Primary education, pupils - Country Ranking

Definition: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.

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 India 138,518,000.00 2015
2 China 95,958,040.00 2015
3 Indonesia 29,699,770.00 2015
4 Nigeria 26,167,540.00 2013
5 United States 24,785,700.00 2015
6 Pakistan 19,846,820.00 2015
7 Bangladesh 19,067,760.00 2015
8 Brazil 17,035,930.00 2015
9 Ethiopia 16,198,050.00 2015
10 Mexico 14,627,370.00 2014
11 Philippines 14,460,380.00 2013
12 Dem. Rep. Congo 13,534,630.00 2014
13 Egypt 11,128,030.00 2014
14 Uganda 8,459,336.00 2013
15 Tanzania 8,298,282.00 2015
16 Kenya 8,168,710.00 2015
17 Iran 7,670,175.00 2015
18 Vietnam 7,543,632.00 2015
19 South Africa 7,195,183.00 2014
20 Japan 6,714,539.00 2014
21 Afghanistan 6,333,695.00 2015
22 Russia 5,982,572.00 2015
23 Mozambique 5,901,996.00 2015
24 Turkey 5,434,150.00 2015
25 Myanmar 5,177,276.00 2014
26 Thailand 5,081,079.00 2015
27 Angola 5,026,803.00 2011
28 Iraq 4,864,350.00 2007
29 Argentina 4,780,105.00 2014
30 Madagascar 4,763,524.00 2015
31 United Kingdom 4,737,068.00 2014
32 Colombia 4,479,218.00 2015
33 Cameroon 4,369,988.00 2015
34 Ghana 4,358,176.00 2016
35 Sudan 4,291,916.00 2013
36 Nepal 4,264,942.00 2016
37 Malawi 4,204,502.00 2015
38 France 4,188,552.00 2014
39 Morocco 4,039,392.00 2015
40 Algeria 3,925,429.00 2015
41 Yemen 3,874,741.00 2013
42 Saudi Arabia 3,844,516.00 2015
43 Peru 3,513,439.00 2015
44 Venezuela 3,476,473.00 2015
45 Côte d'Ivoire 3,370,558.00 2015
46 Malaysia 3,107,870.00 2015
47 Zambia 3,075,161.00 2013
48 Spain 3,010,404.00 2015
49 Germany 2,879,394.00 2015
50 Italy 2,856,247.00 2015
51 Korea 2,721,766.00 2015
52 Burkina Faso 2,706,803.00 2015
53 Zimbabwe 2,663,187.00 2013
54 Rwanda 2,450,705.00 2015
55 Niger 2,444,979.00 2015
56 Guatemala 2,381,916.00 2015
57 Chad 2,330,798.00 2013
58 Uzbekistan 2,260,515.00 2016
59 Benin 2,238,185.00 2015
60 Mali 2,227,082.00 2015
61 Canada 2,206,136.00 2013
62 Cambodia 2,178,916.00 2015
63 Poland 2,152,655.00 2014
64 Australia 2,140,571.00 2015
65 Burundi 2,072,408.00 2015
66 Ecuador 1,998,135.00 2016
67 Senegal 1,977,388.00 2015
68 Sri Lanka 1,778,176.00 2015
69 Guinea 1,729,630.00 2014
70 Syrian Arab Republic 1,547,316.00 2013
71 Ukraine 1,536,578.00 2015
72 Haiti 1,485,722.00 1998
73 Chile 1,477,538.00 2015
74 Papua New Guinea 1,426,884.00 2012
75 Togo 1,413,547.00 2015
76 Sierra Leone 1,360,243.00 2015
77 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 1,357,606.00 2015
78 Bolivia 1,344,474.00 2015
79 Dominican Republic 1,307,128.00 2015
80 Kazakhstan 1,273,774.00 2016
81 Netherlands 1,208,038.00 2015
82 Honduras 1,154,139.00 2015
83 Tunisia 1,114,883.00 2015
84 Jordan 979,792.00 2014
85 Romania 947,205.00 2015
86 Nicaragua 923,745.00 2010
87 Israel 883,706.00 2015
88 Lao PDR 850,466.00 2015
89 Paraguay 838,198.00 2012
90 Sweden 791,893.00 2015
91 Belgium 782,606.00 2015
92 Libya 755,338.00 2006
93 Cuba 745,733.00 2015
94 El Salvador 741,394.00 2015
95 Congo 734,493.00 2012
96 Tajikistan 718,497.00 2016
97 Liberia 684,404.00 2015
98 Central African Republic 662,317.00 2012
99 Portugal 656,727.00 2015
100 Mauritania 632,761.00 2015
101 Greece 628,753.00 2014
102 Azerbaijan 551,118.00 2015
