Over-age students, primary (% of 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 48.84 1980
2 Haiti 47.01 1997
3 Liberia 46.96 2017
4 Solomon Islands 36.46 2018
5 Gabon 35.72 1997
6 Guinea-Bissau 34.29 2010
7 Dem. Rep. Congo 28.80 1999
8 Nepal 28.52 2017
9 Eswatini 28.27 2017
10 Papua New Guinea 28.22 2016
11 Pakistan 26.69 2018
12 Kenya 25.97 2012
13 Vanuatu 25.79 2015
14 Madagascar 24.98 2018
15 Rwanda 24.86 2018
16 Eritrea 24.35 2017
17 Angola 23.23 2011
18 Equatorial Guinea 22.58 2015
19 Lesotho 21.08 2017
20 Central African Republic 21.01 2012
21 Nicaragua 20.57 2010
22 Mauritania 20.34 2018
23 Malawi 19.32 2018
24 The Gambia 19.02 2018
25 Sweden 18.94 2017
26 Sudan 17.90 2017
27 Burundi 17.06 2018
28 Comoros 16.61 2017
29 Mozambique 16.59 2018
30 Nigeria 16.23 2010
31 Timor-Leste 16.08 2018
32 Suriname 16.04 2018
33 Slovak Republic 15.83 2017
34 Burkina Faso 15.78 2018
35 Ghana 15.43 2018
36 Colombia 15.19 2018
37 Congo 15.18 2012
38 El Salvador 14.54 2017
39 Brazil 14.46 2017
40 Cameroon 14.15 2016
41 Zambia 13.95 2017
42 Paraguay 13.94 2016
43 Uganda 13.90 2013
44 Cambodia 13.90 2018
45 Chad 13.89 2016
46 Costa Rica 13.68 2018
47 Zimbabwe 13.65 2013
48 Austria 13.47 2017
49 Botswana 13.35 2014
50 Palau 13.30 2014
51 Morocco 12.98 2018
52 Iraq 12.83 2007
53 São Tomé and Principe 12.79 2017
54 Dominican Republic 12.51 2017
55 Ethiopia 12.12 2015
56 Honduras 11.94 2017
57 China 11.60 1997
58 Bhutan 11.54 2018
59 Djibouti 11.29 2019
60 Libya 10.90 1983
61 Lao PDR 10.61 2018
62 Czech Republic 10.49 2017
63 Guinea 10.48 2016
64 Senegal 10.43 2017
65 Myanmar 10.41 2017
66 Guatemala 10.31 2018
67 Cabo Verde 10.20 2018
68 Yemen 9.88 2016
69 Philippines 9.82 2017
70 Togo 9.78 2018
71 Bangladesh 9.04 2010
72 Belize 8.66 2018
73 Panama 8.56 2017
74 Samoa 8.53 2018
75 Ukraine 8.45 2018
76 Portugal 8.08 2017
77 Côte d'Ivoire 7.98 2018
78 Trinidad and Tobago 7.97 2010
79 Benin 7.87 2018
80 Niger 7.86 2017
81 Iran 7.66 2017
82 Venezuela 7.57 2017
83 The Bahamas 7.39 2016
84 Afghanistan 7.13 1993
85 Saudi Arabia 7.13 2016
86 Mali 7.08 2018
87 Azerbaijan 7.06 2018
88 Uruguay 6.92 2016
89 Syrian Arab Republic 6.90 2013
90 Bolivia 6.81 2017
91 Andorra 6.80 2018
92 Lebanon 6.73 2018
93 Dominica 6.66 2016
94 Albania 6.58 2018
95 Algeria 6.57 2018
96 Chile 6.56 2017
97 Argentina 6.44 2017
98 India 5.91 2013
99 United States 5.81 2017
100 South Africa 5.79 2017
101 Peru 5.63 2018
102 Belarus 5.54 2018
103 Netherlands 5.36 2017
104 Jamaica 5.31 2018
105 Spain 5.25 2017
106 Tunisia 5.24 2018
107 Belgium 4.81 2017
108 Grenada 4.74 2017
109 Italy 4.63 2017
110 United Arab Emirates 4.25 2016
111 Brunei 4.08 2018
112 Macao SAR, China 3.99 2018
113 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.85 2018
114 Australia 3.79 2017
115 Seychelles 3.62 2018
116 Antigua and Barbuda 3.58 2018
117 Luxembourg 3.55 2017
118 Estonia 3.44 2017
119 Kiribati 3.41 2017
120 Ecuador 3.27 2017
121 Russia 3.23 2017
122 Romania 3.22 2016
123 Puerto Rico 3.22 2016
124 Fiji 2.93 2016
125 France 2.91 2017
126 Mauritius 2.83 2018
127 Hungary 2.81 2017
128 Israel 2.80 2017
129 St. Lucia 2.70 2018
130 Bahrain 2.67 2018
131 Cuba 2.61 2018
132 Kuwait 2.58 2018
133 Hong Kong SAR, China 2.57 2018
134 Egypt 2.55 2018
135 Qatar 2.53 2018
136 Latvia 2.44 2017
137 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2.43 2018
138 Denmark 2.40 2017
139 Mexico 2.26 2017
140 Montenegro 2.18 2017
141 Armenia 2.15 2018
142 Turkey 2.03 2017
143 Barbados 1.90 2018
144 Bulgaria 1.86 2016
145 Cyprus 1.79 2015
146 Mongolia 1.79 2018
147 Slovenia 1.77 2017
148 Cayman Islands 1.77 2018
149 Monaco 1.76 2019
150 St. Kitts and Nevis 1.71 2016
151 Liechtenstein 1.70 2016
152 Germany 1.69 2017
153 Georgia 1.43 2018
154 Switzerland 1.39 2017
155 Nauru 1.38 2016
156 Moldova 1.36 2018
157 Greece 1.34 2017
158 Indonesia 1.32 2018
159 Finland 1.30 2017
160 Vietnam 1.22 2018
161 Guyana 1.19 2012
162 United Kingdom 1.11 2017
163 Kyrgyz Republic 1.11 2018
164 Thailand 1.10 2009
165 Lithuania 0.94 2017
166 Poland 0.94 2017
167 Sri Lanka 0.94 2017
168 Malta 0.91 2016
169 Tonga 0.90 2015
170 Serbia 0.89 2018
171 North Macedonia 0.84 2015
172 Korea 0.76 2017
173 Croatia 0.74 2016
174 Jordan 0.70 2018
175 Kazakhstan 0.69 2018
176 Oman 0.67 2018
177 Ireland 0.55 2017
178 Singapore 0.53 2017
179 San Marino 0.51 2012
180 Uzbekistan 0.40 2018
181 New Zealand 0.39 2017
182 Malaysia 0.24 2017
183 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 0.21 2015
184 Sierra Leone 0.19 2018
185 Tuvalu 0.15 2016
186 Tajikistan 0.08 2017
187 Iceland 0.03 2017
188 Norway 0.00 2017
188 Tanzania 0.00 2016
188 Japan 0.00 2017
188 Canada 0.00 2017

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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