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  • Adult literacy rate > Total: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • High school enrolment rate: Progression to secondary school refers to the number of new entrants to the first grade of secondary school in a given year as a percentage of the number of students enrolled in the final grade of primary school in the previous year.
  • 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 > Teachers > Per capita: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
  • 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.
  • College and university > Private school share: Percentage of post-secondary students who attend a private school, college, or university.
  • Literacy > Adult literacy: Adult literacy rate (%).
  • 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.
  • Adult literacy rate > Female: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • 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)."
  • 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."
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Duration: Number of years students study at the primary level.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scouting > Genders admitted: Admits boys/girls.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin primary education.
  • 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.
  • Spending per student > Elementary 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 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.
  • Literacy rate > People aged 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • Schools connected to the Internet: Schools connected to the Internet are the share of primary and secondary schools in the country that have access to the Internet.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Literacy rate > Females aged 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • High school enrolment rate > Female: Progression to secondary school refers to the number of new entrants to the first grade of secondary school in a given year as a percentage of the number of students enrolled in the final grade of primary school in the previous year.
  • 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.
  • Secondary education > Pupils: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Primary education > Pupils: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Men: Gender Inequality Index.
  • Literacy rate > Males aged 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Duration of education > Primary level: Duration of primary education is the number of grades (or years) in primary education.
  • 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.
  • Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Library books 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.
  • Secondary education > Vocational pupils: Secondary vocational pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in technical and vocational education programs, including teacher training.
  • Primary education > Teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Private school enrolment > Primary level: Private sector enrolment share, primary level is the share of primary school pupils who attend a privately managed school, regardless of whether or not the school receives subsidies from the government.
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Men above 14 years: Percent of male population above the age of 14 years that is literate.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scouting > Members: Members of boy or girl scout groups which are members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women: Number of female teaching staff in post-secondary non-tertiary education. Post-secondary non-tertiary education serves to broaden the knowledge of participants, who have already gained an upper secondary qualification.
  • 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.
  • Scouting > Members per thousand people: Membership (from 2012). Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • 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."
  • High school teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Elementary school teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • High school enrolment rate > Male: Progression to secondary school refers to the number of new entrants to the first grade of secondary school in a given year as a percentage of the number of students enrolled in the final grade of primary school in the previous year.
  • Literacy > Women above 14 years: Percent of female population above the age of 14 years that is literate.
  • Gender ratio > Literacy rate of 15-24 year-olds: Literacy gender parity rate of 15-24 year olds in each country. This number is achieved by dividing the total amount of females who are literate by the total amount of males who are literate. Numbers below 1 mean that more males are literate, while numbers over 1 indicate that more females are literate, with the difference in the numbers indicating to what extent this is true. For instance, in Chad (with a parity rate of .42%) a substantial amount of more males are literate than females. These numbers are only for 15-24 year olds.
  • Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Women per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Library members per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Literacy rate > Adult male > % of males ages 15 and above: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.
  • Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged over 65: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Unemployment with secondary education, male > % of male unemployment: Unemployment with secondary education, male (% of male unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Public spending on education, total > % of GDP: Public spending on education, total (% of GDP). Public expenditure on education as % of GDP is the total public expenditure (current and capital) on education expressed as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in a given year. Public expenditure on education includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration, and transfers/subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).
  • Unemployment with primary education, male > % of male unemployment: Unemployment with primary education, male (% of male unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Labor force with tertiary education, male > % of male labor force: Labor force with tertiary education, male (% of male labor force). Labor force with tertiary education is the proportion of labor force that has a tertiary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Unemployment with tertiary education, female > % of female unemployment: Unemployment with tertiary education, female (% of female unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Unemployment with tertiary education, male > % of male unemployment: Unemployment with tertiary education, male (% of male unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • Secondary education > Pupils > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at secondary level includes enrollments in public and private schools.
