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: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Somalia 85.26 1980
2 Chad 78.69 2003
3 Niger 73.04 2015
4 Central African Republic 66.36 2012
5 Dem. Rep. Congo 65.36 1994
6 Guinea-Bissau 65.23 2000
7 Eritrea 64.63 2015
8 Djibouti 63.06 2008
9 Guinea 60.01 2014
10 Pakistan 52.11 2015
11 Palau 51.98 2016
12 Sudan 50.74 2012
13 Togo 50.60 2007
14 Afghanistan 50.31 2015
15 Ethiopia 48.94 2015
16 Yemen 48.93 2012
17 Mozambique 48.30 2015
18 Mali 48.24 2015
19 Senegal 47.34 2013
20 Tunisia 42.59 1985
21 Burkina Faso 42.21 2015
22 Syrian Arab Republic 42.15 2013
23 Benin 42.12 2015
24 Madagascar 40.63 2003
25 Cameroon 40.28 2015
26 Mauritania 39.74 2015
27 Myanmar 39.17 2010
28 Iraq 38.56 2007
29 Burundi 33.51 2015
30 Solomon Islands 32.21 2007
31 Congo 30.89 1976
32 Guatemala 30.67 2015
33 Angola 28.05 2010
34 Algeria 27.46 1997
35 Comoros 27.11 2013
36 Lebanon 26.17 2012
37 Honduras 24.89 2015
38 Libya 22.17 1983
39 The Gambia 21.38 2010
40 Lao PDR 20.87 2015
41 Morocco 20.25 2012
42 Lesotho 18.77 2015
43 Malawi 18.03 2015
44 Fiji 17.42 2003
45 St. Lucia 15.65 2013
46 Jordan 15.55 2013
47 Kiribati 14.99 1986
48 Moldova 14.81 2015
49 Paraguay 14.57 2012
50 Cambodia 14.44 2015
51 Georgia 14.12 2008
52 Jamaica 13.70 2015
53 Mexico 13.64 2012
54 Indonesia 13.31 2015
55 Kenya 12.73 2002
56 Bangladesh 12.69 2015
57 Swaziland 12.60 2014
58 Guyana 12.51 2011
59 United Arab Emirates 12.34 1998
60 Bhutan 12.20 2014
61 India 11.98 2013
62 Belize 11.91 2015
63 Macao SAR, China 11.85 2015
64 Nauru 11.75 2014
65 St. Kitts and Nevis 11.59 2015
66 Puerto Rico 11.36 2014
67 Trinidad and Tobago 11.00 2004
68 Panama 10.99 2012
69 Azerbaijan 10.94 2015
70 Malaysia 10.40 2015
71 Saudi Arabia 10.38 2013
72 Nicaragua 10.28 2010
73 Timor-Leste 10.07 2015
74 Zimbabwe 9.87 2013
75 Suriname 9.81 2015
76 Bolivia 9.66 2015
77 Peru 9.33 2015
78 Thailand 9.33 2015
79 Ghana 9.31 2016
80 Cabo Verde 9.20 2015
81 Romania 9.05 2015
82 Tajikistan 9.01 2011
83 Venezuela 8.80 2015
84 Dominica 8.55 2011
85 Mongolia 8.51 2008
86 Costa Rica 8.38 2015
87 Nepal 8.14 2016
88 Tuvalu 7.43 2014
89 The Bahamas 7.17 2010
90 Liechtenstein 6.94 2015
91 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 6.77 2010
92 Turkey 6.57 2014
93 Kyrgyz Republic 6.20 2015
94 Dominican Republic 6.16 2015
95 Sri Lanka 5.79 2013
96 Latvia 5.63 2012
97 Brazil 5.46 2015
98 South Africa 5.40 2005
99 Mauritius 5.35 2015
100 Uruguay 5.10 2014
101 Bulgaria 5.03 2015
102 Colombia 4.79 2015
103 Chile 4.79 2015
104 Antigua and Barbuda 4.75 2015
105 Egypt 4.68 2014
106 Barbados 4.57 2011
107 Botswana 4.56 2003
108 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 4.40 2015
109 Poland 4.02 2014
110 Macedonia 3.78 2005
111 Greece 3.75 2014
112 Sweden 3.71 2012
113 Bahrain 3.57 2015
114 Uzbekistan 3.25 2016
115 Samoa 3.16 2015
116 Namibia 2.96 2007
117 El Salvador 2.88 2015
118 São Tomé and Principe 2.85 2015
119 Luxembourg 2.83 2014
120 Grenada 2.73 2015
121 Qatar 2.71 2015
122 Estonia 2.48 2011
123 Hong Kong SAR, China 2.47 2015
124 Albania 2.36 2015
125 Iran 2.35 2015
126 Seychelles 2.11 1994
127 Ukraine 2.11 2013
128 Malta 2.05 2014
129 Hungary 2.03 2015
130 Cyprus 1.90 2015
131 Brunei 1.83 2010
132 Iceland 1.72 2013
133 Philippines 1.69 2013
134 Portugal 1.66 1995
135 Oman 1.65 2012
136 New Zealand 1.60 2015
137 United Kingdom 1.48 2014
138 Kuwait 1.38 2013
139 Denmark 1.32 2015
140 Ecuador 1.27 2012
141 Switzerland 1.26 2013
142 Slovenia 1.25 2014
143 Belarus 1.19 2010
144 Ireland 1.18 2001
145 Korea 1.16 2015
146 Tonga 1.13 2014
147 Canada 1.07 1994
148 Italy 1.04 2008
149 Kazakhstan 0.95 2009
150 Finland 0.88 2015
151 Armenia 0.81 2007
152 Cuba 0.76 2015
153 Belgium 0.71 2015
154 Croatia 0.69 2014
155 Lithuania 0.68 2013
156 Vanuatu 0.68 2015
157 Netherlands 0.42 2011
158 Norway 0.32 2014
159 France 0.24 2004
160 Australia 0.23 2011
161 United States 0.19 2012
162 Spain 0.19 2002
163 Argentina 0.14 2003
164 Serbia 0.01 2015

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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: Each economy is classified based on the classification of World Bank Group's fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017).

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