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Education > Elementary school starting age > Years: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Mongolia 8 2009
=2 Turkmenistan 7 2009
=2 Ethiopia 7 2009
=2 Burkina Faso 7 2009
=2 Tanzania 7 2009
=2 Tajikistan 7 2009
=2 Afghanistan 7 2009
=2 Indonesia 7 2009
=2 Finland 7 2009
=2 Guinea 7 2009
=2 El Salvador 7 2009
=2 Rwanda 7 2009
=2 Denmark 7 2009
=2 Moldova 7 2009
=2 Estonia 7 2009
=2 Uzbekistan 7 2009
=2 Senegal 7 2009
=2 Papua New Guinea 7 2009
=2 Hungary 7 2009
=2 Sao Tome and Principe 7 2009
=2 Lithuania 7 2009
=2 The Gambia 7 2009
=2 Guatemala 7 2009
=2 Equatorial Guinea 7 2009
=2 Eritrea 7 2009
=2 China 7 2009
=2 Armenia 7 2009
=2 Sweden 7 2009
=2 Russia 7 2009
=2 Bulgaria 7 2009
=2 Romania 7 2009
=2 South Africa 7 2009
=2 Latvia 7 2009
=2 Niger 7 2009
=2 Brazil 7 2009
=2 Croatia 7 2009
=2 Guinea-Bissau 7 2009
=2 Switzerland 7 2009
=2 Burundi 7 2009
=2 Zambia 7 2009
=2 Kazakhstan 7 2009
=2 Poland 7 2009
=2 Kyrgyzstan 7 2009
=2 Honduras 7 2009
=2 Namibia 7 2009
=2 Serbia and Montenegro 7 2008
=2 Mali 7 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 6.73 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 6.47 2009
Landlocked countries average (profile) 6.45 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 6.44 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 6.37 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 6.34 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 6.3 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 6.3 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 6.28 2009
Europe average (profile) 6.25 2009
European Union average (profile) 6.25 2009
South and Central Asia average (profile) 6.23 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 6.21 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 6.2 2008
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 6.19 2008
failed states average (profile) 6.14 2009
Christian countries average (profile) 6.14 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) 6.13 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 6.08 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 6.03 2009
=48 Canada 6 2009
=48 East Timor 6 2009
=48 Swaziland 6 2009
=48 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 2009
=48 Liberia 6 2009
=48 Netherlands 6 2009
=48 Monaco 6 2009
=48 Congo, Republic of the 6 2009
=48 Turkey 6 2009
=48 France 6 2009
=48 Slovakia 6 2009
=48 Vanuatu 6 2009
=48 Norway 6 2009
=48 Malawi 6 2009
=48 Virgin Islands 6 2009
=48 Dominican Republic 6 2009
=48 Libya 6 2009
=48 Central African Republic 6 2009
=48 Bangladesh 6 2009
=48 Liechtenstein 6 2009
=48 Portugal 6 2009
=48 Malaysia 6 2009
=48 Panama 6 2009
=48 Costa Rica 6 2009
=48 Luxembourg 6 2009
=48 American Samoa 6 2009
=48 Palau 6 2009
=48 Nigeria 6 2009
=48 Netherlands Antilles 6 2009
=48 Thailand 6 2009
=48 Sierra Leone 6 2009
=48 Georgia 6 2009
=48 Philippines 6 2009
=48 Morocco 6 2009
=48 Colombia 6 2009
=48 Fiji 6 2009
=48 Qatar 6 2009
=48 Italy 6 2009
=48 Sudan 6 2009
=48 Maldives 6 2009
=48 Suriname 6 2009
=48 Israel 6 2009
=48 Venezuela 6 2009
=48 Zimbabwe 6 2009
=48 Jordan 6 2009
=48 Mauritania 6 2009
=48 Syria 6 2009
=48 Mexico 6 2009
=48 Greece 6 2009
=48 Paraguay 6 2009
=48 Botswana 6 2009
=48 Cambodia 6 2009
=48 Aruba 6 2009
=48 Argentina 6 2009
=48 Bolivia 6 2009
=48 Ghana 6 2009
=48 Saudi Arabia 6 2009
=48 Cape Verde 6 2009
=48 Slovenia 6 2009
=48 Spain 6 2009
=48 Oman 6 2009
=48 Gabon 6 2009
=48 Jamaica 6 2009
=48 Albania 6 2009
=48 United Arab Emirates 6 2009
=48 India 6 2009
=48 Azerbaijan 6 2009
=48 Lesotho 6 2009