  • 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)."
  • 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)."
  • Literacy > Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24: Ratio of young literate females to males (% ages 15-24). Gender parity index for youth literacy rate is the ratio of female youth literacy rate to male youth literacy rate. It is calculated by dividing the female value for the indicator by the male value for the indicator. A GPI equal to 1 indicates parity between females and males. In general, a value less than 1 indicates disparity in favor of males and a value greater than 1 indicates disparity in favor of females.
  • Literacy > Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above: Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above). Adult (15+) literacy rate (%). Total is the percentage of the population age 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, u2018literacyu2019 also encompasses u2018numeracyu2019, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of literates aged 15 years and over by the corresponding age group population and multiplying the result by 100.
  • 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).
  • Services, etc., value added > Current US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (current US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Services, etc., value added > Current US$, % of GDP: Services, etc., value added (current 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 current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • 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.
  • Literacy rate > Youth male > % of males ages 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.
  • Literacy rate > Adult female > % of females ages 15 and above: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.
  • 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.
  • Persistence to last grade of primary, total > % of cohort: Persistence to last grade of primary, total (% of cohort). Survival rate to last grade of primary. Total is the share of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach the last grade of primary. The estimate is calculated on the basis of the reconstructed cohort method, which uses data on enrolment and repeaters for two consecutive years.
  • 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.
  • Persistence to last grade of primary, female > % of cohort: Persistence to last grade of primary, female (% of cohort). Survival rate to last grade of primary. Female is the share of female children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach the last grade of primary. The estimate is calculated on the basis of the reconstructed cohort method, which uses data on enrolment and repeaters for two consecutive years.
  • Repeaters, primary, male > % of male enrollment: Repeaters, primary, male (% of male enrollment). Percentage of repeaters in primary. All grades. Male is the number of male students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all male students enrolled in primary school. It is calculated by dividing the sum of male repeaters in all grades of primary education by the total male enrolment of primary education and multiplying the result by 100.
  • Outcomes > Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24: Ratio of young literate females to males is the percentage of females to males ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • Public spending on education > Total > % of government expenditure: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education plus subsidies to private education at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.
  • Secondary education, teachers, female: 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.
  • Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women per million people: Number of female teaching staff in post-secondary non-tertiary education. Post-secondary non-tertiary education serves to broaden the knowledge of participants, who have already gained an upper secondary qualification. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged over 65 per thousand people: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Secondary education, teachers > % female: Secondary education, teachers (% female). Percentage female teachers. Secondary is the number of female teachers at the secondary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of teachers (male and female) at the secondary 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.
  • Literacy > Literates > Aged over 65: Population by literacy, age, sex and urban/rural residence.
  • High School > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's high school, or secondary, teachers that are female.
  • High school > Upper Secondary > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for upper secondary (high school) education.
  • Literacy > Female literates > Aged over 65: Number of females older than 65 years, who are literate.
  • School enrollment > Tertiary > 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. Tertiary education, whether or not to an advanced research qualification, normally requires, as a minimum condition of admission, the successful completion of education at the secondary level.
  • Repeaters, primary, female > % of female enrollment: Repeaters, primary, female (% of female enrollment). Percentage of repeaters in primary. All grades. Female is the number of female students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all female students enrolled in primary school. It is calculated by dividing the sum of female repeaters in all grades of primary education by the total female enrolment of primary education and multiplying the result by 100.
  • Progression to secondary school > %: Progression to secondary school (%). Transition from primary (ISCED 1) to secondary (ISCED 2), general programmes (%). Total is the number of new entrants to the first grade of secondary education (general programmes only) in a given year, expressed as a percentage of the number of pupils enrolled in the final grade of primary education in the previous year.
  • Progression to secondary school, female > %: Progression to secondary school, female (%). Transition from primary (ISCED 1) to secondary (ISCED 2), general programmes (%). Female is the number of new female entrants to the first grade of secondary education (general programmes only) in a given year, expressed as a percentage of the number of female pupils enrolled in the final grade of primary education in the previous year.
STAT Malaysia Singapore HISTORY
Adult literacy rate > Total 92.1
Ranked 49th.
94.5
Ranked 41st. 3% more than Malaysia

