Iraq - Over-age students, primary, female (% of female enrollment)

Over-age students, primary, female (% of female enrollment) in Iraq was 10.43 as of 2007. Its highest value over the past 36 years was 16.90 in 1971, while its lowest value was 6.17 in 1999.

Definition: Over-age students are the percentage of those enrolled who are older than the official school-age range for primary education.

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (

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Year Value
1971 16.90
1972 15.42
1973 14.32
1974 13.21
1975 14.77
1976 13.11
1977 15.44
1978 14.97
1979 12.31
1980 12.16
1981 12.57
1983 13.14
1985 12.77
1986 11.64
1987 10.91
1988 10.21
1989 10.06
1993 8.98
1996 7.14
1999 6.17
2000 6.17
2003 8.90
2004 8.90
2007 10.43

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 (

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The percentage of over-age students is calculated by dividing the number of students who are older than the official school-age range for primary education by primary school enrollment, 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. 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).

Periodicity: Annual


Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Efficiency