Secondary education, teachers (% female) - Country Ranking

Definition: Female teachers as a percentage of total secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.

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 Myanmar 86.45 2017
2 Latvia 82.62 2016
3 Russia 82.08 2012
4 Lithuania 81.71 2017
5 Ukraine 80.57 2018
6 Georgia 80.37 2018
7 Belarus 80.08 2018
8 Armenia 79.87 2018
9 Bulgaria 78.59 2016
10 Moldova 78.27 2018
11 Kyrgyz Republic 76.88 2018
12 Estonia 76.17 2017
13 Kazakhstan 75.49 2018
14 Slovak Republic 74.48 2017
15 Azerbaijan 74.36 2018
16 Slovenia 74.01 2016
17 Antigua and Barbuda 73.14 2018
18 Mongolia 73.10 2018
19 Suriname 73.09 2014
20 Dominica 72.84 2016
21 Israel 72.51 2009
22 Uruguay 72.16 1999
23 San Marino 72.08 2018
24 Puerto Rico 71.87 2016
25 Romania 71.83 2017
26 Jamaica 71.70 2018
27 Philippines 71.44 2017
28 St. Lucia 71.27 2018
29 Guyana 70.91 2012
30 The Bahamas 70.55 2016
31 Portugal 70.43 2017
32 Hungary 70.29 2016
33 Italy 70.19 2017
34 Sri Lanka 70.08 2017
35 Croatia 69.79 2016
36 St. Kitts and Nevis 69.45 2016
37 Poland 69.34 2017
38 Oman 69.12 2018
39 Argentina 68.32 2008
40 Brunei 68.30 2018
41 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 68.18 2018
42 United Arab Emirates 67.94 2016
43 Cayman Islands 67.82 2018
44 Lebanon 67.81 2016
45 Andorra 67.50 2018
46 Malaysia 67.36 2018
47 Finland 67.30 2017
48 Canada 67.20 1996
49 Albania 66.64 2018
50 Barbados 65.99 2018
51 Czech Republic 65.77 2012
52 Serbia 65.73 2018
53 Cyprus 65.73 2016
54 Austria 65.55 2017
55 Malta 65.39 2016
56 Grenada 64.89 2017
57 Singapore 64.57 2017
58 Sweden 64.37 2017
59 Vietnam 64.07 1998
60 Thailand 63.72 2017
61 Brazil 63.64 2017
62 Norway 63.43 2017
63 Cuba 63.42 2018
64 New Zealand 63.30 2017
65 Belgium 63.05 2017
66 Germany 63.02 2017
67 Belize 62.91 2018
68 Dominican Republic 62.83 2017
69 United States 62.65 2017
70 Paraguay 62.20 2012
71 Bosnia and Herzegovina 61.80 2018
72 Greece 60.76 2017
73 United Kingdom 60.62 2017
74 Uzbekistan 60.57 2018
75 Pakistan 60.41 2018
76 Chile 59.98 2017
77 Korea 59.96 2017
78 Costa Rica 59.58 2018
79 France 59.45 2013
80 Honduras 59.31 2017
81 Mauritius 59.29 2018
82 Panama 59.23 2017
83 North Macedonia 58.79 2015
84 Macao SAR, China 58.75 2018
85 Palau 58.73 2000
86 Bahrain 58.49 2018
87 Samoa 58.30 2010
88 Monaco 58.10 2017
89 Seychelles 58.09 2018
90 South Africa 57.88 2017
91 Tonga 57.73 2015
92 Spain 57.63 2017
93 Fiji 57.49 2012
94 Ecuador 57.48 2017
95 Jordan 56.97 2018
96 Kuwait 56.63 2018
97 Denmark 56.36 2014
98 Indonesia 56.35 2018
99 Hong Kong SAR, China 56.22 2018
100 Nicaragua 55.48 2010
101 Lesotho 55.46 2017
102 Tuvalu 54.76 2018
103 China 54.71 2018
104 Iraq 54.69 2007
105 Ireland 54.61 1997
106 El Salvador 54.57 2017
107 Liechtenstein 53.98 2016
108 Luxembourg 53.82 2016
109 Qatar 53.76 2018
110 Tunisia 53.70 2018
111 Iran 53.50 2017
112 Netherlands 53.08 2017
113 Turkey 52.80 2017
114 Bolivia 52.32 2017
115 Syrian Arab Republic 51.31 2002
116 Colombia 51.08 2017
117 Lao PDR 50.84 2018
118 Saudi Arabia 50.83 2014
119 Australia 50.63 1992
120 Botswana 50.29 2007
121 Nauru 50.00 2016
122 Switzerland 49.79 2017
123 Mexico 49.62 2012
124 Eswatini 49.50 2016
125 Guatemala 49.40 2018
126 Nigeria 47.88 2010
127 Kiribati 47.74 2008
128 Egypt 47.72 2018
129 Cabo Verde 47.02 2018
130 Central African Republic 46.82 2017
131 Tajikistan 46.01 2011
132 Zimbabwe 45.72 2013
133 Algeria 45.20 1997
134 Peru 44.95 2018
135 Trinidad and Tobago 44.49 1972
136 Venezuela 44.19 1975
137 India 43.98 2017
138 Bhutan 42.35 2018
139 Kenya 42.18 2015
140 Madagascar 41.67 2018
141 Vanuatu 41.60 2015
142 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 39.82 2018
143 Papua New Guinea 38.07 2016
144 Morocco 36.96 2018
145 Timor-Leste 36.79 2018
146 Cameroon 34.80 2016
147 Tanzania 33.28 2018
148 Japan 32.69 1995
149 Solomon Islands 32.61 2015
150 São Tomé and Principe 32.59 2016
151 Afghanistan 31.90 2017
152 Cambodia 31.71 2007
153 Mozambique 31.33 2017
154 Iceland 29.28 1976
155 Angola 29.08 2016
156 Rwanda 28.08 2018
157 Libya 27.66 1983
158 Senegal 26.92 2017
159 Djibouti 26.46 2019
160 Burundi 25.58 2018
161 Ghana 25.19 2018
162 Ethiopia 24.27 2012
163 Uganda 23.67 2014
164 Nepal 22.95 2017
165 Malawi 22.87 2018
166 Bangladesh 22.41 2018
167 Eritrea 22.21 2017
168 Niger 21.60 2017
169 Zambia 21.14 1988
170 The Gambia 19.45 2018
171 Yemen 19.20 1999
172 Burkina Faso 17.01 2018
173 Gabon 16.28 1999
174 Côte d'Ivoire 15.69 2018
175 Mali 13.54 2017
176 Somalia 13.52 2007
177 Sierra Leone 13.34 2018
178 Mauritania 12.80 2018
179 Dem. Rep. Congo 12.46 2015
180 Benin 9.95 2016
181 Congo 9.19 2012
182 Comoros 8.81 2017
183 Equatorial Guinea 8.44 2005
184 Chad 6.94 2016
185 Togo 6.75 2007
186 Liberia 6.24 2017
187 Guinea-Bissau 6.17 2000
188 Guinea 5.44 2011

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Development Relevance: The share of female teachers shows the level of gender representation in the teaching force. A value of greater than 50% indicates more opportunities or preference for women to participate in teaching activities. Women teachers are important as they serve as role models to girls and help to attract and retain girls in 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 share of female teachers in secondary education is calculated by dividing the total number of female teachers at secondary level of education by the total number of teachers at the same level, and multiplying by 100. 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. 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