Children out of school, primary, female - Country Ranking

Definition: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary 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 China 7,254,031.00 1997
2 Nigeria 4,969,385.00 2010
3 Pakistan 3,664,652.00 2018
4 Dem. Rep. Congo 2,405,236.00 1999
5 Ethiopia 1,394,680.00 2015
6 Sudan 1,226,657.00 2017
7 Afghanistan 1,117,896.00 1993
8 Indonesia 1,073,003.00 2018
9 India 862,219.00 2013
10 Tanzania 842,001.00 2018
11 Mali 711,827.00 2018
12 Niger 701,725.00 2017
13 Kenya 620,422.00 2012
14 Angola 603,347.00 2011
15 Chad 453,380.00 2016
16 Yemen 431,199.00 2016
17 Nepal 427,047.00 2004
18 Somalia 426,485.00 1980
19 Burkina Faso 353,506.00 2018
20 Myanmar 300,852.00 2010
21 Iraq 284,761.00 2007
22 Guinea 283,090.00 2016
23 Haiti 274,850.00 1997
24 Syrian Arab Republic 263,550.00 2013
25 Madagascar 263,263.00 2003
26 Brazil 261,214.00 2011
27 Bangladesh 239,896.00 2008
28 Mexico 238,331.00 1998
29 Senegal 236,447.00 2017
30 Mozambique 219,096.00 2018
31 Philippines 215,049.00 2017
32 Zambia 214,262.00 2017
33 South Africa 198,498.00 2017
34 Côte d'Ivoire 197,509.00 2018
35 Cameroon 176,603.00 2016
36 Venezuela 158,656.00 2017
37 Central African Republic 153,356.00 2012
38 Turkey 143,085.00 2017
39 Jordan 135,554.00 2018
40 Eritrea 122,508.00 2017
41 Guatemala 117,083.00 2018
42 Benin 114,582.00 2008
43 Uganda 109,769.00 2013
44 Zimbabwe 109,702.00 2003
45 Honduras 99,997.00 2017
46 Argentina 91,413.00 1991
47 Cambodia 91,265.00 2018
48 Liberia 77,218.00 2017
49 Ghana 69,192.00 2018
50 Iran 66,580.00 2012
51 Togo 63,145.00 2017
52 Algeria 62,151.00 2008
53 Mauritania 60,060.00 2018
54 Bolivia 59,300.00 2017
55 Papua New Guinea 58,959.00 2016
56 Ukraine 57,849.00 2014
57 Thailand 52,066.00 2009
58 Romania 51,610.00 2016
59 El Salvador 49,111.00 2017
60 Morocco 46,615.00 2017
61 Saudi Arabia 45,039.00 2011
62 Burundi 44,430.00 2018
63 Paraguay 41,864.00 2012
64 Equatorial Guinea 40,811.00 2015
65 Rwanda 38,344.00 2018
66 Italy 37,168.00 2017
67 Ecuador 35,869.00 2008
68 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 35,719.00 2015
69 Lao PDR 35,174.00 2018
70 Guinea-Bissau 34,371.00 2010
71 Egypt 34,210.00 2012
72 Korea 32,711.00 2017
73 Colombia 32,218.00 2018
74 Spain 31,428.00 2017
75 Sri Lanka 30,287.00 2014
76 United States 30,233.00 2017
77 Dominican Republic 29,807.00 2017
78 Panama 29,381.00 2017
79 Poland 28,629.00 2017
80 Malawi 26,603.00 2007
81 Puerto Rico 25,882.00 2016
82 The Gambia 25,341.00 2018
83 Congo 23,491.00 2012
84 Jamaica 20,612.00 2018
85 Chile 18,830.00 2017
86 Uzbekistan 18,323.00 2014
87 Eswatini 17,972.00 2017
88 Libya 17,178.00 1981
89 Botswana 16,996.00 2014
90 Bulgaria 14,626.00 2016
91 Djibouti 13,985.00 2019
92 Hong Kong SAR, China 13,401.00 1996
93 United Kingdom 13,380.00 2017
94 Azerbaijan 12,040.00 2018
95 Canada 10,482.00 1998
96 United Arab Emirates 9,395.00 2013
97 Comoros 9,185.00 2017
98 Sierra Leone 9,053.00 2015
99 Nicaragua 8,956.00 2010
100 Tajikistan 8,863.00 2016
101 Cuba 8,272.00 2018
102 Germany 8,186.00 2014
