Children out of school, male (% of male 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

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Somalia 82.05 1980
2 Dem. Rep. Congo 62.29 1999
3 Afghanistan 61.20 1993
4 Equatorial Guinea 55.78 2015
5 Eritrea 44.72 2017
6 Haiti 41.16 1997
7 Mali 37.91 2018
8 Sudan 37.64 2017
9 Djibouti 32.97 2019
10 Niger 28.66 2017
11 Nigeria 28.26 2010
12 Senegal 27.74 2017
13 Syrian Arab Republic 26.84 2013
14 Central African Republic 26.12 2012
15 Guinea-Bissau 25.47 2010
16 The Bahamas 23.27 2016
17 Puerto Rico 22.47 2016
18 Madagascar 22.04 2003
19 The Gambia 22.01 2018
20 Liberia 21.64 2017
21 Mauritania 20.78 2018
22 Kenya 20.53 2012
23 Nauru 20.24 2012
24 Burkina Faso 19.78 2018
25 Tanzania 19.40 2018
26 Pakistan 18.34 2018
27 Jordan 18.34 2018
28 Honduras 18.26 2017
29 Chad 17.35 2016
30 Eswatini 17.28 2017
31 San Marino 16.82 2000
32 Zambia 16.80 2017
33 Jamaica 15.98 2018
34 Suriname 15.40 2018
35 El Salvador 14.89 2017
36 Guinea 14.56 2016
37 Congo 14.50 2012
38 Comoros 14.08 2017
39 Nepal 14.03 2004
40 Panama 12.92 2017
41 Botswana 11.62 2014
42 Ethiopia 11.26 2015
43 Zimbabwe 10.94 2003
44 Guatemala 10.92 2018
45 Paraguay 10.78 2012
46 Myanmar 10.42 2010
47 Dominica 10.32 2009
48 Yemen 10.30 2016
49 Bulgaria 10.05 2016
50 China 9.74 1997
51 South Africa 9.72 2017
52 Venezuela 9.62 2017
53 Romania 9.50 2016
54 Cambodia 9.26 2018
55 Moldova 9.19 2018
56 Gabon 9.02 1997
57 Ukraine 8.95 2014
58 Kuwait 8.93 2017
59 Bhutan 8.87 2018
60 Tuvalu 8.42 2016
61 Bolivia 8.24 2017
62 Vanuatu 8.22 2015
63 United Arab Emirates 8.18 2013
64 Angola 8.16 2011
65 Burundi 7.78 2018
66 Samoa 7.74 1999
67 Lao PDR 7.72 2018
68 Malawi 7.48 2007
69 Ecuador 6.95 2008
70 Armenia 6.86 2018
71 Hong Kong SAR, China 6.53 1996
72 Albania 6.11 2013
73 São Tomé and Principe 6.05 2017
74 Uganda 5.77 2013
75 Cabo Verde 5.57 2018
76 Slovak Republic 5.56 2017
77 Bangladesh 5.46 2008
78 Timor-Leste 5.42 2018
79 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 5.41 2015
80 Dominican Republic 5.40 2017
81 North Macedonia 5.38 2015
82 Nicaragua 4.89 2010
83 Turkey 4.78 2017
84 Solomon Islands 4.62 2018
85 Mozambique 4.62 2018
86 Rwanda 4.57 2018
87 Papua New Guinea 4.48 2016
88 Togo 4.46 2017
89 Grenada 4.30 2005
90 Ghana 3.91 2018
91 Croatia 3.89 2011
92 Azerbaijan 3.72 2018
93 Argentina 3.66 1991
94 Brazil 3.61 2011
95 Antigua and Barbuda 3.56 2017
96 Benin 3.48 2008
97 Indonesia 3.39 2018
98 Mauritius 3.32 2013
99 Costa Rica 3.19 2017
100 Philippines 3.13 2017
101 India 3.00 2013
102 Mexico 2.98 1998
103 Uruguay 2.94 2014
104 Qatar 2.89 2018
105 Macao SAR, China 2.87 2018
106 Montenegro 2.85 2017
107 Liechtenstein 2.85 2014
108 Spain 2.85 2017
109 Lesotho 2.84 2017
110 Saudi Arabia 2.83 2011
111 Colombia 2.71 2018
112 Poland 2.65 2017
113 Estonia 2.64 2017
114 St. Lucia 2.60 2018
115 Tunisia 2.54 2009
116 Tonga 2.53 1999
117 Hungary 2.42 2017
118 Malta 2.39 1997
119 Korea 2.38 2017
120 Italy 2.36 2017
121 Guyana 2.35 2010
122 Georgia 2.33 2016
123 Ireland 2.26 2011
124 Morocco 2.25 2017
125 Côte d'Ivoire 2.25 2018
126 Brunei 2.17 1995
127 Chile 1.98 2017
128 Cuba 1.98 2018
129 Algeria 1.98 2008
130 Oman 1.93 2011
131 Latvia 1.90 2017
132 Mongolia 1.88 2015
133 Sierra Leone 1.74 2015
134 Sri Lanka 1.70 2014
135 Iraq 1.64 2007
136 Serbia 1.60 2018
137 Iran 1.57 2012
138 Cyprus 1.53 2015
139 Kiribati 1.51 1989
140 Thailand 1.49 2009
141 Netherlands 1.39 2017
142 New Zealand 1.32 2016
143 Greece 1.30 2017
144 Kyrgyz Republic 1.25 2012
145 Tajikistan 1.25 2016
146 Finland 1.23 2017
147 Germany 1.21 2014
148 Slovenia 1.19 2014
149 Kazakhstan 1.19 2007
150 Luxembourg 1.12 2015
151 Egypt 1.10 2012
152 Peru 1.03 2011
153 Russia 0.96 2016
154 Sweden 0.95 2008
155 Seychelles 0.92 2002
156 Trinidad and Tobago 0.89 2010
157 Czech Republic 0.87 2014
158 Canada 0.80 1998
159 Cameroon 0.80 2016
160 Barbados 0.77 2018
161 Switzerland 0.73 2012
162 St. Kitts and Nevis 0.72 2008
163 Libya 0.68 1981
164 Belize 0.66 2013
165 Fiji 0.58 2015
166 Belarus 0.55 2018
167 United States 0.52 2017
168 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.42 2005
169 Iceland 0.37 2016
170 Australia 0.34 2017
171 France 0.30 2016
172 United Kingdom 0.29 2017
173 Austria 0.29 2016
174 Belgium 0.27 2017
175 Uzbekistan 0.24 2014
176 Denmark 0.08 2015
177 Portugal 0.06 2017
178 Bahrain 0.06 2018
179 Lithuania 0.05 2003
180 Norway 0.05 2014
181 Malaysia 0.03 2014

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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