Average years of schooling of adults 6.8
Ranked 42nd.
7
Ranked 39th. 3% more than Malaysia
Child care (preschool) > Duration 2
Ranked 179th.
3
Ranked 25th. 50% more than Malaysia

College and university > Share of total education spending 34.45%
Ranked 7th.
38.04%
Ranked 1st. 10% more than Malaysia

Compulsary education duration 6
Ranked 178th. The same as Singapore
6
Ranked 157th.

Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 5.13%
Ranked 52nd. 59% more than Singapore
3.23%
Ranked 13th.

High school enrolment rate 98.87
Ranked 25th. 8% more than Singapore
91.49
Ranked 59th.
Literacy > Female 85.4%
Ranked 83th.
89.7%
Ranked 75th. 5% more than Malaysia

Literacy > Total population 88.9%
Ranked 84th.
93.2%
Ranked 68th. 5% more than Malaysia

Primary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 124th. The same as Singapore
6
Ranked 26th.

Primary education, teachers per 1000 8.19
Ranked 11th. 2 times more than Singapore
3.39
Ranked 107th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 12.72
Ranked 112th.
17.44
Ranked 81st. 37% more than Malaysia

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 13.72
Ranked 52nd.
14.91
Ranked 47th. 9% more than Malaysia

Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 5.81 per 1,000 people
Ranked 67th. 52% more than Singapore
3.83 per 1,000 people
Ranked 66th.
Secondary education, duration > Years 7
Ranked 69th. 75% more than Singapore
4
Ranked 196th.

Secondary education, pupils 2.62 million
Ranked 34th. 11 times more than Singapore
232,003
Ranked 109th.

College and university > Private school share 43.14%
Ranked 34th.
65.31%
Ranked 4th. 51% more than Malaysia

Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 1
Ranked 49th. The same as Singapore
1
Ranked 18th.

Literacy > Adult literacy 91.9%
Ranked 48th.
94.4%
Ranked 37th. 3% more than Malaysia

Primary education, teachers 231,683
Ranked 19th. 14 times more than Singapore
16,893
Ranked 91st.

Primary education, pupils 2.95 million
Ranked 39th. 10 times more than Singapore
294,602
Ranked 117th.

Adult literacy rate > Female 89.8
Ranked 52nd.
91.6
Ranked 46th. 2% more than Malaysia

Tertiary enrollment 28.2%
Ranked 45th.
33.7%
Ranked 3rd. 20% more than Malaysia
Spending per student > College and university 49.36
Ranked 9th. 84% more than Singapore
26.86
Ranked 1st.
Compulsary education starting age 6
Ranked 120th. The same as Singapore
6
Ranked 32nd.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 0.485
Ranked 77th.
2.99
Ranked 43th. 6 times more than Malaysia

Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
High school > Upper secondary school duration 4
Ranked 41st. Twice as much as Singapore
2
Ranked 141st.

Literacy > Male 92.4%
Ranked 84th.
96.7%
Ranked 53th. 5% more than Malaysia

Spending > USD 8.66 billion
Ranked 36th. 80% more than Singapore
4.8 billion
Ranked 45th.

High school > Private school share 4.49%
Ranked 101st.
6.37%
Ranked 87th. 42% more than Malaysia

Spending > Proportion 4.04
Ranked 83th. 49% more than Singapore
2.71
Ranked 131st.

Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 17.51
Ranked 111th.
26.44
Ranked 72nd. 51% more than Malaysia
Child care (preschool) > Starting age 4
Ranked 55th. 33% more than Singapore
3
Ranked 65th.

High school repeaters > Male 0.11
Ranked 85th.
1.99
Ranked 69th. 18 times more than Malaysia
Literacy rates > Aged 15-24 97.2%
Ranked 12th.
99.5%
Ranked 5th. 2% more than Malaysia

Tertiary > Students studying abroad 54,909.26
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than Singapore
21,121.5
Ranked 43th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 632,309
Ranked 33th. 7 times more than Singapore
92,140
Ranked 48th.

Elementary (primary school) > Duration 6
Ranked 131st. The same as Singapore
6
Ranked 30th.

Secondary education, teachers 190,581
Ranked 17th. 12 times more than Singapore
15,560
Ranked 71st.

Secondary education, teachers per 1000 6.74
Ranked 44th. 2 times more than Singapore
3.12
Ranked 85th.

Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 17.82
Ranked 52nd.
23.01
Ranked 37th. 29% more than Malaysia

High school > Lower secondary school duration 3
Ranked 167th. 50% more than Singapore
2
Ranked 185th.

Spending per student > High school 14.19
Ranked 50th.
16.64
Ranked 3rd. 17% more than Malaysia

Secondary education, general pupils 2.45 million
Ranked 31st. 12 times more than Singapore
205,171
Ranked 114th.

Illiteracy rates by sex > Aged 15+ 11.1%
Ranked 78th. 61% more than Singapore
6.9%
Ranked 91st.

