Over-age students, primary, female (% of female enrollment) - Country Ranking

Definition: Over-age students are the percentage of those enrolled who are older than the official school-age range for primary education.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Angola 57.12 1983
2 Somalia 47.03 1980
3 Haiti 46.22 1997
4 Equatorial Guinea 43.90 1994
5 Gabon 35.73 1997
6 El Salvador 32.73 1983
7 Lebanon 31.30 1997
8 Nepal 31.20 2014
9 Congo 30.84 1984
10 Comoros 28.15 1994
11 Grenada 27.82 1984
12 Madagascar 27.77 1996
13 Swaziland 27.52 2013
14 Kenya 24.63 2012
15 Mauritania 23.11 1996
16 Lesotho 22.50 2013
17 Vanuatu 22.14 1989
18 Cameroon 21.63 1991
19 Myanmar 21.26 1978
20 Burundi 21.23 1993
21 Suriname 20.54 1989
22 Guinea-Bissau 19.54 1988
23 Togo 18.84 2014
24 Sweden 18.71 2013
25 Eritrea 18.55 2013
26 Malawi 18.40 2013
27 Timor-Leste 18.02 2014
28 South Africa 17.72 1995
29 Uruguay 17.26 1997
30 Paraguay 16.93 1996
31 Lao PDR 16.85 2014
32 Kazakhstan 16.77 2014
33 Ghana 16.63 2014
34 Nicaragua 16.40 1995
35 Dominica 16.37 1982
36 Cambodia 16.19 2014
37 Central African Republic 16.15 1991
38 Djibouti 16.05 1997
39 Colombia 15.33 2014
40 Ethiopia 15.09 2012
41 Côte d'Ivoire 15.09 1997
42 St. Lucia 15.00 1993
43 Chad 14.99 1997
44 Dem. Rep. Congo 14.86 1995
45 Zambia 14.71 2013
46 Indonesia 14.68 2013
47 Tonga 14.59 1993
48 Mozambique 14.24 2014
49 Costa Rica 13.97 1991
50 São Tomé and Principe 13.40 2014
51 Uganda 13.36 2013
52 Tunisia 13.35 1997
53 Bangladesh 13.21 2010
54 Guatemala 13.02 1997
55 Botswana 12.93 2013
56 Bhutan 12.74 2014
57 Saudi Arabia 12.35 2014
58 Burkina Faso 12.18 1995
59 Palau 12.15 2014
60 Zimbabwe 11.52 1986
61 China 11.08 1997
62 Senegal 10.74 2014
63 Honduras 10.67 1993
64 Seychelles 10.33 1996
65 Iran 9.94 2014
66 Philippines 9.83 1990
67 Argentina 9.79 1991
68 Austria 9.78 1989
69 Libya 9.55 1983
70 Portugal 9.48 1996
71 Luxembourg 9.31 1988
72 Guinea 8.96 2014
73 Oman 8.79 1997
74 Cabo Verde 8.79 1994
75 Mexico 8.70 1997
76 Sierra Leone 8.51 2013
77 Ecuador 8.40 2014
78 Trinidad and Tobago 8.37 1997
79 Peru 8.23 2014
80 Niger 7.98 2014
81 Andorra 7.94 2014
82 Algeria 7.89 1997
83 Mali 7.75 2014
84 Panama 7.67 2012
85 Rwanda 7.49 1978
86 Azerbaijan 7.31 2014
87 Ukraine 7.30 2014
88 Benin 7.22 2014
89 Iraq 7.14 1996
90 Jordan 7.04 1985
91 The Bahamas 6.81 1993
92 India 6.67 1990
93 Netherlands 6.62 1997
94 Moldova 6.56 2014
95 Morocco 6.24 1997
96 Kiribati 6.22 2014
97 Egypt 6.08 1997
98 Albania 5.98 2014
99 Turkey 5.96 1997
100 Afghanistan 5.66 2014
101 Macao SAR, China 5.50 2014
102 Mauritius 5.46 2013
103 Australia 5.45 1997
104 Tanzania 5.31 2013
105 Kuwait 5.31 1997
106 Belarus 5.28 2014
107 United States 5.28 1996
108 Samoa 5.27 1994
109 The Gambia 4.94 2013
110 Serbia 4.87 2014
111 Jamaica 4.83 2014
112 Mongolia 4.68 2014
113 Bahrain 4.66 1997
114 Qatar 4.65 1994
115 United Arab Emirates 4.27 1997
116 Fiji 4.13 1997
117 Guyana 4.11 1995
118 Hungary 4.10 1997
119 Belgium 3.72 1996
120 Syrian Arab Republic 3.64 1997
121 Estonia 3.63 2013
122 Brunei 3.48 2014
123 France 3.12 2013
124 Cuba 3.03 1997
125 New Zealand 3.03 1992
126 Georgia 2.87 2014
127 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 2.56 2009
128 Spain 2.55 1997
129 Korea 2.48 2014
130 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.44 2014
131 Canada 2.40 1996
132 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2.40 2013
133 St. Kitts and Nevis 2.39 1992
134 Germany 2.36 2013
135 Cyprus 1.89 2014
136 Singapore 1.75 1994
137 Barbados 1.73 1989
138 Switzerland 1.60 1996
139 Vietnam 1.58 2014
140 Hong Kong SAR, China 1.57 2014
141 Bulgaria 1.54 2014
142 Kyrgyz Republic 1.49 2014
143 Slovenia 1.42 1997
144 Greece 1.30 1997
145 Denmark 1.21 1996
146 United Kingdom 1.10 2013
147 Sri Lanka 1.04 2014
148 Malta 0.87 2014
149 Poland 0.81 2013
150 Italy 0.69 1997
151 Malaysia 0.52 1970
152 Ireland 0.45 2013
153 Finland 0.34 1997
154 Tajikistan 0.15 2014
155 Iceland 0.03 1997
156 Japan 0.00 2013
156 Thailand 0.00 1978
156 Namibia 0.00 1997
156 Russia 0.00 2013
156 Solomon Islands 0.00 1975
156 Tuvalu 0.00 2014
156 Norway 0.00 2013
156 Pakistan 0.00 2014

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Statistical Concept and Methodology: The percentage of over-age students is calculated by dividing the number of students who are older than the official school-age range for primary education by primary school enrollment, and multiplying by 100. Data on education are collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics from official responses to its annual education survey. All the data are mapped to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) to ensure the comparability of education programs at the international level. The current version was formally adopted by UNESCO Member States in 2011. Population data are drawn from the United Nations Population Division. Using a single source for population data standardizes definitions, estimations, and interpolation methods, ensuring a consistent methodology across countries and minimizing potential enumeration problems in national censuses. The reference years reflect the school year for which the data are presented. In some countries the school year spans two calendar years (for example, from September 2010 to June 2011); in these cases the reference year refers to the year in which the school year ended (2011 in the example).

Periodicity: Annual