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

Over-age students, primary, female (% of female enrollment) in Ethiopia was 11.46 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 28 years was 26.70 in 1998, while its lowest value was 11.46 in 2015.

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 (

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Year Value
1987 19.61
1988 19.20
1989 19.20
1994 19.16
1995 19.10
1996 19.04
1998 26.70
1999 20.84
2000 18.87
2001 19.51
2002 20.09
2003 20.65
2004 20.15
2005 17.79
2006 18.61
2007 18.17
2008 17.53
2009 17.23
2010 18.30
2011 16.39
2012 15.09
2014 12.61
2015 11.46

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 (

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


Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Efficiency