Number of Pupils in Primary Education

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

  1. In 2019, Number of Pupils in Primary Education in Nigeria rose 1.2% compared to the previous year.
  2. Since 2014 China Number of Pupils in Primary Education rose 1.2% year on year reaching 100,922,941.26 Pupils.
  3. In 2019 India was ranked number 1 in Number of Pupils in Primary Education.
  4. In 2019 Nepal was ranked number 39 in Number of Pupils in Primary Education attaining 3,970,016 Pupils, compared to 173 in 2018.

Top Countries in Number of Pupils in Primary Education

# 184 Countries Units (Pupils) Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
India
144,403,982 2019 +0.3 % +0.9 % View data
2 #2
China
100,922,941 2019 -0.9 % +1.2 % View data
3 #3
Indonesia
29,377,793 2019 -0.2 % -0.3 % View data
4 #4
Nigeria
26,754,634 2019 +1.2 % +0.7 % View data
5 #5
United States
25,123,677 2017 +0.4 % +0.8 % View data
6 #6
Pakistan
23,086,663 2019 +0.7 % +3.5 % View data
7 #7
Ethiopia
18,075,515 2019 +2.6 % +2.8 % View data
8 #8
Bangladesh
17,338,100 2018 +0.5 % NA View data
9 #9
Brazil
15,776,740 2019 -0.9 % -1.1 % View data
10 #10
Democratic Republic of the Congo
15,025,284 2019 +2.1 % +2.1 % View data
11 #11
Mexico
14,126,828 2019 -0.3 % -0.7 % View data
12 #12
Philippines
14,039,867 2017 -1.8 % NA View data
13 #13
Egypt
12,755,920 2019 +0.9 % +2.8 % View data
14 #14
Tanzania
10,078,353 2019 -0.3 % +4.2 % View data
15 #15
Uganda
9,036,883 2019 +1.3 % NA View data
16 #16
Iran
8,367,845 2019 +1.4 % +2.4 % View data
17 #17
Kenya
8,308,392 2019 +0.2 % +0.4 % View data
18 #18
Vietnam
7,990,279 2019 -0.6 % +1.4 % View data
19 #19
South Africa
7,624,631 2019 +0.3 % +1.2 % View data
20 #20
Afghanistan
6,700,320 2019 +2.4 % +1.5 % View data
21 #21
Mozambique
6,637,853 2019 +1.1 % +3.1 % View data
22 #22
Russia
6,601,629 2019 +1.1 % +2.9 % View data
23 #23
Japan
6,504,964 2019 -0.3 % -0.6 % View data
24 #24
Myanmar
5,335,158 2019 +0.7 % +0.6 % View data
25 #25
Sudan
5,075,554 2019 +2.0 % +3.0 % View data
26 #26
Madagascar
4,961,335 2019 +2.1 % +1.5 % View data
27 #27
Thailand
4,858,825 2019 -0.9 % -1.3 % View data
28 #28
Turkey
4,832,599 2019 -2.3 % -2.8 % View data
29 #29
United Kingdom
4,831,375 2019 +0.5 % +1.4 % View data
30 #30
Argentina
4,728,601 2019 -0.3 % -0.2 % View data
31 #31
Malawi
4,560,105 2019 +2.7 % +2.2 % View data
32 #32
Ghana
4,549,875 2019 +3.4 % +2.0 % View data
33 #33
Algeria
4,422,465 2019 -0.2 % +3.3 % View data
34 #34
Cameroon
4,370,969 2019 +4.0 % +1.1 % View data
35 #35
France
4,339,306 2019 +0.4 % +0.7 % View data
36 #36
Morocco
4,329,519 2019 +0.2 % +1.4 % View data
37 #37
Colombia
4,257,605 2019 -1.1 % -1.3 % View data
