Primary education, duration (years) - Country Ranking

Definition: Primary duration refers to the number of grades (years) in primary school.

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

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Ireland 8.00 2019
2 Iceland 7.00 2019
2 St. Kitts and Nevis 7.00 2019
2 Dominica 7.00 2019
2 Papua New Guinea 7.00 2019
2 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 7.00 2019
2 Antigua and Barbuda 7.00 2019
2 Bhutan 7.00 2019
2 Norway 7.00 2019
2 Denmark 7.00 2019
2 St. Lucia 7.00 2019
2 Trinidad and Tobago 7.00 2019
2 Uganda 7.00 2019
2 Zambia 7.00 2019
2 Botswana 7.00 2019
2 Tanzania 7.00 2019
2 Australia 7.00 2019
2 Lesotho 7.00 2019
2 Mozambique 7.00 2019
2 South Africa 7.00 2019
2 Grenada 7.00 2019
2 Zimbabwe 7.00 2019
2 Eswatini 7.00 2019
24 Chad 6.00 2019
24 Comoros 6.00 2019
24 The Gambia 6.00 2019
24 Tunisia 6.00 2019
24 Qatar 6.00 2019
24 Rwanda 6.00 2019
24 Singapore 6.00 2019
24 Iraq 6.00 2019
24 Jamaica 6.00 2019
24 Mauritius 6.00 2019
24 Malawi 6.00 2019
24 São Tomé and Principe 6.00 2019
24 Seychelles 6.00 2019
24 Syrian Arab Republic 6.00 2019
24 Cayman Islands 6.00 2019
24 Honduras 6.00 2019
24 Canada 6.00 2019
24 Cyprus 6.00 2019
24 Finland 6.00 2019
24 United Kingdom 6.00 2019
24 Guinea-Bissau 6.00 2019
24 Mauritania 6.00 2019
24 Spain 6.00 2019
24 Japan 6.00 2019
24 Liberia 6.00 2019
24 Thailand 6.00 2019
24 Guyana 6.00 2019
24 Haiti 6.00 2019
24 Korea 6.00 2019
24 Estonia 6.00 2019
24 Nauru 6.00 2019
24 The Bahamas 6.00 2019
24 Barbados 6.00 2019
24 Central African Republic 6.00 2019
24 Venezuela 6.00 2019
24 Yemen 6.00 2019
24 Paraguay 6.00 2019
24 Suriname 6.00 2019
24 Nigeria 6.00 2019
24 Bolivia 6.00 2019
24 Chile 6.00 2019
24 Iran 6.00 2019
24 Ghana 6.00 2019
24 Bahrain 6.00 2019
24 Samoa 6.00 2019
24 Andorra 6.00 2019
24 Burundi 6.00 2019
24 Cameroon 6.00 2019
24 Fiji 6.00 2019
24 Israel 6.00 2019
24 Switzerland 6.00 2019
24 Dem. Rep. Congo 6.00 2019
24 Mali 6.00 2019
24 Slovenia 6.00 2019
24 Uruguay 6.00 2019
24 United States 6.00 2019
24 Argentina 6.00 2019
24 Equatorial Guinea 6.00 2019
24 Greece 6.00 2019
24 Mexico 6.00 2019
24 Palau 6.00 2019
24 Ecuador 6.00 2019
24 Ethiopia 6.00 2019
24 Malta 6.00 2019
24 Morocco 6.00 2019
24 New Zealand 6.00 2019
24 Panama 6.00 2019
24 Peru 6.00 2019
24 Poland 6.00 2019
24 Saudi Arabia 6.00 2019
24 Sudan 6.00 2019
24 Tonga 6.00 2019
24 Nicaragua 6.00 2019
24 Vanuatu 6.00 2019
24 Cambodia 6.00 2019
24 Luxembourg 6.00 2019
24 Malaysia 6.00 2018
24 Senegal 6.00 2019
24 El Salvador 6.00 2019
24 Cuba 6.00 2019
24 Georgia 6.00 2019
24 Egypt 6.00 2019
24 Guatemala 6.00 2019
24 Hong Kong SAR, China 6.00 2019
24 Kenya 6.00 2019
24 Afghanistan 6.00 2019
24 Benin 6.00 2019
24 China 6.00 2019
24 Côte d'Ivoire 6.00 2019
24 Congo 6.00 2019
24 Jordan 6.00 2019
24 Lebanon 6.00 2019
24 Indonesia 6.00 2019
24 Niger 6.00 2019
24 Puerto Rico 6.00 2019
24 Netherlands 6.00 2019
24 Guinea 6.00 2019
24 Kiribati 6.00 2019
24 Libya 6.00 2019
24 Macao SAR, China 6.00 2019
24 Solomon Islands 6.00 2019
24 Somalia 6.00 2019
24 Togo 6.00 2019
24 Timor-Leste 6.00 2019
24 Tuvalu 6.00 2019
24 Belgium 6.00 2019
24 Belize 6.00 2019
24 Brunei 6.00 2019
24 Costa Rica 6.00 2019
24 Cabo Verde 6.00 2019
24 Burkina Faso 6.00 2019
24 Angola 6.00 2019
24 Philippines 6.00 2018
24 Portugal 6.00 2019
24 Sierra Leone 6.00 2019
24 Sweden 6.00 2019
24 Dominican Republic 6.00 2019
24 Latvia 6.00 2019
142 Montenegro 5.00 2019
142 France 5.00 2019
142 Mongolia 5.00 2019
142 Eritrea 5.00 2019
142 Myanmar 5.00 2019
142 Colombia 5.00 2019
142 Brazil 5.00 2019
142 Albania 5.00 2019
142 Madagascar 5.00 2019
142 North Macedonia 5.00 2019
142 Nepal 5.00 2019
142 Bosnia and Herzegovina 5.00 2019
142 India 5.00 2019
142 Italy 5.00 2019
142 Lao PDR 5.00 2019
142 Monaco 5.00 2019
142 Liechtenstein 5.00 2019
142 Czech Republic 5.00 2019
142 New Caledonia 5.00 2019
142 San Marino 5.00 2019
142 Djibouti 5.00 2019
142 Gabon 5.00 2019
142 Kuwait 5.00 2019
142 Romania 5.00 2019
142 Algeria 5.00 2019
142 United Arab Emirates 5.00 2019
142 Bangladesh 5.00 2019
142 Pakistan 5.00 2019
142 Vietnam 5.00 2019
142 Sri Lanka 5.00 2019
172 Tajikistan 4.00 2019
172 Kazakhstan 4.00 2019
172 Turkmenistan 4.00 2019
172 Russia 4.00 2019
172 Turkey 4.00 2019
172 Hungary 4.00 2019
172 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 4.00 2018
172 Moldova 4.00 2019
172 Bulgaria 4.00 2019
172 Croatia 4.00 2019
172 Belarus 4.00 2019
172 Austria 4.00 2019
172 Slovak Republic 4.00 2019
172 Ukraine 4.00 2019
172 Kyrgyz Republic 4.00 2019
172 Serbia 4.00 2019
172 Lithuania 4.00 2019
172 Oman 4.00 2019
172 Germany 4.00 2019
172 Armenia 4.00 2019
172 Azerbaijan 4.00 2019
172 Uzbekistan 4.00 2019

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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: 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. Aggregate data are based on World Bank estimates. 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).

Aggregation method: Median

Periodicity: Annual