Scientific and technical journal articles 520
Ranked 50th.
3,122
Ranked 28th. 6 times more than Malaysia

College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 50%
Ranked 3rd. 32% more than Singapore
38%
Ranked 2nd.
Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 5.15%
Ranked 68th.
8.92%
Ranked 36th. 73% more than Malaysia

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 25.9
Ranked 62nd. 3% more than Singapore
25.1
Ranked 27th.

Scouting > Genders admitted both both
Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 6
Ranked 151st. The same as Singapore
6
Ranked 45th.

High school > Students per teacher 13.72
Ranked 54th.
14.91
Ranked 48th. 9% more than Malaysia

Secondary education > General pupils 2.38 million
Ranked 31st. 13 times more than Singapore
185,713
Ranked 94th.
Spending per student > Elementary school 11.56
Ranked 54th. 3% more than Singapore
11.18
Ranked 1st.

Secondary school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 117th. The same as Singapore
12
Ranked 38th.

High school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 108th. The same as Singapore
12
Ranked 39th.

Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 7.14 per 1,000 people
Ranked 24th. 2 times more than Singapore
3.14 per 1,000 people
Ranked 107th.
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 3.01 million
Ranked 38th. 11 times more than Singapore
269,668
Ranked 94th.

High school > Population with at least high school education > Women 66%
Ranked 63th.
71.3%
Ranked 54th. 8% more than Malaysia

Literacy rate > People aged 15-24 98.4
Ranked 43th.
99.8
Ranked 5th. 1% more than Malaysia

Schools connected to the Internet 14.7%
Ranked 7th.
100%
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than Malaysia
Primary education, pupils per 1000 104.24
Ranked 82nd. 76% more than Singapore
59.07
Ranked 141st.

Secondary education, pupils per 1000 92.51
Ranked 44th. 99% more than Singapore
46.52
Ranked 139th.

Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 1.31
Ranked 46th. 85% more than Singapore
0.71
Ranked 63th.

Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ 1.74 million
Ranked 48th. 8 times more than Singapore
231,400
Ranked 88th.

Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 1.14
Ranked 9th. 11% more than Singapore
1.03
Ranked 44th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 26.38 per 1,000 people
Ranked 61st. 5% more than Singapore
25.11 per 1,000 people
Ranked 27th.

Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 1.91
Ranked 82nd.
4.07
Ranked 47th. 2 times more than Malaysia

Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years 7
Ranked 61st. 75% more than Singapore
4
Ranked 185th.

Teacher student ratio > High school 14.97
Ranked 59th.
16.36
Ranked 40th. 9% more than Malaysia

High school repeaters > Female 0.09
Ranked 84th.
1.2
Ranked 68th. 13 times more than Malaysia
Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Women 1.14 million
Ranked 48th. 7 times more than Singapore
175,000
Ranked 85th.

Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 15.08
Ranked 108th.
19.3
Ranked 65th. 28% more than Malaysia

Literacy rate > Females aged 15-24 98.5
Ranked 46th.
99.8
Ranked 10th. 1% more than Malaysia

Elementary school > Enrolled students 3.1 million
Ranked 40th. 10 times more than Singapore
299,704
Ranked 95th.

Primary education > Duration > Years 6 years
Ranked 122nd. The same as Singapore
6 years
Ranked 26th.

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $3,622.28
Ranked 30th.
$21,703.68
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than Malaysia

Secondary education, general pupils per 1000 86.77
Ranked 36th. 2 times more than Singapore
41.14
Ranked 153th.

High school > Lower secondary starting age 12
Ranked 120th. The same as Singapore
12
Ranked 38th.

Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share 0.97%
Ranked 133th.
7.59%
Ranked 88th. 8 times more than Malaysia

High school enrolment rate > Female 97.68
Ranked 35th. 3% more than Singapore
95.2
Ranked 47th.
Illiteracy rates by sex > Aged 15+ > Women 14.7%
Ranked 74th. 41% more than Singapore
10.4%
Ranked 81st.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level 95%
Ranked 67th.
96%
Ranked 33th. 1% more than Malaysia
Duration of education > Secondary level 5
Ranked 171st.
7
Ranked 21st. 40% more than Malaysia
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 86.1
Ranked 17th. 3 times more than Singapore
34.1
Ranked 12th.
Secondary education > Pupils 2.52 million
Ranked 31st. 12 times more than Singapore
214,584
Ranked 88th.
Primary education > Pupils 3.06 million
Ranked 38th. 12 times more than Singapore
260,286
Ranked 124th.
High school > Population with at least high school education > Men 72.8%
Ranked 57th.
78.9%
Ranked 46th. 8% more than Malaysia

Literacy rate > Males aged 15-24 98.3
Ranked 47th.
99.7
Ranked 14th. 1% more than Malaysia

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Tertiary level 55.07%
Ranked 46th. 24% more than Singapore
44.28%
Ranked 69th.

