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Hong Kong

Hong Kong Education Stats

Definitions

  • Average IQ: Average IQ of different countries according to the controversial book "IQ and the Wealth of Nations".
  • 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.
  • Child care (preschool) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • Children out of school > Primary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Children out of school, primary: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Children out of school, primary per 1000: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school, primary, female: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Children out of school, primary, female per 1000: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school, primary, male: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Children out of school, primary, male per 1000: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • College and university > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for college and university enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • College and university > Private school share: Percentage of post-secondary students who attend a private school, college, or university.
  • 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.
  • Compulsary education starting age: Age at which children must be enrolled in school.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Duration: Number of years students study at the primary level.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin primary education.
  • Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.
  • High school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for secondary level enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • High school > Lower secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the lower secondary (middle school) level.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Women: Population with at least high school education > Women.
  • High school > Private school share: Percentage of secondary students who attend a private school.
  • High school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for all levels of secondary education.
  • High school > Upper secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the upper secondary (high school) level.
  • International Baccalaureate schools: Number of schools of any level teaching the curriculum of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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 > Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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: 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scouting > Genders admitted: Admits boys/girls.
  • 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 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year.
  • 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.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Average IQ 107 2002 1st out of 51
Child care (preschool) > Duration 3 2012 95th out of 204
Child care (preschool) > Starting age 3 2012 168th out of 204
Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 19.99 1998 34th out of 78
Children out of school > Primary 12,977 2005 49th out of 76
Children out of school, primary 4,581 2012 51st out of 64
Children out of school, primary per 1000 0.64 2012 59th out of 64
Children out of school, primary, female 3,050 2012 43th out of 55
Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 0.426 2012 50th out of 55
Children out of school, primary, male 1,531 2012 47th out of 55
Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 0.214 2012 53th out of 55
College and university > Gender parity index 1.1 2011 51st out of 91
College and university > Private school share 16.56% 2012 27th out of 45
College and university > Share of total education spending 33.02% 2012 3rd out of 18
Compulsary education duration 9 2012 74th out of 109
Compulsary education starting age 6 2012 67th out of 109
Primary completion rate 110 2005 9th out of 124
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 487,465 2002 96th out of 173
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 159,254 2002 65th out of 130
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 23.46 per 1,000 people 2002 67th out of 125
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 23.61 2002 67th out of 128
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 4.1% 2005 29th out of 51
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 23% 2005 9th out of 47
Elementary (primary school) > Duration 6 2012 114th out of 212
Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 6 2012 139th out of 212
Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 0.94 2005 113th out of 149
Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 0.96 2005 93th out of 140
Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 0.95 2005 64th out of 96
Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 3.51% 2012 9th out of 22
High school > Gender parity index 1.02 2011 40th out of 103
High school > Lower secondary school duration 3 2012 155th out of 205
High school > Population with at least high school education > Women 68.7% 2010 59th out of 155
High school > Private school share 16.47% 2012 26th out of 64
High school > Students per teacher 20.13 1996 17th out of 73
High school > Upper secondary school duration 3 2012 113th out of 205
Illiteracy rates by sex > Aged 15+ 6% 2003 96th out of 138
Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ 359,400 2003 80th out of 138
International Baccalaureate schools 49 2014 12th out of 17
Literacy > Definition age 15 and over has ever attended school 2003
Literacy > Female 90.5% 2003 73th out of 157
Literacy > Male 97.1% 2003 52nd out of 157
Literacy > Total population 94% 2003 63th out of 161
Literacy rates > Aged 15-24 97% 1984 39th out of 138
Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 3.54 per 1,000 people 2005 63th out of 91
Primary education, duration > Years 6 2012 109th out of 200
Primary education, pupils 326,208 2012 55th out of 88
Primary education, pupils per 1000 45.59 2012 81st out of 88
Primary education, teachers 22,599 2012 42nd out of 76
Primary education, teachers per 1000 3.16 2012 60th out of 76
Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 18.35 2005 72nd out of 94
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 14.43 2012 63th out of 76
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 20.13 1996 17th out of 67
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 3.13 1996 29th out of 67
Schools connected to the Internet 100% 2006 6th out of 10
Scientific and technical journal articles 1,817 1999 35th out of 173
Scouting > Genders admitted both 2014
Secondary education > General pupils 488,005 2005 40th out of 103
Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 4.05 per 1,000 people 2005 41st out of 72
Secondary education, duration > Years 6 2012 138th out of 197
Secondary education, general pupils 480,642 2012 40th out of 85
Secondary education, pupils 486,942 2012 34th out of 73
Secondary education, pupils per 1000 68.06 2012 48th out of 73
Secondary education, teachers 23,536 1996 39th out of 71
Secondary education, teachers per 1000 3.66 1996 45th out of 71
Secondary school starting age > Years 12 2012 107th out of 196
Tertiary > Students studying abroad 31,645.48 2011 23th out of 203
Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 11.7% 2011 27th out of 124

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  • Hong Kong ranked third for school life expectancy > primary to tertiary education > total amongst Hot countries in 2013.