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

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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 United States HISTORY
Duration > Years 5 years
Ranked 149th.
6 years
Ranked 54th. 20% more than China

Pupils 121 million
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than United States
24.56 million
Ranked 4th.

Pupils > % female 47.19% female
Ranked 131st.
48.08% female
Ranked 104th. 2% more than China

Pupils > Per capita 0.093 per capita
Ranked 104th. 11% more than United States
0.084 per capita
Ranked 115th.

Pupils per 1000 93.36
Ranked 105th. 11% more than United States
83.88
Ranked 115th.

Teachers 5.75 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
1.73 million
Ranked 3rd.

Teachers > % female 52.91% female
Ranked 105th.
88.58% female
Ranked 21st. 67% more than China

Teachers > Per capita 4.43 per 1,000 people
Ranked 80th.
5.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th. 33% more than China

Teachers per 1000 4.43
Ranked 80th.
5.9
Ranked 45th. 33% more than China

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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