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita 95.95 per 1,000 people
Ranked 57th. 63% more than Singapore
58.84 per 1,000 people
Ranked 80th.

Secondary education, vocational pupils 162,243
Ranked 45th. 6 times more than Singapore
26,832
Ranked 79th.

Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher 12.72
Ranked 114th.
17.44
Ranked 79th. 37% more than Malaysia

Secondary education > Teachers 141,913
Ranked 30th. 12 times more than Singapore
12,000
Ranked 80th.
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 2.3 million
Ranked 35th. 11 times more than Singapore
215,952
Ranked 74th.

Scientific and technical journal articles per million 20.89
Ranked 65th.
758.72
Ranked 10th. 36 times more than Malaysia

Duration of education > Primary level 6
Ranked 115th. The same as Singapore
6
Ranked 25th.
Women to men parity index > As ratio of literacy rates > Aged 15-24 1
Ranked 18th. The same as Singapore
1
Ranked 8th.

Public spending per student > Secondary level 19.9
Ranked 35th. 50% more than Singapore
13.3
Ranked 7th.
Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 48.67%
Ranked 59th. 2% more than Singapore
47.58%
Ranked 81st.

Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ per 1000 70.05
Ranked 77th. 25% more than Singapore
56.24
Ranked 82nd.

Literacy rates > Aged 15-24 > Women 97.3%
Ranked 12th.
99.6%
Ranked 5th. 2% more than Malaysia

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Women 95%
Ranked 68th.
96%
Ranked 31st. 1% more than Malaysia
High school > Upper secondary starting age 15
Ranked 151st. 7% more than Singapore
14
Ranked 169th.

Elementary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 133th. The same as Singapore
6
Ranked 48th.

Library books 1.11 million
Ranked 7th.
5.42 million
Ranked 11th. 5 times more than Malaysia
Elementary school repeaters > All 0.0
Ranked 82nd.
0.31
Ranked 100th.

Universities > Top 200 1
Ranked 31st.
2
Ranked 21st. Twice as much as Malaysia
Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita 97.4 per 1,000 people
Ranked 35th. 64% more than Singapore
59.22 per 1,000 people
Ranked 79th.
Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 123.25
Ranked 76th. 68% more than Singapore
73.47
Ranked 100th.

Illiteracy rates by sex > Aged 15+ > Men 7.7%
Ranked 73th. 2 times more than Singapore
3.4%
Ranked 101st.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita 0.126 per capita
Ranked 71st. 73% more than Singapore
0.073 per capita
Ranked 100th.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Men 96%
Ranked 60th.
97%
Ranked 31st. 1% more than Malaysia
Literacy rates > Aged 15-24 > Men 97.2%
Ranked 12th.
99.4%
Ranked 5th. 2% more than Malaysia

Library books per 1000 53.46
Ranked 13th.
1,369.09
Ranked 10th. 26 times more than Malaysia
Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level 18.2
Ranked 99th.
25.3
Ranked 4th. 39% more than Malaysia
Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 69%
Ranked 31st.
81%
Ranked 4th. 17% more than Malaysia
Secondary education > Vocational pupils 138,521
Ranked 46th. 5 times more than Singapore
28,871
Ranked 83th.
Primary education > Teachers 174,504
Ranked 27th. 18 times more than Singapore
9,843
Ranked 97th.
Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 51.25%
Ranked 31st. 7% more than Singapore
47.94%
Ranked 75th.

Private school enrolment > Primary level 2.9
Ranked 63th.
26.6
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Malaysia
Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 113th. The same as Singapore
6
Ranked 27th.

Secondary education > Pupils per 1000 101.19
Ranked 43th. 48% more than Singapore
68.45
Ranked 72nd.
Primary education > Teachers per 1000 7.01
Ranked 25th. 2 times more than Singapore
3.14
Ranked 109th.
Literacy > Men above 14 years 92%
Ranked 16th.
95.1%
Ranked 2nd. 3% more than Malaysia
Female enrolment share > Primary level 48.7%
Ranked 48th. 2% more than Singapore
47.6%
Ranked 2nd.
Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ $105.92 billion
Ranked 15th.
$115.30 billion
Ranked 13th. 9% more than Malaysia

Universities > Top 200 per million 0.0387
Ranked 23th.
0.469
Ranked 8th. 12 times more than Malaysia
Primary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 150th. The same as Singapore
6
Ranked 45th.

