Costa Rica - Over-age students, primary, female (% of female enrollment)

Over-age students, primary, female (% of female enrollment) in Costa Rica was 14.08 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 48 years was 18.82 in 1970, while its lowest value was 5.09 in 2017.

Definition: Over-age students are the percentage of those enrolled who are older than the official school-age range for primary education.

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Year Value
1970 18.82
1972 16.53
1973 16.53
1975 13.01
1976 12.35
1978 13.36
1979 14.15
1980 13.44
1981 13.12
1982 12.48
1985 12.53
1986 12.48
1987 12.38
1989 13.06
1990 13.33
1991 13.97
2011 11.14
2012 11.76
2013 11.92
2014 12.81
2015 12.09
2016 12.33
2017 5.09
2018 14.08

Other Notes: Data retrieved via API in March 2019. For detailed information on the observation level (e.g. National Estimation, UIS Estimation, or Category not applicable), please visit UIS.Stat (http://data.uis.unesco.org/).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The percentage of over-age students is calculated by dividing the number of students who are older than the official school-age range for primary education by primary school enrollment, and multiplying by 100. 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).

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Efficiency