including teacher training."
  • Participation > Secondary education > Vocational pupils: Secondary vocational pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in technical and vocational education programs, including teacher training."
  • Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > Male > % net: Total enrollment is the number of pupils of the school-age group for primary education, enrolled either in primary or secondary education, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group."
  • Preschool enrollment rate > Female: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment."
  • Preschool enrollment rate > Male: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment."
  • Literacy and Attainment > Educational attainment: completed tertiary > Tertiary > Population 25+ years > % > Over 24 year olds: Percentage of population older than 24 years that has completed tertiary education.
  • Primary education, teachers > % female: Primary education, teachers (% female). Percentage female teachers. Primary is the number of female teachers at the primary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of teachers (male and female) at the primary level in a given school year. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Tertiary education, teachers > % female: Tertiary education, teachers (% female). Percentage female teachers. Tertiary is the number of female teachers at the tertiary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of teachers (male and female) at the tertiary level in a given school year. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure: Public spending on education, total (% of government expenditure). Public expenditure on education as % of total government expenditure is the total public education expenditure (current and capital) expressed as a percentage of total government expenditure for all sectors in a given financial year. Public education expenditure includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration, and subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).
  • School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music.
  • Primary teacher age > Proportion aged 40-49: Percentage of primary teachers who are ages 40-49. Data for 1999.
  • Proportion of 17 year olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 17 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Government spending on education > % of GDP: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music."
  • Government spending on education > % of government spending: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music."
  • 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.
  • Secondary education, pupils > % female: Secondary education, pupils (% female). Percentage of female students. Total secondary. All programmes is the number of female students enrolled in all secondary education programmes expressed as a percentage of the total number of students (male and female) enrolled at the secondary education level in a given school year.
  • Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita: Expenditure per student, primary (% of GDP per capita). Public expenditure per pupil as a % of GDP per capita. Primary is the total public expenditure per student in primary education 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, vocational pupils per 1000: Secondary education, vocational pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. Technical/vocational programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in technical/vocational programmes at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education, teachers, female per 1000: Secondary education, teachers, female. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Female is the total number of female teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Primary teacher age > Proportion aged 50-59: Percentage of primary teachers aged 50-59. Data for 1999.
  • Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI: Adjusted savings: education expenditure (% of GNI). Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment.
  • Primary teacher age > Proportion under 30: Percentage of primary teachers who are less than 30 years of age. Data for 1999.
  • School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers.
  • School enrollment, primary, male > % net: School enrollment, primary, male (% net). Net enrolment rate. Primary. Male is the ratio of male children of the official primary school age who are enrolled in primary school to the male population of the official primary school age.
  • School enrollment > Primary > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music.
  • Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > Female > % 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."
  • High school > Lower Secondary > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for lower secondary (middle school) education.
  • Proportion of 19 year olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 19 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of 20 year olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 20 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Public spending on private institutions: Percentage share of total public education expenditure which goes to private educational institutions. Includes both direct expenditure and indirect public transfers and payments. Data for 1999.
STAT China United Kingdom HISTORY
Average years of schooling of adults 6.4
Ranked 45th.
9.4
Ranked 14th. 47% more than China
Children out of school, primary 17.45 million
Ranked 1st. 1309 times more than United Kingdom
13,333
Ranked 69th.

Children out of school, primary per 1000 14.19
Ranked 21st. 67 times more than United Kingdom
0.212
Ranked 110th.

Children out of school, primary, female 8.48 million
Ranked 1st. 1168 times more than United Kingdom
7,256
Ranked 64th.

College and university > Gender parity index 1.13
Ranked 50th.
1.38
Ranked 37th. 22% more than China

College and university > Share of total education spending 23.98%
Ranked 20th. 46% more than United Kingdom
16.39%
Ranked 76th.

Compulsary education duration 9
Ranked 60th.
12
Ranked 22nd. 33% more than China

Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 1.91%
Ranked 115th.
6.3%
Ranked 25th. 3 times more than China

Literacy > Female 87.6%
Ranked 2nd.
99%
Ranked 21st. 13% more than China
Literacy > Total population 91.6%
Ranked 2nd.
99%
Ranked 23th. 8% more than China

Primary education, duration > Years 5
Ranked 154th.
6
Ranked 90th. 20% more than China

Primary education, teachers per 1000 4.42
Ranked 71st. 8% more than United Kingdom
4.08
Ranked 80th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 16.79
Ranked 80th.
17.27
Ranked 78th. 3% more than China

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 15.15
Ranked 48th. 6% more than United Kingdom
14.27
Ranked 55th.

