Japan - Primary education

Primary education, duration (years)

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

See also:

Year Value
1970 6.00
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 Japan was 7,098,862 as of 2010. As the graph below shows, over the past 39 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 11,924,650 in 1982 and a minimum value of 7,098,862 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 9,630,815
1972 9,728,516
1973 9,825,682
1974 9,816,536
1975 10,088,780
1976 10,364,850
1977 10,609,990
1978 10,819,650
1979 11,146,870
1980 11,629,110
1981 11,826,570
1982 11,924,650
1983 11,901,520
1984 11,739,450
1985 11,464,220
1986 11,095,370
1987 10,665,400
1988 10,226,320
1989 9,872,520
1990 9,606,627
1991 9,373,295
1992 9,157,429
1993 8,947,226
1994 8,798,082
1995 8,612,106
1996 8,370,246
1997 8,105,629
1998 7,855,387
1999 7,691,872
2000 7,528,907
2001 7,394,582
2002 7,325,866
2003 7,268,928
2004 7,257,223
2005 7,231,854
2006 7,229,135
2007 7,220,111
2008 7,166,285
2009 7,156,039
2010 7,098,862

Primary education, pupils (% female)

Primary education, pupils (% female) in Japan was 48.75 as of 2010. Its highest value over the past 39 years was 48.87 in 1971, while its lowest value was 48.73 in 1979.

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.

See also:

Year Value
1971 48.87
1972 48.86
1973 48.85
1974 48.83
1975 48.82
1976 48.79
1977 48.77
1978 48.75
1979 48.73
1980 48.74
1981 48.74
1982 48.76
1983 48.77
1984 48.77
1985 48.78
1986 48.79
1987 48.78
1988 48.78
1989 48.78
1990 48.79
1991 48.81
1992 48.83
1993 48.83
1994 48.81
1995 48.80
1996 48.84
1997 48.82
1998 48.78
1999 48.77
2000 48.76
2001 48.78
2002 48.78
2003 48.79
2004 48.78
2005 48.80
2006 48.81
2007 48.80
2008 48.78
2009 48.76
2010 48.75

Primary education, teachers

The value for Primary education, teachers in Japan was 399,424 as of 2010. As the graph below shows, over the past 39 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 478,349 in 1983 and a minimum value of 362,605 in 2001.

Definition: 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
1971 364,906
1972 381,608
1973 388,445
1974 395,062
1975 406,347
1976 402,553
1977 411,379
1978 419,958
1979 432,222
1980 462,343
1981 470,991
1982 477,101
1983 478,349
1984 476,991
1985 471,724
1986 464,173
1987 457,767
1988 452,220
1989 449,347
1990 454,109
1991 452,849
1992 453,379
1993 440,769
1994 461,729
1995 464,431
1996 430,958
1997 425,714
1998 426,440
1999 366,550
2000 363,880
2001 362,605
2002 365,540
2003 371,688
2004 378,950
2005 382,738
2006 386,443
2007 390,542
2008 391,967
2009 396,388
2010 399,424

Primary education, teachers (% female)

Primary education, teachers (% female) in Japan was 64.88 as of 2006. Its highest value over the past 35 years was 70.37 in 1998, while its lowest value was 52.08 in 1972.

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
1971 52.58
1972 52.08
1973 52.64
1974 53.27
1975 54.06
1976 56.82
1977 57.44
1978 57.94
1979 58.46
1980 56.62
1981 56.68
1982 56.57
1983 56.31
1984 56.07
1985 56.05
1986 56.05
1987 56.27
1988 56.61
1989 56.93
1990 57.65
1991 58.41
1992 59.26
1993 59.81
1994 60.22
1995 59.62
1996 61.17
1997 61.60
1998 70.37
2001 65.00
2002 65.00
2003 65.00
2004 65.00
2005 64.88
2006 64.88

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Outcomes