Scouting > Members 44,016
Ranked 29th. 4 times more than Singapore
11,451
Ranked 69th.
High school > Share of total education spending 33.72%
Ranked 59th. 57% more than Singapore
21.47%
Ranked 16th.

Participation > Secondary education > General pupils 2.34 million
Ranked 33th. 11 times more than Singapore
204,146
Ranked 94th.

Secondary education > Teachers per 1000 5.7
Ranked 65th. 49% more than Singapore
3.83
Ranked 66th.
Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 95.62
Ranked 37th. 61% more than Singapore
59.24
Ranked 80th.
Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 99.63
Ranked 35th. 3% more than Singapore
97.12
Ranked 82nd.
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 51.2%
Ranked 28th. 9% more than Singapore
46.8%
Ranked 2nd.
Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women 2,195
Ranked 9th.
3,527
Ranked 6th. 61% more than Malaysia

Private school enrolment > Secondary level 3
Ranked 11th.
32.8
Ranked 4th. 11 times more than Malaysia
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 94.21
Ranked 64th. 60% more than Singapore
58.83
Ranked 80th.

Scouting > Members per thousand people 1.51
Ranked 72nd.
2.16
Ranked 61st. 43% more than Malaysia
Elementary school repeaters > Male 0.0
Ranked 71st.
0.34
Ranked 100th.

Elementary school repeaters > Female 0.0
Ranked 70th.
0.28
Ranked 98th.

High school teachers 166,940
Ranked 24th. 12 times more than Singapore
14,128
Ranked 64th.

Elementary school teachers 205,772
Ranked 23th. 13 times more than Singapore
15,525
Ranked 84th.

High school enrolment rate > Male 100
Ranked 11th. 14% more than Singapore
88.08
Ranked 59th.
Literacy > Women above 14 years 85.4%
Ranked 16th. 3% more than Singapore
83%
Ranked 7th.
Gender ratio > Literacy rate of 15-24 year-olds 1%
Ranked 17th. The same as Singapore
1%
Ranked 5th.
Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Women per 1000 45.84
Ranked 70th. 8% more than Singapore
42.53
Ranked 74th.

Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Per capita 71.35 per 1,000 people
Ranked 79th. 29% more than Singapore
55.29 per 1,000 people
Ranked 85th.

Participation > Secondary education > Pupils 2.58 million
Ranked 32nd. 11 times more than Singapore
241,964
Ranked 96th.

Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP 0.008 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 15th.
0.019 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than Malaysia
Primary education > Pupils per 1000 122.79
Ranked 75th. 48% more than Singapore
83.02
Ranked 124th.
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 114.18
Ranked 13th. 23% more than Singapore
92.8
Ranked 85th.
Secondary education > Pupils > Per capita 103.07 per 1,000 people
Ranked 34th. 51% more than Singapore
68.43 per 1,000 people
Ranked 74th.
Pupils-teacher ratio > Secondary level 19.4
Ranked 49th.
22.2
Ranked 39th. 14% more than Malaysia
Library members per 1000 8.49
Ranked 6th.
434.39
Ranked 3rd. 51 times more than Malaysia
Library members 175,876
Ranked 3rd.
1.72 million
Ranked 2nd. 10 times more than Malaysia
Literacy rate > Adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 91.97%
Ranked 56th.
96.57%
Ranked 31st. 5% more than Malaysia

Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged over 65 160,336
Ranked 2nd. 10 times more than Singapore
15,841
Ranked 3rd.
Unemployment with secondary education, male > % of male unemployment 66.3%
Ranked 2nd. 32% more than Singapore
50.1%
Ranked 7th.

Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 5.13%
Ranked 54th. 59% more than Singapore
3.23%
Ranked 13th.

Unemployment with primary education, male > % of male unemployment 11.2%
Ranked 14th.
24.6%
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than Malaysia

Labor force with tertiary education, male > % of male labor force 20%
Ranked 31st.
28.7%
Ranked 13th. 44% more than Malaysia

Unemployment with tertiary education, female > % of female unemployment 40.9%
Ranked 4th. 57% more than Singapore
26.1%
Ranked 6th.

