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

Source: World Bank

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