Children out of school, female (% of female primary school age) - Country Ranking

Definition: Children out of school are the percentage of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Children in the official primary age group that are in preprimary education should be considered out of school.

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 Somalia 89.06 1980
2 Afghanistan 86.30 1993
3 Dem. Rep. Congo 64.11 1999
4 Equatorial Guinea 54.81 2015
5 Eritrea 49.38 2017
6 Mali 44.17 2018
7 Haiti 42.63 1997
8 Central African Republic 40.81 2012
9 Nigeria 39.99 2010
10 Sudan 38.98 2017
11 Niger 38.52 2017
12 Chad 35.65 2016
13 Djibouti 32.98 2019
14 Pakistan 31.27 2018
15 Guinea 29.38 2016
16 Guinea-Bissau 29.18 2010
17 Angola 28.52 2011
18 Syrian Arab Republic 28.41 2013
19 Nepal 25.22 2004
20 Madagascar 21.79 2003
21 Burkina Faso 21.57 2018
22 The Bahamas 21.37 2016
23 Yemen 21.12 2016
24 Liberia 21.07 2017
25 Jordan 19.72 2018
26 Puerto Rico 19.49 2016
27 Senegal 19.24 2017
28 Mauritania 18.57 2018
29 Ethiopia 17.56 2015
30 Eswatini 17.53 2017
31 Kenya 16.98 2012
32 Honduras 16.63 2017
33 Benin 16.42 2008
34 Tanzania 15.86 2018
35 Nauru 15.54 2012
36 Tuvalu 15.46 2016
37 Jamaica 15.31 2018
38 Comoros 15.30 2017
39 The Gambia 14.30 2018
40 El Salvador 14.23 2017
41 Panama 13.53 2017
42 Iraq 13.08 2007
43 Zambia 12.97 2017
44 San Marino 12.83 2000
45 Suriname 12.14 2018
46 China 11.63 1997
47 Myanmar 11.57 2010
48 Tonga 11.07 1999
49 Paraguay 10.66 2012
50 Bulgaria 10.46 2016
51 Botswana 10.46 2014
52 Papua New Guinea 10.38 2016
53 Togo 10.33 2017
54 Guatemala 10.32 2018
55 Côte d'Ivoire 10.15 2018
56 Romania 9.82 2016
57 Zimbabwe 9.69 2003
58 Venezuela 9.60 2017
59 Cambodia 9.37 2018
60 Lao PDR 9.33 2018
61 Cameroon 9.22 2016
62 Gabon 9.17 1997
63 Moldova 8.84 2018
64 Bolivia 8.64 2017
65 Indonesia 7.98 2018
66 Mozambique 7.52 2018
67 Vanuatu 7.45 2015
68 Bhutan 7.38 2018
69 Cabo Verde 7.33 2018
70 Ukraine 7.01 2014
71 Armenia 6.95 2018
72 Dominica 6.92 2009
73 Congo 6.86 2012
74 Samoa 6.84 1999
75 São Tomé and Principe 6.02 2017
76 Kuwait 5.90 2017
77 Libya 5.88 1981
78 Hong Kong SAR, China 5.83 1996
79 St. Kitts and Nevis 5.68 2008
80 Turkey 5.48 2017
81 Slovak Republic 5.44 2017
82 South Africa 5.33 2017
83 Dominican Republic 5.22 2017
84 North Macedonia 5.21 2015
85 United Arab Emirates 5.12 2013
86 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 5.08 2015
87 Guyana 5.00 2010
88 Burundi 4.99 2018
89 Brazil 4.27 2011
90 Solomon Islands 4.13 2018
91 Azerbaijan 4.09 2018
92 Rwanda 4.07 2018
93 Argentina 3.99 1991
94 Ecuador 3.93 2008
95 Mexico 3.57 1998
96 Algeria 3.52 2008
97 Sri Lanka 3.47 2014
98 Philippines 3.37 2017
99 Ghana 3.32 2018
100 Costa Rica 3.31 2017
101 Mongolia 3.25 2015
102 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 3.16 2005
103 Macao SAR, China 3.14 2018
104 Bangladesh 3.05 2008
105 Uruguay 3.01 2014
106 Uganda 2.93 2013
107 Saudi Arabia 2.91 2011
108 Timor-Leste 2.91 2018
109 Albania 2.83 2013
110 Hungary 2.74 2017
111 Montenegro 2.70 2017
112 Italy 2.69 2017
