Number of Pupils in Primary Education

This key economic indicator for the Education sector has been recently updated.

Top Countries in Number of Pupils in Primary Education

# 187 Countries Units (Pupils) Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 India 123,371,457 2018 -0.3 % -1.4 % View data
2 China 97,961,300 2018 -1.5 % +0.1 % View data
3 Indonesia 29,357,297 2018 +0.1 % -0.5 % View data
4 United States 25,037,875 2018 +0.2 % +0.5 % View data
5 Pakistan 21,988,928 2018 +1.4 % +3.9 % View data
6 Ethiopia 17,620,124 2018 +2.7 % NA View data
7 Bangladesh 17,251,350 2017 NA NA View data
8 Democratic Republic of the Congo 14,708,376 2018 +2.3 % +3.1 % View data
9 Brazil 14,702,923 2018 -2.3 % -2.6 % View data
10 Philippines 14,293,635 2016 -1.1 % NA View data
11 Mexico 14,093,204 2018 -0.3 % -1.0 % View data
12 Egypt 12,147,765 2018 +0.9 % +1.8 % View data
13 Tanzania 9,285,379 2018 -0.3 % +2.4 % View data
14 Uganda 8,925,232 2018 +1.0 % +1.1 % View data
15 Nigeria 8,070,442 2015 -68.7 % -17.1 % View data
16 Kenya 7,976,156 2018 -0.0 % NA View data
17 Vietnam 7,775,635 2018 -0.3 % +1.5 % View data
18 Iran 7,725,758 2018 +0.3 % -0.3 % View data
19 South Africa 7,527,296 2018 +0.3 % +1.3 % View data
20 Afghanistan 6,586,211 2018 +3.6 % +1.9 % View data
21 Japan 6,581,949 2016 -0.8 % NA View data
22 Mozambique 6,256,698 2018 +2.5 % +2.5 % View data
23 Russia 6,209,747 2018 +0.8 % +1.9 % View data
24 Myanmar 5,388,350 2017 +1.3 % NA View data
25 Turkey 5,173,738 2018 -1.8 % -1.6 % View data
26 Sudan 4,974,908 2018 +1.5 % +3.0 % View data
27 Madagascar 4,966,197 2018 +2.0 % +2.1 % View data
28 United Kingdom 4,723,062 2018 +0.3 % +0.4 % View data
29 Thailand 4,718,330 2018 -1.3 % NA View data
30 Argentina 4,576,390 2018 -0.3 % -0.2 % View data
31 Cameroon 4,530,734 2018 +3.6 % NA View data
32 Malawi 4,521,784 2018 +2.0 % +2.7 % View data
33 Ghana 4,401,194 2018 +0.2 % +1.4 % View data
34 France 4,307,779 2018 +0.4 % +0.7 % View data
35 Algeria 4,248,813 2018 -0.8 % +3.3 % View data
36 Morocco 4,215,025 2018 +0.1 % +0.9 % View data
37 Colombia 4,192,077 2018 -1.4 % -1.4 % View data
38 Nepal 4,173,393 2018 +0.9 % -1.8 % View data
39 Yemen 3,900,134 2016 NA +1.4 % View data
40 Ivory Coast 3,840,321 2018 +1.8 % +4.9 % View data
41 Saudi Arabia 3,790,551 2018 +1.0 % +1.1 % View data
42 Peru 3,559,950 2018 +1.4 % +0.2 % View data
43 Zambia 3,338,464 2018 +1.6 % +1.7 % View data
44 Venezuela 3,306,532 2018 +0.8 % -1.2 % View data
45 Burkina Faso 3,122,803 2018 +2.7 % +4.8 % View data
46 Malaysia 3,089,282 2018 +0.1 % -1.0 % View data
47 Spain 2,987,072 2018 +0.7 % +1.0 % View data
48 Niger 2,852,781 2018 +3.0 % +5.7 % View data
49 Germany 2,820,281 2018 -1.0 % -0.5 % View data
50 Italy 2,799,180 2018 -0.2 % -0.2 % View data
51 Zimbabwe 2,663,187 2013 -0.1 % NA View data
52 Rwanda 2,593,426 2018 +2.1 % +1.5 % View data
53 Mali 2,564,728 2018 +1.0 % +4.4 % View data
54 South Korea 2,500,913 2018 -3.0 % -2.2 % View data
55 Chad 2,386,667 2018 +2.6 % +0.5 % View data
56 Poland 2,368,214 2018 -0.6 % +1.9 % View data
57 Uzbekistan 2,362,590 2018 -1.2 % +3.6 % View data
58 Benin 2,335,611 2018 +3.7 % +2.5 % View data
59 Guatemala 2,333,274 2018 +0.4 % -1.2 % View data
