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: 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 59.39 2015
2 Somalia 48.84 1980
3 Haiti 47.01 1997
4 Solomon Islands 36.71 2015
5 Gabon 35.72 1997
6 Guinea-Bissau 34.29 2010
7 Madagascar 32.03 2003
8 Swaziland 29.19 2014
9 Dem. Rep. Congo 28.80 1999
10 Nepal 27.72 2016
11 Kenya 25.97 2012
12 Vanuatu 25.79 2015
13 Papua New Guinea 24.92 2012
14 Rwanda 24.45 2015
15 Angola 23.23 2011
16 Lesotho 22.61 2015
17 Equatorial Guinea 22.58 2015
18 Mauritania 21.47 2015
19 Eritrea 21.33 2015
20 Central African Republic 21.01 2012
21 Nicaragua 20.57 2010
22 Burkina Faso 20.24 2015
23 Timor-Leste 19.33 2015
24 Malawi 19.19 2015
25 Burundi 19.17 2015
26 Suriname 18.59 2015
27 Cambodia 17.62 2015
28 Sweden 17.40 2015
29 Namibia 17.08 2013
30 Comoros 16.99 2014
31 Lao PDR 16.70 2015
32 Ghana 16.57 2016
33 São Tomé and Principe 16.42 2015
34 Colombia 16.33 2015
35 The Gambia 16.31 2016
36 Nigeria 16.23 2010
37 Djibouti 15.92 2016
38 Paraguay 15.80 2012
39 Mozambique 15.76 2015
40 El Salvador 15.51 2015
41 Congo 15.18 2012
42 Brazil 14.90 2015
43 Botswana 14.71 2013
44 Dominican Republic 14.54 2015
45 Philippines 14.14 2013
46 Uganda 13.90 2013
47 Honduras 13.78 2015
48 Zimbabwe 13.65 2013
49 Zambia 13.57 2013
50 Togo 13.40 2015
51 Côte d'Ivoire 13.31 2014
52 Bhutan 13.11 2014
53 Iraq 12.83 2007
54 Sudan 12.46 2011
55 Yemen 12.45 2013
56 Sierra Leone 12.39 2015
57 Morocco 12.37 2014
58 Uruguay 12.14 2014
59 Costa Rica 12.14 2015
60 Ethiopia 12.12 2015
61 Guatemala 11.83 2015
62 China 11.60 1997
63 Mali 11.56 2015
64 Palau 11.29 2016
65 Libya 10.90 1983
66 Austria 10.67 1989
67 Saudi Arabia 10.45 2015
68 Thailand 10.36 2015
69 Guinea 10.03 2014
70 South Africa 9.86 2005
71 Cameroon 9.86 2015
72 The Bahamas 9.35 2010
73 Cabo Verde 9.21 2015
74 Belize 8.95 2015
75 Bolivia 8.86 2015
76 Portugal 8.83 2015
77 Chad 8.76 2013
78 Lebanon 8.62 2015
79 Argentina 8.45 2014
80 Panama 8.44 2014
81 Samoa 8.38 2015
82 Niger 8.37 2015
83 Andorra 8.36 2015
84 Trinidad and Tobago 7.97 2010
85 Benin 7.82 2015
86 Iran 7.69 2015
87 Venezuela 7.67 2015
88 Senegal 7.57 2015
89 Fiji 7.40 2015
90 Chile 7.16 2015
91 Ukraine 7.03 2015
92 Peru 6.99 2015
93 Albania 6.94 2015
94 Syrian Arab Republic 6.90 2013
95 Azerbaijan 6.82 2015
96 Algeria 6.73 2015
97 Tonga 6.49 2014
98 Netherlands 6.11 2015
99 India 5.91 2013
100 Jamaica 5.82 2015
101 Afghanistan 5.71 2015
102 United Arab Emirates 5.51 2015
103 United States 5.45 2015
104 Tanzania 5.42 2013
105 Mauritius 5.42 2015
106 Macao SAR, China 5.36 2015
107 Spain 5.29 2015
108 Belarus 5.23 2015
109 Ecuador 4.93 2016
110 Dominica 4.79 2015
111 Belgium 4.79 2015
112 Puerto Rico 4.59 2014
113 Kiribati 4.48 2015
114 Tunisia 4.45 2015
115 Antigua and Barbuda 4.39 2015
116 Grenada 4.05 2015
117 Brunei 3.85 2015
118 Australia 3.79 2015
119 Mexico 3.79 2014
120 Seychelles 3.78 2015
121 Estonia 3.55 2015
122 Bangladesh 3.52 2015
123 France 3.50 2014
124 Egypt 3.46 2014
125 Turkey 3.38 2015
126 Luxembourg 3.33 2014
127 Romania 3.25 2015
128 Cuba 3.22 2015
129 Indonesia 3.01 2015
130 Mongolia 2.98 2015
131 Oman 2.95 2015
132 Israel 2.94 2015
133 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2.93 2015
134 Hungary 2.83 2015
135 Myanmar 2.80 2014
136 Qatar 2.79 2015
137 Latvia 2.77 2015
138 Georgia 2.76 2015
139 Denmark 2.73 2015
140 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.64 2014
141 Bahrain 2.52 2015
142 St. Lucia 2.44 2015
143 Armenia 2.43 2015
144 Kuwait 2.39 2015
145 Barbados 2.22 2014
146 Italy 2.15 2015
147 Singapore 2.03 2009
148 Nauru 2.03 2014
149 Bulgaria 2.01 2015
150 Cayman Islands 1.85 2013
151 Moldova 1.84 2015
152 Cyprus 1.79 2015
153 Hong Kong SAR, China 1.62 2015
154 Sri Lanka 1.57 2015
155 St. Kitts and Nevis 1.56 2015
156 Germany 1.55 2015
157 Switzerland 1.52 2015
158 Slovenia 1.51 2014
159 Montenegro 1.50 2015
160 Kyrgyz Republic 1.45 2015
161 Liechtenstein 1.42 2015
162 Greece 1.37 2014
163 Finland 1.31 2015
164 Poland 1.21 2014
165 Guyana 1.19 2012
166 Kazakhstan 1.18 2016
167 United Kingdom 1.07 2014
168 Lithuania 1.03 2015
169 Croatia 1.00 2015
170 Uzbekistan 0.91 2016
171 Serbia 0.88 2015
172 Malta 0.85 2015
173 Macedonia 0.84 2015
174 Korea 0.76 2015
175 Jordan 0.74 2013
176 Ireland 0.58 2015
177 San Marino 0.51 2012
178 New Zealand 0.28 2015
179 Malaysia 0.25 2015
180 Tuvalu 0.13 2015
181 Tajikistan 0.10 2016
182 Iceland 0.02 2013
183 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 0.01 2015
184 Russia 0.01 2015
185 Norway 0.00 2015
185 Monaco 0.00 2012
185 Vietnam 0.00 2015
185 Pakistan 0.00 2015
185 Canada 0.00 2013
185 Japan 0.00 2014

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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