38 #38
Ivory Coast
3,988,732 2019 +2.3 % +4.7 % View data
39 #39
Nepal
3,970,016 2019 NA -2.0 % View data
40 #40
Yemen
3,900,134 2016 NA +1.4 % View data
41 #41
Peru
3,554,052 2019 -1.1 % +0.3 % View data
42 #42
Zambia
3,390,801 2019 +1.6 % +1.1 % View data
43 #43
Venezuela
3,299,789 2019 -0.4 % -1.1 % View data
44 #44
Burkina Faso
3,292,793 2019 +2.7 % +4.9 % View data
45 #45
Saudi Arabia
3,290,052 2019 -0.3 % -2.5 % View data
46 #46
Spain
3,097,909 2019 +0.8 % +0.9 % View data
47 #47
Malaysia
3,085,909 2019 -0.1 % -0.6 % View data
48 #48
Niger
2,958,930 2019 +3.7 % +5.4 % View data
49 #49
Italy
2,886,495 2019 +0.1 % +0.2 % View data
50 #50
Germany
2,884,014 2019 -0.7 % +0.1 % View data
51 #51
Rwanda
2,565,164 2019 +2.5 % +1.3 % View data
52 #52
Mali
2,564,874 2019 +3.5 % +3.3 % View data
53 #53
South Korea
2,511,324 2019 -2.7 % -1.7 % View data
54 #54
Uzbekistan
2,479,424 2019 -0.2 % +4.0 % View data
55 #55
Chad
2,454,793 2019 +2.4 % +0.1 % View data
56 #56
Canada
2,365,780 2019 +0.3 % +1.0 % View data
57 #57
Guatemala
2,363,387 2019 +0.1 % -0.5 % View data
58 #58
Benin
2,305,510 2019 +3.7 % +1.6 % View data
59 #59
Poland
2,296,529 2017 NA +1.0 % View data
60 #60
Australia
2,247,029 2019 +0.8 % +0.7 % View data
61 #61
Burundi
2,227,680 2019 +2.6 % +1.7 % View data
62 #62
Senegal
2,193,653 2019 +2.4 % +2.6 % View data
63 #63
Cambodia
2,122,231 2019 -1.2 % -0.1 % View data
64 #64
Ecuador
1,924,692 2019 -0.4 % -1.7 % View data
65 #65
Guinea
1,917,233 2019 +2.3 % +2.1 % View data
66 #66
Sri Lanka
1,736,626 2019 +0.7 % -0.5 % View data
67 #67
Ukraine
1,651,435 2019 -1.5 % -0.4 % View data
68 #68
Togo
1,581,869 2019 +2.1 % +2.3 % View data
69 #69
North Korea
1,507,780 2018 NA NA View data
70 #70
Chile
1,485,884 2019 -0.5 % +0.2 % View data
71 #71
Kazakhstan
1,461,448 2019 +3.9 % +5.4 % View data
72 #72
Sierra Leone
1,417,309 2019 +3.5 % NA View data
73 #73
Bolivia
1,371,029 2019 -0.6 % +0.4 % View data
74 #74
Papua New Guinea
1,275,085 2016 NA NA View data
75 #75
South Sudan
1,273,852 2015 NA -3.2 % View data
76 #76
Dominican Republic
1,232,043 2019 +0.5 % -0.6 % View data
77 #77
Tunisia
1,194,705 2019 -0.6 % +1.9 % View data
78 #78
Jordan
1,153,987 2019 +1.8 % +3.3 % View data
79 #79
Honduras
1,109,069 2019 -0.8 % -0.7 % View data
80 #80
Israel
937,043 2019 +1.2 % +1.7 % View data
81 #81
Romania
928,245 2017 -1.2 % +2.8 % View data
82 #82
Sweden
885,900 2019 +1.9 % +3.2 % View data
83 #83
Belgium
820,218 2019 +0.7 % +1.2 % View data
84 #84
Central African Republic
813,767 2016 NA +4.7 % View data
85 #85
Laos
788,251 2019 +0.3 % -2.0 % View data
86 #86
Tajikistan
769,601 2019 +1.1 % +3.0 % View data
87 #87
Paraguay
727,363 2016 NA -2.4 % View data
88 #88
