School enrollment, primary, private (% of total primary) - Country Ranking

Definition: Private enrollment refers to pupils or students enrolled in institutions that are not operated by a public authority but controlled and managed, whether for profit or not, by a private body such as a nongovernmental organization, religious body, special interest group, foundation or business enterprise.

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 Macao SAR, China 97.76 2018
2 Belize 92.78 2018
3 Zimbabwe 88.84 2012
4 Grenada 77.38 2017
5 Haiti 76.71 1998
6 United Arab Emirates 76.33 2017
7 Trinidad and Tobago 72.13 2010
8 Lebanon 71.84 2018
9 Qatar 63.90 2018
10 Chile 62.82 2017
11 Equatorial Guinea 58.67 2015
12 Belgium 54.43 2017
13 Antigua and Barbuda 48.76 2018
14 Liberia 48.33 2017
15 Gabon 43.86 2011
16 Cayman Islands 43.75 2018
17 Malta 43.74 2016
18 Kuwait 41.85 2018
19 Brunei 41.19 2018
20 Mali 39.93 2018
21 Dominica 38.11 2016
22 Bahrain 36.91 2018
23 India 35.21 2017
24 Pakistan 34.76 2018
25 Mauritius 34.62 2018
26 Jordan 34.44 2018
27 Spain 31.45 2017
28 Congo 31.07 2012
29 Togo 30.86 2018
30 Guinea 30.64 2016
31 Monaco 30.27 2019
32 The Gambia 30.03 2018
33 Australia 29.81 2017
34 Ghana 27.85 2018
35 Guinea-Bissau 27.69 2010
36 Argentina 26.65 2017
37 Peru 25.95 2018
38 Puerto Rico 25.79 2016
39 Benin 25.35 2018
40 Solomon Islands 24.71 2018
41 United Kingdom 24.22 2017
42 Bangladesh 23.90 2018
43 Cameroon 23.86 2016
44 Ecuador 23.56 2017
45 Palau 23.06 2007
46 Israel 22.98 2017
47 Indonesia 22.85 2018
48 Dominican Republic 22.84 2017
49 St. Kitts and Nevis 22.62 2016
50 Thailand 20.76 2017
51 Burkina Faso 20.30 2018
52 Paraguay 20.16 2016
53 Samoa 20.08 2018
54 Oman 19.76 2018
55 Colombia 19.70 2018
56 Madagascar 19.68 2018
57 Uganda 19.61 2017
58 Venezuela 19.15 2017
59 Comoros 18.82 2017
60 Hong Kong SAR, China 18.77 2018
61 The Bahamas 18.75 2016
62 Djibouti 17.87 2019
63 Uruguay 17.83 2017
64 Brazil 17.77 2017
65 Morocco 17.01 2018
66 Senegal 16.85 2018
67 Hungary 16.73 2017
68 Central African Republic 16.73 2016
69 Denmark 16.59 2017
70 Nepal 16.57 2017
71 Nauru 16.36 1998
72 Kenya 15.99 2014
73 Mauritania 15.66 2018
74 Nicaragua 15.55 2010
75 Tuvalu 15.48 2018
76 Tonga 15.22 2015
77 France 14.94 2017
78 Côte d'Ivoire 14.48 2018
79 Angola 14.12 2015
80 Barbados 13.53 2018
81 Panama 13.07 2017
82 Portugal 12.90 2017
83 Timor-Leste 12.90 2018
84 El Salvador 12.78 2017
85 Nigeria 12.66 2016
86 Dem. Rep. Congo 12.58 2014
87 Chad 12.19 2016
88 Guatemala 12.15 2018
89 Luxembourg 11.92 2017
90 Malaysia 11.84 2017
91 Iran 11.77 2017
92 Seychelles 11.64 2018
93 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 11.21 2018
94 Eritrea 10.62 2017
95 Sweden 10.47 2017
96 Georgia 10.33 2018
97 Bolivia 10.13 2017
98 Honduras 10.09 2017
99 Mexico 9.27 2017
100 Egypt 9.22 2018
101 Jamaica 9.18 2018
102 Sudan 9.07 2017
103 United States 8.98 2017
104 Costa Rica 8.91 2018
105 Saudi Arabia 8.83 2018
106 Cyprus 8.72 2015
107 Lesotho 8.67 2017
108 Philippines 8.45 2017
109 China 7.99 2018
110 Albania 7.74 2018
111 Slovak Republic 7.70 2017
112 Botswana 7.39 2015
113 Guyana 7.13 2012
114 Tunisia 6.58 2018