Unemployment with tertiary education, male > % of male unemployment 18.9%
Ranked 8th.
25.8%
Ranked 2nd. 37% more than Malaysia

Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 140.61
Ranked 33th. 97% more than Singapore
71.27
Ranked 63th.
Secondary education > Pupils > % female 51.94% female
Ranked 15th. 12% more than Singapore
46.56% female
Ranked 95th.
Government spending on education > % of GDP 5.13%
Ranked 52nd. 59% more than Singapore
3.23%
Ranked 13th.

Government spending on education > % of government spending 18.24%
Ranked 15th. 57% more than Singapore
11.63%
Ranked 2nd.

Literacy > Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24 100.08%
Ranked 18th. The same as Singapore
100.03%
Ranked 19th.

Literacy > Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 93.12%
Ranked 13th.
95.86%
Ranked 6th. 3% more than Malaysia

Secondary education, pupils > % female 50.53%
Ranked 26th. 5% more than Singapore
48.18%
Ranked 108th.

Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita 14.07%
Ranked 63th. 26% more than Singapore
11.17%
Ranked 72nd.

Services, etc., value added > Current US$ per capita $5,122.05
Ranked 29th.
$35,564.43
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than Malaysia

Services, etc., value added > Current US$, % of GDP 49.34%
Ranked 66th.
68.78%
Ranked 9th. 39% more than Malaysia

Secondary education, vocational pupils per 1000 5.74
Ranked 81st. 7% more than Singapore
5.38
Ranked 82nd.

Secondary education, teachers, female per 1000 4.54
Ranked 36th. 2 times more than Singapore
2.06
Ranked 71st.

Literacy rate > Youth male > % of males ages 15-24 97.21%
Ranked 47th.
99.41%
Ranked 23th. 2% more than Malaysia

Literacy rate > Adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 85.35%
Ranked 58th.
88.65%
Ranked 48th. 4% more than Malaysia

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 4.15%
Ranked 85th. 37% more than Singapore
3.02%
Ranked 130th.

Persistence to last grade of primary, total > % of cohort 99.24%
Ranked 9th. 1% more than Singapore
98.68%
Ranked 17th.

School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % gross 80.95% gross
Ranked 93th. 25% more than Singapore
64.51% gross
Ranked 64th.
Persistence to last grade of primary, female > % of cohort 99.87%
Ranked 4th. 1% more than Singapore
98.82%
Ranked 16th.
Repeaters, primary, male > % of male enrollment 0.0
Ranked 65th.
0.423%
Ranked 116th.

Outcomes > Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24 100%
Ranked 61st. The same as Singapore
100%
Ranked 27th.

Public spending on education > Total > % of government expenditure 28.02%
Ranked 2nd. 54% more than Singapore
18.22%
Ranked 29th.
Secondary education, teachers, female 128,262
Ranked 13th. 13 times more than Singapore
10,251
Ranked 61st.

Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women per million people 80.4
Ranked 19th.
707.15
Ranked 3rd. 9 times more than Malaysia

Literacy > Male illiterates > Aged over 65 per thousand people 6.85
Ranked 2nd. 74% more than Singapore
3.93
Ranked 3rd.
Secondary education, teachers > % female 67.3%
Ranked 24th. 2% more than Singapore
65.88%
Ranked 28th.

Literacy > Literates > Aged over 65 383,063
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Singapore
139,521
Ranked 3rd.
High School > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 67%
Ranked 14th. 2% more than Singapore
66%
Ranked 6th.
High school > Upper Secondary > Students per teacher 17.63
Ranked 27th. 18% more than Singapore
14.91
Ranked 40th.

Literacy > Female literates > Aged over 65 140,750
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Singapore
53,167
Ranked 3rd.
School enrollment > Tertiary > Female > % gross 37.97% gross
Ranked 53th. 2 times more than Singapore
17.05% gross
Ranked 43th.
Repeaters, primary, female > % of female enrollment 0.0
Ranked 65th.
0.362%
Ranked 112th.

Progression to secondary school > % 99.24%
Ranked 18th. 11% more than Singapore
89.09%
Ranked 75th.

Progression to secondary school, female > % 98.44%
Ranked 30th. 7% more than Singapore
92.21%
Ranked 66th.

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