Over-age students, primary, male (% of male 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 60.36 1983
2 Somalia 49.87 1980
3 Haiti 47.74 1997
4 Namibia 46.57 1997
5 Equatorial Guinea 44.72 1994
6 Gabon 35.72 1997
7 Grenada 34.09 1984
8 Congo 33.26 1984
9 Swaziland 33.14 2013
10 Lebanon 31.30 1997
11 Madagascar 30.68 1996
12 Comoros 27.62 1994
13 Kenya 27.29 2012
14 Lesotho 27.21 2013
15 Nepal 25.06 2014
16 Vanuatu 24.92 1989
17 Mauritania 24.39 1996
18 Burundi 24.36 1993
19 Myanmar 23.24 1978
20 Cameroon 23.13 1991
21 Suriname 22.93 1989
22 Eritrea 22.58 2013
23 Timor-Leste 22.17 2014
24 Guinea-Bissau 21.71 1988
25 El Salvador 21.08 1970
26 Chad 20.70 1997
27 South Africa 20.39 1995
28 Paraguay 19.72 1996
29 Malawi 19.56 2013
30 Lao PDR 19.43 2014
31 Central African Republic 19.39 1991
32 Uruguay 19.06 1997
33 Cambodia 18.95 2014
34 Dominica 18.73 1982
35 Togo 18.72 2014
36 St. Lucia 18.58 1993
37 Colombia 18.48 2014
38 Djibouti 18.22 1997
39 Mozambique 17.44 2014
40 Côte d'Ivoire 17.24 1997
41 Nicaragua 17.03 1995
42 Ghana 17.00 2014
43 Ethiopia 16.70 2012
44 Guatemala 16.65 1997
45 Dem. Rep. Congo 16.53 1995
46 Botswana 16.41 2013
47 São Tomé and Principe 16.33 2014
48 Zambia 15.98 2013
49 Costa Rica 15.86 1991
50 Tunisia 15.75 1997
51 Indonesia 15.74 2013
52 Kazakhstan 15.72 2014
53 Tonga 15.53 1993
54 Uganda 14.45 2013
55 Palau 14.27 2014
56 Sweden 14.00 2013
57 Portugal 13.97 1996
58 Bhutan 13.48 2014
59 Zimbabwe 12.69 1986
60 Burkina Faso 12.41 1995
61 Libya 12.11 1983
62 China 12.08 1997
63 Austria 11.52 1989
64 Honduras 11.52 1993
65 Algeria 11.42 1997
66 Mexico 11.29 1997
67 Bangladesh 10.96 2010
68 Guinea 10.91 2014
69 Argentina 10.87 1991
70 Oman 10.75 1997
71 Senegal 10.58 2014
72 Saudi Arabia 10.34 2014
73 Seychelles 10.26 1996
74 Iraq 10.09 1996
75 Luxembourg 10.07 1988
76 Cabo Verde 10.02 1994
77 Ecuador 9.95 2014
78 Philippines 9.81 1990
79 Panama 9.71 2012
80 Trinidad and Tobago 9.47 1997
81 Morocco 9.37 1997
82 Rwanda 9.10 1978
83 Sierra Leone 8.93 2013
84 Peru 8.74 2014
85 Niger 8.54 2014
86 Andorra 8.23 2014
87 Benin 8.12 2014
88 Macao SAR, China 8.06 2014
89 Mali 8.04 2014
90 Netherlands 7.80 1997
91 Egypt 7.78 1997
92 Qatar 7.77 1994
93 Ukraine 7.31 2014
94 Kiribati 7.18 2014
95 Albania 7.09 2014
96 The Gambia 7.05 2013
97 Turkey 6.85 1997
98 The Bahamas 6.85 1993
99 United States 6.81 1996
100 Jordan 6.80 1985
101 India 6.79 1990
102 Samoa 6.68 1994
103 Azerbaijan 6.66 2014
104 Jamaica 6.56 2014
105 Australia 6.29 1997
106 Afghanistan 6.28 2014
107 Moldova 6.17 2014
108 Mauritius 6.16 2013
109 United Arab Emirates 6.07 1997
110 Cuba 5.75 1997
111 Fiji 5.70 1997
112 Tanzania 5.54 2013
113 Mongolia 5.53 2014
114 Bahrain 5.49 1997
115 Belarus 5.28 2014
116 Guyana 5.16 1995
117 Syrian Arab Republic 4.93 1997
118 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 4.92 2013
119 Kuwait 4.87 1997
120 Serbia 4.80 2014
121 Iran 4.67 2014
122 Belgium 4.59 1996
123 St. Kitts and Nevis 4.37 1992
124 Hungary 4.37 1997
125 France 4.28 2013
126 Spain 3.77 1997
127 New Zealand 3.65 1992
128 Estonia 3.21 2013
129 Georgia 3.14 2014
130 Vietnam 3.09 2014
131 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.84 2014
132 Korea 2.80 2014
133 Germany 2.78 2013
134 Brunei 2.74 2014
135 Bulgaria 2.72 2014
136 Singapore 2.66 1994
137 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 2.66 2009
138 Canada 2.53 1996
139 Cyprus 2.36 2014
140 Switzerland 2.10 1996
141 Hong Kong SAR, China 2.09 2014
142 Slovenia 2.08 1997
143 Denmark 2.07 1996
144 Kyrgyz Republic 1.77 2014
145 Poland 1.69 2013
146 Greece 1.53 1997
147 Barbados 1.45 1989
148 Sri Lanka 1.26 2014
149 United Kingdom 1.10 2013
150 Italy 0.97 1997
151 Malta 0.96 2014
152 Malaysia 0.72 1970
153 Ireland 0.71 2013
154 Finland 0.34 1997
155 Tajikistan 0.20 2014
156 Iceland 0.03 1997
157 Japan 0.00 2013
157 Thailand 0.00 1978
157 Pakistan 0.00 2014
157 Norway 0.00 2013
157 Tuvalu 0.00 2014
157 Russia 0.00 2013
157 Solomon Islands 0.00 1975

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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