Cuba
723,839 2019 -2.4 % -1.1 % View data
89 #89
Mauritania
661,343 2019 +0.9 % +2.2 % View data
90 #90
Greece
649,586 2019 +0.1 % +0.7 % View data
91 #91
El Salvador
643,479 2019 -2.9 % -3.7 % View data
92 #92
Liberia
635,478 2017 -3.0 % NA View data
93 #93
Azerbaijan
633,479 2019 -0.3 % +4.1 % View data
94 #94
Portugal
608,425 2019 -1.7 % -2.0 % View data
95 #95
Czech Republic
579,386 2019 +0.9 % +2.6 % View data
96 #96
Ireland
571,173 2019 +1.1 % +1.3 % View data
97 #97
Kyrgyzstan
528,551 2019 -0.0 % +4.0 % View data
98 #98
United Arab Emirates
512,846 2019 +2.8 % +4.6 % View data
99 #99
Lebanon
511,671 2019 +0.5 % +1.3 % View data
100 #100
Switzerland
505,606 2019 +0.2 % +0.9 % View data
101 #101
Palestine
492,883 2019 +1.0 % +2.2 % View data
102 #102
Denmark
481,442 2019 +0.8 % +0.6 % View data
103 #103
Costa Rica
477,137 2019 -1.4 % +0.1 % View data
104 #104
Norway
447,331 2019 +0.5 % +1.0 % View data
105 #105
Belarus
425,235 2019 -0.6 % +2.9 % View data
106 #106
Panama
414,455 2019 -0.2 % -0.6 % View data
107 #107
New Zealand
387,353 2019 +0.7 % +1.5 % View data
108 #108
Hungary
385,673 2019 -0.6 % -0.4 % View data
109 #109
Finland
362,008 2019 +0.0 % +0.6 % View data
110 #110
Lesotho
361,730 2019 -0.5 % -0.2 % View data
111 #111
Gambia
356,147 2019 +1.7 % +5.3 % View data
112 #112
Eritrea
353,068 2019 +0.9 % -0.5 % View data
113 #113
Botswana
344,618 2015 +1.1 % NA View data
114 #114
Austria
330,107 2019 -0.3 % +0.2 % View data
115 #115
Oman
309,837 2019 +11.2 % -1.7 % View data
116 #116
Mongolia
309,747 2019 -0.4 % +5.3 % View data
117 #117
Georgia
303,620 2019 -0.6 % +1.3 % View data
118 #118
Uruguay
298,676 2019 -1.1 % -1.5 % View data
119 #119
Kuwait
286,265 2019 +2.3 % +2.5 % View data
120 #120
Serbia
263,329 2019 -1.3 % -1.6 % View data
121 #121
Bulgaria
256,334 2019 -1.1 % -0.2 % View data
122 #122
Jamaica
243,085 2019 -2.3 % -1.8 % View data
123 #123
Swaziland
240,645 2019 +0.4 % +0.0 % View data
124 #124
Singapore
234,653 2017 -1.0 % NA View data
125 #125
Slovakia
219,405 2019 -0.6 % +0.5 % View data
126 #126
Puerto Rico
218,480 2019 -2.3 % -3.3 % View data
127 #127
East Timor
216,368 2019 +1.6 % -2.5 % View data
128 #128
Albania
166,478 2019 -2.6 % -3.2 % View data
129 #129
Croatia
159,445 2019 -0.8 % -0.2 % View data
130 #130
Qatar
158,196 2019 +2.8 % +6.1 % View data
131 #131
Bosnia and Herzegovina
157,708 2019 -1.1 % -0.4 % View data
132 #132
Armenia
153,243 2019 -0.1 % +1.5 % View data
133 #133
Moldova
135,794 2019 -3.1 % -0.4 % View data
134 #134
Slovenia
126,017 2019 +1.3 % +2.5 % View data
135 #135
Comoros
124,240 2018 +2.2 % +0.7 % View data
136 #136
Latvia
121,974 2019 +0.4 % +1.3 % View data
137 #137
Bahrain