60 Canada 2,316,030 2018 +0.3 % +1.0 % View data
61 Australia 2,228,657 2018 +0.5 % +0.9 % View data
62 Burundi 2,194,774 2018 +3.2 % +1.8 % View data
63 Senegal 2,121,610 2018 +1.6 % +3.3 % View data
64 Cambodia 2,083,644 2018 -1.0 % -1.3 % View data
65 Ecuador 1,963,109 2018 -0.2 % -1.0 % View data
66 Guinea 1,874,284 2018 +2.4 % +2.4 % View data
67 Sri Lanka 1,760,484 2018 +0.8 % -0.1 % View data
68 Ukraine 1,610,872 2018 -2.0 % -0.3 % View data
69 Togo 1,553,420 2018 +1.9 % +1.9 % View data
70 Syria 1,547,316 2013 -39.4 % -8.1 % View data
71 North Korea 1,507,780 2018 NA NA View data
72 Sierra Leone 1,486,621 2018 -0.0 % +2.7 % View data
73 Chile 1,486,315 2018 -1.4 % +0.3 % View data
74 Kazakhstan 1,406,967 2018 +3.7 % +5.9 % View data
75 Bolivia 1,348,563 2018 -0.8 % NA View data
76 Dominican Republic 1,262,008 2018 +0.7 % -0.5 % View data
77 Netherlands 1,221,384 2018 -0.3 % -0.5 % View data
78 South Sudan 1,156,084 2015 NA -3.2 % View data
79 Tunisia 1,125,164 2018 -0.1 % +1.1 % View data
80 Jordan 1,116,254 2018 +0.9 % +4.8 % View data
81 Honduras 1,110,845 2018 -0.6 % -1.0 % View data
82 Romania 935,394 2016 -0.9 % +2.5 % View data
83 Israel 925,531 2018 +0.9 % +1.8 % View data
84 Central African Republic 813,767 2016 NA +4.7 % View data
85 Laos 812,543 2018 +0.5 % -1.5 % View data
86 Belgium 790,512 2018 +0.4 % +1.0 % View data
87 Tajikistan 761,349 2018 -1.3 % NA View data
88 Cuba 702,714 2018 -2.5 % -1.9 % View data
89 Liberia 693,875 2016 +1.4 % +0.6 % View data
90 Sweden 678,399 2018 +0.6 % +1.9 % View data
91 El Salvador 660,941 2018 -2.2 % -4.0 % View data
92 Greece 645,193 2018 +0.1 % +0.5 % View data
93 Mauritania 639,190 2018 +1.9 % +2.4 % View data
94 Portugal 626,366 2018 -1.4 % -1.8 % View data
95 Azerbaijan 602,441 2018 -0.8 % +3.9 % View data
96 Czech Republic 555,409 2018 +0.7 % +2.5 % View data
97 Ireland 550,193 2018 +0.9 % +1.3 % View data
98 Lebanon 503,032 2018 +0.1 % +1.3 % View data
99 Kyrgyzstan 498,112 2018 -0.6 % +3.5 % View data
100 Switzerland 492,841 2018 -0.2 % +0.4 % View data
101 United Arab Emirates 490,713 2018 +2.9 % +5.4 % View data
102 Denmark 481,177 2018 +0.9 % +0.5 % View data
103 West Bank and Gaza 479,893 2018 +0.6 % +2.2 % View data
104 Namibia 476,360 2017 NA +2.8 % View data
105 Norway 445,033 2018 +0.1 % +0.9 % View data
106 Costa Rica 439,879 2018 -1.2 % -1.0 % View data
107 Belarus 415,587 2018 -1.8 % +3.2 % View data
108 Panama 409,203 2018 -0.4 % -1.3 % View data
109 Hungary 387,292 2018 -0.7 % +0.1 % View data
110 New Zealand 384,632 2018 +0.1 % +1.7 % View data
111 Oman 378,325 2018 +0.3 % +4.0 % View data
112 Lesotho 363,353 2018 -1.2 % -0.3 % View data
113 Finland 356,295 2018 -0.1 % +0.5 % View data
114 Eritrea 354,329 2018 +2.1 % +0.3 % View data
115 Gambia 350,323 2018 +6.2 % +6.5 % View data
116 Hong Kong 341,835 2018 -3.0 % +1.3 % View data
117 Botswana 330,810 2014 -2.7 % NA View data
118 Austria 324,149 2018 -0.5 % -0.2 % View data
119 Uruguay 309,806 2016 -1.3 % NA View data
120 Georgia 297,482 2018 -1.2 % +0.7 % View data
121 Mongolia 285,805 2018 -0.9 % +3.1 % View data
122 Kuwait 280,029 2018 +2.3 % +3.0 % View data
123 Serbia 264,300 2018 -1.1 % -1.7 % View data
124 Bulgaria 252,541 2018 -1.4 % -0.1 % View data
