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Education > Primary education Stats: compare key data on France & 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 France United States HISTORY
Duration > Years 5 years
Ranked 164th.
6 years
Ranked 54th. 20% more than France

Pupils 3.78 million
Ranked 32nd.
24.56 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than France

Pupils > % female 48.62% female
Ranked 60th. 1% more than United States
48.08% female
Ranked 104th.

Pupils > Per capita 0.063 per capita
Ranked 145th.
0.084 per capita
Ranked 115th. 33% more than France

Pupils per 1000 60.34
Ranked 144th.
83.88
Ranked 115th. 39% more than France

Teachers 202,954
Ranked 21st.
1.73 million
Ranked 3rd. 9 times more than France

Teachers > % female 81.2% female
Ranked 45th.
88.58% female
Ranked 21st. 9% more than France

Teachers > Per capita 3.35 per 1,000 people
Ranked 109th.
5.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th. 76% more than France

Teachers per 1000 3.24
Ranked 110th.
5.9
Ranked 45th. 82% more than France

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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