Primary education, teachers - Country Ranking

Definition: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Rank Country Value Year
1 China 6,201,651.00 2018
2 India 4,373,417.00 2017
3 United States 1,769,451.00 2017
4 Indonesia 1,727,377.00 2018
5 Brazil 796,457.00 2017
6 Bangladesh 576,887.00 2018
7 Nigeria 574,078.00 2010
8 Mexico 534,127.00 2017
9 Egypt 533,935.00 2018
10 Pakistan 516,814.00 2018
11 Philippines 482,743.00 2017
12 Japan 417,071.00 2017
13 Dem. Rep. Congo 414,580.00 2015
14 Vietnam 396,600.00 2018
15 United Kingdom 318,533.20 2017
16 Russia 309,219.00 2017
17 Thailand 305,329.00 2017
18 Turkey 292,878.00 2017
19 Argentina 288,776.00 2008
20 Iraq 286,890.00 2007
21 Iran 286,476.00 2017
22 Kenya 266,511.00 2015
23 Ethiopia 259,636.00 2011
24 Italy 252,806.00 2017
25 South Africa 249,103.00 2015
26 Germany 240,170.00 2017
27 Malaysia 239,725.00 2018
28 Saudi Arabia 238,784.00 2018
29 Myanmar 233,815.00 2017
30 Spain 231,683.00 2017
31 France 229,471.00 2013
32 Poland 225,581.00 2017
33 Uganda 207,238.00 2017
34 Peru 206,638.00 2018
35 Tanzania 199,705.00 2018
36 Nepal 197,797.00 2017
37 Colombia 184,384.00 2017
38 Algeria 182,153.00 2018
39 Korea 164,663.00 2017
40 Ghana 161,538.00 2018
41 Morocco 161,288.00 2018
42 Yemen 144,824.00 2016
43 Afghanistan 144,485.00 2017
44 Canada 141,045.00 2000
45 Ukraine 129,163.00 2018
46 Madagascar 122,097.00 2018
47 Mozambique 118,743.00 2018
48 Guatemala 116,577.00 2018
49 Uzbekistan 115,554.00 2018
50 Syrian Arab Republic 114,676.00 2002
51 Venezuela 112,157.00 1987
52 Australia 105,469.00 1999
53 Netherlands 100,110.20 2017
54 Angola 95,827.00 2016
55 Cameroon 93,723.00 2018
56 Côte d'Ivoire 93,257.00 2018
57 Chile 85,129.62 2017
58 Cuba 80,922.00 2018
59 Burkina Faso 80,713.00 2018
60 Ecuador 78,815.91 2017
61 Zambia 78,099.00 2017
62 Sri Lanka 76,173.00 2017
63 Malawi 75,697.00 2018
64 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 74,274.00 2018
65 Israel 74,272.94 2016
66 Zimbabwe 73,148.00 2013
67 Bolivia 72,972.00 2017
68 Belgium 72,269.00 2017
69 Kazakhstan 71,641.00 2018
70 Tunisia 71,228.00 2018
71 Sweden 70,389.00 2017
72 Greece 69,214.00 2017
73 Niger 68,975.00 2018
74 Dominican Republic 66,255.00 2017
75 Mali 65,485.00 2018
76 Jordan 61,174.00 2018
77 Senegal 58,985.00 2018
78 Benin 56,738.00 2018
79 Norway 51,737.12 2017
80 Cambodia 51,490.00 2018
81 Switzerland 51,133.00 2017
82 Burundi 51,051.00 2018
83 Portugal 50,982.00 2017
84 Sierra Leone 49,768.00 2018
85 Romania 48,009.00 2017
86 Haiti 44,472.00 1998
87 Honduras 43,908.00 2017
88 Denmark 43,538.00 2014
89 Libya 42,696.00 1983
90 Rwanda 42,073.00 2018
91 Azerbaijan 41,164.00 2018
92 Lebanon 40,256.00 2017
93 Costa Rica 39,638.00 2018
94 Chad 38,905.00 2016
95 Togo 38,582.00 2018
96 Guinea 37,680.00 2016
97 Hungary 36,632.00 2016
98 Papua New Guinea 35,896.00 2016
99 Lao PDR 35,199.00 2018
100 Paraguay 34,694.00 2012
101 Tajikistan 34,575.00 2017
