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

Definitions

  • 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 Portugal United States HISTORY
Duration > Years 6 years
Ranked 123th. The same as United States
6 years
Ranked 54th.

Pupils 758,476
Ranked 80th.
24.56 million
Ranked 4th. 32 times more than Portugal

Pupils > % female 47.52% female
Ranked 126th.
48.08% female
Ranked 104th. 1% more than Portugal

Pupils > Per capita 0.072 per capita
Ranked 138th.
0.084 per capita
Ranked 115th. 17% more than Portugal

Pupils per 1000 72.22
Ranked 132nd.
83.88
Ranked 115th. 16% more than Portugal

Teachers 65,548
Ranked 45th.
1.73 million
Ranked 3rd. 26 times more than Portugal

Teachers > % female 81.79% female
Ranked 42nd.
88.58% female
Ranked 21st. 8% more than Portugal

Teachers > Per capita 6.24 per 1,000 people
Ranked 34th. 6% more than United States
5.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th.

Teachers per 1000 6.24
Ranked 34th. 6% 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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