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

Over-age students, primary, female (% of female enrollment) in Iceland was 0.019 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 21 years was 0.118 in 1998, while its lowest value was 0.007 in 2011.

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
1996 0.028
1997 0.028
1998 0.118
1999 0.062
2000 0.026
2001 0.045
2002 0.046
2003 0.020
2004 0.033
2005 0.047
2006 0.068
2007 0.047
2008 0.034
2009 0.055
2010 0.027
2011 0.007
2012 0.028
2013 0.007
2014 0.014
2015 0.027
2016 0.053
2017 0.019

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