Over-age students, primary, male (% of male 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 49.87 1980
2 Haiti 47.74 1997
3 Liberia 47.36 2017
4 Solomon Islands 36.89 2018
5 Gabon 35.72 1997
6 Guinea-Bissau 35.00 2010
7 Eswatini 31.01 2017
8 Dem. Rep. Congo 30.80 1999
9 Papua New Guinea 28.91 2016
10 Vanuatu 27.40 2015
11 Kenya 27.29 2012
12 Pakistan 26.60 2018
13 Eritrea 26.36 2017
14 Madagascar 26.09 2018
15 Rwanda 25.69 2018
16 Nepal 25.33 2017
17 Equatorial Guinea 23.94 2015
18 Lesotho 23.44 2017
19 Angola 23.29 2011
20 Central African Republic 22.61 2012
21 Nicaragua 21.79 2010
22 The Gambia 19.41 2018
23 Mauritania 19.34 2018
24 Sudan 19.05 2017
25 Malawi 18.50 2018
26 Mozambique 18.33 2018
27 Sweden 18.21 2017
28 Timor-Leste 18.12 2018
29 Burundi 17.72 2018
30 Suriname 17.71 2018
31 Comoros 17.27 2017
32 Slovak Republic 17.04 2017
33 Colombia 16.84 2018
34 El Salvador 16.38 2017
35 Brazil 16.14 2017
36 Congo 15.85 2012
37 Burkina Faso 15.51 2018
38 Ghana 15.50 2018
39 Dominican Republic 15.34 2017
40 Paraguay 15.17 2016
41 Botswana 15.09 2014
42 Zimbabwe 15.00 2013
43 Morocco 14.92 2018
44 Cameroon 14.86 2016
45 Zambia 14.83 2017
46 Cambodia 14.80 2018
47 Iraq 14.74 2007
48 Chad 14.53 2016
49 Uganda 14.45 2013
50 Austria 14.33 2017
51 Palau 14.27 2014
52 São Tomé and Principe 14.16 2017
53 Costa Rica 13.29 2018
54 Honduras 12.90 2017
55 Nigeria 12.85 2010
56 Ethiopia 12.71 2015
57 Cabo Verde 12.33 2018
58 Libya 12.11 1983
59 China 12.08 1997
60 Bhutan 11.98 2018
61 Czech Republic 11.82 2017
62 Guatemala 11.61 2018
63 Lao PDR 11.51 2018
64 Philippines 11.48 2017
65 Djibouti 11.45 2019
66 Guinea 11.15 2016
67 Bangladesh 10.84 2010
68 Myanmar 10.70 2017
69 Yemen 10.25 2016
70 Belize 9.98 2018
71 Togo 9.87 2018
72 Samoa 9.42 2018
73 Senegal 9.32 2017
74 Portugal 9.25 2017
75 Trinidad and Tobago 9.20 2010
76 Panama 9.18 2017
77 Dominica 8.63 2016
78 Venezuela 8.50 2017
79 Ukraine 8.43 2018
80 The Bahamas 8.43 2016
81 Benin 8.42 2018
82 Algeria 8.26 2018
83 Niger 7.94 2017
84 Chile 7.87 2017
85 Uruguay 7.85 2016
86 Côte d'Ivoire 7.70 2018
87 Lebanon 7.63 2018
88 Andorra 7.40 2018
89 Syrian Arab Republic 7.26 2013
90 Mali 7.21 2018
91 Albania 7.16 2018
92 Bolivia 7.15 2017
93 Afghanistan 7.13 1993
94 South Africa 7.10 2017
95 Azerbaijan 6.69 2018
96 Saudi Arabia 6.60 2016
97 Tunisia 6.50 2018
98 United States 6.47 2017
99 Grenada 6.42 2017
100 Jamaica 6.17 2018
101 Argentina 6.13 2017
102 Italy 5.94 2017
103 Peru 5.83 2018
104 Netherlands 5.76 2017
105 Belarus 5.53 2018
106 Belgium 4.89 2017
107 Iran 4.86 2017
108 Spain 4.83 2017
109 Brunei 4.38 2018
110 Macao SAR, China 4.30 2018
111 Australia 4.15 2017
112 United Arab Emirates 4.11 2016
113 Antigua and Barbuda 4.10 2018
114 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.09 2018
115 Puerto Rico 4.06 2016
116 Estonia 4.03 2017
117 Luxembourg 3.73 2017
118 Seychelles 3.73 2018
119 Kiribati 3.67 2017
120 Ecuador 3.63 2017
121 Romania 3.62 2016
122 Russia 3.56 2017
123 Cuba 3.44 2018
124 France 3.42 2017
125 Fiji 3.39 2016
126 Hungary 3.38 2017
127 St. Lucia 3.33 2018
128 Qatar 3.23 2018
129 Denmark 3.15 2017
130 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 3.10 2018
131 Latvia 3.03 2017
132 Israel 3.02 2017
133 Egypt 2.95 2018
134 Kuwait 2.94 2018
135 Mauritius 2.91 2018
136 Hong Kong SAR, China 2.78 2018
137 Mexico 2.62 2017
138 Montenegro 2.55 2017
139 Bahrain 2.40 2018
140 Barbados 2.38 2018
141 Bulgaria 2.27 2016
142 Cayman Islands 2.25 2018
143 Slovenia 2.19 2017
144 Mongolia 2.09 2018
145 Germany 2.09 2017
146 Cyprus 2.09 2015
147 Turkey 2.07 2017
148 Liechtenstein 2.00 2016
149 Armenia 2.00 2018
150 St. Kitts and Nevis 1.92 2016
151 India 1.87 2013
152 Monaco 1.69 2019
153 Switzerland 1.63 2017
154 Finland 1.63 2017
155 Moldova 1.59 2018
156 Greece 1.55 2017
157 Georgia 1.54 2018
158 Vietnam 1.52 2018
159 Thailand 1.38 2009
160 Guyana 1.34 2012
161 Poland 1.25 2017
162 Kyrgyz Republic 1.20 2018
163 Lithuania 1.15 2017
164 United Kingdom 1.12 2017
165 Indonesia 1.07 2018
166 Tonga 1.05 2015
167 Malta 1.02 2016
168 Nauru 0.97 2016
169 Serbia 0.95 2018
170 Sri Lanka 0.93 2017
171 North Macedonia 0.92 2015
172 Croatia 0.88 2016
173 Korea 0.80 2017
174 Kazakhstan 0.79 2018
175 Jordan 0.77 2018
176 Oman 0.74 2018
177 San Marino 0.70 2012
178 Ireland 0.69 2017
179 Singapore 0.59 2017
180 Uzbekistan 0.47 2017
181 New Zealand 0.43 2017
182 Malaysia 0.29 2017
183 Tuvalu 0.28 2016
184 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 0.23 2015
185 Sierra Leone 0.19 2018
186 Tajikistan 0.09 2017
187 Iceland 0.05 2017
188 Canada 0.00 2017
188 Japan 0.00 2017
188 Norway 0.00 2017
188 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