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

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Armenia 99.68 2007
2 Belarus 99.49 2015
3 Ukraine 98.86 2014
4 Russia 98.81 2014
5 Kyrgyz Republic 98.54 2015
6 Moldova 97.76 2015
7 Lithuania 97.18 2015
8 Czech Republic 97.17 2012
9 Slovenia 97.09 2013
10 Uruguay 97.00 1997
11 Hungary 96.84 2015
12 Kazakhstan 96.61 2016
13 Tuvalu 96.58 2015
14 Mongolia 96.12 2015
15 Italy 95.87 2015
16 Suriname 94.48 2015
17 Bulgaria 94.40 2014
18 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 93.57 2015
19 Croatia 93.57 2015
20 Antigua and Barbuda 92.89 2015
21 Latvia 92.83 2015
22 Nauru 92.50 2014
23 The Bahamas 92.01 2010
24 Estonia 91.93 2013
25 Austria 91.58 2015
26 San Marino 91.24 2012
27 Uzbekistan 90.77 2016
28 Georgia 90.62 2015
29 St. Kitts and Nevis 90.61 2015
30 Kuwait 90.16 2015
31 Malta 90.12 2015
32 Azerbaijan 90.08 2015
33 Palau 89.80 2016
34 Slovak Republic 89.66 2015
35 Brazil 89.64 2014
36 United Arab Emirates 89.59 2015
37 Romania 89.05 2015
38 Jamaica 88.84 2015
39 Guyana 88.55 2012
40 Cayman Islands 88.45 2013
41 Seychelles 88.38 2015
42 Argentina 87.42 2008
43 United States 87.16 2014
44 Lebanon 87.15 2014
45 Philippines 86.98 2013
46 United Kingdom 86.98 2013
47 Germany 86.80 2015
48 St. Lucia 86.58 2015
49 Sri Lanka 86.45 2015
50 Serbia 86.38 2015
51 Netherlands 86.25 2015
52 Dominica 85.69 2015
53 Puerto Rico 85.62 2014
54 Bosnia and Herzegovina 85.52 2015
55 Macao SAR, China 85.42 2015
56 Poland 85.40 2015
57 Israel 85.29 2014
58 Ireland 84.89 2012
59 Qatar 84.85 2015
60 Monaco 84.52 2015
61 Albania 84.35 2015
62 Barbados 84.10 2014
63 New Zealand 83.84 2014
64 Myanmar 83.83 2014
65 Venezuela 83.24 1987
66 Jordan 83.09 2014
67 France 83.04 2013
68 Kiribati 82.41 2014
69 Cyprus 82.41 2015
70 Switzerland 81.99 2014
71 Cuba 81.91 2015
72 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 81.83 2015
73 Iceland 81.74 2013
74 Belgium 81.71 2014
75 Macedonia 81.55 2014
76 Andorra 81.38 2015
77 Singapore 81.23 2009
78 Chile 80.94 2013
79 Portugal 80.07 2015
80 Grenada 79.90 2015
81 Finland 79.49 2014
82 Costa Rica 79.11 2015
83 Dominican Republic 79.09 2015
84 Liechtenstein 78.97 2015
85 Trinidad and Tobago 78.76 2009
86 Korea 78.58 2014
87 Hong Kong SAR, China 77.79 2015
88 Vietnam 77.62 2015
89 Brunei 77.31 2015
90 Samoa 77.28 2010
91 Sweden 77.10 2015
92 Nicaragua 77.02 2010
93 Colombia 76.94 2015
94 Australia 76.89 1997
95 Panama 76.87 2014
96 Spain 76.19 2015
97 Tajikistan 76.08 2016
98 Mauritius 75.72 2015
99 Lesotho 75.56 2015
100 Norway 74.98 2015
101 El Salvador 74.95 2015
102 Bahrain 74.59 2015
103 Ecuador 74.57 2016
104 Luxembourg 74.50 2014
105 Botswana 74.29 2013
106 Honduras 74.27 2015
107 Thailand 73.42 2015
108 Belize 73.12 2015
109 Tonga 72.25 2014
110 Paraguay 71.18 2012
111 Greece 70.17 2014
112 Swaziland 69.86 2014
113 Malaysia 69.51 2015
114 Algeria 69.30 2015
115 Cabo Verde 69.24 2015
116 Denmark 69.14 2014
117 Syrian Arab Republic 69.02 2002
118 Iraq 68.81 2007
119 Namibia 68.22 2010
120 Canada 68.07 2000
121 Peru 67.84 2015
122 Mexico 67.63 2014
123 Bolivia 65.90 2015
124 Iran 65.34 2015
125 Japan 64.88 2005
126 Guatemala 64.04 2015
127 China 62.60 2015
128 Indonesia 62.09 2014
129 Oman 61.72 2003
130 Tunisia 60.01 2015
131 Bangladesh 59.55 2015
132 Fiji 59.49 2012
133 Egypt 58.65 2014
134 Turkey 58.17 2014
135 Vanuatu 57.26 2015
136 Zimbabwe 55.67 2013
137 Madagascar 55.51 2015
138 Morocco 55.34 2015
139 São Tomé and Principe 55.30 2016
140 Cameroon 54.16 2015
141 Rwanda 53.51 2015
142 Congo 53.51 2012
143 Cambodia 53.32 2015
144 Zambia 53.10 2012
145 Libya 53.00 1983
146 Gabon 52.85 2011
147 Saudi Arabia 51.98 2015
148 Burundi 51.57 2015
149 Tanzania 51.46 2014
150 Lao PDR 51.27 2015
151 Pakistan 50.37 2015
152 Kenya 50.24 2015
153 Niger 49.68 2015
154 India 49.49 2015
155 South Africa 48.56 2014
156 Nigeria 48.20 2010
157 Burkina Faso 44.62 2015
158 Equatorial Guinea 44.39 2015
159 Papua New Guinea 43.78 2012
160 Mozambique 43.10 2015
161 Comoros 42.73 2013
162 Uganda 42.27 2015
163 Nepal 42.26 2016
164 Malawi 41.98 2015
165 Solomon Islands 41.55 2015
166 Bhutan 40.73 2016
167 Timor-Leste 39.72 2011
168 Ghana 39.71 2016
169 Mauritania 37.82 2015
170 Ethiopia 37.22 2011
171 The Gambia 36.90 2016
172 Angola 36.81 2011
173 Eritrea 35.97 2015
174 Afghanistan 34.55 2015
175 Haiti 32.42 1998
176 Senegal 32.36 2015
177 Mali 30.02 2015
178 Guinea 30.01 2014
179 Dem. Rep. Congo 28.34 2014
180 Côte d'Ivoire 27.76 2015
181 Yemen 27.39 2011
182 Sierra Leone 27.07 2015
183 Djibouti 26.38 2016
184 Benin 23.92 2015
185 Guinea-Bissau 21.78 2010
186 Central African Republic 19.95 2012
187 Somalia 16.62 2007
188 Togo 15.83 2015
189 Chad 15.37 2012
190 Liberia 13.14 2015

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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: 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 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