125 Eswatini 242,945 2018 +0.5 % +0.3 % View data
126 Jamaica 239,240 2018 -1.2 % -2.6 % View data
127 Singapore 236,943 2016 NA NA View data
128 Timor-Leste 228,284 2018 +2.5 % -1.5 % View data
129 Puerto Rico 220,446 2018 -2.4 % -3.5 % View data
130 Slovakia 212,617 2018 -1.0 % +0.1 % View data
131 Albania 170,960 2018 -2.2 % -3.0 % View data
132 Bosnia and Herzegovina 159,107 2018 -1.5 % -0.4 % View data
133 Croatia 158,369 2018 -1.0 % -0.2 % View data
134 Armenia 150,931 2018 -0.8 % +1.4 % View data
135 Qatar 149,733 2018 +2.6 % +7.2 % View data
136 Moldova 134,229 2018 -3.7 % -0.6 % View data
137 Comoros 121,517 2017 NA NA View data
138 Latvia 121,205 2018 -0.1 % +1.2 % View data
139 Slovenia 120,855 2018 +1.1 % +2.1 % View data
140 Bahrain 113,754 2018 +1.0 % +2.8 % View data
141 Fiji 109,860 2018 +0.2 % +0.9 % View data
142 Solomon Islands 108,991 2018 +0.6 % +1.6 % View data
143 Macedonia 106,804 2018 -0.5 % -0.6 % View data
144 Lithuania 101,301 2018 -3.1 % -1.4 % View data
145 Bhutan 94,876 2018 +0.7 % -1.9 % View data
146 Equatorial Guinea 93,396 2015 NA +1.9 % View data
147 Mauritius 91,833 2018 -1.2 % -3.3 % View data
148 Estonia 80,194 2018 -0.6 % +1.2 % View data
149 Suriname 68,865 2018 +1.4 % +0.0 % View data
150 Djibouti 62,979 2018 +1.8 % NA View data
151 Cabo Verde 61,447 2018 -2.2 % -1.6 % View data
152 Belize 52,004 2018 +1.0 % -0.2 % View data
153 Cyprus 51,864 2018 -0.8 % -0.8 % View data
154 Vanuatu 45,931 2015 NA +1.9 % View data
155 Maldives 44,141 2018 -2.6 % +2.9 % View data
156 Brunei 39,440 2018 -0.4 % -1.3 % View data
157 Montenegro 38,740 2017 +2.3 % +0.2 % View data
158 Sao Tome and Principe 37,241 2018 +0.4 % NA View data
159 Luxembourg 36,839 2018 +0.6 % +0.9 % View data
160 Samoa 33,119 2018 +0.5 % NA View data
161 Iceland 31,132 2018 +0.3 % +1.0 % View data
162 Bahamas 30,655 2016 NA NA View data
163 Malta 24,292 2018 -1.0 % +0.5 % View data
164 Barbados 20,384 2017 -1.7 % NA View data
165 Tonga 16,982 2015 -0.7 % NA View data
166 Kiribati 16,695 2017 -1.1 % NA View data
167 Saint Lucia 15,540 2018 -3.2 % -2.6 % View data
168 Federated States of Micronesia 13,758 2015 -3.8 % NA View data
169 Grenada 13,445 2018 -0.1 % +0.8 % View data
170 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 12,753 2018 -2.1 % -1.3 % View data
171 Antigua and Barbuda 9,838 2018 -1.1 % NA View data
172 Aruba 9,766 2018 +0.1 % -0.1 % View data
173 Seychelles 9,020 2018 -0.2 % +0.8 % View data
174 Marshall Islands 7,941 2016 -3.6 % -1.5 % View data
175 Dominica 7,021 2018 -2.2 % -2.2 % View data
176 Saint Kitts and Nevis 5,295 2018 -1.3 % -1.1 % View data
177 Cayman Islands 4,299 2018 NA +1.7 % View data
178 Andorra 4,251 2018 -0.3 % +0.9 % View data
179 Bermuda 4,053 2018 -0.6 % -0.3 % View data
180 British Virgin Islands 3,363 2018 +0.9 % +1.0 % View data
181 Gibraltar 2,796 2016 NA NA View data
182 Turks and Caicos Islands 2,577 2015 -2.6 % NA View data
183 Monaco 2,026 2018 +0.4 % +2.9 % View data
184 Liechtenstein 1,914 2018 -0.7 % NA View data
185 Nauru 1,850 2018 +2.1 % NA View data
186 Palau 1,639 2014 -0.9 % NA View data
187 Tuvalu 1,324 2016 -11.0 % NA View data

Source: World Bank

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