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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 Namibia 7 2009
=2 Honduras 7 2009
=2 Kyrgyzstan 7 2009
=2 Poland 7 2009
=2 Kazakhstan 7 2009
=2 Zambia 7 2009
=2 Burundi 7 2009
=2 Switzerland 7 2009
=2 Guinea-Bissau 7 2009
=2 Croatia 7 2009
=2 Brazil 7 2009
=2 Niger 7 2009
=2 Latvia 7 2009
=2 South Africa 7 2009
=2 Romania 7 2009
=2 Bulgaria 7 2009
=2 Russia 7 2009
=2 Sweden 7 2009
=2 Armenia 7 2009
=2 China 7 2009
=2 Eritrea 7 2009
=2 Equatorial Guinea 7 2009
=2 Guatemala 7 2009
=2 The Gambia 7 2009
=2 Lithuania 7 2009
=2 Sao Tome and Principe 7 2009
=2 Hungary 7 2009
=2 Papua New Guinea 7 2009
=2 Senegal 7 2009
=2 Uzbekistan 7 2009
=2 Estonia 7 2009
=2 Moldova 7 2009
=2 Denmark 7 2009
=2 Rwanda 7 2009
=2 El Salvador 7 2009
=2 Guinea 7 2009
=2 Finland 7 2009
=2 Indonesia 7 2009
=2 Afghanistan 7 2009
=2 Tajikistan 7 2009
=2 Tanzania 7 2009
=2 Burkina Faso 7 2009
=2 Ethiopia 7 2009
=2 Turkmenistan 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 Bhutan 6 2009
=48 Nicaragua 6 2009
=48 Djibouti 6 2009
=48 Uruguay 6 2009
=48 Seychelles 6 2009
=48 Iraq 6 2009
=48 Haiti 6 2009
=48 Kiribati 6 2009
=48 Belgium 6 2009
=48 Chile 6 2009
=48 Marshall Islands 6 2009
=48 Algeria 6 2009
=48 Belarus 6 2009
=48 Japan 6 2009
=48 Uganda 6 2009
=48 Mozambique 6 2009
=48 Austria 6 2009
=48 Chad 6 2009
=48 Angola 6 2009
=48 Vietnam 6 2009
=48 United States 6 2009
=48 Ukraine 6 2009
=48 Togo 6 2009
=48 Cuba 6 2009
=48 Benin 6 2009
=48 Cote d'Ivoire 6 2009
=48 Laos 6 2009
=48 Peru 6 2009
=48 Somalia 6 2009
=48 Cyprus 6 2009
=48 San Marino 6 2009
=48 Solomon Islands 6 2009
=48 Czech Republic 6 2009
=48 Kenya 6 2009
=48 Lesotho 6 2009
=48 Azerbaijan 6 2009
=48 India 6 2009
=48 United Arab Emirates 6 2009
=48 Albania 6 2009
=48 Jamaica 6 2009
=48 Gabon 6 2009
=48 Oman 6 2009
=48 Spain 6 2009
=48 Slovenia 6 2009
=48 Cape Verde 6 2009
=48 Saudi Arabia 6 2009
=48 Ghana 6 2009
=48 Bolivia 6 2009
=48 Argentina 6 2009
=48 Aruba 6 2009
=48 Cambodia 6 2009
=48 Botswana 6 2009
=48 Paraguay 6 2009
=48 Greece 6 2009
=48 Mexico 6 2009
=48 Syria 6 2009
=48 Mauritania 6 2009
=48 Jordan 6 2009
=48 Zimbabwe 6 2009
=48 Venezuela 6 2009
=48 Israel 6 2009
=48 Suriname 6 2009
=48 Maldives 6 2009
=48 Sudan 6 2009
=48 Italy 6 2009
=48 Qatar 6 2009
=48 Fiji 6 2009
=48 Colombia 6 2009
=48 Morocco 6 2009
=48 Philippines 6 2009
=48 Georgia 6 2009
=48 Sierra Leone 6 2009
=48 Thailand 6 2009
=48 Netherlands Antilles 6 2009
=48 Nigeria 6 2009
=48 Palau 6 2009
=48 American Samoa 6 2009
=48 Luxembourg 6 2009
=48 Costa Rica 6 2009
=48 Panama 6 2009
=48 Malaysia 6 2009
=48 Portugal 6 2009
=48 Liechtenstein 6 2009
=48 Bangladesh 6 2009
=48 Central African Republic 6 2009
=48 Libya 6 2009
=48 Dominican Republic 6 2009
=48 Virgin Islands 6 2009
=48 Malawi 6 2009
=48 Norway 6 2009
=48 Vanuatu 6 2009
=48 Slovakia 6 2009
=48 France 6 2009
=48 Turkey 6 2009
=48 Congo, Republic of the 6 2009
=48 Monaco 6 2009
=48 Netherlands 6 2009
=48 Liberia 6 2009
=48 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 2009
=48 Swaziland 6 2009
=48 East Timor 6 2009
=48 Canada 6 2009
=48 Comoros 6 2009
=48 Tunisia 6 2009
=48 Guyana 6 2009
=48 Germany 6 2009
=48 Iceland 6 2009
=48 Kuwait 6 2009
=48 Democratic Republic of the Congo 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 Sri Lanka 5 2009
=169 Burma 5 2009
=169 Malta 5 2009
=169 Antigua and Barbuda 5 2009
=169 Grenada 5 2009
=169 Cayman Islands 5 2009
=169 Tonga 5 2009
=169 Saint Kitts and Nevis 5 2009
=169 Bermuda 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 Nepal 5 2009
=169 Belize 5 2009
=169 Australia 5 2009
=169 Barbados 5 2009
=169 Mauritius 5 2009
=169 Dominica 5 2009
=169 Gibraltar 5 2008
=169 Puerto Rico 5 2008
194 Ireland 4 2009

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