103 Gabon 8,145.00 1997
104 Kuwait 8,032.00 2017
105 Costa Rica 6,898.00 2017
106 Moldova 6,601.00 2018
107 Ireland 6,473.00 2011
108 Russia 6,234.00 2016
109 Slovak Republic 6,061.00 2017
110 Armenia 5,376.00 2018
111 Hungary 5,183.00 2017
112 Kazakhstan 5,132.00 2007
113 Sweden 4,867.00 2008
114 Belarus 4,346.00 2018
115 Uruguay 4,246.00 2014
116 Mongolia 4,024.00 2015
117 The Bahamas 4,022.00 2016
118 Greece 3,773.00 2017
119 Kyrgyz Republic 3,743.00 2012
120 Suriname 3,640.00 2018
121 Portugal 3,478.00 2017
122 Bhutan 3,332.00 2018
123 Peru 3,222.00 2011
124 Australia 3,169.00 2017
125 Lesotho 3,109.00 2017
126 Netherlands 2,934.00 2017
127 North Macedonia 2,927.00 2015
128 Malaysia 2,807.00 2014
129 Timor-Leste 2,639.00 2018
130 Albania 2,626.00 2013
131 Guyana 2,547.00 2010
132 Georgia 2,369.00 2016
133 Cabo Verde 2,238.00 2018
134 Solomon Islands 1,982.00 2018
135 Finland 1,900.00 2017
136 Serbia 1,625.00 2018
137 Vanuatu 1,503.00 2015
138 Tunisia 1,456.00 2009
139 Croatia 1,320.00 2011
140 Czech Republic 1,209.00 2014
141 Bahrain 1,155.00 2018
142 Belgium 1,098.00 2017
143 New Zealand 1,055.00 2016
144 São Tomé and Principe 1,037.00 2017
145 Trinidad and Tobago 953.00 2010
146 Estonia 946.00 2017
147 Samoa 926.00 1999
148 Tonga 796.00 1999
149 Latvia 667.00 2017
150 Fiji 598.00 2015
151 France 523.00 2016
152 Montenegro 507.00 2017
153 Mauritius 491.00 2013
154 Oman 457.00 2011
155 Macao SAR, China 456.00 2018
156 Brunei 336.00 1995
157 Cyprus 332.00 2015
158 Qatar 309.00 2018
159 Dominica 286.00 2009
160 Belize 279.00 2013
161 Norway 250.00 2014
162 Barbados 248.00 2018
163 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 237.00 2005
164 Slovenia 207.00 2014
165 Austria 186.00 2016
166 Grenada 182.00 2005
167 Luxembourg 175.00 2015
168 St. Kitts and Nevis 166.00 2008
169 Lithuania 155.00 2003
170 Malta 141.00 1997
171 Tuvalu 113.00 2016
172 Nauru 101.00 2012
173 Kiribati 99.00 1989
174 Denmark 94.00 2015
175 San Marino 88.00 2000
176 Iceland 83.00 2016
177 Seychelles 69.00 2002
178 Antigua and Barbuda 62.00 2017
179 Switzerland 50.00 2012
180 St. Lucia 18.00 2018
181 Liechtenstein 17.00 2014

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Development Relevance: Large numbers of children out of school create pressure to enroll children and provide classrooms, teachers, and educational materials, a task made difficult in many countries by limited education budgets. However, getting children into school is a high priority for countries and crucial for achieving universal primary education.

Limitations and Exceptions: Due to different data sources for enrollment and population data, the number may not capture the actual number of children not attending in primary 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 number of out-of-school children is calculated by subtracting the number of primary school-age children enrolled in primary or secondary school from the total population of the official primary school-age children. 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: Sum

Periodicity: Annual