Adolescents out of school, male (% of male 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 Somalia 74.51 1980
2 Afghanistan 66.09 1974
3 Niger 60.97 2017
4 Sudan 52.42 2011
5 Chad 51.41 2016
6 Senegal 51.09 2017
7 Mali 49.39 2018
8 Sierra Leone 48.89 2018
9 Djibouti 47.64 2015
10 Dem. Rep. Congo 45.92 1994
11 Central African Republic 45.40 2012
12 Burkina Faso 45.28 2018
13 Ethiopia 44.95 2015
14 Guinea 42.80 2014
15 Côte d'Ivoire 41.49 2018
16 Mauritania 40.43 2018
17 Honduras 39.26 2017
18 Mozambique 39.07 2015
19 Guinea-Bissau 38.22 2000
20 Syrian Arab Republic 37.09 2013
21 Burundi 35.17 2018
22 Cameroon 33.08 2016
23 The Gambia 32.22 2010
24 The Bahamas 30.56 2016
25 Eritrea 30.50 2017
26 Jordan 30.47 2018
27 Guatemala 30.28 2018
28 Comoros 29.87 2017
29 Bangladesh 29.31 2010
30 Solomon Islands 27.78 2007
31 Pakistan 26.97 2018
32 Benin 26.50 2013
33 Madagascar 25.74 2018
34 Myanmar 24.64 2017
35 Lao PDR 24.53 2018
36 Puerto Rico 24.46 2016
37 Samoa 23.85 2001
38 Liberia 22.77 2015
39 Tuvalu 22.67 2018
40 Yemen 22.63 2016
41 Lesotho 21.49 2016
42 Malawi 21.27 2018
43 Fiji 21.14 2003
44 Tunisia 19.00 1985
45 Indonesia 18.98 2018
46 Jamaica 18.87 2018
47 Iraq 18.70 2007
48 Suriname 18.63 2015
49 Bhutan 17.99 2018
50 India 17.71 2013
51 El Salvador 16.72 2017
52 Kiribati 16.58 1986
53 Ghana 16.54 2018
54 South Africa 16.33 2017
55 Nauru 16.13 2016
56 Togo 15.28 2017
57 Venezuela 14.91 2017
58 Algeria 14.88 1997
59 Bolivia 14.60 2017
60 Malaysia 14.56 2017
61 Moldova 14.54 2018
62 Cabo Verde 13.75 2018
63 Nicaragua 13.74 2010
64 Timor-Leste 13.58 2018
65 Philippines 13.58 2017
66 Mongolia 13.28 2008
67 Angola 13.03 2010
68 Panama 12.73 2017
69 Cambodia 12.50 2015
70 Trinidad and Tobago 12.45 2004
71 São Tomé and Principe 12.33 2015
72 St. Lucia 12.17 2018
73 Thailand 11.30 2017
74 St. Kitts and Nevis 11.26 2012
75 San Marino 10.51 2000
76 Belize 10.39 2018
77 Rwanda 10.15 2018
78 Grenada 9.85 2003
79 Papua New Guinea 9.61 2016
80 Oman 9.51 2012
81 Armenia 8.98 2018
82 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 8.63 2015
83 Bahrain 8.61 2018
84 Kuwait 8.53 2015
85 Morocco 8.32 2018
86 Turkey 8.24 2017
87 Guyana 8.14 2012
88 Nepal 7.44 2017
89 Dominican Republic 7.11 2017
90 Korea 6.94 1999
91 North Macedonia 6.78 2005
92 Mexico 6.75 2017
93 Bulgaria 6.74 2016
94 Colombia 6.44 2018
95 Romania 6.42 2016
96 Saudi Arabia 5.98 2009
97 Mauritius 5.77 2018
98 Tonga 5.68 2015
99 Cuba 5.64 2018
100 Luxembourg 5.56 2017
101 Botswana 5.32 2000
102 Albania 5.22 2018
103 Ecuador 5.19 2017
104 Paraguay 5.15 2012
105 Barbados 5.00 2018
106 Egypt 4.90 2018
107 Ireland 4.80 1998
108 Montenegro 4.79 2017
109 Seychelles 4.79 1994
110 Chile 4.69 2017
111 Brazil 4.63 2017
112 Sweden 4.56 2012
113 Costa Rica 4.38 2018
114 Slovak Republic 4.37 2017
115 Ukraine 4.04 2014
116 Congo 3.88 1976
117 Macao SAR, China 3.72 2018
118 Hungary 3.49 2017
119 Peru 3.46 2016
120 Kenya 3.36 2006
121 Hong Kong SAR, China 3.30 2014
122 Iran 3.19 2017
123 Greece 3.10 2017
124 Poland 3.08 2017
125 Uzbekistan 3.02 2018
126 United States 2.98 2014
127 Dominica 2.95 2015
128 Tajikistan 2.76 2011
129 Kyrgyz Republic 2.69 2018
130 Croatia 2.69 2013
131 Eswatini 2.58 2015
132 Netherlands 2.41 2017
133 Vanuatu 2.39 2015
134 Zimbabwe 2.29 2012
135 Russia 2.25 2014
136 Qatar 2.24 2018
137 Malta 1.94 2014
138 Cyprus 1.83 2015
139 New Zealand 1.82 2017
140 Estonia 1.79 2017
141 Latvia 1.77 2017
142 Liechtenstein 1.76 2016
143 Italy 1.76 2017
144 United Kingdom 1.75 2015
145 Australia 1.74 2017
146 United Arab Emirates 1.73 2016
147 Libya 1.71 1983
148 Serbia 1.61 2018
149 Georgia 1.36 2014
150 France 1.31 2017
151 Uruguay 1.31 2016
152 Belarus 1.29 2018
153 Slovenia 1.28 2017
154 Spain 1.21 2014
155 Belgium 1.12 2017
156 Sri Lanka 1.07 2017
157 Antigua and Barbuda 1.00 2018
158 Switzerland 0.96 2017
159 Finland 0.64 2017
160 Czech Republic 0.55 2017
161 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.52 2013
162 Iceland 0.50 2017
163 Norway 0.37 2017
164 Canada 0.33 2014
165 Portugal 0.32 2017
166 Brunei 0.28 2011
167 Denmark 0.26 2017
168 Lithuania 0.20 2012
169 Azerbaijan 0.19 2018
170 Argentina 0.14 2016
171 Austria 0.07 2017
172 Kazakhstan 0.06 2008

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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