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: 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 73.42 1980
2 Niger 63.74 2015
3 Eritrea 58.09 2015
4 Chad 54.79 2003
5 Djibouti 51.60 2008
6 Senegal 49.22 2013
7 Dem. Rep. Congo 46.24 1994
8 Ethiopia 44.54 2015
9 Central African Republic 44.27 2012
10 Guinea 43.23 2014
11 Mali 42.89 2015
12 Burkina Faso 42.12 2015
13 Pakistan 42.03 2015
14 Guinea-Bissau 41.62 2000
15 Mozambique 41.24 2015
16 Mauritania 40.90 2015
17 Myanmar 40.82 2010
18 Syrian Arab Republic 40.44 2013
19 Burundi 36.87 2015
20 Madagascar 36.27 2003
21 Cameroon 32.23 2015
22 Benin 29.41 2015
23 Togo 28.34 2007
24 Bangladesh 28.13 2015
25 Comoros 27.87 2013
26 Solomon Islands 27.70 2007
27 Lesotho 27.33 2015
28 Honduras 27.27 2015
29 Yemen 26.32 2012
30 Sudan 23.50 2012
31 The Gambia 23.10 2010
32 Guatemala 23.08 2015
33 Lebanon 21.25 2012
34 Fiji 21.19 2003
35 Palau 20.38 2016
36 Bhutan 20.11 2014
37 Jamaica 19.31 2015
38 Iraq 19.00 2007
39 Tuvalu 18.93 2014
40 Tunisia 18.84 1985
41 Lao PDR 18.83 2015
42 Afghanistan 18.65 2015
43 Indonesia 18.05 2015
44 India 17.27 2013
45 Puerto Rico 17.25 2014
46 Kenya 16.81 2002
47 Malawi 16.72 2015
48 Kiribati 16.62 1986
49 Jordan 16.45 2013
50 Algeria 15.42 1997
51 Nepal 14.77 2016
52 Moldova 14.46 2015
53 Mexico 14.21 2012
54 Malaysia 13.91 2015
55 Macao SAR, China 13.82 2015
56 Nauru 13.36 2014
57 Nicaragua 13.29 2010
58 Mongolia 13.26 2008
59 Suriname 13.06 2015
60 Cambodia 12.81 2015
61 St. Lucia 12.65 2013
62 Trinidad and Tobago 12.45 2004
63 Dominica 12.40 2011
64 Swaziland 12.32 2014
65 Kuwait 11.85 2013
66 Armenia 11.75 2007
67 St. Kitts and Nevis 11.64 2015
68 Panama 11.52 2012
69 The Bahamas 11.42 2010
70 Namibia 11.38 2007
71 South Africa 11.09 2005
72 Morocco 10.60 2012
73 Timor-Leste 10.60 2015
74 United Arab Emirates 10.55 1998
75 Peru 10.55 2015
76 Qatar 10.52 2015
77 Venezuela 10.39 2015
78 Guyana 10.28 2011
79 Belize 10.22 2015
80 Barbados 9.89 2011
81 Cabo Verde 9.51 2015
82 Ghana 8.85 2016
83 Azerbaijan 8.79 2015
84 Georgia 8.69 2008
85 Bolivia 8.66 2015
86 São Tomé and Principe 8.19 2015
87 Mauritius 8.15 2015
88 Romania 8.08 2015
89 Botswana 7.89 2003
90 Oman 7.81 2012
91 Costa Rica 7.75 2015
92 Egypt 7.04 2014
93 Philippines 6.98 2013
94 Luxembourg 6.59 2014
95 Zimbabwe 6.50 2013
96 Antigua and Barbuda 6.47 2015
97 Angola 6.32 2010
98 Tonga 6.10 2014
99 Kyrgyz Republic 6.10 2015
100 Brazil 5.95 2015
101 Colombia 5.80 2015
102 Uruguay 5.65 2014
103 Thailand 5.61 2015
104 Sri Lanka 5.45 2013
105 Latvia 5.42 2012
106 Turkey 5.06 2014
107 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 4.98 2015
108 Ireland 4.89 2001
109 Seychelles 4.71 1994
110 Belarus 4.58 2010
111 Chile 4.56 2015
112 Sweden 4.54 2012
113 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 4.27 2010
114 Bulgaria 4.04 2015
115 Paraguay 4.03 2012
116 Poland 3.97 2014
117 Saudi Arabia 3.76 2013
118 Brunei 3.34 2010
119 Congo 3.33 1976
120 Macedonia 3.32 2005
121 Iceland 3.11 2013
122 Argentina 3.08 2003
123 Croatia 3.00 2014
124 Malta 2.72 2014
125 Ukraine 2.44 2013
126 Estonia 2.43 2011
127 Denmark 2.38 2015
128 Tajikistan 2.35 2011
129 Cuba 2.29 2015
130 Dominican Republic 2.24 2015
131 Samoa 2.20 2015
132 Iran 2.10 2015
133 Australia 2.05 2011
134 New Zealand 1.98 2015
135 El Salvador 1.91 2015
136 Ecuador 1.85 2012
137 Cyprus 1.83 2015
138 Hungary 1.82 2015
139 Uzbekistan 1.79 2016
140 Liechtenstein 1.75 2015
141 Grenada 1.67 2015
142 Greece 1.65 2014
143 Switzerland 1.61 2013
144 United Kingdom 1.53 2014
145 United States 1.50 2012
146 Bahrain 1.36 2015
147 Slovenia 1.25 2014
148 Spain 1.22 2002
149 Hong Kong SAR, China 1.20 2015
150 Portugal 1.14 1995
151 Vanuatu 0.97 2015
152 Libya 0.82 1983
153 Lithuania 0.79 2013
154 France 0.74 2004
155 Norway 0.61 2014
156 Netherlands 0.60 2011
157 Finland 0.44 2015
158 Belgium 0.36 2015
159 Kazakhstan 0.34 2009
160 Korea 0.29 2015
161 Albania 0.27 2015
162 Canada 0.17 1994
163 Italy 0.09 2008
164 Serbia 0.08 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