Primary education, teachers - Country Ranking

Definition: 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 China 5,889,014.00 2015
2 India 4,398,590.00 2015
3 Indonesia 1,801,909.00 2014
4 United States 1,687,937.00 2014
5 Brazil 795,014.00 2014
6 Nigeria 574,078.00 2010
7 Mexico 533,675.00 2014
8 Bangladesh 527,798.00 2015
9 Egypt 480,824.00 2014
10 Philippines 461,244.00 2013
11 Pakistan 428,281.00 2015
12 Japan 408,247.00 2014
13 Vietnam 392,136.00 2015
14 Dem. Rep. Congo 383,207.00 2014
15 Saudi Arabia 352,688.00 2015
16 Thailand 300,968.00 2015
17 Russia 289,051.00 2014
18 Argentina 288,776.00 2008
19 Turkey 288,444.00 2014
20 Iraq 286,890.00 2007
21 Iran 286,477.00 2015
22 United Kingdom 272,430.00 2014
23 Malaysia 269,757.00 2015
24 Kenya 266,511.00 2015
25 Ethiopia 259,636.00 2011
26 Italy 237,483.00 2015
27 Germany 235,570.80 2015
28 France 229,471.00 2013
29 Spain 228,299.00 2015
30 Poland 219,826.00 2015
31 South Africa 214,170.00 2014
32 Peru 195,444.00 2015
33 Uganda 192,566.00 2015
34 Tanzania 190,957.00 2014
35 Nepal 190,219.00 2016
36 Colombia 188,208.00 2015
37 Myanmar 187,828.00 2014
38 Korea 165,786.00 2014
39 Algeria 164,684.00 2015
40 Morocco 156,072.00 2015
41 Afghanistan 142,880.00 2015
42 Ghana 142,520.00 2016
43 Canada 141,045.00 2000
44 Yemen 121,805.20 2012
45 Angola 118,158.00 2011
46 Guatemala 116,719.00 2015
47 Madagascar 115,640.00 2015
48 Syrian Arab Republic 114,676.00 2002
49 Venezuela 112,157.00 1987
50 Uzbekistan 110,677.00 2016
51 Mozambique 107,976.00 2015
52 Australia 105,469.00 1999
53 Cameroon 105,388.00 2015
54 Netherlands 103,930.10 2015
55 Ukraine 99,741.00 2014
56 Cuba 83,798.00 2015
57 Côte d'Ivoire 80,155.00 2015
58 Ecuador 79,588.87 2016
59 Sri Lanka 76,803.00 2015
60 Chile 75,405.00 2013
61 Bolivia 74,246.00 2015
62 Sierra Leone 73,970.00 2015
63 Zimbabwe 73,148.00 2013
64 Dominican Republic 71,463.00 2015
65 Israel 71,134.99 2014
66 Tunisia 70,577.00 2015
67 Belgium 68,826.00 2014
68 Kazakhstan 68,663.00 2016
69 Niger 66,750.00 2015
70 Greece 66,551.00 2014
71 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 66,113.00 2015
72 Sweden 65,459.00 2015
73 Burkina Faso 64,177.00 2015
74 Zambia 64,139.00 2013
75 Senegal 61,620.00 2015
76 Malawi 60,488.00 2015
77 Jordan 57,946.00 2014
78 Mali 52,148.00 2015
79 Romania 50,098.00 2015
80 Benin 49,688.00 2015
81 Portugal 49,355.00 2015
82 Norway 48,583.28 2015
83 Burundi 47,949.00 2015
84 Switzerland 47,889.00 2014
85 Cambodia 47,866.00 2015
86 Haiti 44,472.00 1998
87 Denmark 43,538.00 2014
88 Libya 42,696.00 1983
89 Rwanda 42,005.00 2015
90 Azerbaijan 40,830.00 2015
91 Honduras 39,599.00 2015
92 Lebanon 39,017.00 2014
93 Guinea 37,938.00 2014
94 Costa Rica 37,349.00 2015
95 Chad 37,336.00 2013
96 Hungary 36,029.00 2015
97 Lao PDR 35,206.00 2015
98 Paraguay 34,694.00 2012
99 Togo 33,891.00 2015
100 Tajikistan 32,377.00 2016