Secondary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 104th.
7
Ranked 59th. 17% more than China

Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 6.89
Ranked 20th. 60 times more than United Kingdom
0.116
Ranked 101st.

College and university > Gender ratio 104.07
Ranked 59th.
140.15
Ranked 28th. 35% more than China

Child care (preschool) > Duration 3
Ranked 50th. 50% more than United Kingdom
2
Ranked 164th.

Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 4.1 per 1,000 people
Ranked 85th.
6.23 per 1,000 people
Ranked 54th. 52% more than China

Duration of compulsory education 9 years
Ranked 77th.
12 years
Ranked 14th. 33% more than China
Secondary education, pupils 97.45 million
Ranked 2nd. 19 times more than United Kingdom
5 million
Ranked 15th.

Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 1
Ranked 33th. The same as United Kingdom
1
Ranked 42nd.

Primary education, teachers 5.94 million
Ranked 1st. 23 times more than United Kingdom
255,994
Ranked 14th.

Primary education, pupils 99.71 million
Ranked 2nd. 23 times more than United Kingdom
4.42 million
Ranked 22nd.

Tertiary enrollment 7.5%
Ranked 22nd.
59.5%
Ranked 9th. 8 times more than China
Spending per student > College and university 90.07
Ranked 13th. 4 times more than United Kingdom
24.79
Ranked 32nd.

High school > Gender ratio 105.08
Ranked 28th. 3% more than United Kingdom
102.39
Ranked 44th.

Compulsary education starting age 6
Ranked 37th. 20% more than United Kingdom
5
Ranked 166th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 0.0113
Ranked 99th.
0.232
Ranked 94th. 21 times more than China

Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling
High school > Upper secondary school duration 3
Ranked 75th.
4
Ranked 32nd. 33% more than China

Literacy > Male 95.7%
Ranked 2nd.
99%
Ranked 31st. 3% more than China
Spending > USD 78.48 billion
Ranked 7th.
136.4 billion
Ranked 5th. 74% more than China

High school > Private school share 10.72%
Ranked 73th.
29.43%
Ranked 24th. 3 times more than China

Spending > Proportion 1.8
Ranked 153th.
5.06
Ranked 48th. 3 times more than China

Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 21.05
Ranked 81st. 16% more than United Kingdom
18.09
Ranked 98th.

Child care (preschool) > Starting age 4
Ranked 29th. 33% more than United Kingdom
3
Ranked 145th.

High school repeaters > Male 0.38
Ranked 85th.
0.0
Ranked 43th.
Preschool enrollment rate 113.2
Ranked 30th. 6% more than United Kingdom
106.43
Ranked 57th.

Tertiary > Students studying abroad 645,002.55
Ranked 1st. 24 times more than United Kingdom
26,949.64
Ranked 31st.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 15.19 million
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than United Kingdom
2.29 million
Ranked 12th.

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall 533
Ranked 3rd. 8% more than United Kingdom
494
Ranked 23th.
Elementary (primary school) > Duration 5
Ranked 163th.
6
Ranked 95th. 20% more than China

Secondary education, teachers per 1000 4.78
Ranked 62nd.
6.11
Ranked 59th. 28% more than China

Secondary education, teachers 6.43 million
Ranked 1st. 17 times more than United Kingdom
375,385
Ranked 10th.

Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 23.15
Ranked 29th. 27% more than United Kingdom
18.19
Ranked 45th.

High school > Lower secondary school duration 3
Ranked 108th. The same as United Kingdom
3
Ranked 138th.

Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 7.29
Ranked 20th. 75 times more than United Kingdom
0.0968
Ranked 100th.

Spending per student > High school 11.55
Ranked 60th.
28.64
Ranked 12th. 2 times more than China

Secondary education, general pupils 77.15 million
Ranked 1st. 17 times more than United Kingdom
4.55 million
Ranked 15th.

