Primary education, teachers (% female) - Country Ranking

Definition: Female teachers as a percentage of total primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.

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 Armenia 100.00 2018
2 Belarus 99.48 2018
3 Kyrgyz Republic 98.52 2018
4 Kazakhstan 98.19 2018
5 Moldova 98.18 2018
6 Slovenia 97.31 2016
7 Czech Republic 97.17 2012
8 Uruguay 97.00 1997
9 Lithuania 96.75 2017
10 Ukraine 96.64 2018
11 Hungary 96.60 2016
12 Russia 95.64 2017
13 Italy 95.62 2017
14 Suriname 95.13 2018
15 Mongolia 94.98 2018
16 Bulgaria 94.35 2016
17 Croatia 93.51 2016
18 Azerbaijan 92.93 2018
19 Latvia 92.81 2016
20 Antigua and Barbuda 92.16 2018
21 St. Kitts and Nevis 92.11 2016
22 San Marino 91.84 2018
23 Uzbekistan 91.69 2018
24 Austria 91.61 2017
25 Georgia 90.66 2018
26 Estonia 90.47 2017
27 The Bahamas 90.25 2016
28 United Arab Emirates 90.20 2016
29 Slovak Republic 90.17 2017
30 Romania 89.84 2017
31 Jamaica 89.82 2018
32 Cayman Islands 89.74 2018
33 Kuwait 89.48 2018
34 Seychelles 88.89 2018
35 Brazil 88.67 2017
36 Guyana 88.55 2012
37 Lebanon 88.17 2017
38 Philippines 87.54 2017
39 Argentina 87.42 2008
40 Sri Lanka 87.36 2017
41 Germany 87.29 2017
42 United States 87.07 2017
43 Puerto Rico 87.06 2016
44 Bosnia and Herzegovina 87.01 2018
45 Netherlands 87.00 2017
46 St. Lucia 86.91 2018
47 Dominica 86.79 2016
48 Serbia 86.29 2018
49 Israel 85.44 2016
50 Poland 85.29 2017
51 United Kingdom 85.24 2017
52 Albania 84.93 2018
53 Ireland 84.89 2012
54 Malta 84.80 2016
55 New Zealand 84.02 2017
56 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 83.97 2018
57 Cyprus 83.42 2016
58 Venezuela 83.24 1987
59 France 83.04 2013
60 Switzerland 82.81 2017
61 Myanmar 82.35 2017
62 Belgium 82.35 2017
63 Macao SAR, China 82.24 2018
64 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 82.23 2018
65 Iceland 81.89 2015
66 Monaco 81.76 2019
67 Kiribati 81.55 2016
68 Dominican Republic 81.23 2017
69 North Macedonia 81.08 2015
70 Chile 81.04 2017
71 Portugal 80.94 2017
72 Cuba 80.70 2018
73 Singapore 80.56 2017
74 Algeria 80.54 2018
75 Grenada 80.53 2017
76 Tuvalu 80.00 2018
77 Andorra 79.85 2018
78 Qatar 79.82 2018
79 Finland 79.57 2017
80 Jordan 79.06 2018
81 Palau 79.03 2000
82 Costa Rica 78.97 2018
83 Mauritius 78.95 2018
84 South Africa 78.81 2015
85 Trinidad and Tobago 78.76 2009
86 Vietnam 78.12 2018
87 Liechtenstein 78.08 2016
88 Korea 77.83 2017
89 Brunei 77.79 2018
90 Nauru 77.78 2016
91 Barbados 77.37 2018
92 Colombia 77.29 2017
93 Samoa 77.28 2010
94 Nicaragua 77.02 2010
95 Hong Kong SAR, China 76.91 2018
96 Australia 76.89 1997
97 Spain 76.80 2017
98 Ecuador 76.73 2017
99 Panama 76.70 2017
100 Sweden 76.44 2017
101 Tajikistan 76.00 2017
102 Luxembourg 75.99 2016
103 Lesotho 74.81 2017
104 Belize 74.67 2018
105 Norway 74.61 2017
106 Botswana 74.30 2015
107 Honduras 74.21 2017
108 El Salvador 74.21 2017
109 Bahrain 74.14 2018
110 Tonga 72.36 2015
111 Greece 71.46 2017
112 Paraguay 71.18 2012
113 Cabo Verde 71.11 2018
114 Thailand 71.05 2017
115 Oman 70.93 2018
116 Malaysia 69.71 2018
117 Denmark 69.14 2014
118 Syrian Arab Republic 69.02 2002
119 Iraq 68.81 2007
120 Indonesia 68.43 2018
121 Mexico 68.40 2017
122 Eswatini 68.34 2017
123 Canada 68.07 2000
124 Peru 67.48 2018
125 Iran 67.43 2017
126 China 67.40 2018
127 Bolivia 66.02 2017
128 Japan 64.88 2005
129 Guatemala 64.67 2018
130 Tunisia 63.97 2018
131 Egypt 61.38 2018
132 Bangladesh 61.30 2018
133 Turkey 61.13 2017
134 Fiji 58.95 2016
135 Cambodia 57.46 2018
136 Vanuatu 57.26 2015
137 Morocco 57.17 2018
138 Zimbabwe 55.67 2013
139 São Tomé and Principe 54.90 2017
140 Rwanda 54.86 2018
141 Pakistan 54.04 2018
142 Congo 53.51 2012
143 Madagascar 53.50 2018
144 Libya 53.00 1983
145 Cameroon 52.89 2018
146 Gabon 52.85 2011
147 Niger 52.69 2018
148 Saudi Arabia 52.47 2018
149 Lao PDR 52.35 2018
150 India 51.21 2017
151 Zambia 50.46 2017
152 Burundi 50.40 2018
153 Tanzania 50.36 2018
154 Kenya 50.24 2015
155 Papua New Guinea 49.42 2016
156 Nigeria 48.20 2010
157 Angola 47.18 2016
158 Burkina Faso 47.09 2018
159 Mozambique 45.71 2018
160 Equatorial Guinea 44.39 2015
161 Solomon Islands 44.35 2018
162 Malawi 44.03 2018
163 Nepal 43.96 2017
164 Uganda 43.07 2017
165 Ghana 41.63 2018
166 Timor-Leste 41.31 2018
167 Bhutan 39.44 2018
168 Eritrea 38.66 2017
169 Ethiopia 37.22 2011
170 The Gambia 35.52 2018
171 Afghanistan 34.00 2017
172 Mauritania 33.44 2018
173 Yemen 33.30 2016
174 Haiti 32.42 1998
175 Senegal 32.39 2018
176 Mali 31.69 2018
177 Guinea 30.59 2016
178 Sierra Leone 29.64 2018
179 Dem. Rep. Congo 29.21 2015
180 Djibouti 28.68 2018
181 Benin 25.81 2018
182 Guinea-Bissau 21.78 2010
183 Comoros 20.31 2017
184 Central African Republic 19.09 2016
185 Liberia 18.46 2017
186 Chad 17.96 2016
187 Somalia 16.62 2007
188 Togo 16.56 2018
189 Côte d'Ivoire 12.77 2018

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Development Relevance: The share of female teachers shows the level of gender representation in the teaching force. A value of greater than 50% indicates more opportunities or preference for women to participate in teaching activities. Women teachers are important as they serve as role models to girls and help to attract and retain girls in school.

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 female teachers in primary education is calculated by dividing the total number of female teachers at primary level of education by the total number of teachers at the same level, 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