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Education > Primary education Stats: compare key data on United Kingdom & 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 United Kingdom United States HISTORY
Duration > Years 6 years
Ranked 88th. The same as United States
6 years
Ranked 54th.

Pupils 4.69 million
Ranked 24th.
24.56 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Pupils > % female 48.77% female
Ranked 41st. 1% more than United States
48.08% female
Ranked 104th.

Pupils > Per capita 0.078 per capita
Ranked 124th.
0.084 per capita
Ranked 115th. 8% more than United Kingdom

Pupils per 1000 78.27
Ranked 121st.
83.88
Ranked 115th. 7% more than United Kingdom

Teachers 258,966
Ranked 16th.
1.73 million
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than United Kingdom

Teachers > % female 81.46% female
Ranked 44th.
88.58% female
Ranked 21st. 9% more than United Kingdom

Teachers > Per capita 4.33 per 1,000 people
Ranked 82nd.
5.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th. 36% more than United Kingdom

Teachers per 1000 4.33
Ranked 82nd.
5.9
Ranked 45th. 36% more than United Kingdom

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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