102 Georgia 33,998.00 2018
103 Austria 33,438.03 2017
104 Ireland 32,267.00 2012
105 Kuwait 31,524.00 2018
106 Nicaragua 30,571.00 2010
107 Oman 28,814.00 2018
108 Liberia 28,468.00 2017
109 Uruguay 27,616.00 2017
110 Hong Kong SAR, China 27,400.00 2018
111 Finland 26,633.00 2017
112 Czech Republic 25,979.00 2013
113 New Zealand 25,761.83 2017
114 El Salvador 23,987.00 2017
115 Belarus 22,241.00 2018
116 Kyrgyz Republic 21,154.00 2018
117 Mauritania 19,116.00 2018
118 United Arab Emirates 19,073.00 2016
119 Panama 19,072.00 2017
120 Serbia 18,664.00 2018
121 Puerto Rico 16,810.00 2016
122 Congo 16,527.00 2012
123 Singapore 15,969.00 2017
124 Bulgaria 14,876.00 2016
125 Botswana 14,533.00 2015
126 Slovak Republic 14,507.00 2017
127 Gabon 12,961.00 2011
128 Somalia 12,870.00 2007
129 Qatar 12,649.00 2018
130 Croatia 12,033.00 2016
131 Lesotho 11,167.00 2017
132 Latvia 10,619.00 2016
133 Mongolia 10,238.00 2018
134 Jamaica 10,036.00 2018
135 Armenia 9,950.00 2018
136 Central African Republic 9,756.00 2016
137 Albania 9,723.00 2018
138 The Gambia 9,694.00 2018
139 Bahrain 9,551.00 2018
140 Bosnia and Herzegovina 9,416.00 2018
141 Eswatini 8,928.00 2017
142 Eritrea 8,842.00 2017
143 Slovenia 8,663.00 2016
144 Lithuania 8,425.00 2017
145 Timor-Leste 7,898.26 2018
146 Moldova 7,819.00 2018
147 Estonia 7,569.00 2017
148 North Macedonia 7,554.00 2015
149 Trinidad and Tobago 7,447.00 2009
150 Comoros 6,429.00 2017
151 Fiji 5,578.00 2016
152 Mauritius 5,534.00 2018
153 Guinea-Bissau 5,371.00 2010
154 Suriname 5,054.00 2018
155 Cyprus 4,597.00 2016
156 Luxembourg 4,411.00 2016
157 Solomon Islands 4,149.00 2018
158 Guyana 4,079.00 2012
159 Equatorial Guinea 4,021.00 2015
160 Brunei 3,989.00 2018
161 Cabo Verde 3,043.00 2018
162 Iceland 2,999.00 2015
163 Bhutan 2,647.00 2018
164 Belize 2,566.00 2018
165 Macao SAR, China 2,235.00 2018
166 Djibouti 2,144.00 2018
167 Malta 1,932.70 2016
168 Vanuatu 1,729.00 2015
169 The Bahamas 1,611.00 2016
170 Barbados 1,445.00 2018
171 São Tomé and Principe 1,193.00 2017
172 New Caledonia 1,096.00 1991
173 St. Lucia 1,077.00 2018
174 Samoa 1,021.00 2010
175 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 917.00 2018
176 Antigua and Barbuda 816.00 2018
177 Grenada 807.00 2018
178 Tonga 785.00 2015
179 Kiribati 655.00 2017
180 Seychelles 639.00 2018
181 Dominica 560.00 2016
182 Andorra 412.00 2018
183 St. Kitts and Nevis 393.00 2016
184 Cayman Islands 273.00 2018
185 Liechtenstein 260.00 2016
186 San Marino 245.00 2018
187 Monaco 170.00 2019
188 Palau 124.00 2000
189 Tuvalu 85.00 2018
190 Nauru 45.00 2016

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Development Relevance: 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: Teachers refer to persons employed full-time or part-time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) or who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. 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: Sum

Periodicity: Annual