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

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 India 124,000,000.00 2017
2 China 101,000,000.00 2018
3 Indonesia 29,400,000.00 2018
4 United States 25,100,000.00 2017
5 Pakistan 22,900,000.00 2018
6 Bangladesh 17,300,000.00 2018
7 Ethiopia 16,200,000.00 2015
8 Brazil 15,300,000.00 2017
9 Mexico 14,100,000.00 2017
10 Philippines 14,000,000.00 2017
11 Dem. Rep. Congo 13,800,000.00 2015
12 Egypt 12,600,000.00 2018
13 Tanzania 10,100,000.00 2018
14 Uganda 8,840,589.00 2017
15 Nigeria 8,070,442.00 2015
16 Vietnam 8,041,842.00 2018
17 Kenya 8,018,681.00 2016
18 Iran 7,700,597.00 2017
19 South Africa 7,532,082.00 2017
20 Russia 6,573,633.00 2017
21 Mozambique 6,534,996.00 2018
22 Japan 6,531,731.00 2017
23 Afghanistan 6,358,778.00 2017
24 Myanmar 5,388,350.00 2017
25 Angola 5,026,803.00 2011
26 Turkey 4,972,430.00 2017
27 Sudan 4,899,664.00 2017
28 Iraq 4,864,350.00 2007
29 Madagascar 4,860,888.00 2018
30 United Kingdom 4,820,283.00 2017
31 Thailand 4,778,800.00 2017
32 Argentina 4,608,408.00 2017
33 Malawi 4,441,839.00 2018
34 Algeria 4,429,994.00 2018
35 Ghana 4,401,194.00 2018
36 Morocco 4,322,623.00 2018
37 France 4,309,942.00 2017
38 Cameroon 4,201,988.00 2018
39 Colombia 4,195,249.00 2018
40 Nepal 4,135,253.00 2017
41 Côte d'Ivoire 3,900,222.00 2018
42 Yemen 3,900,134.00 2016
43 Peru 3,559,950.00 2018
44 Zambia 3,284,841.00 2017
45 Venezuela 3,281,267.00 2017
46 Saudi Arabia 3,237,258.00 2018
47 Burkina Faso 3,206,060.00 2018
48 Malaysia 3,084,630.00 2017
49 Spain 2,962,413.00 2017
50 Germany 2,954,775.00 2017
51 Italy 2,792,414.00 2017
52 Niger 2,768,305.00 2017
53 Korea 2,681,101.00 2017
54 Zimbabwe 2,663,186.00 2013
55 Rwanda 2,503,705.00 2018
56 Uzbekistan 2,485,178.00 2018
57 Mali 2,477,081.00 2018
58 Canada 2,364,626.00 2017
59 Guatemala 2,362,116.00 2018
60 Poland 2,296,516.00 2017
61 Benin 2,223,966.00 2018
62 Australia 2,216,779.00 2017
63 Chad 2,213,223.00 2016
64 Burundi 2,170,884.00 2018
65 Senegal 2,142,227.00 2018
66 Cambodia 2,140,919.00 2018
67 Ecuador 1,928,199.00 2017
68 Guinea 1,776,560.00 2016
69 Sri Lanka 1,746,843.00 2017
70 Ukraine 1,676,550.00 2018
71 Togo 1,548,876.00 2018
72 Syrian Arab Republic 1,547,316.00 2013
73 Chile 1,508,203.00 2017
74 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 1,507,780.00 2018
75 Haiti 1,429,280.00 1997
76 Kazakhstan 1,406,967.00 2018
77 Sierra Leone 1,369,738.00 2018
78 Bolivia 1,359,959.00 2017
79 Netherlands 1,277,199.00 2012
80 Papua New Guinea 1,275,085.00 2016
81 Dominican Republic 1,253,342.00 2017
82 Tunisia 1,201,736.00 2018
83 Jordan 1,133,982.00 2018
84 Honduras 1,117,352.00 2017
85 Romania 935,394.00 2016
86 Nicaragua 923,745.00 2010
87 Israel 917,118.00 2017
88 Central African Republic 813,767.00 2016
89 Belgium 798,052.00 2017
90 Lao PDR 786,246.00 2018
91 Tajikistan 771,040.00 2017
92 Libya 755,338.00 2006
93 Congo 734,493.00 2012
94 Cuba 730,263.00 2018
95 Paraguay 707,543.00 2016
96 Sweden 701,906.00 2017
97 El Salvador 675,540.00 2017
