Sri Lanka - Primary education

Primary education, duration (years)

Primary education, duration (years) in Sri Lanka was 5.00 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 42 years was 6.00 in 1986, 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 5.00
1972 5.00
1973 5.00
1974 5.00
1975 5.00
1976 5.00
1977 5.00
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 5.00
1988 5.00
1989 5.00
1990 5.00
1991 5.00
1992 5.00
1993 5.00
1994 5.00
1995 5.00
1996 5.00
1997 5.00
1998 5.00
1999 5.00
2000 5.00
2001 5.00
2002 5.00
2003 5.00
2004 5.00
2005 5.00
2006 5.00
2007 5.00
2008 5.00
2009 5.00
2010 5.00
2011 5.00
2012 5.00

Primary education, pupils

The value for Primary education, pupils in Sri Lanka was 1,720,806 as of 2010. As the graph below shows, over the past 40 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 2,304,499 in 1986 and a minimum value of 1,436,300 in 1975.

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
1970 1,671,428
1971 1,711,885
1972 1,564,572
1973 1,539,473
1974 1,470,300
1975 1,436,300
1976 1,439,300
1977 1,532,350
1978 1,942,663
1979 2,002,200
1980 2,081,391
1981 2,132,596
1982 2,142,377
1983 2,153,595
1984 2,186,712
1985 2,242,645
1986 2,304,499
1987 2,037,313
1988 2,084,000
1989 2,114,800
1990 2,112,023
1991 2,112,723
1992 2,059,203
1993 2,012,702
1994 1,960,495
1995 1,962,498
1996 1,843,848
2001 1,767,650
2002 1,729,014
2003 1,667,994
2004 1,580,072
2005 1,610,778
2006 1,611,763
2007 1,621,617
2008 1,631,430
2009 1,619,244
2010 1,720,806

Primary education, pupils (% female)

Primary education, pupils (% female) in Sri Lanka was 49.09 as of 2010. Its highest value over the past 40 years was 50.79 in 2004, while its lowest value was 47.08 in 1970.

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
1970 47.08
1971 49.30
1975 47.24
1976 47.33
1977 47.33
1978 47.29
1980 48.01
1981 48.13
1982 48.23
1983 48.20
1984 48.24
1985 48.25
1986 48.27
1987 48.20
1988 48.24
1989 48.28
1990 48.22
1991 48.19
1992 48.19
1993 48.29
1994 48.25
1995 48.24
1996 48.34
1998 48.50
2001 48.79
2002 48.89
2003 49.05
2004 50.79
2005 49.07
2006 49.02
2007 49.01
2008 49.08
2009 49.11
2010 49.09

Primary education, teachers

The value for Primary education, teachers in Sri Lanka was 71,957 as of 2010. As the graph below shows, over the past 34 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 73,471 in 2005 and a minimum value of 48,096 in 1976.

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
1976 48,096
1977 50,665
1978 60,835
1992 69,965
1993 70,008
1994 70,108
1995 70,537
1996 66,339
2001 67,265
2002 69,570
2003 71,201
2004 70,236
2005 73,471
2006 68,657
2007 68,114
2008 69,436
2009 69,948
2010 71,957

Primary education, teachers (% female)

Primary education, teachers (% female) in Sri Lanka was 85.01 as of 2010. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 95.60 in 1996, while its lowest value was 60.00 in 1978.

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
1978 60.00
1992 80.39
1993 80.27
1994 82.29
1995 83.41
1996 95.60
2002 78.89
2003 78.89
2004 78.89
2005 78.51
2006 84.07
2007 84.60
2008 84.96
2009 84.91
2010 85.01

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Outcomes