Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female (% of relevant age group) - Country Ranking

Definition: Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age.

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 Madagascar 180.73 2015
2 Sierra Leone 167.43 2015
3 Malawi 156.93 2014
4 Benin 155.49 2015
5 Haiti 153.36 1997
6 Guinea-Bissau 151.93 2010
7 Mozambique 151.33 2015
8 Nepal 145.92 2016
9 Nicaragua 144.97 2010
10 Liberia 137.73 2015
11 Uganda 137.72 2015
12 Rwanda 133.30 2015
13 Ethiopia 131.83 2015
14 Angola 131.07 2011
15 Togo 130.74 2015
16 Mauritania 129.51 2015
17 Dem. Rep. Congo 128.89 2014
18 Burundi 127.45 2015
19 Cameroon 125.63 2015
20 Solomon Islands 121.25 2015
21 Honduras 121.03 2015
22 Philippines 119.93 2013
23 Brazil 118.19 2004
24 Myanmar 118.12 2014
25 Chad 116.27 2013
26 Timor-Leste 115.94 2015
27 Cambodia 115.90 2015
28 Albania 115.51 2015
29 Bangladesh 113.14 2015
30 Vanuatu 112.97 2013
31 Dominica 112.85 2015
32 Qatar 112.18 2015
33 Indonesia 111.77 2015
34 Yemen 111.76 2013
35 Tuvalu 111.48 2015
36 The Bahamas 110.84 2010
37 Malta 110.83 2015
38 Tunisia 110.64 2015
39 Mongolia 110.23 2015
40 Suriname 109.73 2015
41 Zambia 109.11 2013
42 Libya 108.99 1983
43 Iraq 108.93 2007
44 Colombia 108.79 2015
45 The Gambia 108.58 2016
46 Samoa 108.46 2015
47 Uzbekistan 108.40 2016
48 El Salvador 108.37 2015
49 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 108.20 2015
50 Ghana 108.16 2015
51 Tajikistan 107.93 2016
52 Brunei 107.90 2015
53 Namibia 107.72 2013
54 Botswana 107.33 2013
55 Vietnam 107.25 2015
56 Israel 107.08 2015
57 Algeria 106.97 2015
58 Kazakhstan 106.68 2016
59 Saudi Arabia 106.23 2015
60 Kyrgyz Republic 106.20 2015
61 China 106.01 2015
62 Antigua and Barbuda 105.67 2015
63 Belarus 105.43 2015
64 Morocco 104.98 2015
65 Portugal 104.86 2009
66 São Tomé and Principe 104.70 2016
67 Tonga 104.26 2013
68 Czech Republic 104.19 2015
69 Luxembourg 104.04 2014
70 France 103.70 1972
71 United States 103.70 2015
72 Georgia 103.69 2015
73 Egypt 103.64 2014
74 India 103.47 2015
75 Lithuania 103.40 2015
76 Ecuador 103.17 2016
77 Belize 103.05 2015
78 Kiribati 103.02 2015
79 Pakistan 102.88 2015
80 Oman 102.56 2015
81 Fiji 102.47 2015
82 Congo 102.31 2012
83 Latvia 102.25 2015
84 Dominican Republic 102.23 2015
85 Lao PDR 102.19 2015
86 Ukraine 102.16 2014
87 Germany 102.02 2014
88 Malaysia 101.89 2015
89 Mexico 101.78 2014
90 Spain 101.74 2015
91 Costa Rica 101.70 2015
92 Azerbaijan 101.66 2015
93 United Arab Emirates 101.21 2015
94 Macao SAR, China 101.16 2015
95 Burkina Faso 100.81 2015
96 Serbia 100.78 2015
97 Argentina 100.74 2014
98 Lesotho 100.60 2015
99 Guatemala 100.56 2015
100 Canada 100.53 2011
101 New Zealand 100.52 2015
102 Bahrain 100.47 2015
103 Mauritius 100.46 2015
104 Korea 100.36 2015
105 Sweden 100.24 2015
106 Netherlands 100.22 2010
107 Norway 100.16 2014
108 Hungary 100.06 2015
109 Slovenia 100.04 2014
110 Palau 100.00 2016
111 Kuwait 99.85 2013
112 Trinidad and Tobago 99.85 2010
113 Paraguay 99.63 2012
114 Senegal 99.58 2015
115 Gabon 99.58 2003
116 Panama 99.39 2014
117 Belgium 99.31 2015
118 Ireland 99.23 2015
119 Chile 99.05 2014
120 Austria 98.99 2015
121 Italy 98.95 2015