High school > Gender parity index 1.05
Ranked 27th. 3% more than United Kingdom
1.01
Ranked 63th.

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills 533
Ranked 3rd. 8% more than United Kingdom
494
Ranked 23th.
Scientific and technical journal articles 29,186
Ranked 6th.
48,288
Ranked 3rd. 65% more than China

Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve 530
Ranked 4th. 8% more than United Kingdom
491
Ranked 27th.
College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 45%
Ranked 26th. 5% more than United Kingdom
43%
Ranked 14th.
Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 2.06%
Ranked 93th. 91% more than United Kingdom
1.08%
Ranked 110th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 11.86
Ranked 90th.
38.56
Ranked 30th. 3 times more than China

Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 7
Ranked 20th. 40% more than United Kingdom
5
Ranked 199th.

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 13%
Ranked 49th. 7% more than United Kingdom
12.1%
Ranked 56th.

International Baccalaureate schools 76
Ranked 7th.
156
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than China
Children out of school, primary, male 8.97 million
Ranked 1st. 1477 times more than United Kingdom
6,077
Ranked 64th.

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 1.9%
Ranked 121st.
5.3%
Ranked 46th. 3 times more than China

High school > Students per teacher 15.15
Ranked 49th. 6% more than United Kingdom
14.27
Ranked 56th.

Secondary education > General pupils 85.91 million
Ranked 1st. 20 times more than United Kingdom
4.4 million
Ranked 15th.

Secondary school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 61st. 9% more than United Kingdom
11
Ranked 164th.

High school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 56th. 9% more than United Kingdom
11
Ranked 145th.

Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 4.43 per 1,000 people
Ranked 80th. 2% more than United Kingdom
4.33 per 1,000 people
Ranked 82nd.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level 121.66 million
Ranked 2nd. 27 times more than United Kingdom
4.49 million
Ranked 27th.

High school > Population with at least high school education > Women 54.8%
Ranked 78th.
99.6%
Ranked 5th. 82% more than China

Public spending per student > Primary level 6.1
Ranked 62nd.
14
Ranked 34th. 2 times more than China
Secondary education, pupils per 1000 72.5
Ranked 98th.
79.68
Ranked 73th. 10% more than China

Primary education, pupils per 1000 74.18
Ranked 100th. 5% more than United Kingdom
70.43
Ranked 107th.

Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 0.85
Ranked 92nd.
1.37
Ranked 36th. 61% more than China

Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 1
Ranked 87th.
1.03
Ranked 58th. 3% more than China

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 11.86 per 1,000 people
Ranked 87th.
38.58 per 1,000 people
Ranked 29th. 3 times more than China

Universities > Top 100 4
Ranked 7th.
13
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than China
Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 0.48
Ranked 145th. 12% more than United Kingdom
0.429
Ranked 147th.

Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 89th.
7
Ranked 52nd. 17% more than China

Teacher student ratio > High school 15.99
Ranked 43th. 14% more than United Kingdom
14.01
Ranked 66th.

Inequality adjusted index 0.481
Ranked 77th.
0.806
Ranked 28th. 68% more than China
High school repeaters > Female 0.27
Ranked 84th.
0.0
Ranked 43th.
Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 17.55
Ranked 73th.
18.27
Ranked 70th. 4% more than China

Elementary school > Enrolled students 105.95 million
Ranked 1st. 24 times more than United Kingdom
4.47 million
Ranked 23th.

Primary education > Duration > Years 5 years
Ranked 149th.
6 years
Ranked 88th. 20% more than China

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $1,394.49
Ranked 56th.
$26,253.64
Ranked 8th. 19 times more than China
Secondary education, general pupils per 1000 57.4
Ranked 102nd.
72.5
Ranked 62nd. 26% more than China

Literacy > Reading performance > Integrate and interpret 530
Ranked 3rd. 8% more than United Kingdom
491
Ranked 24th.
High school > Lower secondary starting age 12
Ranked 63th. 9% more than United Kingdom
11
Ranked 170th.

Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share 5.39%
Ranked 92nd. 6% more than United Kingdom
5.07%
Ranked 93th.

