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: 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 60.00 2015
2 Somalia 49.87 1980
3 Haiti 47.74 1997
4 Solomon Islands 37.16 2015
5 Gabon 35.72 1997
6 Guinea-Bissau 35.00 2010
7 Madagascar 33.61 2003
8 Swaziland 31.90 2014
9 Dem. Rep. Congo 30.80 1999
10 Vanuatu 27.40 2015
11 Kenya 27.29 2012
12 Papua New Guinea 25.45 2012
13 Lesotho 24.95 2015
14 Rwanda 24.71 2015
15 Nepal 24.69 2016
16 Equatorial Guinea 23.94 2015
17 Angola 23.29 2011
18 Eritrea 23.23 2015
19 Central African Republic 22.61 2012
20 Nicaragua 21.79 2010
21 Timor-Leste 21.41 2015
22 Mauritania 21.32 2015
23 Malawi 19.93 2015
24 Burkina Faso 19.91 2015
25 Namibia 19.67 2013
26 Suriname 19.65 2015
27 Burundi 19.41 2015
28 Cambodia 19.01 2015
29 Palau 18.33 2016
30 Colombia 17.88 2015
31 Lao PDR 17.84 2015
32 Dominican Republic 17.53 2015
33 El Salvador 17.53 2015
34 The Gambia 17.20 2016
35 Mozambique 17.19 2015
36 São Tomé and Principe 17.11 2015
37 Comoros 17.11 2014
38 Paraguay 16.92 2012
39 Brazil 16.82 2015
40 Ghana 16.76 2016
41 Botswana 16.41 2013
42 Djibouti 16.24 2016
43 Congo 15.85 2012
44 Sweden 15.74 2015
45 Philippines 15.74 2013
46 Zimbabwe 15.00 2013
47 Honduras 14.98 2015
48 Iraq 14.74 2007
49 Uganda 14.45 2013
50 Zambia 14.35 2013
51 Morocco 14.20 2014
52 Côte d'Ivoire 13.98 2014
53 Togo 13.50 2015
54 Bhutan 13.48 2014
55 Guatemala 13.26 2015
56 Uruguay 13.05 2014
57 Yemen 12.91 2013
58 Nigeria 12.85 2010
59 Ethiopia 12.71 2015
60 Sudan 12.70 2011
61 Sierra Leone 12.31 2015
62 Costa Rica 12.26 2015
63 Libya 12.11 1983
64 China 12.08 1997
65 South Africa 11.59 2005
66 Austria 11.52 1989
67 Cabo Verde 11.11 2015
68 Mali 11.02 2015
69 Guinea 10.92 2014
70 The Bahamas 10.47 2010
71 Portugal 10.34 2015
72 Cameroon 10.32 2015
73 Belize 10.21 2015
74 Thailand 10.20 2015
75 Saudi Arabia 9.85 2015
76 Lebanon 9.62 2015
77 Panama 9.39 2014
78 Bolivia 9.32 2015
79 Trinidad and Tobago 9.20 2010
80 Chad 9.17 2013
81 Myanmar 9.15 2010
82 Samoa 8.75 2015
83 Venezuela 8.66 2015
84 Niger 8.58 2015
85 Chile 8.54 2015
86 Andorra 8.51 2015
87 Argentina 8.45 2014
88 Algeria 8.26 2015
89 Benin 8.20 2015
90 Fiji 8.14 2015
91 Tonga 7.51 2014
92 Senegal 7.48 2015
93 Albania 7.47 2015
94 Syrian Arab Republic 7.26 2013
95 Peru 7.25 2015
96 Ukraine 7.03 2015
97 Jamaica 6.85 2015
98 Netherlands 6.55 2015
99 Azerbaijan 6.45 2015
100 Macao SAR, China 6.22 2015
101 Kiribati 6.02 2015
102 Belarus 5.97 2015
103 Afghanistan 5.91 2015
104 United States 5.88 2015
105 United Arab Emirates 5.79 2015
106 Antigua and Barbuda 5.73 2015
107 Puerto Rico 5.64 2014
108 Dominica 5.61 2015
109 Mauritius 5.59 2015
110 Tanzania 5.54 2013
111 Tunisia 5.43 2015
112 Ecuador 5.43 2016
113 Grenada 5.39 2015
114 Spain 4.90 2015
115 Belgium 4.85 2015
116 Iran 4.66 2015
117 Mexico 4.40 2014
118 Estonia 4.20 2015
119 Australia 4.17 2015
120 France 4.07 2014
121 Cuba 4.05 2015
122 Egypt 3.95 2014
123 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 3.91 2015
124 Romania 3.69 2015
125 Denmark 3.56 2015
126 Turkey 3.54 2015
127 Luxembourg 3.54 2014
128 Seychelles 3.49 2015
129 Hungary 3.45 2015
130 Latvia 3.40 2015
131 Bangladesh 3.40 2015
132 Oman 3.38 2015
133 Indonesia 3.37 2015
134 Brunei 3.35 2015
135 Mongolia 3.35 2015
136 Israel 3.15 2015
137 St. Lucia 3.00 2015
138 Georgia 2.90 2015
139 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.84 2014
140 Kuwait 2.75 2015
141 Qatar 2.72 2015
142 Barbados 2.65 2014
143 Bulgaria 2.52 2015
144 Bahrain 2.45 2015
145 Nauru 2.42 2014
146 Italy 2.32 2015
147 Armenia 2.29 2015
148 Cyprus 2.09 2015
149 Moldova 2.07 2015
150 Singapore 2.06 2009
151 Cayman Islands 1.96 2013
152 Slovenia 1.94 2014
153 St. Kitts and Nevis 1.93 2015
154 Germany 1.91 2015
155 Montenegro 1.87 2015
156 India 1.87 2013
157 Hong Kong SAR, China 1.82 2015
158 Switzerland 1.77 2015
159 Sri Lanka 1.70 2015
160 Finland 1.65 2015
161 Poland 1.60 2014
162 Greece 1.57 2014
163 Kyrgyz Republic 1.56 2015
164 Liechtenstein 1.47 2015
165 Guyana 1.34 2012
166 Lithuania 1.24 2015
167 Kazakhstan 1.18 2016
168 Croatia 1.14 2015
169 United Kingdom 1.06 2014
170 Serbia 0.99 2015
171 Uzbekistan 0.93 2016
172 Macedonia 0.92 2015
173 Malta 0.90 2015
174 Korea 0.81 2015
175 Jordan 0.77 2013
176 Ireland 0.72 2015
177 San Marino 0.70 2012
178 Malaysia 0.40 2015
179 New Zealand 0.31 2015
180 Tuvalu 0.26 2015
181 Tajikistan 0.12 2016
182 Iceland 0.04 2013
183 Russia 0.01 2015
184 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 0.01 2015
185 Japan 0.00 2014
185 Norway 0.00 2015
185 Vietnam 0.00 2015
185 Monaco 0.00 2012
185 Pakistan 0.00 2015
185 Canada 0.00 2013

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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