103 Ireland 544,856.00 2015
104 Czech Republic 534,932.00 2015
105 Lebanon 491,455.00 2015
106 Switzerland 490,469.00 2015
107 Costa Rica 473,447.00 2015
108 Denmark 468,536.00 2015
109 United Arab Emirates 460,975.00 2015
110 Somalia 457,132.00 2007
111 Kyrgyz Republic 451,212.00 2015
112 Norway 430,864.00 2015
113 Panama 426,637.00 2014
114 Namibia 425,242.00 2013
115 Hungary 395,549.00 2015
116 Belarus 387,051.00 2015
117 New Zealand 368,306.00 2015
118 Eritrea 361,684.00 2015
119 Lesotho 361,637.00 2015
120 Turkmenistan 359,064.00 2014
121 Finland 355,231.00 2015
122 Oman 350,544.00 2015
123 Botswana 340,700.00 2014
124 Hong Kong SAR, China 332,531.00 2015
125 Austria 327,816.80 2015
126 Uruguay 321,779.00 2014
127 Gabon 317,946.00 2011
128 The Gambia 308,729.00 2016
129 Singapore 294,602.00 2009
130 Georgia 288,541.00 2015
131 Serbia 279,220.00 2015
132 Guinea-Bissau 278,890.00 2010
133 Kuwait 262,627.00 2015
134 Bulgaria 261,793.00 2015
135 Puerto Rico 258,958.00 2014
136 Jamaica 258,272.00 2015
137 Mongolia 251,204.00 2015
138 Timor-Leste 243,559.00 2015
139 Swaziland 240,437.00 2014
140 Slovak Republic 216,266.00 2015
141 Albania 188,371.00 2015
142 Bosnia and Herzegovina 162,629.00 2015
143 Croatia 162,355.00 2015
144 Armenia 144,549.00 2015
145 Moldova 138,536.00 2015
146 Trinidad and Tobago 131,350.00 2010
147 Qatar 130,464.00 2015
148 Comoros 120,381.00 2014
149 Latvia 117,303.00 2015
150 Slovenia 111,648.00 2014
151 Macedonia 108,827.00 2015
152 Fiji 108,727.00 2015
153 Bahrain 108,154.00 2015
154 Lithuania 108,038.00 2015
155 Solomon Islands 104,236.00 2015
156 Mauritius 101,633.00 2015
157 Bhutan 96,654.00 2016
158 Guyana 94,488.00 2012
159 Equatorial Guinea 93,396.00 2015
160 Estonia 79,594.00 2015
161 Suriname 71,921.00 2015
162 Cabo Verde 65,580.00 2015
163 Djibouti 61,755.00 2016
164 Cyprus 53,773.00 2015
165 Belize 52,072.00 2015
166 Vanuatu 45,931.00 2015
167 Brunei 40,397.00 2015
168 Montenegro 37,585.00 2015
169 São Tomé and Principe 36,394.00 2016
170 Luxembourg 35,435.00 2014
171 The Bahamas 33,977.00 2010
172 Samoa 31,998.00 2015
173 Iceland 29,578.00 2013
174 Malta 24,624.00 2015
175 Macao SAR, China 24,252.00 2015
176 New Caledonia 22,308.00 1994
177 Barbados 21,171.00 2014
178 Tonga 17,093.00 2014
179 St. Lucia 16,822.00 2015
180 Kiribati 15,915.00 2015
181 Grenada 13,445.00 2015
182 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 13,362.00 2015
183 Antigua and Barbuda 10,077.00 2015
184 Seychelles 8,974.00 2015
185 Dominica 7,535.00 2015
186 St. Kitts and Nevis 5,466.00 2015
187 Andorra 4,164.00 2015
188 Cayman Islands 3,950.00 2013
189 Liechtenstein 1,977.00 2015
190 Monaco 1,959.00 2015
191 Nauru 1,578.00 2014
192 San Marino 1,574.00 2012
193 Tuvalu 1,488.00 2015
194 Palau 1,391.00 2016

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Other Notes: Each economy is classified based on the classification of World Bank Group's fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Enrollment includes Individuals officially registered in a given educational programme, or stage or module thereof, regardless of age. 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. 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: Sum

Periodicity: Annual