Over-age students, primary (% of 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

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Angola 58.88 1983
2 Somalia 48.84 1980
3 Haiti 47.01 1997
4 Equatorial Guinea 44.32 1994
5 Brazil 38.05 1970
6 Gabon 35.72 1997
7 Congo 32.09 1984
8 Lebanon 31.30 1997
9 Grenada 31.09 1984
10 Swaziland 30.47 2013
11 Madagascar 29.26 1996
12 Nepal 28.17 2014
13 Comoros 27.86 1994
14 Kenya 25.97 2012
15 Lesotho 24.90 2013
16 Mauritania 23.80 1996
17 Namibia 23.27 1997
18 Burundi 22.95 1993
19 Dominican Republic 22.52 1972
20 Cameroon 22.44 1991
21 Myanmar 22.30 1978
22 Suriname 21.76 1989
23 Guinea-Bissau 20.95 1988
24 Eritrea 20.76 2013
25 Timor-Leste 20.15 2014
26 El Salvador 19.70 1970
27 South Africa 19.07 1995
28 Malawi 18.98 2013
29 Togo 18.78 2014
30 Chad 18.75 1997
31 Paraguay 18.37 1996
32 Lao PDR 18.20 2014
33 Uruguay 18.19 1997
34 Central African Republic 18.11 1991
35 Cambodia 17.62 2014
36 Dominica 17.61 1982
37 Djibouti 17.31 1997
38 Colombia 16.97 2014
39 St. Lucia 16.84 1993
40 Ghana 16.82 2014
41 Sweden 16.36 2013
42 Côte d'Ivoire 16.33 1997
43 Kazakhstan 16.23 2014
44 Ethiopia 15.94 2012
45 Mozambique 15.91 2014
46 Dem. Rep. Congo 15.85 1995
47 Nicaragua 15.78 1996
48 Zambia 15.35 2013
49 Indonesia 15.22 2013
50 Tonga 15.08 1993
51 Guatemala 14.99 1997
52 São Tomé and Principe 14.90 2014
53 Botswana 14.71 2013
54 Tunisia 14.61 1997
55 Uganda 13.90 2013
56 Palau 13.30 2014
57 Bhutan 13.11 2014
58 Burkina Faso 12.32 1995
59 Costa Rica 12.21 1996
60 Zimbabwe 12.12 1986
61 Bangladesh 12.10 2010
62 Portugal 11.83 1996
63 China 11.60 1997
64 Saudi Arabia 11.31 2014
65 Honduras 11.10 1993
66 Philippines 10.98 1996
67 Libya 10.90 1983
68 Venezuela 10.89 1979
69 Austria 10.67 1989
70 Senegal 10.66 2014
71 Seychelles 10.30 1996
72 Mexico 10.04 1997
73 Guinea 10.01 2014
74 Oman 9.81 1997
75 Algeria 9.78 1997
76 Luxembourg 9.69 1988
77 Cabo Verde 9.42 1994
78 Ecuador 9.19 2014
79 Argentina 9.17 2013
80 Trinidad and Tobago 8.93 1997
81 Iraq 8.77 1996
82 Panama 8.72 2012
83 Sierra Leone 8.72 2013
84 Peru 8.49 2014
85 Rwanda 8.34 1978
86 Niger 8.28 2014
87 Andorra 8.09 2014
88 Morocco 8.04 1997
89 Mali 7.91 2014
90 Benin 7.70 2014
91 Iran 7.31 2014
92 Ukraine 7.31 2014
93 Netherlands 7.23 1997
94 Egypt 7.01 1997
95 Azerbaijan 6.96 2014
96 Jordan 6.91 1985
97 Macao SAR, China 6.83 2014
98 The Bahamas 6.83 1993
99 India 6.74 1990
100 Kiribati 6.71 2014
101 Albania 6.56 2014
102 Turkey 6.43 1997
103 Moldova 6.36 2014
104 Qatar 6.28 1994
105 United States 6.06 1996
106 Afghanistan 6.03 2014
107 Samoa 6.01 1994
108 The Gambia 5.98 2013
109 Australia 5.88 1997
110 Mauritius 5.81 2013
111 Jamaica 5.73 2014
112 Tanzania 5.42 2013
113 Belarus 5.28 2014
114 United Arab Emirates 5.21 1997
115 Mongolia 5.11 2014
116 Bahrain 5.09 1997
117 Kuwait 5.08 1997
118 Fiji 4.94 1997
119 Serbia 4.83 2014
120 Guyana 4.64 1995
121 Cuba 4.45 1997
122 Syrian Arab Republic 4.32 1997
123 Hungary 4.24 1997
124 Belgium 4.17 1996
125 France 3.71 2013
126 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 3.70 2013
127 Estonia 3.41 2013
128 St. Kitts and Nevis 3.41 1992
129 New Zealand 3.35 1992
130 Spain 3.18 1997
131 Brunei 3.10 2014
132 Georgia 3.02 2014
133 Korea 2.65 2014
134 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.64 2014
135 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 2.61 2009
136 Germany 2.58 2013
137 Vanuatu 2.56 1994
138 Canada 2.47 1996
139 Vietnam 2.37 2014
140 Bulgaria 2.15 2014
141 Cyprus 2.13 2014
142 Switzerland 1.86 1996
143 Hong Kong SAR, China 1.84 2014
144 Slovenia 1.76 1997
145 Singapore 1.70 1995
146 Denmark 1.65 1996
147 Kyrgyz Republic 1.63 2014
148 Barbados 1.59 1989
149 Greece 1.42 1997
150 Poland 1.26 2013
151 Sri Lanka 1.16 2014
152 United Kingdom 1.10 2013
153 Malta 0.91 2014
154 Italy 0.84 1997
155 San Marino 0.69 1984
156 Malaysia 0.63 1970
157 Ireland 0.58 2013
158 Finland 0.34 1997
159 Tajikistan 0.18 2014
160 Iceland 0.03 1997
161 Norway 0.00 2013
161 Thailand 0.00 1978
161 Japan 0.00 2013
161 Pakistan 0.00 2014
161 Tuvalu 0.00 2014
161 Russia 0.00 2013
161 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