Educational attainment, at least completed lower secondary, population 25+, female (%) (cumulative) - Country Ranking

Definition: The percentage of population ages 25 and over that attained or completed lower secondary education.

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 New Zealand 100.00 2016
1 Luxembourg 100.00 2015
1 Latvia 100.00 2018
1 Greenland 100.00 2015
5 Czech Republic 99.99 2017
6 Uzbekistan 99.88 2016
7 United Kingdom 99.70 2017
8 Slovak Republic 99.21 2017
9 Norway 99.14 2017
10 Austria 98.66 2014
11 Slovenia 97.25 2017
12 Georgia 97.23 2017
13 Palau 96.89 2013
14 Switzerland 96.67 2018
15 Moldova 96.59 2018
16 Cayman Islands 96.27 2015
17 Hungary 96.26 2016
18 Armenia 96.14 2017
19 Germany 96.12 2018
20 United States 96.08 2018
21 Liechtenstein 96.04 2000
22 Iceland 95.10 2005
23 Kazakhstan 94.59 2009
24 Kyrgyz Republic 94.52 2009
25 Bulgaria 94.44 2017
26 Lithuania 94.30 2017
27 Denmark 93.76 2018
28 Azerbaijan 93.68 2017
29 Australia 93.47 2018
30 Tajikistan 93.33 2017
31 Russia 92.26 2010
32 Sweden 90.81 2017
33 Belarus 89.45 2009
34 The Bahamas 89.17 2010
35 Netherlands 89.02 2018
36 Puerto Rico 88.88 2017
37 Turkmenistan 88.14 1995
38 Estonia 87.93 2000
39 Fiji 87.93 2017
40 Romania 87.90 2017
41 Israel 87.89 2015
42 Tonga 87.64 2011
43 Ireland 87.22 2017
44 Serbia 86.31 2017
45 Ukraine 85.58 2001
46 Mongolia 85.29 2010
47 Albania 85.22 2012
48 Croatia 85.16 2011
49 Belgium 84.72 2017
50 Montenegro 84.39 2011
51 Belize 83.76 2010
52 Canada 83.35 1991
53 Poland 82.85 2016
54 France 81.89 2017
55 San Marino 81.76 2018
56 Sri Lanka 81.65 2016
57 Korea 80.35 2015
58 Cyprus 79.94 2018
59 Cuba 79.15 2012
60 Malta 78.71 2018
61 Barbados 78.69 2000
62 Singapore 78.09 2018
63 Chile 78.08 2017
64 Bahrain 77.85 2018
65 Hong Kong SAR, China 76.59 2017
66 Venezuela 76.51 2016
67 United Arab Emirates 76.10 2017
68 Qatar 75.77 2017
69 Spain 75.37 2018
70 Italy 74.34 2015
71 Bosnia and Herzegovina 73.99 2018
72 Egypt 73.51 2017
73 Oman 73.41 2015
74 Malaysia 72.20 2016
75 Andorra 71.48 2016
76 Macao SAR, China 71.37 2016
77 South Africa 71.14 2017
78 Jordan 69.45 2010
79 St. Kitts and Nevis 68.95 1980
80 Seychelles 68.83 2002
81 Trinidad and Tobago 68.06 2011
82 Dominican Republic 67.81 2016
83 Iran 67.35 2016
84 Saudi Arabia 64.79 2017
85 Jamaica 64.63 2011
86 Japan 63.39 1990
87 Panama 62.89 2010
88 Mexico 62.29 2018
89 Philippines 62.03 2017
90 Brazil 61.55 2018
91 Greece 61.51 2016
92 Suriname 60.72 2012
93 Kuwait 60.01 2018
94 Zimbabwe 59.79 2017
95 Vietnam 59.43 2009
96 Peru 58.96 2018
97 Uruguay 58.83 2018
98 China 58.65 2010
99 Argentina 56.17 2016
100 Colombia 55.75 2018
101 Costa Rica 55.53 2018
102 Monaco 54.41 1975
103 Portugal 53.87 2018
104 Lebanon 53.15 2007
105 Bolivia 52.86 2015
106 Ecuador 52.49 2017
107 Turkey 50.63 2017
108 Mauritius 49.80 2011
109 Paraguay 49.25 2018
110 St. Lucia 48.95 2013
111 Finland 48.58 1990
112 Indonesia 46.84 2018
113 Ghana 45.20 2010
114 Nigeria 43.30 2006
115 Thailand 42.60 2016
116 Samoa 41.51 1981
117 North Macedonia 40.16 2002
118 El Salvador 39.95 2017
119 Bangladesh 39.86 2018
120 Algeria 39.54 2008
121 Tunisia 39.33 2016
122 Iraq 37.44 2013
123 Guatemala 37.38 2014
124 Dem. Rep. Congo 36.73 2016
125 Guyana 33.24 2002
126 Brunei 32.54 1981
127 Honduras 32.33 2018
128 São Tomé and Principe 31.77 2012
129 Dominica 29.94 2001
130 Syrian Arab Republic 28.99 2009
131 Cabo Verde 28.18 2015
132 India 27.75 2011
133 Eswatini 27.62 1986
134 Pakistan 27.57 2017
135 Namibia 27.23 2001
136 Cameroon 26.37 2010
137 Kenya 25.50 2010
138 Bhutan 23.57 2017
139 Angola 22.16 2014
140 Lesotho 21.87 2008
141 Tuvalu 18.81 1991
142 Nepal 17.23 2011
143 Vanuatu 17.00 1979
144 Uganda 16.93 2012
145 Côte d'Ivoire 14.49 2014
146 Zambia 13.08 1990
147 Congo 12.17 1984
148 Libya 11.10 1984
149 Rwanda 11.08 2018
150 Myanmar 10.70 1983
151 Mozambique 10.62 2017
152 Senegal 10.26 2017
153 Grenada 9.31 1981
154 Tanzania 8.57 2012
155 Benin 8.43 2002
156 Togo 8.21 2011
157 Ethiopia 7.79 2011
158 Cambodia 6.78 2015
159 Kiribati 6.60 1978
160 Haiti 6.34 1982
161 Mali 6.05 2018
162 Burkina Faso 5.96 2014
163 Guinea 5.52 2014
164 Niger 5.11 2012
165 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 4.80 1970
166 Burundi 4.42 2014
167 Malawi 4.37 1998
168 Chad 4.14 2009
169 Liberia 4.05 1974
170 Central African Republic 3.96 1988
171 The Gambia 2.14 1973
172 Morocco 2.10 1971
172 Sudan 2.10 1983
174 Botswana 2.06 1971
175 Mauritania 2.00 1988
176 Afghanistan 0.80 1979

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Development Relevance: A relative high concentration of the adult population in a given level of education reflects the capacity of the educational system in the corresponding level of education. Educational attainment is closely related to the skills and competencies of a country's population, and could be seen as a proxy of both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the stock of human capital.

Limitations and Exceptions: Caution is required when using this indicator for cross-country comparison, since the countries do not always classify degrees and qualifications at the same International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) levels, even if they are received at roughly the same age or after a similar number of years of schooling. Also, certain educational programmes and study courses cannot be easily classified according to ISCED. This indicator only measures educational attainment in terms of level of education attained, i.e. years of schooling, and do not necessarily reveal the quality of the education (learning achievement and other impacts).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: It is calculated by dividing the number of population ages 25 and older who attained or completed lower secondary education by the total population of the same age group and multiplying by 100. The number 0 means zero or small enough that the number would round to zero. Data are collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics mainly from national population census, household survey, and labour force 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.

Periodicity: Annual