98 Mauritania 655,261.00 2018
99 Greece 649,246.00 2017
100 Portugal 648,068.00 2015
101 Liberia 635,478.00 2017
102 Azerbaijan 635,153.00 2018
103 Czech Republic 575,980.00 2017
104 Ireland 545,364.00 2017
105 United Arab Emirates 545,357.00 2017
106 Kyrgyz Republic 528,627.00 2018
107 Lebanon 509,280.00 2018
108 Switzerland 507,686.00 2017
109 Denmark 472,523.00 2017
110 Costa Rica 457,518.00 2018
111 Somalia 457,132.00 2007
112 Norway 444,638.00 2017
113 Belarus 427,752.00 2018
114 Panama 417,894.00 2017
115 Hungary 390,759.00 2017
116 New Zealand 384,251.00 2017
117 Lesotho 367,931.00 2017
118 Hong Kong SAR, China 365,732.00 2018
119 Finland 363,450.00 2017
120 The Gambia 350,323.00 2018
121 Eritrea 347,009.00 2017
122 Austria 334,933.20 2017
123 Botswana 330,810.00 2014
124 Gabon 317,946.00 2011
125 Uruguay 309,806.00 2016
126 Mongolia 309,355.00 2018
127 Georgia 305,368.00 2018
128 Guinea-Bissau 278,890.00 2010
129 Kuwait 278,529.00 2018
130 Oman 272,366.00 2018
131 Serbia 265,008.00 2018
132 Bulgaria 261,969.00 2016
133 Jamaica 244,257.00 2018
134 Eswatini 237,451.00 2017
135 Singapore 234,653.00 2017
136 Slovak Republic 225,427.00 2017
137 Puerto Rico 225,017.00 2016
138 Timor-Leste 212,849.00 2018
139 Albania 170,861.00 2018
140 Croatia 162,519.00 2016
141 Bosnia and Herzegovina 159,380.00 2018
142 Qatar 153,548.00 2018
143 Armenia 153,415.00 2018
144 Moldova 140,141.00 2018
145 Trinidad and Tobago 131,350.00 2010
146 Slovenia 123,768.00 2017
147 Comoros 121,517.00 2017
148 Latvia 121,261.00 2017
149 Lithuania 113,825.00 2017
150 Bahrain 113,031.00 2018
151 Fiji 110,127.00 2016
152 North Macedonia 108,723.00 2015
153 Solomon Islands 105,428.00 2018
154 Guyana 94,488.00 2012
155 Equatorial Guinea 93,396.00 2015
156 Bhutan 91,768.00 2018
157 Mauritius 89,642.00 2018
158 Estonia 85,617.00 2017
159 Djibouti 68,701.00 2019
160 Suriname 67,147.00 2018
161 Cabo Verde 63,374.00 2018
162 Cyprus 53,426.00 2015
163 Belize 50,764.00 2018
164 Vanuatu 44,181.00 2013
165 Brunei 39,472.00 2018
166 Montenegro 38,740.00 2017
167 Luxembourg 37,452.00 2017
168 São Tomé and Principe 37,090.00 2017
169 Samoa 33,123.00 2018
170 Iceland 31,981.00 2017
171 The Bahamas 30,655.00 2016
172 Macao SAR, China 30,169.00 2018
173 Malta 25,177.00 2016
174 New Caledonia 22,308.00 1994
175 Barbados 20,218.00 2018
176 Tonga 16,982.00 2015
177 Kiribati 16,695.00 2017
178 St. Lucia 15,874.00 2018
179 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 13,198.00 2018
180 Grenada 13,195.00 2018
181 Antigua and Barbuda 10,123.00 2018
182 Seychelles 9,258.00 2018
183 Dominica 7,323.00 2016
184 St. Kitts and Nevis 5,452.00 2016
185 Andorra 4,325.00 2018
186 Cayman Islands 4,299.00 2018
187 Monaco 1,989.00 2019
188 Liechtenstein 1,956.00 2016
189 Nauru 1,808.00 2016
190 San Marino 1,698.00 2018
191 Palau 1,639.00 2014
192 Tuvalu 1,324.00 2018

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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: 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