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

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Somalia 47.03 1980
2 Liberia 46.53 2017
3 Haiti 46.22 1997
4 Solomon Islands 36.00 2018
5 Gabon 35.73 1997
6 Guinea-Bissau 33.54 2010
7 Nepal 31.67 2017
8 Papua New Guinea 27.40 2016
9 Pakistan 26.80 2018
10 Dem. Rep. Congo 26.58 1999
11 Eswatini 25.27 2017
12 Kenya 24.63 2012
13 Rwanda 24.01 2018
14 Vanuatu 24.01 2015
15 Madagascar 23.87 2018
16 Angola 23.14 2011
17 Eritrea 21.90 2017
18 Mauritania 21.31 2018
19 Equatorial Guinea 21.16 2015
20 Malawi 20.14 2018
21 Nigeria 20.10 2010
22 Sweden 19.72 2017
23 Nicaragua 19.28 2010
24 Central African Republic 18.88 2012
25 The Gambia 18.66 2018
26 Lesotho 18.60 2017
27 Sudan 16.65 2017
28 Burundi 16.39 2018
29 Burkina Faso 16.08 2018
30 Comoros 15.90 2017
31 Ghana 15.35 2018
32 Mozambique 14.70 2018
33 Slovak Republic 14.55 2017
34 Congo 14.55 2012
35 Suriname 14.24 2018
36 Costa Rica 14.08 2018
37 Timor-Leste 13.89 2018
38 Colombia 13.41 2018
39 Uganda 13.36 2013
40 Cameroon 13.35 2016
41 Zambia 13.08 2017
42 Chad 13.05 2016
43 Cambodia 12.92 2018
44 Brazil 12.64 2017
45 Paraguay 12.61 2016
46 El Salvador 12.56 2017
47 Austria 12.55 2017
48 Zimbabwe 12.28 2013
49 Palau 12.15 2014
50 Botswana 11.51 2014
51 Ethiopia 11.46 2015
52 Senegal 11.41 2017
53 São Tomé and Principe 11.35 2017
54 Djibouti 11.09 2019
55 Bhutan 11.08 2018
56 China 11.08 1997
57 Honduras 10.93 2017
58 Morocco 10.84 2018
59 Iran 10.45 2017
60 Iraq 10.43 2007
61 Myanmar 10.09 2017
62 India 9.96 2013
63 Togo 9.68 2018
64 Guinea 9.65 2016
65 Lao PDR 9.64 2018
66 Libya 9.55 1983
67 Yemen 9.43 2016
68 Dominican Republic 9.36 2017
69 Czech Republic 9.09 2017
70 Guatemala 8.92 2018
71 Ukraine 8.47 2018
72 Côte d'Ivoire 8.29 2018
73 Philippines 8.01 2017
74 Panama 7.91 2017
75 Cabo Verde 7.87 2018
76 Niger 7.76 2017
77 Saudi Arabia 7.68 2016
78 Samoa 7.55 2018
79 Azerbaijan 7.48 2018
80 Bangladesh 7.28 2010
81 Benin 7.28 2018
82 Belize 7.21 2018
83 Afghanistan 7.13 1993
84 Mali 6.94 2018
85 Portugal 6.82 2017
86 Argentina 6.75 2017
87 Trinidad and Tobago 6.67 2010
88 Venezuela 6.59 2017
89 Syrian Arab Republic 6.51 2013
90 Bolivia 6.44 2017
91 The Bahamas 6.37 2016
92 Andorra 6.14 2018
93 Uruguay 5.94 2016
94 Albania 5.93 2018
95 Lebanon 5.76 2018
96 Spain 5.69 2017
97 Belarus 5.56 2018
98 Peru 5.42 2018
99 Chile 5.16 2017
100 United States 5.12 2017
101 Netherlands 4.93 2017
102 Belgium 4.73 2017
103 Algeria 4.71 2018
104 Dominica 4.57 2016
105 United Arab Emirates 4.41 2016
106 South Africa 4.40 2017
107 Jamaica 4.39 2018
108 Tunisia 3.89 2018
109 Brunei 3.77 2018
110 Macao SAR, China 3.67 2018
111 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.59 2018
112 Seychelles 3.51 2018
113 Australia 3.41 2017
114 Luxembourg 3.35 2017
115 Italy 3.18 2017
116 Kiribati 3.17 2017
117 Antigua and Barbuda 3.03 2018
118 Bahrain 2.94 2018
119 Ecuador 2.90 2017
120 Russia 2.89 2017
121 Grenada 2.87 2017
122 Estonia 2.82 2017
123 Romania 2.80 2016
124 Mauritius 2.74 2018
125 Israel 2.58 2017
126 Fiji 2.43 2016
127 France 2.37 2017
128 Puerto Rico 2.33 2016
129 Hong Kong SAR, China 2.33 2018
130 Armenia 2.32 2018
131 Hungary 2.22 2017
132 Kuwait 2.22 2018
133 Egypt 2.12 2018
134 St. Lucia 2.07 2018
135 Turkey 1.99 2017
136 Mexico 1.88 2017
137 Latvia 1.83 2017
138 Monaco 1.83 2019
139 Nauru 1.82 2016
140 Qatar 1.80 2018
141 Montenegro 1.76 2017
142 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1.75 2018
143 Cuba 1.68 2018
144 Denmark 1.61 2017
145 Indonesia 1.60 2018
146 St. Kitts and Nevis 1.49 2016
147 Cyprus 1.48 2015
148 Mongolia 1.47 2018
149 Bulgaria 1.43 2016
150 Barbados 1.39 2018
151 Liechtenstein 1.37 2016
152 Slovenia 1.33 2017
153 Georgia 1.32 2018
154 Germany 1.27 2017
155 Cayman Islands 1.25 2018
156 Switzerland 1.12 2017
157 Moldova 1.12 2018
158 Greece 1.12 2017
159 United Kingdom 1.11 2017
160 Guyana 1.04 2012
161 Kyrgyz Republic 1.03 2018
162 Finland 0.95 2017
163 Sri Lanka 0.95 2017
164 Vietnam 0.88 2018
165 Serbia 0.83 2018
166 Thailand 0.81 2009
167 Malta 0.80 2016
168 North Macedonia 0.76 2015
169 Tonga 0.73 2015
170 Lithuania 0.73 2017
171 Korea 0.71 2017
172 Jordan 0.62 2018
173 Poland 0.62 2017
174 Croatia 0.60 2016
175 Oman 0.60 2018
176 Kazakhstan 0.59 2018
177 Singapore 0.47 2017
178 Uzbekistan 0.43 2017
179 Ireland 0.41 2017
180 New Zealand 0.34 2017
181 San Marino 0.28 2012
182 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 0.20 2015
183 Malaysia 0.20 2017
184 Sierra Leone 0.19 2018
185 Tajikistan 0.06 2017
186 Iceland 0.02 2017
187 Norway 0.00 2017
187 Tuvalu 0.00 2016
187 Japan 0.00 2017
187 Canada 0.00 2017
187 Tanzania 0.00 2016

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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: 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