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: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Macao SAR, China 97.71 2015
2 Zimbabwe 88.84 2012
3 Belize 82.20 2015
4 United Arab Emirates 77.12 2015
5 Grenada 76.92 2014
6 Haiti 76.71 1998
7 Lebanon 73.83 2015
8 Trinidad and Tobago 72.13 2010
9 Qatar 62.59 2015
10 Chile 62.09 2015
11 Equatorial Guinea 58.67 2015
12 Belgium 53.99 2015
13 Antigua and Barbuda 51.57 2015
14 Malta 44.20 2015
15 Gabon 43.86 2011
16 Kuwait 42.82 2015
17 Bangladesh 41.96 2011
18 Brunei 39.41 2015
19 Mali 38.50 2015
20 Cayman Islands 38.30 2013
21 Pakistan 38.19 2015
22 Dominica 36.75 2015
23 Bahrain 35.54 2015
24 India 34.78 2015
25 Jordan 33.37 2014
26 Liberia 33.28 2015
27 Spain 31.52 2015
28 Mauritius 31.47 2015
29 Congo 31.07 2012
30 Australia 30.43 2015
31 The Bahamas 29.59 2010
32 Monaco 28.99 2015
33 The Gambia 28.35 2016
34 Guinea 28.09 2014
35 Guinea-Bissau 27.69 2010
36 Peru 27.37 2015
37 Togo 26.85 2015
38 Argentina 25.78 2014
39 Solomon Islands 25.43 2015
40 Ghana 25.28 2016
41 Cameroon 24.21 2015
42 Puerto Rico 23.77 2014
43 Palau 23.06 2007
44 Israel 22.87 2015
45 Ecuador 22.61 2016
46 Dominican Republic 22.51 2015
47 Benin 22.11 2015
48 St. Kitts and Nevis 20.29 2015
49 Indonesia 20.21 2015
50 Thailand 20.18 2015
51 Colombia 19.81 2015
52 Oman 19.77 2015
53 Venezuela 19.24 2015
54 Hong Kong SAR, China 19.00 2015
55 Paraguay 18.93 2011
56 Madagascar 18.58 2015
57 Samoa 18.56 2015
58 Burkina Faso 18.28 2015
59 Comoros 18.21 2014
60 Uruguay 17.81 2014
61 Brazil 16.59 2015
62 Nauru 16.36 1998
63 Uganda 16.18 2013
64 Kenya 15.99 2014
65 Mauritania 15.76 2015
66 Denmark 15.65 2015
67 Nicaragua 15.55 2010
68 Hungary 15.38 2015
69 Nepal 15.32 2016
70 Morocco 15.15 2015
71 Senegal 15.13 2015
72 Nigeria 14.85 2013
73 France 14.65 2014
74 Tonga 14.57 2014
75 Panama 14.39 2014
76 United Kingdom 13.99 2014
77 Central African Republic 13.71 2012
78 Côte d'Ivoire 13.31 2015
79 Barbados 12.88 2014
80 Malaysia 12.77 2015
81 Timor-Leste 12.60 2015
82 Dem. Rep. Congo 12.58 2014
83 El Salvador 12.51 2015
84 Portugal 12.44 2015
85 Guatemala 11.59 2015
86 Seychelles 11.11 2015
87 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 10.57 2015
88 Iran 10.45 2015
89 Chad 10.41 2013
90 Luxembourg 10.18 2014
91 Georgia 10.10 2015
92 Sweden 10.10 2015
93 Saudi Arabia 10.07 2015
94 Eritrea 9.89 2015
95 Djibouti 9.85 2016
96 Bolivia 9.71 2015
97 Honduras 9.28 2015
98 Tuvalu 9.21 2015
99 Costa Rica 8.98 2015
100 Mexico 8.73 2014
101 Cyprus 8.72 2015
102 Jamaica 8.51 2015
103 Egypt 8.45 2014
104 Philippines 8.32 2013
105 United States 8.29 2015
106 Singapore 7.59 2009
107 Guyana 7.13 2012
108 Slovak Republic 7.05 2015
109 China 7.03 2015
110 Sudan 6.84 2013
111 Botswana 6.80 2013
112 Italy 6.40 2015
113 Greece 6.21 2014
114 Austria 6.14 2015
115 St. Lucia 6.08 2015
116 Albania 5.93 2015
117 Estonia 5.93 2015
118 Canada 5.84 2013
119 Mongolia 5.83 2015
120 Switzerland 5.60 2015
121 Yemen 5.52 2013
122 Ethiopia 4.95 2015
123 Lao PDR 4.93 2015
124 Germany 4.88 2015
125 Namibia 4.68 2013
126 Libya 4.65 2006
127 Poland 4.55 2014
128 Sierra Leone 4.39 2015
129 Tunisia 4.34 2015
130 Bhutan 4.10 2016
131 South Africa 4.06 2014
132 Syrian Arab Republic 3.94 2013
133 Turkey 3.74 2015
134 Liechtenstein 3.59 2015
135 Afghanistan 3.47 2015
136 Tanzania 3.46 2015
137 Cambodia 3.39 2015
138 Niger 3.31 2015
139 Zambia 3.18 2013
140 Iceland 3.16 2013
141 Rwanda 3.12 2015
142 Norway 3.06 2015
143 Angola 3.00 2011
144 Vanuatu 3.00 2015
145 Sri Lanka 2.95 2015
146 Lithuania 2.40 2015
147 Czech Republic 2.06 2015
148 Armenia 2.03 2015
149 Latvia 1.83 2015
150 New Zealand 1.81 2015
151 Andorra 1.80 2015
152 Finland 1.73 2015
153 Lesotho 1.68 2015
154 Burundi 1.66 2015
155 Mozambique 1.64 2015
156 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.61 2015
157 Korea 1.59 2015
158 Kyrgyz Republic 1.55 2015
159 Swaziland 1.55 2014
160 Suriname 1.52 2015
161 Moldova 1.28 2015
162 Tajikistan 1.25 2016
163 Malawi 1.21 2015
164 Japan 1.17 2014
165 Algeria 0.98 2015
166 Cabo Verde 0.97 2015
167 Bulgaria 0.92 2015
168 Kazakhstan 0.88 2016
169 Fiji 0.86 2015
170 Romania 0.85 2015
171 Russia 0.78 2015
172 São Tomé and Principe 0.76 2016
173 Slovenia 0.67 2014
174 Vietnam 0.64 2015
175 Ukraine 0.58 2015
176 Azerbaijan 0.57 2015
177 Ireland 0.48 2015
178 Croatia 0.45 2015
179 Netherlands 0.34 2015
180 Myanmar 0.21 2014
181 Uzbekistan 0.12 2016
182 Papua New Guinea 0.11 2012
183 Serbia 0.11 2015
184 Belarus 0.08 2015
185 San Marino 0.00 1994
185 Cuba 0.00 1995
185 Somalia 0.00 1986
185 Iraq 0.00 1991
185 Macedonia 0.00 1998
185 Kiribati 0.00 1993

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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: 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 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