=48 Kenya 6 2009
=48 Czech Republic 6 2009
=48 Solomon Islands 6 2009
=48 San Marino 6 2009
=48 Cyprus 6 2009
=48 Somalia 6 2009
=48 Peru 6 2009
=48 Laos 6 2009
=48 Cote d'Ivoire 6 2009
=48 Benin 6 2009
=48 Cuba 6 2009
=48 Togo 6 2009
=48 Ukraine 6 2009
=48 United States 6 2009
=48 Vietnam 6 2009
=48 Angola 6 2009
=48 Chad 6 2009
=48 Austria 6 2009
=48 Mozambique 6 2009
=48 Uganda 6 2009
=48 Japan 6 2009
=48 Belarus 6 2009
=48 Algeria 6 2009
=48 Marshall Islands 6 2009
=48 Chile 6 2009
=48 Belgium 6 2009
=48 Kiribati 6 2009
=48 Haiti 6 2009
=48 Iraq 6 2009
=48 Seychelles 6 2009
=48 Uruguay 6 2009
=48 Djibouti 6 2009
=48 Nicaragua 6 2009
=48 Bhutan 6 2009
=48 Democratic Republic of the Congo 6 2009
=48 Kuwait 6 2009
=48 Iceland 6 2009
=48 Germany 6 2009
=48 Guyana 6 2009
=48 Tunisia 6 2009
=48 Comoros 6 2009
=48 Cameroon 6 2008
=48 Madagascar 6 2008
=48 Bahrain 6 2008
=48 Turks and Caicos Islands 6 2008
=48 Ecuador 6 2008
=48 Tuvalu 6 2008
=48 Lebanon 6 2008
=48 Guam 6 2008
=48 Brunei 6 2008
=48 New Caledonia 6 2008
=48 Singapore 6 2008
=48 French Polynesia 6 1997
Eurozone average (profile) 6 2009
OPEC countries average (profile) 6 2009
South Asia average (profile) 6 2009
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 6 2008
Hot countries average (profile) 5.99 2008
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 5.96 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 5.86 2009
Tourist destinations average (profile) 5.81 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 5.78 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 5.77 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 5.74 2009
=169 Nepal 5 2009
=169 Bermuda 5 2009
=169 Saint Kitts and Nevis 5 2009
=169 Tonga 5 2009
=169 Cayman Islands 5 2009
=169 Grenada 5 2009
=169 Antigua and Barbuda 5 2009
=169 Malta 5 2009
=169 Burma 5 2009
=169 Sri Lanka 5 2009
=169 Saint Lucia 5 2009
=169 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5 2009
=169 New Zealand 5 2009
=169 Samoa 5 2009
=169 Pakistan 5 2009
=169 The Bahamas 5 2009
=169 United Kingdom 5 2009
=169 Trinidad and Tobago 5 2009
=169 Dominica 5 2009
=169 Mauritius 5 2009
=169 Barbados 5 2009
=169 Australia 5 2009
=169 Belize 5 2009
=169 Puerto Rico 5 2008
=169 Gibraltar 5 2008
194 Ireland 4 2009

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Interesting observations about Education > Elementary school starting age > Years

  • Russia ranked first for elementary school starting age > years amongst Europe in 2009.
  • El Salvador ranked first for elementary school starting age > years amongst Christian countries in 2009.
  • Brazil ranked first for elementary school starting age > years amongst Catholic countries in 2009.
  • Ireland has ranked last for elementary school starting age > years since 1998.
  • Mongolia ranked first for elementary school starting age > years globally in 2009.
  • Niger ranked first for elementary school starting age > years amongst Muslim countries in 2009.
  • Sweden ranked first for elementary school starting age > years amongst High income OECD countries in 2009.
  • Namibia ranked first for elementary school starting age > years amongst Former British colonies in 2009.
  • Latvia ranked first for elementary school starting age > years amongst European Union in 2009.
  • Eritrea ranked first for elementary school starting age > years amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2009.
  • South Africa ranked second for elementary school starting age > years amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2009.
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