Elementary school > Gender ratio 103.84
Ranked 5th. 4% more than United Kingdom
99.95
Ranked 30th.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level 98%
Ranked 23th.
100%
Ranked 6th. 2% more than China

Duration of education > Secondary level 6
Ranked 84th.
7
Ranked 51st. 17% more than China
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 85.8
Ranked 18th. 3 times more than United Kingdom
26.3
Ranked 55th.
Primary education > Pupils 121 million
Ranked 2nd. 26 times more than United Kingdom
4.69 million
Ranked 24th.

Secondary education > Pupils 98.76 million
Ranked 1st. 17 times more than United Kingdom
5.7 million
Ranked 14th.

High school > Population with at least high school education > Men 70.4%
Ranked 61st.
99.8%
Ranked 5th. 42% more than China

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita 74.68 per 1,000 people
Ranked 106th.
163.68 per 1,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than China

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Tertiary level 43.84%
Ranked 94th.
55.9%
Ranked 41st. 28% more than China

Secondary education, vocational pupils 20.3 million
Ranked 1st. 45 times more than United Kingdom
451,007
Ranked 18th.

Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher 16.79
Ranked 80th.
17.27
Ranked 78th. 3% more than China

Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 59.23%
Ranked 46th.
66.37%
Ranked 63th. 12% more than China

Secondary education > Teachers 5.31 million
Ranked 1st. 14 times more than United Kingdom
372,887
Ranked 15th.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 11 years
Ranked 72nd.
16 years
Ranked 19th. 45% more than China
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 95.62 million
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than United Kingdom
9.71 million
Ranked 10th.

Scientific and technical journal articles per million 22.65
Ranked 62nd.
810.66
Ranked 7th. 36 times more than China

Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts 538
Ranked 2nd. 9% more than United Kingdom
492
Ranked 24th.
Literacy > Reading performance > Non-continuous texts 522
Ranked 6th. 3% more than United Kingdom
506
Ranked 11th.
Duration of education > Primary level 6
Ranked 53th. The same as United Kingdom
6
Ranked 84th.
Expected duration of education for all students 10.3 years
Ranked 29th.
18.9 years
Ranked 3rd. 83% more than China
Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 104%
Ranked 7th. 3% more than United Kingdom
101.28%
Ranked 33th.

Participation > Children out of school > Elementary 3.54 million
Ranked 2nd. 533 times more than United Kingdom
6,643
Ranked 77th.

Public spending per student > Secondary level 12.1
Ranked 55th.
14.9
Ranked 48th. 23% more than China
Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 47.19%
Ranked 137th.
48.79%
Ranked 50th. 3% more than China

Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate 540
Ranked 2nd. 7% more than United Kingdom
503
Ranked 12th.
Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Women 96%
Ranked 37th.
100%
Ranked 7th. 4% more than China

High school > Upper secondary starting age 15
Ranked 94th. 7% more than United Kingdom
14
Ranked 190th.

Elementary school starting age > Years 7
Ranked 21st. 40% more than United Kingdom
5
Ranked 170th.

Elementary school repeaters > All 0.29
Ranked 103th.
0.0
Ranked 121st.

Universities > Top 200 6
Ranked 10th.
24
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than China
Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita 66.28 per 1,000 people
Ranked 88th.
73.57 per 1,000 people
Ranked 70th. 11% more than China

Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita 0.095 per capita
Ranked 108th. 25% more than United Kingdom
0.076 per capita
Ranked 130th.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 95.02
Ranked 110th. 26% more than United Kingdom
75.65
Ranked 132nd.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Men 100%
Ranked 6th. The same as United Kingdom
100%
Ranked 11th.

Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level 19.8
Ranked 13th. 9% more than United Kingdom
18.2
Ranked 98th.
Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 58%
Ranked 66th.
87%
Ranked 7th. 50% more than China
Primary education > Teachers 5.75 million
Ranked 1st. 22 times more than United Kingdom
258,966
Ranked 16th.

Secondary education > Vocational pupils 12.85 million
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than United Kingdom
1.3 million
Ranked 10th.

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 46.85%
Ranked 125th.
54.2%
Ranked 6th. 16% more than China

Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years 5
Ranked 137th.
6
Ranked 82nd. 20% more than China

Secondary education > Pupils per 1000 76.2
Ranked 86th.
95.2
Ranked 47th. 25% more than China

Primary education > Teachers per 1000 4.43
Ranked 80th. 3% more than United Kingdom
4.33
Ranked 82nd.