122 Finland 98.95 2015
123 Switzerland 98.51 2015
124 Iran 98.40 2015
125 Seychelles 98.33 2015
126 Peru 98.22 2015
127 Greece 98.16 2014
128 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 98.09 2015
129 Iceland 98.06 2013
130 Japan 97.91 2013
131 Sri Lanka 97.90 2015
132 Estonia 97.76 2015
133 Macedonia 97.75 2015
134 Montenegro 97.70 2015
135 San Marino 97.56 2012
136 Croatia 97.38 2015
137 Armenia 97.22 2015
138 Russia 97.19 2014
139 Venezuela 97.04 2015
140 Denmark 96.91 2015
141 Nauru 96.43 2014
142 Kenya 96.38 2015
143 Côte d'Ivoire 96.37 2015
144 Cyprus 96.00 2015
145 Poland 96.00 2014
146 Cuba 95.93 2015
147 Zimbabwe 95.71 2013
148 United Kingdom 95.33 2015
149 Bolivia 95.22 2015
150 Uruguay 95.12 2014
151 St. Lucia 95.12 2007
152 Thailand 95.11 2015
153 Bulgaria 95.10 2015
154 Lebanon 95.06 2015
155 Slovak Republic 94.98 2015
156 Grenada 94.82 2015
157 Guinea 94.72 2014
158 Puerto Rico 94.48 2014
159 Cabo Verde 94.03 2015
160 South Africa 93.83 2014
161 Moldova 93.64 2015
162 Afghanistan 93.49 2015
163 Swaziland 93.00 2013
164 Jamaica 92.07 2004
165 Turkey 91.93 2015
166 Barbados 91.43 2014
167 Romania 91.28 2015
168 Bhutan 90.11 2016
169 Jordan 90.05 2013
170 Tanzania 88.89 2014
171 Liechtenstein 88.51 2015
172 Comoros 87.63 2014
173 Central African Republic 86.97 2012
174 St. Kitts and Nevis 85.53 2015
175 Guyana 84.66 2012
176 Syrian Arab Republic 83.45 2013
177 Niger 82.16 2015
178 Nigeria 80.36 2010
179 Equatorial Guinea 80.08 2015
180 Sudan 74.38 2013
181 Mali 62.78 2015
182 Djibouti 53.32 2016
183 Eritrea 43.48 2015
184 Papua New Guinea 29.47 2006

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Development Relevance: The gross intake ratio in the first grade of primary education indicates the level of access to primary education and the education system's capacity to provide access to primary education. A low gross intake ratio in the first grade of primary education reflects the fact that many children do not enter primary education even though school attendance, at least through the primary level, is mandatory in most countries. Because the gross intake ratio includes all new entrants regardless of age, it can exceed 100 percent in some situations, such as immediately after fees have been abolished or when the number of reenrolled children is large.

Limitations and Exceptions: The quality of data is affected when new entrants and repeaters are not correctly distinguished in the first grade of primary education. Caution is also needed for countries with a total population under 100,000 since the United Nations Population Division neither publish nor endorse single-age data for those countries. The data are highly subject to fluctuations in migration and other factors.

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: Gross intake ratio in the first grade of primary education is calculated by dividing the number of new entrants (enrollments minus repeaters) in the first grade of primary education, regardless of age, by the population of the official primary entrance age and multiplying the result 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).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual