South Africa - Share of Population Having at Least Completed Post-Secondary Education

Since 2014, South Africa Share of Population Having at Least Completed Post-Secondary Education jumped by 2.3points year on year. At 16.38 Percent of Persons Aged 25+ in 2019, the country was ranked number 64 among other countries in Share of Population Having at Least Completed Post-Secondary Education. South Africa is overtaken by Mexico, which was number 63 at 16.43 Percent of Persons Aged 25+ and is followed by Bangladesh at 15.86 Percent of Persons Aged 25+. Uzbekistan, Georgia and Singapore respectively ranked number 2, 3 and 4 in this ranking. Zimbabwe recorded the best 5 years average growth at +22.6points per year, while El Salvador witnessed the worst performance at -6.7points per year.

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Date Percent of Persons Aged 25+
2019 16.38
2018 16.06
2017 15.74
2016 15.42
2015 15.20
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How does South Africa rank in Share of Population Having at Least Completed Post-Secondary Education?

# 92 Countries Percent of Persons Aged 25+ Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Luxembourg
69.07 % 2015 NA NA View data
2 #2
Uzbekistan
64.73 % 2019 +1.3 % +3.3 % View data
63 #63
Mexico
16.43 % 2019 -0.1 % +2.6 % View data
64 #64
South Africa
16.38 % 2019 +1.9 % +2.3 % View data
65 #65
Bangladesh
15.86 % 2019 +1.9 % +9.0 % View data
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