Jamaica - Primary education

Primary education, duration (years)

Primary education, duration (years) in Jamaica was 6.00 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 42 years was 6.00 in 2012, while its lowest value was 5.00 in 1970.

Definition: Primary duration refers to the number of years of full-time equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.

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

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Year Value
1970 5.00
1971 6.00
1972 6.00
1973 6.00
1974 6.00
1975 6.00
1976 6.00
1977 6.00
1978 6.00
1979 6.00
1980 6.00
1981 6.00
1982 6.00
1983 6.00
1984 6.00
1985 6.00
1986 6.00
1987 6.00
1988 6.00
1989 6.00
1990 6.00
1991 6.00
1992 6.00
1993 6.00
1994 6.00
1995 6.00
1996 6.00
1997 6.00
1998 6.00
1999 6.00
2000 6.00
2001 6.00
2002 6.00
2003 6.00
2004 6.00
2005 6.00
2006 6.00
2007 6.00
2008 6.00
2009 6.00
2010 6.00
2011 6.00
2012 6.00

Primary education, pupils

The value for Primary education, pupils in Jamaica was 299,344 as of 2010. As the graph below shows, over the past 39 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 395,036 in 1974 and a minimum value of 299,344 in 2010.

Definition: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.

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

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Year Value
1971 376,075
1972 387,740
1973 379,496
1974 395,036
1975 372,260
1976 371,876
1977 367,525
1978 368,046
1979 370,516
1980 363,420
1981 359,488
1982 363,593
1983 361,426
1984 355,248
1985 347,705
1986 340,059
1987 342,569
1988 333,997
1989 339,163
1990 339,023
1991 339,500
1993 333,104
1999 319,690
2000 326,847
2001 328,496
2002 329,762
2003 325,302
2004 331,286
2005 326,411
2007 310,021
2008 315,129
2009 312,262
2010 299,344

Primary education, pupils (% female)

Primary education, pupils (% female) in Jamaica was 48.68 as of 2010. Its highest value over the past 39 years was 49.91 in 1975, while its lowest value was 48.68 in 2010.

Definition: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at primary level include enrollments in public and private schools.

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

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Year Value
1971 49.90
1972 49.90
1973 49.62
1974 49.56
1975 49.91
1976 49.90
1977 49.85
1978 49.83
1979 49.73
1980 49.89
1981 49.53
1983 49.61
1984 49.64
1985 49.52
1986 49.52
1987 48.87
1988 49.35
1989 49.59
1990 49.49
1991 49.73
1993 48.99
1999 49.42
2000 49.18
2001 48.94
2002 48.88
2003 48.89
2004 48.93
2005 48.75
2007 48.98
2008 48.86
2009 48.73
2010 48.68

Primary education, teachers

The value for Primary education, teachers in Jamaica was 14,515 as of 2010. As the graph below shows, over the past 39 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 14,515 in 2010 and a minimum value of 8,053 in 1971.

Definition: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.

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

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Year Value
1971 8,053
1972 9,471
1975 9,417
1977 9,889
1979 8,453
1980 8,783
1981 8,676
1983 10,699
1984 10,358
1985 10,051
1986 9,648
1987 9,467
1988 9,888
1989 10,251
1990 10,076
2000 9,718
2001 9,767
2002 9,759
2003 10,968
2004 12,032
2005 11,793
2010 14,515

Primary education, teachers (% female)

Primary education, teachers (% female) in Jamaica was 90.72 as of 2010. Its highest value over the past 33 years was 91.67 in 2002, while its lowest value was 81.61 in 1977.

Definition: Female teachers as a percentage of total primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.

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

See also:

Year Value
1977 81.61
1981 86.51
1983 87.12
1984 87.20
1985 87.26
1986 87.83
1987 87.99
1988 85.89
1989 82.72
1990 88.42
2001 86.72
2002 91.67
2003 90.38
2004 89.28
2005 88.98
2010 90.72

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Outcomes