Female enrolment share > Primary level 48%
Ranked 16th.
48.8%
Ranked 36th. 2% more than China
Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ $1.88 trillion
Ranked 1st. 19% more than United Kingdom
$1.58 trillion
Ranked 5th.
Universities > Top 200 per million 0.0046
Ranked 29th.
0.399
Ranked 10th. 87 times more than China
Universities > Top 50 per million 0.000767
Ranked 12th.
0.133
Ranked 5th. 173 times more than China
Primary school starting age > Years 7
Ranked 19th. 40% more than United Kingdom
5
Ranked 191st.

Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 72.21%
Ranked 41st. 2% more than United Kingdom
70.93%
Ranked 65th.

High school > Share of total education spending 37.41%
Ranked 30th.
48.32%
Ranked 7th. 29% more than China

Participation > Secondary education > General pupils 82.54 million
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than United Kingdom
4.64 million
Ranked 14th.

Secondary education > Teachers per 1000 4.1
Ranked 87th.
6.23
Ranked 54th. 52% more than China

Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 66.29
Ranked 88th.
73.53
Ranked 69th. 11% more than China

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 99.64
Ranked 38th.
99.93
Ranked 27th. About the same as China

Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index 1.04
Ranked 8th. 5% more than United Kingdom
0.994
Ranked 63th.

Female enrolment share > Secondary level 45.3%
Ranked 22nd.
52.7%
Ranked 12th. 16% more than China
Private school enrolment > Secondary level 0.0
Ranked 91st.
102.9
Ranked 1st.
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 74.68
Ranked 106th.
163.61
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than China

Universities > Top 50 > Per $ GDP 0.009 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 10th.
0.053 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 5th. 6 times more than China
Universities > Top 50 1
Ranked 11th.
8
Ranked 2nd. 8 times more than China
Elementary school repeaters > Male 0.31
Ranked 102nd.
0.0
Ranked 118th.

Elementary school repeaters > Female 0.26
Ranked 101st.
0.0
Ranked 117th.

Elementary school teachers 6.04 million
Ranked 1st. 25 times more than United Kingdom
244,391
Ranked 14th.

High school teachers 6.34 million
Ranked 1st. 17 times more than United Kingdom
378,882
Ranked 13th.

Universities > Top 100 per million 0.00307
Ranked 21st.
0.216
Ranked 9th. 70 times more than China
Proportion of 15 year-olds in secondary education 0.0
Ranked 37th.
103%
Ranked 2nd.
Proportion of 20 year olds in tertiary education 0.0
Ranked 36th.
33%
Ranked 10th.
Participation > Secondary education > Pupils 100.63 million
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than United Kingdom
5.75 million
Ranked 14th.

Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP 0.004 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 23th.
0.011 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 10th. 3 times more than China
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 99.99
Ranked 78th.
102.94
Ranked 49th. 3% more than China

Primary education > Pupils per 1000 93.36
Ranked 105th. 19% more than United Kingdom
78.27
Ranked 121st.

Secondary education > Pupils > Per capita 76.2 per 1,000 people
Ranked 88th.
95.25 per 1,000 people
Ranked 48th. 25% more than China

Pupils-teacher ratio > Secondary level 16.2
Ranked 72nd.
17.2
Ranked 66th. 6% more than China
Primary teacher age > Proportion aged 30-39 27%
Ranked 12th. 35% more than United Kingdom
20%
Ranked 22nd.
Progression to secondary level 88
Ranked 20th.
96
Ranked 13th. 9% more than China
Universities > Top 100 > Per $ GDP 0.034 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 17th.
0.086 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 10th. 3 times more than China
Proportion of 19 year olds in tertiary education 0.0
Ranked 36th.
33%
Ranked 9th.
Expected duration of education for males 10.3 years
Ranked 28th.
17.9 years
Ranked 5th. 74% more than China
Proportion of 16 year-olds in secondary education 0.0
Ranked 37th.
84%
Ranked 25th.
Elementary school > Enrolled students > % female 46.47%
Ranked 127th.
48.73%
Ranked 57th. 5% more than China

Elementary school teachers > % female 56.11%
Ranked 88th.
81.44%
Ranked 49th. 45% more than China

Participation > Secondary education > Vocational pupils > % female 50.17%
Ranked 18th. 4% more than United Kingdom
48.44%
Ranked 25th.

