Adolescents out of school, female (% of female lower secondary school age) - Country Ranking

Definition: Adolescents out of school are the percentage of lower secondary school age adolescents who are not enrolled in 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 Afghanistan 94.94 1974
2 Somalia 85.47 1980
3 Chad 70.10 2016
4 Niger 69.06 2017
5 Central African Republic 66.43 2012
6 Dem. Rep. Congo 65.15 1994
7 Guinea-Bissau 63.62 2000
8 Guinea 59.76 2014
9 Sudan 58.12 2011
10 Mali 56.25 2018
11 Côte d'Ivoire 50.49 2018
12 Ethiopia 49.19 2015
13 Sierra Leone 49.17 2018
14 Djibouti 47.69 2015
15 Mozambique 47.10 2015
16 Senegal 44.41 2017
17 Tunisia 42.61 1985
18 Benin 42.52 2013
19 Burkina Faso 42.36 2018
20 Cameroon 40.39 2016
21 Eritrea 39.55 2017
22 Syrian Arab Republic 39.18 2013
23 Iraq 38.06 2007
24 Honduras 37.07 2017
25 Guatemala 35.33 2018
26 Mauritania 34.52 2018
27 Yemen 34.48 2016
28 Angola 34.03 2010
29 Pakistan 32.93 2018
30 Solomon Islands 32.13 2007
31 Congo 31.97 1976
32 Jordan 31.13 2018
33 Liberia 30.57 2015
34 The Gambia 30.46 2010
35 Burundi 30.40 2018
36 The Bahamas 29.73 2016
37 Comoros 29.15 2017
38 Togo 27.66 2017
39 Algeria 27.01 1997
40 Lao PDR 25.52 2018
41 Madagascar 24.53 2018
42 Samoa 23.99 2001
43 Tuvalu 22.91 2018
44 Libya 22.87 1983
45 Myanmar 22.77 2017
46 South Africa 21.99 2017
47 Bangladesh 21.97 2010
48 Papua New Guinea 19.42 2016
49 Grenada 18.12 2003
50 Puerto Rico 18.08 2016
51 El Salvador 17.79 2017
52 Fiji 17.37 2003
53 Jamaica 16.82 2018
54 Moldova 15.50 2018
55 St. Kitts and Nevis 15.47 2012
56 Paraguay 15.01 2012
57 Kiribati 14.94 1986
58 Ghana 14.48 2018
59 Bolivia 14.45 2017
60 Cambodia 14.14 2015
61 Indonesia 13.53 2018
62 Malawi 13.38 2018
63 Morocco 13.25 2018
64 Lesotho 13.25 2016
65 Venezuela 13.21 2017
66 Cabo Verde 13.18 2018
67 India 11.68 2013
68 Malaysia 11.65 2017
69 Timor-Leste 11.63 2018
70 Panama 11.61 2017
71 St. Lucia 11.55 2018
72 Suriname 11.07 2015
73 Trinidad and Tobago 10.99 2004
74 Thailand 10.85 2017
75 Nicaragua 10.78 2010
76 Saudi Arabia 10.42 2009
77 San Marino 10.05 2000
78 Belize 9.83 2018
79 Turkey 9.62 2017
80 Qatar 9.16 2018
81 Tajikistan 9.04 2011
82 Dominican Republic 8.76 2017
83 Mongolia 8.55 2008
84 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 7.90 2015
85 Liechtenstein 7.75 2016
86 Rwanda 7.61 2018
87 North Macedonia 7.56 2005
88 Bulgaria 7.54 2016
89 Philippines 7.53 2017
90 Armenia 7.33 2018
91 Oman 7.25 2012
92 Zimbabwe 7.14 2012
93 Romania 7.07 2016
94 São Tomé and Principe 6.80 2015
95 Nauru 6.75 2016
96 Guyana 6.56 2012
97 Iran 6.35 2017
98 Luxembourg 5.96 2017
99 Bhutan 5.85 2018
100 Kenya 5.64 2006
101 Chile 5.42 2017
102 Colombia 5.37 2018
103 Cuba 5.34 2018
104 Brazil 5.27 2017
105 Korea 5.25 1999
106 Mexico 5.11 2017
107 Slovak Republic 4.66 2017
108 Vanuatu 4.50 2015
109 Uzbekistan 4.34 2018
110 Greece 4.26 2017
111 Tonga 4.11 2015
112 Montenegro 3.96 2017
113 Kuwait 3.83 2015
114 Sweden 3.72 2012
115 Hungary 3.62 2017
116 Egypt 3.46 2018
117 Poland 3.35 2017
118 Kyrgyz Republic 3.33 2018
119 Peru 3.33 2016
120 Mauritius 3.33 2018
121 Ukraine 3.23 2014
122 Nepal 3.16 2017
123 Costa Rica 3.09 2018
124 Hong Kong SAR, China 2.97 2014
125 Eswatini 2.95 2015
126 Ireland 2.84 1998
127 United Arab Emirates 2.82 2016
128 Barbados 2.60 2018
129 Ecuador 2.26 2017
130 New Zealand 2.10 2017
131 Seychelles 2.07 1994
132 Switzerland 2.04 2017
133 Australia 2.03 2017
134 Cyprus 1.90 2015
135 United Kingdom 1.89 2015
136 Antigua and Barbuda 1.89 2018
137 Serbia 1.87 2018
138 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1.84 2013
139 Belgium 1.66 2017
140 Sri Lanka 1.59 2017
141 Georgia 1.56 2014
142 Italy 1.55 2017
143 Russia 1.50 2014
144 United States 1.46 2014
145 Spain 1.37 2014
146 Netherlands 1.27 2017
147 Norway 1.25 2017
148 France 1.25 2017
149 Malta 1.20 2014
150 Macao SAR, China 1.17 2018
151 Dominica 1.03 2015
152 Botswana 1.01 2000
153 Croatia 0.93 2013
154 Azerbaijan 0.90 2018
155 Denmark 0.85 2017
156 Belarus 0.81 2018
157 Czech Republic 0.81 2017
158 Latvia 0.79 2017
159 Estonia 0.78 2017
160 Brunei 0.78 2011
161 Albania 0.55 2018
162 Iceland 0.46 2017
163 Bahrain 0.40 2018
164 Portugal 0.36 2017
165 Finland 0.30 2017
166 Austria 0.25 2017
167 Canada 0.24 2014
168 Slovenia 0.23 2017
169 Uruguay 0.17 2016
170 Kazakhstan 0.16 2008
171 Argentina 0.12 2016
172 Lithuania 0.09 2012

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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 adolescents allows to compare across countries with different population sizes. It shows the share of official lower secondary age adolescents who never attended school or dropped out to the population of official lower secondary 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