113 Ireland 2.68 2011
114 Grenada 2.63 2005
115 Chile 2.57 2017
116 Poland 2.56 2017
117 Morocco 2.56 2017
118 Tajikistan 2.49 2016
119 Barbados 2.47 2018
120 Korea 2.47 2017
121 Nicaragua 2.40 2010
122 Iran 2.40 2012
123 Cuba 2.34 2018
124 Malawi 2.29 2007
125 Estonia 2.21 2017
126 Spain 2.19 2017
127 Belarus 2.10 2018
128 Lesotho 2.04 2017
129 Bahrain 2.03 2018
130 Thailand 1.98 2009
131 Kyrgyz Republic 1.94 2012
132 Brunei 1.86 1995
133 Liechtenstein 1.83 2014
134 Uzbekistan 1.82 2014
135 Colombia 1.75 2018
136 Georgia 1.73 2016
137 Sweden 1.69 2008
138 Kiribati 1.65 1989
139 Croatia 1.57 2011
140 Trinidad and Tobago 1.56 2010
141 Seychelles 1.55 2002
142 Sierra Leone 1.54 2015
143 India 1.43 2013
144 Antigua and Barbuda 1.31 2017
145 Serbia 1.26 2018
146 Cyprus 1.26 2015
147 Fiji 1.21 2015
148 Belize 1.20 2013
149 Portugal 1.20 2017
150 Greece 1.19 2017
151 Kazakhstan 1.14 2007
152 Latvia 1.12 2017
153 Finland 1.07 2017
154 Luxembourg 0.99 2015
155 Mauritius 0.94 2013
156 Canada 0.89 1998
157 Malta 0.87 1997
158 Egypt 0.67 2012
159 Germany 0.59 2014
160 United Kingdom 0.57 2017
161 New Zealand 0.57 2016
162 Iceland 0.54 2016
163 Netherlands 0.53 2017
164 Czech Republic 0.48 2014
165 Qatar 0.43 2018
166 Slovenia 0.38 2014
167 Oman 0.33 2011
168 Tunisia 0.31 2009
169 Australia 0.29 2017
170 Belgium 0.29 2017
171 United States 0.25 2017
172 St. Lucia 0.24 2018
173 Russia 0.21 2016
174 Peru 0.19 2011
175 Malaysia 0.19 2014
176 Lithuania 0.18 2003
177 Norway 0.12 2014
178 Austria 0.12 2016
179 Denmark 0.04 2015
180 France 0.03 2016
181 Switzerland 0.02 2012

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Limitations and Exceptions: The administrative data used in the calculation of the rate of out-of-school children are based on enrolment at a specific date which can bias the results by either counting enrolled children who never attend school or by omitting those who enroll after the reference date for reporting enrolment data. Furthermore, children who drop out of school after the reference date are not counted as out of school. Discrepancies between enrolment and population data from different sources can also result in over- or underestimates of the rate. Lastly, the international comparability of this indicator can be affected by the use of different concepts of enrolment and out-of-school children across countries.

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 rate of out-of-school children allows to compare across countries with different population sizes. It shows the share of official primary-school-age children who never attended school or dropped out to the population of official primary school age. 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. Population data are drawn from the United Nations Population Division. Using a single source for population data standardizes definitions, estimations, and interpolation methods, ensuring a consistent methodology across countries and minimizing potential enumeration problems in national censuses. 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