Participation > Secondary education > Vocational pupils 18.91 million
Ranked 1st. 26 times more than United Kingdom
717,002
Ranked 13th.

Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > Male > % net 96.84%
Ranked 20th.
99.75%
Ranked 2nd. 3% more than China

Preschool enrollment rate > Female 43.76
Ranked 74th.
81.29
Ranked 42nd. 86% more than China

Preschool enrollment rate > Male 44.42
Ranked 73th.
79.8
Ranked 43th. 80% more than China

Literacy and Attainment > Educational attainment: completed tertiary > Tertiary > Population 25+ years > % > Over 24 year olds 3.58%
Ranked 14th.
33.06%
Ranked 3rd. 9 times more than China
Primary education, teachers > % female 58.36%
Ranked 84th.
86.98%
Ranked 28th. 49% more than China

Tertiary education, teachers > % female 45.13%
Ranked 34th. 4% more than United Kingdom
43.51%
Ranked 40th.

Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 12.97%
Ranked 62nd. 8% more than United Kingdom
12.01%
Ranked 63th.

School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross 117.4% gross
Ranked 15th. 10% more than United Kingdom
106.5% gross
Ranked 52nd.

Primary teacher age > Proportion aged 40-49 27%
Ranked 18th.
37%
Ranked 7th. 37% more than China
Proportion of 17 year olds in secondary education 0.0
Ranked 37th.
71%
Ranked 24th.
Government spending on education > % of GDP 1.91%
Ranked 115th.
6.3%
Ranked 25th. 3 times more than China

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 97.22%
Ranked 14th.
99.69%
Ranked 4th. 3% more than China

Government spending on education > % of government spending 12.97%
Ranked 50th. 11% more than United Kingdom
11.66%
Ranked 56th.

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross 115.53%
Ranked 18th. 9% more than United Kingdom
106.4%
Ranked 47th.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 11 years
Ranked 71st.
17 years
Ranked 14th. 55% more than China
Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > % 100.36%
Ranked 48th.
100.45%
Ranked 44th. The same as China

School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross 61.15%
Ranked 72nd.
85.76%
Ranked 43th. 40% more than China

School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross 62.76%
Ranked 70th.
85.2%
Ranked 44th. 36% more than China

Secondary education, pupils > % female 47.11%
Ranked 108th.
49%
Ranked 55th. 4% more than China

Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita 5.96%
Ranked 46th.
26.48%
Ranked 10th. 4 times more than China

Secondary education, vocational pupils per 1000 15.1
Ranked 43th. 2 times more than United Kingdom
7.19
Ranked 65th.

Secondary education, teachers, female per 1000 2.34
Ranked 62nd.
3.81
Ranked 49th. 62% more than China

Primary teacher age > Proportion aged 50-59 13%
Ranked 20th.
22%
Ranked 11th. 69% more than China
Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 1.81%
Ranked 163th.
5.14%
Ranked 50th. 3 times more than China

Primary teacher age > Proportion under 30 33%
Ranked 3rd. 57% more than United Kingdom
21%
Ranked 9th.
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 11 years
Ranked 73th.
16 years
Ranked 14th. 45% more than China
School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % gross 72.53% gross
Ranked 102nd.
106.08% gross
Ranked 14th. 46% more than China

School enrollment, primary, male > % net 87.02%
Ranked 33th.
99.69%
Ranked 2nd. 15% more than China

School enrollment > Primary > % gross 117.62% gross
Ranked 16th. 10% more than United Kingdom
106.54% gross
Ranked 56th.

Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 97.22%
Ranked 15th.
99.94%
Ranked 1st. 3% more than China

High school > Lower Secondary > Students per teacher 14.47
Ranked 48th.
15.25
Ranked 47th. 5% more than China

Proportion of 19 year olds in secondary education 0.0
Ranked 37th.
18%
Ranked 18th.
Proportion of 20 year olds in secondary education 0.0
Ranked 37th.
13%
Ranked 15th.
Public spending on private institutions 2.1%
Ranked 28th.
35.3%
Ranked 4th. 17 times more than China

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