Adolescents out of school, female (% of female lower secondary school age) - Country Ranking

Definition: Adolescents out of school are the percentage of lower secondary school age adolescents who are not enrolled in school.

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 Somalia 85.26 1980
2 Chad 78.69 2003
3 Niger 74.81 2014
4 Central African Republic 66.36 2012
5 Eritrea 65.39 2013
6 Dem. Rep. Congo 65.36 1994
7 Guinea-Bissau 65.23 2000
8 Djibouti 63.06 2008
9 Senegal 60.79 2006
10 Guinea 60.01 2014
11 Pakistan 52.66 2014
12 Mali 51.93 2014
13 Afghanistan 50.91 2014
14 Sudan 50.74 2012
15 Togo 50.60 2007
16 Yemen 48.93 2012
17 Burkina Faso 48.48 2013
18 Mozambique 48.29 2014
19 Benin 44.90 2013
20 Myanmar 44.26 2014
21 Mauritania 42.84 2013
22 Tunisia 42.59 1985
23 Ethiopia 41.71 2012
24 Cameroon 41.63 2014
25 Madagascar 40.63 2003
26 Iraq 38.56 2007
27 Sierra Leone 36.47 2013
28 Syrian Arab Republic 35.12 2014
29 Suriname 34.74 2014
30 Solomon Islands 32.21 2007
31 Congo 30.89 1976
32 Guatemala 30.55 2014
33 Burundi 29.65 2014
34 Belgium 29.43 2005
35 Angola 28.05 2010
36 Algeria 27.46 1997
37 Comoros 27.11 2013
38 Liberia 26.76 2014
39 Lebanon 26.17 2012
40 Honduras 26.12 2014
41 Uruguay 24.12 2010
42 Lao PDR 22.58 2014
43 Libya 22.17 1983
44 Uganda 21.74 2010
45 The Gambia 21.38 2010
46 Malawi 20.64 2014
47 Morocco 20.25 2012
48 Cambodia 19.16 2014
49 Lesotho 18.33 2014
50 Malta 18.29 2014
51 Vanuatu 17.78 2004
52 Egypt 17.72 2004
53 Fiji 17.42 2003
54 St. Lucia 15.65 2013
55 Bangladesh 15.01 2010
56 Kiribati 14.99 1986
57 Moldova 14.78 2013
58 Paraguay 14.57 2012
59 Jamaica 14.26 2014
60 Georgia 14.12 2008
61 Zimbabwe 13.98 2012
62 São Tomé and Principe 13.94 2010
63 Azerbaijan 13.65 2014
64 Mexico 13.64 2012
65 Indonesia 13.62 2013
66 India 13.44 2013
67 Russia 13.26 2008
68 Macao SAR, China 12.93 2014
69 Swaziland 12.76 2013
70 Guyana 12.51 2011
71 Puerto Rico 12.31 2013
72 Bhutan 12.20 2014
73 Tonga 11.44 2013
74 Ghana 11.43 2014
75 Trinidad and Tobago 11.00 2004
76 Panama 10.99 2012
77 Saudi Arabia 10.38 2013
78 Nicaragua 10.28 2010
79 Botswana 10.27 2013
80 Belize 9.91 2013
81 Namibia 9.64 2013
82 Timor-Leste 9.57 2014
83 Tajikistan 9.01 2011
84 Cabo Verde 8.81 2014
85 Jordan 8.64 2011
86 Dominica 8.55 2011
87 St. Kitts and Nevis 8.53 2014
88 Mongolia 8.51 2008
89 Kyrgyz Republic 8.19 2014
90 Ecuador 8.16 2012
91 South Africa 8.09 2005
92 Liechtenstein 7.89 2012
93 Peru 7.77 2014
94 Tuvalu 7.43 2014
95 United Arab Emirates 7.32 1999
96 The Bahamas 7.17 2010
97 Grenada 6.90 2013
98 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 6.77 2010
99 Venezuela 6.74 2014
100 Romania 6.57 2012
101 Costa Rica 6.01 2014
102 Dominican Republic 5.97 2014
103 Mauritius 5.81 2004
104 Albania 5.74 2014
105 Antigua and Barbuda 5.63 2014
106 Latvia 5.63 2012
107 Kenya 5.57 2003
108 Hong Kong SAR, China 5.07 2014
109 Croatia 4.82 2003
110 Poland 4.74 2013
111 Sri Lanka 4.68 2013
112 Barbados 4.57 2011
113 Luxembourg 4.51 2013
114 Samoa 4.17 2014
115 Bolivia 4.14 2013
116 El Salvador 4.07 2009
117 Macedonia 3.78 2005
118 Sweden 3.71 2012
119 Thailand 3.52 2009
120 Switzerland 3.39 2012
121 Iceland 3.30 2012
122 Chile 3.22 2013
123 Turkey 2.77 2013
124 Estonia 2.48 2011
125 Denmark 2.45 2013
126 Argentina 2.43 1998
127 Korea 2.34 2011
128 Kuwait 2.32 2012
129 Bulgaria 2.31 2014
130 Uzbekistan 2.19 2011
131 Slovenia 2.12 2013
132 Seychelles 2.11 1994
133 Ukraine 2.11 2013
134 Iran 1.87 2014
135 Finland 1.87 2013
136 Qatar 1.86 2006
137 United Kingdom 1.84 2013
138 Brunei 1.83 2010
139 Greece 1.79 2013
140 Philippines 1.69 2013
141 Portugal 1.66 1995
142 Oman 1.65 2012
143 Hungary 1.42 2013
144 Colombia 1.22 2008
145 Belarus 1.19 2010
146 Ireland 1.18 2001
147 New Zealand 1.17 2013
148 Canada 1.07 1994
149 Italy 1.04 2008
150 Serbia 0.96 2014
151 Norway 0.90 2013
152 Armenia 0.81 2007
153 Lithuania 0.68 2013
154 Cyprus 0.65 2012
155 Kazakhstan 0.51 2011
156 Netherlands 0.42 2011
157 Bahrain 0.38 2005
158 Cuba 0.26 2013
159 France 0.24 2004
160 Australia 0.23 2011
161 United States 0.19 2012
162 Spain 0.19 2002

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Limitations and Exceptions: The administrative data used in the calculation of the rate of out-of-school children are based on enrolment at a specific date which can bias the results by either counting enrolled children who never attend school or by omitting those who enroll after the reference date for reporting enrolment data. Furthermore, children who drop out of school after the reference date are not counted as out of school. Discrepancies between enrolment and population data from different sources can also result in over- or underestimates of the rate. Lastly, the international comparability of this indicator can be affected by the use of different concepts of enrolment and out-of-school children across countries.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The rate of out-of-school adolescents allows to compare across countries with different population sizes. It shows the share of official lower secondary age adolescents who never attended school or dropped out to the population of official lower secondary school age. 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).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual