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

Over-age students, primary, female (% of female enrollment) in Mauritania was 21.31 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 24 years was 29.54 in 1994, while its lowest value was 18.33 in 2006.

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
1994 29.54
1995 24.26
1996 23.11
1998 25.17
1999 26.70
2000 26.70
2001 22.23
2002 22.09
2003 19.93
2004 19.14
2005 20.73
2006 18.33
2007 19.91
2008 19.91
2009 25.54
2010 26.76
2011 25.48
2013 24.00
2014 22.97
2016 18.83
2017 19.93
2018 21.31

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