115 Canada 6.22 2017
116 Austria 6.21 2017
117 Lao PDR 6.20 2018
118 St. Lucia 6.17 2018
119 Italy 6.02 2017
120 Sierra Leone 5.87 2018
121 Mongolia 5.79 2018
122 Poland 5.79 2017
123 Greece 5.52 2017
124 Switzerland 5.48 2017
125 Estonia 5.22 2017
126 Cambodia 5.21 2018
127 Yemen 5.04 2016
128 Germany 4.99 2017
129 Ethiopia 4.95 2015
130 Afghanistan 4.89 2017
131 Myanmar 4.66 2017
132 Libya 4.65 2006
133 Turkey 4.29 2017
134 Bhutan 4.23 2018
135 Rwanda 4.13 2018
136 Syrian Arab Republic 3.94 2013
137 Tanzania 3.90 2018
138 Singapore 3.88 2017
139 Niger 3.61 2017
140 Liechtenstein 3.35 2016
141 Norway 3.34 2017
142 Zambia 3.18 2013
143 Lithuania 3.16 2017
144 South Africa 3.15 2017
145 Sri Lanka 3.01 2017
146 Vanuatu 3.00 2015
147 Iceland 2.82 2017
148 Czech Republic 2.43 2017
149 Armenia 2.31 2018
150 Andorra 2.29 2018
151 Latvia 2.11 2017
152 Kyrgyz Republic 2.08 2018
153 Malawi 2.07 2017
154 Burundi 2.04 2018
155 Vietnam 1.99 2018
156 Mozambique 1.95 2018
157 New Zealand 1.88 2017
158 Finland 1.78 2017
159 Suriname 1.78 2018
160 Eswatini 1.77 2017
161 Papua New Guinea 1.73 1998
162 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.61 2018
163 Korea 1.59 2017
164 Moldova 1.52 2018
165 São Tomé and Principe 1.38 2017
166 Cabo Verde 1.36 2018
167 Algeria 1.28 2018
168 Japan 1.18 2017
169 Tajikistan 1.14 2017
170 Bulgaria 1.09 2016
171 Fiji 0.95 2016
172 Romania 0.94 2016
173 Kazakhstan 0.91 2018
174 Slovenia 0.85 2017
175 Ukraine 0.85 2018
176 Russia 0.82 2017
177 Azerbaijan 0.70 2018
178 Ireland 0.60 2017
179 Croatia 0.48 2016
180 Netherlands 0.37 2017
181 Uzbekistan 0.24 2018
182 Serbia 0.19 2018
183 Belarus 0.11 2018
184 San Marino 0.00 1994
184 Somalia 0.00 1986
184 Kiribati 0.00 2017
184 Montenegro 0.00 2017
184 Iraq 0.00 1991
184 North Macedonia 0.00 1998
184 Cuba 0.00 1995

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Development Relevance: The share of enrollment in private institutions indicates the scale and capacity of private education within a country. A high percentage suggests strong involvement of the non-governmental sector (including religious bodies, other organizations, associations, communities, private enterprises or persons) in providing organized educational programmes. However, in countries where private institutions are substantially subsidized or aided by the government, the distinction between private and public educational institutions may be less clear-cut especially when certain students are directly financed through government scholarships.

Limitations and Exceptions: Religious or private schools, which are not registered with the government or don't follow the common national curriculum, may not be captured.

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 share of students in private primary school is calculated by dividing the number of students enrolled in private educational institutions at primary level by total enrollment (public and private) at the same level of education, 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. 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).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual