Primary education, duration (years) - Country Ranking

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

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Ireland 8.00 2016
2 Iceland 7.00 2016
2 St. Kitts and Nevis 7.00 2016
2 Papua New Guinea 7.00 2016
2 Norway 7.00 2016
2 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 7.00 2016
2 St. Lucia 7.00 2016
2 South Africa 7.00 2016
2 Swaziland 7.00 2016
2 Tanzania 7.00 2016
2 Namibia 7.00 2016
2 Zambia 7.00 2016
2 Denmark 7.00 2016
2 Botswana 7.00 2016
2 Grenada 7.00 2016
2 Zimbabwe 7.00 2016
2 Australia 7.00 2016
2 Lesotho 7.00 2016
2 Mozambique 7.00 2016
2 Trinidad and Tobago 7.00 2016
2 Uganda 7.00 2016
2 Antigua and Barbuda 7.00 2016
2 Bhutan 7.00 2016
2 Dominica 7.00 2016
25 Dominican Republic 6.00 2016
25 Cabo Verde 6.00 2016
25 Burkina Faso 6.00 2016
25 Ecuador 6.00 2016
25 Ethiopia 6.00 2016
25 Malta 6.00 2016
25 Switzerland 6.00 2016
25 Dem. Rep. Congo 6.00 2016
25 Mali 6.00 2016
25 Slovenia 6.00 2016
25 Uruguay 6.00 2016
25 United States 6.00 2016
25 Angola 6.00 2016
25 Mauritania 6.00 2016
25 Tunisia 6.00 2015
25 Spain 6.00 2016
25 Japan 6.00 2016
25 Liberia 6.00 2016
25 Thailand 6.00 2015
25 Equatorial Guinea 6.00 2016
25 Greece 6.00 2016
25 Mexico 6.00 2016
25 Palau 6.00 2016
25 Argentina 6.00 2016
25 The Bahamas 6.00 2016
25 Barbados 6.00 2016
25 Central African Republic 6.00 2016
25 São Tomé and Principe 6.00 2016
25 Seychelles 6.00 2016
25 Syrian Arab Republic 6.00 2015
25 Iraq 6.00 2015
25 Jamaica 6.00 2016
25 Mauritius 6.00 2016
25 Malawi 6.00 2016
25 Canada 6.00 2016
25 Cyprus 6.00 2016
25 Finland 6.00 2016
25 United Kingdom 6.00 2016
25 Guinea-Bissau 6.00 2016
25 Ghana 6.00 2016
25 Nigeria 6.00 2016
25 Egypt 6.00 2015
25 Guatemala 6.00 2016
25 Hong Kong SAR, China 6.00 2016
25 Kenya 6.00 2016
25 Nicaragua 6.00 2016
25 Vanuatu 6.00 2016
25 Bahrain 6.00 2015
25 Afghanistan 6.00 2015
25 Benin 6.00 2016
25 Samoa 6.00 2016
25 China 6.00 2016
25 Cambodia 6.00 2016
25 Luxembourg 6.00 2016
25 Malaysia 6.00 2015
25 Senegal 6.00 2016
25 El Salvador 6.00 2016
25 Andorra 6.00 2016
25 Burundi 6.00 2016
25 Cameroon 6.00 2016
25 Fiji 6.00 2016
25 Israel 6.00 2016
25 Nauru 6.00 2016
25 Cayman Islands 6.00 2016
25 Honduras 6.00 2016
25 Solomon Islands 6.00 2016
25 Somalia 6.00 2016
25 Togo 6.00 2016
25 Timor-Leste 6.00 2016
25 Tuvalu 6.00 2016
25 Paraguay 6.00 2016
25 Suriname 6.00 2016
25 Estonia 6.00 2016
25 Guyana 6.00 2016
25 Haiti 6.00 2016
25 Korea 6.00 2016
25 Venezuela 6.00 2016
25 Yemen 6.00 2015
25 Iran 6.00 2015
25 Chad 6.00 2016
25 Côte d'Ivoire 6.00 2016
25 Congo 6.00 2016
25 Jordan 6.00 2015
25 Lebanon 6.00 2015
25 Niger 6.00 2016
25 Puerto Rico 6.00 2016
25 Bolivia 6.00 2016
25 Chile 6.00 2016
25 Comoros 6.00 2016
25 The Gambia 6.00 2016
25 Cuba 6.00 2016
25 Georgia 6.00 2016
25 Qatar 6.00 2015
25 Rwanda 6.00 2016
25 Singapore 6.00 2016
25 Morocco 6.00 2015
25 New Zealand 6.00 2016
25 Panama 6.00 2016
25 Peru 6.00 2016
25 Poland 6.00 2016
25 Saudi Arabia 6.00 2015
25 Sudan 6.00 2015
25 Tonga 6.00 2016
25 Indonesia 6.00 2016
25 Netherlands 6.00 2016
25 Oman 6.00 2015
25 Philippines 6.00 2016
25 Portugal 6.00 2016
25 Sierra Leone 6.00 2016
25 Sweden 6.00 2016
25 Latvia 6.00 2016
25 Belgium 6.00 2016
25 Belize 6.00 2016
25 Brunei 6.00 2016
25 Costa Rica 6.00 2016
25 Guinea 6.00 2016
25 Kiribati 6.00 2016
25 Libya 6.00 2015
25 Macao SAR, China 6.00 2016
144 Mongolia 5.00 2016
144 Montenegro 5.00 2016
144 Madagascar 5.00 2016
144 Macedonia 5.00 2016
144 Sri Lanka 5.00 2015
144 New Caledonia 5.00 2016
144 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 5.00 2015
144 Eritrea 5.00 2016
144 Kuwait 5.00 2015
144 Gabon 5.00 2016
144 Turkey 5.00 2016
144 Albania 5.00 2016
144 Italy 5.00 2016
144 Lao PDR 5.00 2015
144 Monaco 5.00 2016
144 Colombia 5.00 2016
144 Myanmar 5.00 2015
144 Brazil 5.00 2016
144 San Marino 5.00 2016
144 United Arab Emirates 5.00 2015
144 Bangladesh 5.00 2015
144 Liechtenstein 5.00 2016
144 Czech Republic 5.00 2016
144 Algeria 5.00 2015
144 Pakistan 5.00 2015
144 Djibouti 5.00 2016
144 India 5.00 2015
144 Vietnam 5.00 2015
144 Romania 5.00 2016
144 Nepal 5.00 2016
144 Bosnia and Herzegovina 5.00 2016
144 France 5.00 2016
176 Croatia 4.00 2016
176 Turkmenistan 4.00 2016
176 Bulgaria 4.00 2016
176 Belarus 4.00 2016
176 Tajikistan 4.00 2016
176 Slovak Republic 4.00 2016
176 Ukraine 4.00 2016
176 Kyrgyz Republic 4.00 2016
176 Austria 4.00 2016
176 Kazakhstan 4.00 2016
176 Russia 4.00 2016
176 Moldova 4.00 2016
176 Hungary 4.00 2016
176 Serbia 4.00 2016
176 Lithuania 4.00 2016
176 Uzbekistan 4.00 2016
176 Armenia 4.00 2016
176 Azerbaijan 4.00 2016
176 Germany 4.00 2016

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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