Children out of school, primary, male - 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 6,490,539.00 1997
2 Nigeria 3,646,385.00 2010
3 Dem. Rep. Congo 2,357,377.00 1999
4 Pakistan 2,309,400.00 2018
5 India 2,025,529.00 2013
6 Sudan 1,216,359.00 2017
7 Tanzania 1,053,124.00 2018
8 Ethiopia 911,879.00 2015
9 Afghanistan 861,302.00 1993
10 Kenya 761,042.00 2012
11 Mali 631,173.00 2018
12 Niger 539,592.00 2017
13 Indonesia 482,011.00 2018
14 Bangladesh 447,457.00 2008
15 Somalia 394,541.00 1980
16 South Africa 369,093.00 2017
17 Senegal 349,071.00 2017
18 Burkina Faso 335,760.00 2018
19 Zambia 281,430.00 2017
20 Myanmar 273,482.00 2010
21 Haiti 271,092.00 1997
22 Madagascar 266,025.00 2003
23 Syrian Arab Republic 259,499.00 2013
24 Nepal 250,291.00 2004
25 Brazil 228,102.00 2011
26 Chad 221,475.00 2016
27 Uganda 219,128.00 2013
28 Yemen 218,703.00 2016
29 Philippines 209,179.00 2017
30 Mexico 203,715.00 1998
31 Angola 170,490.00 2011
32 Venezuela 166,336.00 2017
33 Guinea 142,323.00 2016
34 Mozambique 134,743.00 2018
35 Turkey 130,376.00 2017
36 Guatemala 129,292.00 2018
37 Jordan 129,267.00 2018
38 Zimbabwe 123,772.00 2003
39 Eritrea 115,702.00 2017
40 Honduras 114,409.00 2017
41 Central African Republic 98,866.00 2012
42 Cambodia 94,844.00 2018
43 Malawi 87,040.00 2007
44 Argentina 85,545.00 1991
45 Ghana 84,794.00 2018
46 Liberia 82,261.00 2017
47 Ukraine 78,411.00 2014
48 Burundi 69,832.00 2018
49 Mauritania 69,108.00 2018
50 Ecuador 66,172.00 2008
51 United States 65,888.00 2017
52 Egypt 59,251.00 2012
53 Bolivia 59,056.00 2017
54 El Salvador 53,627.00 2017
55 Romania 52,735.00 2016
56 Colombia 52,032.00 2018
57 Congo 50,246.00 2012
58 Iran 45,406.00 2012
59 Saudi Arabia 45,125.00 2011
60 Paraguay 44,247.00 2012
61 Côte d'Ivoire 44,066.00 2018
62 Spain 43,541.00 2017
63 Morocco 43,383.00 2017
64 Rwanda 42,956.00 2018
65 Equatorial Guinea 42,800.00 2015
66 Thailand 41,476.00 2009
67 The Gambia 39,679.00 2018
68 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 39,596.00 2015
69 Iraq 37,653.00 2007
70 Algeria 36,415.00 2008
71 Italy 34,673.00 2017
72 Korea 33,524.00 2017
73 Dominican Republic 31,967.00 2017
74 Puerto Rico 31,743.00 2016
75 Poland 31,164.00 2017
76 Russia 30,623.00 2016
77 Lao PDR 30,203.00 2018
78 Guinea-Bissau 29,854.00 2010
79 Panama 29,277.00 2017
80 Togo 27,382.00 2017
81 Papua New Guinea 27,156.00 2016
82 Benin 24,957.00 2008
83 Jamaica 22,182.00 2018
84 Botswana 19,288.00 2014
85 Nicaragua 19,224.00 2010
86 Peru 17,942.00 2011
87 Eswatini 17,918.00 2017
88 Germany 17,641.00 2014
89 United Arab Emirates 16,215.00 2013
90 Djibouti 16,105.00 2019
91 Hong Kong SAR, China 16,011.00 1996
92 Cameroon 15,527.00 2016
93 Chile 15,069.00 2017
94 Sri Lanka 14,974.00 2014
95 Bulgaria 14,862.00 2016
96 Kuwait 13,546.00 2017
97 Tunisia 12,828.00 2009
98 Azerbaijan 12,763.00 2018
99 Sierra Leone 10,200.00 2015
100 Canada 9,916.00 1998
101 Comoros 8,750.00 2017
102 Gabon 8,148.00 1997
103 Netherlands 8,082.00 2017
104 Cuba 7,408.00 2018
105 Moldova 7,353.00 2018
106 United Kingdom 7,128.00 2017
107 Costa Rica 6,948.00 2017
108 Slovak Republic 6,493.00 2017
109 Albania 6,487.00 2013
110 France 6,482.00 2016
111 Armenia 6,050.00 2018
112 Ireland 5,743.00 2011
113 Kazakhstan 5,590.00 2007
114 Timor-Leste 5,089.00 2018
115 Suriname 4,961.00 2018
116 Hungary 4,803.00 2017
117 Tajikistan 4,717.00 2016
118 The Bahamas 4,377.00 2016
119 Greece 4,374.00 2017
120 Uruguay 4,344.00 2014
121 Lesotho 4,299.00 2017
122 Bhutan 4,124.00 2018
123 Australia 3,862.00 2017
124 Georgia 3,577.00 2016
125 Croatia 3,465.00 2011
126 North Macedonia 3,214.00 2015
127 Sweden 2,888.00 2008
128 Oman 2,862.00 2011
129 New Zealand 2,600.00 2016
130 Uzbekistan 2,548.00 2014
131 Kyrgyz Republic 2,514.00 2012
132 Mongolia 2,373.00 2015
133 Solomon Islands 2,369.00 2018
134 Czech Republic 2,302.00 2014
135 Finland 2,287.00 2017
136 Qatar 2,202.00 2018
137 Serbia 2,190.00 2018
138 Libya 2,056.00 1981
139 Mauritius 1,814.00 2013
140 Vanuatu 1,797.00 2015
141 Switzerland 1,770.00 2012
142 Cabo Verde 1,735.00 2018
143 Guyana 1,218.00 2010
144 Belarus 1,198.00 2018
145 Estonia 1,196.00 2017
146 Latvia 1,187.00 2017
147 Samoa 1,151.00 1999
148 Belgium 1,066.00 2017
149 São Tomé and Principe 1,063.00 2017
150 Slovenia 687.00 2014
151 Montenegro 590.00 2017
152 Trinidad and Tobago 556.00 2010
153 Austria 477.00 2016
154 Malaysia 470.00 2014
155 Macao SAR, China 446.00 2018
156 Dominica 436.00 2009
157 Cyprus 426.00 2015
158 Brunei 420.00 1995
159 Malta 413.00 1997
160 Grenada 304.00 2005
161 Fiji 302.00 2015
162 Luxembourg 209.00 2015
163 St. Lucia 204.00 2018
164 Tonga 199.00 1999
165 Portugal 184.00 2017
166 Denmark 181.00 2015
167 Antigua and Barbuda 173.00 2017
168 Belize 157.00 2013
169 Nauru 133.00 2012
170 San Marino 130.00 2000
171 Norway 100.00 2014
172 Kiribati 94.00 1989
173 Barbados 80.00 2018
174 Tuvalu 65.00 2016
175 Iceland 60.00 2016
176 Seychelles 43.00 2002
177 Lithuania 42.00 2003
178 Bahrain 33.00 2018
179 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 32.00 2005
180 Liechtenstein 27.00 2014
181 St. Kitts and Nevis 20.00 2008

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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