101 Ireland 32,267.00 2012
102 Georgia 32,001.00 2015
103 Papua New Guinea 31,586.00 2012
104 Austria 30,972.43 2015
105 Nicaragua 30,571.00 2010
106 Kuwait 29,810.00 2015
107 Uruguay 28,060.00 2014
108 Finland 26,385.00 2014
109 Czech Republic 25,979.00 2013
110 New Zealand 25,071.83 2014
111 El Salvador 24,967.46 2015
112 Hong Kong SAR, China 24,339.00 2015
113 Liberia 22,479.00 2015
114 Belarus 22,029.00 2015
115 United Arab Emirates 19,518.00 2015
116 Panama 19,404.00 2014
117 Puerto Rico 19,266.00 2014
118 Serbia 18,318.00 2015
119 Mauritania 17,669.00 2015
120 Kyrgyz Republic 17,226.00 2015
121 Singapore 16,893.00 2009
122 Congo 16,527.00 2012
123 Oman 15,775.00 2003
124 Botswana 15,035.00 2013
125 Bulgaria 14,596.00 2014
126 Slovak Republic 14,182.00 2015
127 Namibia 13,652.00 2010
128 Gabon 12,961.00 2011
129 Somalia 12,870.00 2007
130 Croatia 11,849.00 2015
131 Jamaica 11,806.00 2015
132 Qatar 11,221.00 2015
133 Lesotho 10,930.00 2015
134 Latvia 10,537.00 2015
135 Albania 10,119.00 2015
136 Bosnia and Herzegovina 9,475.00 2015
137 Bahrain 9,219.00 2015
138 Mongolia 8,901.00 2015
139 Swaziland 8,577.00 2014
140 Lithuania 8,401.00 2015
141 Eritrea 8,346.00 2015
142 Central African Republic 8,267.00 2012
143 Moldova 7,936.00 2015
144 Timor-Leste 7,714.00 2011
145 Trinidad and Tobago 7,447.00 2009
146 The Gambia 7,325.00 2016
147 Macedonia 7,137.00 2014
148 Armenia 6,606.00 2007
149 Estonia 6,578.00 2013
150 Slovenia 6,468.00 2013
151 Mauritius 5,400.00 2015
152 Guinea-Bissau 5,371.00 2010
153 Suriname 5,014.00 2015
154 Cyprus 4,513.00 2015
155 Luxembourg 4,338.00 2014
156 Comoros 4,322.00 2013
157 Guyana 4,079.00 2012
158 Solomon Islands 4,051.00 2015
159 Brunei 4,033.00 2015
160 Equatorial Guinea 4,021.00 2015
161 Fiji 3,671.00 2012
162 Iceland 3,001.00 2013
163 Cabo Verde 2,988.00 2015
164 Belize 2,548.00 2015
165 Bhutan 2,541.00 2016
166 The Bahamas 2,402.00 2010
167 Malta 2,021.09 2015
168 Djibouti 1,986.00 2016
169 Vanuatu 1,729.00 2015
170 Macao SAR, China 1,722.00 2015
171 Barbados 1,145.00 2014
172 São Tomé and Principe 1,132.00 2016
173 New Caledonia 1,096.00 1991
174 St. Lucia 1,088.00 2015
175 Samoa 1,021.00 2010
176 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 897.00 2015
177 Grenada 791.00 2015
178 Tonga 782.00 2014
179 Antigua and Barbuda 703.00 2015
180 Seychelles 654.00 2015
181 Kiribati 614.00 2014
182 Dominica 538.00 2015
183 Andorra 419.00 2015
184 St. Kitts and Nevis 362.00 2015
185 Cayman Islands 303.00 2013
186 Liechtenstein 252.00 2015
187 San Marino 251.00 2012
188 Monaco 155.00 2015
189 Tuvalu 117.00 2015
190 Palau 98.00 2016
191 Nauru 40.00 2014

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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: 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: 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