Adolescents out of school, male (% of male 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 73.42 1980
2 Niger 65.98 2014
3 Eritrea 58.19 2013
4 Chad 54.79 2003
5 Senegal 54.20 2006
6 Djibouti 51.60 2008
7 Dem. Rep. Congo 46.24 1994
8 Burkina Faso 45.44 2013
9 Central African Republic 44.27 2012
10 Myanmar 43.97 2014
11 Guinea 43.95 2014
12 Pakistan 42.87 2014
13 Mauritania 42.04 2013
14 Guinea-Bissau 41.62 2000
15 Mali 41.45 2014
16 Mozambique 40.39 2014
17 Ethiopia 38.58 2012
18 Madagascar 36.27 2003
19 Suriname 35.51 2014
20 Cameroon 33.31 2014
21 Syrian Arab Republic 32.93 2014
22 Burundi 31.66 2014
23 Sierra Leone 31.61 2013
24 Bangladesh 30.01 2010
25 Honduras 28.49 2014
26 Togo 28.34 2007
27 Benin 28.18 2013
28 Comoros 27.87 2013
29 Solomon Islands 27.70 2007
30 Lesotho 27.47 2014
31 Yemen 26.32 2012
32 Sudan 23.50 2012
33 The Gambia 23.10 2010
34 Guatemala 22.65 2014
35 Lebanon 21.25 2012
36 Fiji 21.19 2003
37 Uruguay 20.95 2010
38 Uganda 20.35 2010
39 Malawi 20.34 2014
40 Jamaica 20.20 2014
41 Bhutan 20.11 2014
42 Lao PDR 19.24 2014
43 Iraq 19.00 2007
44 Afghanistan 18.99 2014
45 Tuvalu 18.93 2014
46 Liberia 18.86 2014
47 Tunisia 18.84 1985
48 India 18.08 2013
49 Belgium 17.40 2005
50 Puerto Rico 17.16 2013
51 Kiribati 16.62 1986
52 Russia 16.03 2008
53 Cambodia 15.83 2014
54 Algeria 15.42 1997
55 South Africa 14.76 2005
56 Macao SAR, China 14.64 2014
57 Indonesia 14.43 2013
58 Mexico 14.21 2012
59 Moldova 13.92 2013
60 Egypt 13.74 2004
61 Namibia 13.68 2013
62 Nicaragua 13.29 2010
63 Mongolia 13.26 2008
64 St. Lucia 12.65 2013
65 Trinidad and Tobago 12.45 2004
66 Tonga 12.42 2013
67 Dominica 12.40 2011
68 Botswana 12.28 2013
69 Armenia 11.75 2007
70 Azerbaijan 11.69 2014
71 Grenada 11.58 2013
72 Panama 11.52 2012
73 The Bahamas 11.42 2010
74 São Tomé and Principe 11.20 2010
75 Kuwait 11.16 2012
76 Swaziland 10.91 2013
77 Ghana 10.70 2014
78 Morocco 10.60 2012
79 Jordan 10.59 2011
80 Zimbabwe 10.31 2012
81 Guyana 10.28 2011
82 St. Kitts and Nevis 10.26 2014
83 Barbados 9.89 2011
84 Timor-Leste 9.66 2014
85 Venezuela 9.21 2014
86 Cabo Verde 9.08 2014
87 Peru 9.06 2014
88 Georgia 8.69 2008
89 Kyrgyz Republic 8.45 2014
90 Mauritius 8.36 2004
91 Belize 7.97 2013
92 Oman 7.81 2012
93 Vanuatu 7.23 2004
94 Philippines 6.98 2013
95 Ecuador 6.83 2012
96 United Arab Emirates 6.73 1999
97 Angola 6.32 2010
98 Malta 6.21 2014
99 Costa Rica 6.09 2014
100 Luxembourg 6.04 2013
101 Romania 5.89 2012
102 Sri Lanka 5.45 2013
103 Latvia 5.42 2012
104 Ireland 4.89 2001
105 Samoa 4.83 2014
106 Seychelles 4.71 1994
107 Poland 4.63 2013
108 Belarus 4.58 2010
109 Sweden 4.54 2012
110 Croatia 4.40 2003
111 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 4.27 2010
112 Paraguay 4.03 2012
113 Colombia 4.01 2008
114 Dominican Republic 3.90 2014
115 Saudi Arabia 3.76 2013
116 Thailand 3.62 2009
117 Switzerland 3.59 2012
118 Argentina 3.42 1998
119 Brunei 3.34 2010
120 Congo 3.33 1976
121 Macedonia 3.32 2005
122 Hong Kong SAR, China 3.21 2014
123 Denmark 3.04 2013
124 Albania 3.03 2014
125 Liechtenstein 3.00 2012
126 Chile 2.87 2013
127 Bolivia 2.57 2013
128 Ukraine 2.44 2013
129 Estonia 2.43 2011
130 Cuba 2.40 2013
131 Tajikistan 2.35 2011
132 Cyprus 2.15 2012
133 United Kingdom 2.10 2013
134 Slovenia 2.09 2013
135 Australia 2.05 2011
136 Bulgaria 2.05 2014
137 Finland 2.04 2013
138 El Salvador 1.99 2009
139 Qatar 1.97 2006
140 Antigua and Barbuda 1.76 2014
141 Korea 1.70 2011
142 Uzbekistan 1.63 2011
143 Iceland 1.54 2012
144 New Zealand 1.54 2013
145 United States 1.50 2012
146 Serbia 1.42 2014
147 Iran 1.33 2014
148 Norway 1.23 2013
149 Spain 1.22 2002
150 Portugal 1.14 1995
151 Hungary 1.14 2013
152 Turkey 1.13 2013
153 Libya 0.82 1983
154 Lithuania 0.79 2013
155 France 0.74 2004
156 Netherlands 0.60 2011
157 Kenya 0.37 2003
158 Kazakhstan 0.22 2011
159 Canada 0.17 1994
160 Italy 0.09 2008
161 Bahrain 0.05 2005
162 Greece 0.05 2013

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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