115,586 2019 +1.5 % +2.2 % View data
138 #138
Fiji
110,060 2019 +0.2 % NA View data
139 #139
Macedonia
108,106 2019 -0.3 % -0.0 % View data
140 #140
Solomon Islands
107,174 2019 +1.7 % +1.0 % View data
141 #141
Lithuania
106,020 2019 -2.3 % -0.4 % View data
142 #142
Equatorial Guinea
93,396 2015 NA +1.9 % View data
143 #143
Bhutan
92,090 2019 +0.3 % -2.0 % View data
144 #144
Mauritius
88,017 2019 -1.8 % -3.5 % View data
145 #145
Estonia
83,926 2019 -0.1 % +1.7 % View data
146 #146
Djibouti
68,701 2019 +9.1 % +1.3 % View data
147 #147
Suriname
68,195 2019 +0.8 % -0.7 % View data
148 #148
Cape Verde
62,649 2019 -2.3 % -1.3 % View data
149 #149
Cyprus
54,982 2019 -0.2 % +0.7 % View data
150 #150
Belize
51,198 2019 +0.8 % -0.3 % View data
151 #151
Maldives
43,907 2019 -0.5 % +2.1 % View data
152 #152
Montenegro
39,288 2018 +1.4 % NA View data
153 #153
Brunei
39,146 2019 -0.8 % -1.0 % View data
154 #154
Sao Tome and Principe
37,764 2019 +1.0 % +1.8 % View data
155 #155
Luxembourg
37,725 2019 +0.7 % +1.3 % View data
156 #156
Samoa
33,371 2019 +0.8 % +1.3 % View data
157 #157
Iceland
32,044 2019 +0.5 % +1.4 % View data
158 #158
Bahamas
29,234 2019 -0.9 % -1.6 % View data
159 #159
Malta
25,133 2019 -0.6 % +0.9 % View data
160 #160
Barbados
20,206 2019 -0.1 % -0.9 % View data
161 #161
Tonga
17,059 2019 +0.0 % -0.0 % View data
162 #162
Kiribati
16,695 2017 -1.1 % NA View data
163 #163
Saint Lucia
15,333 2019 -3.4 % -2.4 % View data
164 #164
Federated States of Micronesia
13,758 2015 -3.8 % NA View data
165 #165
Grenada
13,290 2019 +0.7 % +0.3 % View data
166 #166
Saint Vincent and Grenadines
12,871 2019 -2.5 % -0.8 % View data
167 #167
Antigua and Barbuda
9,965 2019 -1.6 % -0.4 % View data
168 #168
Aruba
9,816 2014 +0.1 % -0.3 % View data
169 #169
Seychelles
9,207 2019 -0.6 % +0.9 % View data
170 #170
Marshall Islands
7,941 2016 -3.6 % -1.5 % View data
171 #171
Dominica
6,867 2019 -2.2 % -2.3 % View data
172 #172
Saint Kitts and Nevis
5,250 2019 -1.1 % -1.0 % View data
173 #173
Andorra
4,312 2019 -0.3 % +1.2 % View data
174 #174
Cayman Islands
4,299 2018 NA +1.7 % View data
175 #175
Bermuda
4,030 2019 -0.6 % -0.3 % View data
176 #176
Turks and Caicos Islands
3,680 2018 NA NA View data
177 #177
British Virgin Islands
3,387 2019 +0.7 % +0.7 % View data
178 #178
Gibraltar
2,834 2017 +1.4 % NA View data
179 #179
Monaco
1,989 2019 +0.4 % +2.6 % View data
180 #180
Liechtenstein
1,978 2019 -0.4 % +0.5 % View data
181 #181
Nauru
1,889 2019 +2.1 % +3.7 % View data
182 #182
San Marino
1,698 2018 NA NA View data
183 #183
Palau
1,639 2014 -0.9 % NA View data
184 #184
Tuvalu
1,316 2019 -0.6 % -1.5 % View data

Source: World Bank

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