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Last update: Mar 2011

Primary School Participation

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Countries and Territories Primary school gross enrolment ratio
(2005-2009*)
Primary school net enrolment ratio
(2005-2009*)
Primary school netattendance ratio
(2005-2009*)
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
Afghanistan12784106744661664053
Albania102102102919191929292
Algeria111104108969495979697
Andorra888587817980--
Angola141114128554851585958
Antigua and Barbuda10596100908688--
Argentina116115116--99--
Armenia104106105838684999899
Australia106105106969797--
Austria10099100979897--
Azerbaijan117115116979596747273
Bahamas103103103909291--
Bahrain106104105989798868786
Bangladesh899492858685808381
Barbados------
Belarus9810099939694939493
Belgium103103103989998--
Belize122119120989898959595
Benin125108117998693726267
Bhutan108110109868887746770
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)108108108939494979797
Bosnia and Herzegovina109110109--979898
Botswana111109110868887868887
Brazil132123127959394959595
Brunei Darussalam107107107939393--
Bulgaria101101101969696--
Burkina Faso837478675963494446
Burundi1391321361009999727071
Cambodia120112116908789848685
Cameroon119102111948288868184
Canada9999999910099--
Cape Verde10598101858484979697
Central African Republic 1047489775767645459
Chad976883725061413136
Chile108103106959494--
China111116113100100100--
Colombia120120120909090909291
Comoros125114119796773313131
Congo118110114625659868786
Cook Islands999496878385--
Costa Rica110109110919392878988
Côte d'Ivoire836674625056665762
Croatia999899919090--
Cuba104103104999999--
Cyprus104103103999899--
Czech Republic103103103889190--
Democratic People's Republic of Korea------
Democratic Republic of the Congo998290333232636061
Denmark999999959696--
Djibouti494346443941676666
Dominica798482697672--
Dominican Republic108101104808080879089
Ecuador119118118969797--
Egypt10297100959294969495
El Salvador117113115939594--
Equatorial Guinea1019699706366616061
Eritrea574752423639696467
Estonia10199100959494--
Ethiopia1039298817578454545
Fiji959494908989--
Finland989797969696--
France111109110989998--
Gabon135134134818080949494
Gambia848986677169606261
Georgia1091061071009899949595
Germany105105105989898--
Ghana106105105767777737474
Greece1011011019910099--
Grenada105100103949393--
Guatemala117110114979495807678
Guinea978390766671554851
Guinea-Bissau--120614352545354
Guyana109108109959595969696
Haiti----485250
Holy See------
Honduras116116116969897778079
Hungary1009899908990--
Iceland989898979898--
India115111113918890858183
Indonesia121118119979496868485
Iran (Islamic Republic of)107151128--100949193
Iraq1068998938187918086
Ireland105105105969897--
Israel110111111979897--
Italy104103104999899--
Jamaica959293827980979897
Japan102102102--100--
Jordan979797899089999999
Kazakhstan108109108889089999898
Kenya113110112818282727574
Kiribati107109108--97--
Kuwait969595898788--
Kyrgyzstan959495848384919392
Lao People's Democratic Republic117106112848182817779
Latvia1009698989697--
Lebanon104102103918990979797
Lesotho108107108717473828885
Liberia968691856675413940
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya113108110----
Liechtenstein107107107879290--
Lithuania979596939192--
Luxembourg100101100959796--
Madagascar154149152989998747776
Malawi119122120889391868786
Malaysia979697969696--
Maldives115109112979596--
Mali1038695796673464044
Malta999999919291--
Marshall Islands949293676666--
Mauritania101108104747976565957
Mauritius100100100939594--
Mexico115113114989898979797
Micronesia (Federated States of)110111110--92--
Monaco131125128----
Mongolia102101102898889969897
Montenegro----989797
Morocco112102107928789918889
Mozambique121107114827780828081
Myanmar117117117--838484
Namibia113112112879189919191
Nauru808482727372--
Nepal123106115786471868284
Netherlands108106107999899--
New Zealand1011011019910099--
Nicaragua118116117929292778480
Niger695562604854443138
Nigeria998793645861656063
Niue107102105999899--
Norway999999999999--
Occupied Palestinian Territory807980757575919292
Oman747575676968--
Pakistan937785726066766771
Palau9810099989496--
Panama113109111999898--
Papua New Guinea595055----
Paraguay107104105909090878988
Peru109109109949594949494
Philippines111109110919392888988
Poland979797959696--
Portugal118112115999899--
Qatar109108109959494--
Republic of Korea1061041051009899--
Republic of Moldova959394888788848584
Romania10099100919090--
Russian Federation979797----
Rwanda150152151959796848786
Saint Kitts and Nevis9610299919693--
Saint Lucia999798929191--
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines111103107979295--
Samoa10199100939393--
San Marino------
Sao Tome and Principe133134133959796949594
Saudi Arabia1009698858485--
Senegal838484727473585958
Serbia989898959595999898
Seychelles1311301319910099--
Sierra Leone168148158--696969
Singapore------
Slovakia103102103----
Slovenia989797979797--
Solomon Islands109106107676767636965
Somalia422333--252123
South Africa106103105878887808381
Spain107106107100100100--
Sri Lanka1011021019910099--
Sudan787074433639565254
Suriname116111114919090959495
Swaziland112104108828483838684
Sweden959595959495--
Switzerland103103103949494--
Syrian Arab Republic127122124979295979697
Tajikistan104100102999597999697
Thailand929091918990989898
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia939393868787979395
Timor-Leste110103107777476767475
Togo119111115988994827679
Tonga113110112--99--
Trinidad and Tobago105102103929192989898
Tunisia108106107979898959394
Turkey1019899969495918789
Turkmenistan----999999
Tuvalu106105106--100--
Uganda120121120969897838282
Ukraine989998898989969897
United Arab Emirates108108108929192--
United Kingdom10610610699100100--
United Republic of Tanzania1111091101009999717573
United States989999919392--
Uruguay116113114979898--
Uzbekistan949293898788100100100
Vanuatu111106109989697808281
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)104102103909090919392
Viet Nam107101104969194949494
Yemen947685796673756470
Zambia120118119959695808080
Zimbabwe104103104899190909291

- Data not available.
* Data refer to the most recent year available during the period specified in the column heading.
** Excludes China.
§ Includes territories within each country category or regional group.

Source: The State of the World's Children 2011, UNICEF, Table 5.   
        



Regions Primary school enrolment rate
(2003-2008*)
Gross
Primary school enrolment rate
(2003-2008*)
Net
Primary school attendance rate
(2003-2008*)
Net
Male Female Male Female Male Female
Africa#1059683796967
Sub-Saharan Africa#1059581776563
Eastern and Southern Africa11310788876869
West and Central Africa998671646459
Middle East and North Africa1019991868581
Asia#11110892898481
South Asia11010488838380
East Asia and Pacific11211398978988
Latin America and Caribbean11811495949293
CEE/CIS100989392--
Industrialized countries§1021029595--
Developing countries§10910590878077
Least developed countries§1049685816766
World10810591888077