Over-age students, primary, female (% of female enrollment) - Country Ranking

Definition: Over-age students are the percentage of those enrolled who are older than the official school-age range for primary education.

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 Liberia 58.68 2015
2 Somalia 47.03 1980
3 Haiti 46.22 1997
4 Solomon Islands 36.23 2015
5 Gabon 35.73 1997
6 Guinea-Bissau 33.54 2010
7 Nepal 30.65 2016
8 Madagascar 30.37 2003
9 Dem. Rep. Congo 26.58 1999
10 Swaziland 26.20 2014
11 Kenya 24.63 2012
12 Papua New Guinea 24.30 2012
13 Rwanda 24.19 2015
14 Vanuatu 24.01 2015
15 Angola 23.14 2011
16 Mauritania 21.62 2015
17 Equatorial Guinea 21.16 2015
18 Burkina Faso 20.59 2015
19 Lesotho 20.17 2015
20 Nigeria 20.10 2010
21 Nicaragua 19.28 2010
22 Sweden 19.07 2015
23 Eritrea 19.04 2015
24 Burundi 18.93 2015
25 Central African Republic 18.88 2012
26 Malawi 18.46 2015
27 Suriname 17.46 2015
28 Timor-Leste 17.12 2015
29 Comoros 16.85 2014
30 Ghana 16.37 2016
31 Cambodia 16.19 2015
32 São Tomé and Principe 15.69 2015
33 Djibouti 15.55 2016
34 The Gambia 15.46 2016
35 Lao PDR 15.46 2015
36 Colombia 14.65 2015
37 Paraguay 14.59 2012
38 Congo 14.55 2012
39 Namibia 14.38 2013
40 Mozambique 14.18 2015
41 Uganda 13.36 2013
42 El Salvador 13.31 2015
43 Togo 13.30 2015
44 Botswana 12.93 2013
45 Brazil 12.82 2015
46 Zambia 12.80 2013
47 Bhutan 12.74 2014
48 Côte d'Ivoire 12.54 2014
49 Honduras 12.52 2015
50 Sierra Leone 12.48 2015
51 Philippines 12.41 2013
52 Zimbabwe 12.28 2013
53 Sudan 12.19 2011
54 Mali 12.18 2015
55 Costa Rica 12.00 2015
56 Yemen 11.89 2013
57 Ethiopia 11.46 2015
58 Uruguay 11.18 2014
59 Dominican Republic 11.14 2015
60 China 11.08 1997
61 Saudi Arabia 11.07 2015
62 Iran 10.68 2015
63 Thailand 10.54 2015
64 Iraq 10.43 2007
65 Morocco 10.34 2014
66 Guatemala 10.28 2015
67 India 9.96 2013
68 Austria 9.78 1989
69 Libya 9.55 1983
70 Myanmar 9.42 2010
71 Cameroon 9.34 2015
72 Guinea 8.96 2014
73 Argentina 8.45 2014
74 Bolivia 8.38 2015
75 Chad 8.21 2013
76 The Bahamas 8.21 2010
77 Andorra 8.19 2015
78 Niger 8.10 2015
79 South Africa 8.05 2005
80 Samoa 7.97 2015
81 Senegal 7.65 2015
82 Belize 7.59 2015
83 Lebanon 7.55 2015
84 Panama 7.43 2014
85 Benin 7.40 2015
86 Azerbaijan 7.26 2015
87 Portugal 7.18 2015
88 Cabo Verde 7.16 2015
89 Ukraine 7.03 2015
90 Peru 6.71 2015
91 Trinidad and Tobago 6.67 2010
92 Fiji 6.61 2015
93 Venezuela 6.60 2015
94 Syrian Arab Republic 6.51 2013
95 Albania 6.35 2015
96 Chile 5.70 2015
97 Spain 5.69 2015
98 Netherlands 5.64 2015
99 Afghanistan 5.40 2015
100 Tonga 5.36 2014
101 Tanzania 5.31 2013
102 Mauritius 5.25 2015
103 United Arab Emirates 5.23 2015
104 Algeria 5.06 2015
105 United States 4.99 2015
106 Jamaica 4.74 2015
107 Belgium 4.72 2015
108 Belarus 4.45 2015
109 Macao SAR, China 4.42 2015
110 Ecuador 4.41 2016
111 Brunei 4.39 2015
112 Seychelles 4.06 2015
113 Dominica 3.93 2015
114 Bangladesh 3.63 2015
115 Palau 3.48 2016
116 Puerto Rico 3.47 2014
117 Australia 3.40 2015
118 Tunisia 3.39 2015
119 Turkey 3.21 2015
120 Mexico 3.15 2014
121 Luxembourg 3.11 2014
122 Antigua and Barbuda 2.96 2015
123 Egypt 2.94 2014
124 Kiribati 2.92 2015
125 France 2.91 2014
126 Estonia 2.86 2015
127 Qatar 2.86 2015
128 Romania 2.77 2015
129 Israel 2.72 2015
130 Indonesia 2.62 2015
131 Georgia 2.60 2015
132 Mongolia 2.59 2015
133 Armenia 2.59 2015
134 Grenada 2.58 2015
135 Bahrain 2.58 2015
136 Oman 2.51 2015
137 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.44 2014
138 Cuba 2.28 2015
139 Hungary 2.17 2015
140 Latvia 2.10 2015
141 Kuwait 2.02 2015
142 Singapore 2.00 2009
143 Italy 1.97 2015
144 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1.92 2015
145 Denmark 1.85 2015
146 St. Lucia 1.84 2015
147 Barbados 1.77 2014
148 Cayman Islands 1.73 2013
149 Nauru 1.60 2014
150 Moldova 1.60 2015
151 Cyprus 1.48 2015
152 Bulgaria 1.47 2015
153 Sri Lanka 1.44 2015
154 Hong Kong SAR, China 1.39 2015
155 Liechtenstein 1.35 2015
156 Kyrgyz Republic 1.34 2015
157 Switzerland 1.25 2015
158 Kazakhstan 1.18 2016
159 St. Kitts and Nevis 1.18 2015
160 Germany 1.16 2015
161 Greece 1.16 2014
162 Montenegro 1.08 2015
163 United Kingdom 1.07 2014
164 Slovenia 1.05 2014
165 Guyana 1.04 2012
166 Finland 0.95 2015
167 Uzbekistan 0.89 2016
168 Croatia 0.84 2015
169 Lithuania 0.82 2015
170 Poland 0.80 2014
171 Malta 0.80 2015
172 Serbia 0.76 2015
173 Macedonia 0.76 2015
174 Jordan 0.71 2013
175 Korea 0.70 2015
176 Ireland 0.42 2015
177 San Marino 0.28 2012
178 New Zealand 0.25 2015
179 Malaysia 0.09 2015
180 Tajikistan 0.07 2016
181 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 0.01 2015
182 Iceland 0.01 2013
183 Russia 0.01 2015
184 Tuvalu 0.00 2015
184 Canada 0.00 2013
184 Monaco 0.00 2012
184 Norway 0.00 2015
184 Vietnam 0.00 2015
184 Japan 0.00 2014
184 Pakistan 0.00 2015

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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: The percentage of over-age students is calculated by dividing the number of students who are older than the official school-age range for primary education by primary school enrollment, and multiplying 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).

Periodicity: Annual