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Education > Primary education Stats: compare key data on Ireland & 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 Ireland United States HISTORY
Duration > Years 8 years
Ranked 1st. 33% more than United States
6 years
Ranked 54th.

Pupils 450,413
Ranked 93th.
24.56 million
Ranked 4th. 55 times more than Ireland

Pupils > % female 48.48% female
Ranked 75th. 1% more than United States
48.08% female
Ranked 104th.

Pupils > Per capita 0.111 per capita
Ranked 84th. 32% more than United States
0.084 per capita
Ranked 115th.

Pupils per 1000 110.66
Ranked 86th. 32% more than United States
83.88
Ranked 115th.

Teachers 24,792
Ranked 78th.
1.73 million
Ranked 3rd. 70 times more than Ireland

Teachers > % female 83.38% female
Ranked 36th.
88.58% female
Ranked 21st. 6% more than Ireland

Teachers > Per capita 6.09 per 1,000 people
Ranked 36th. 4% more than United States
5.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th.

Teachers per 1000 6.09
Ranked 38th. 3% more than United States
5.9
Ranked 45th.

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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