Brazil: Primary school enrollment

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 Brazil

Primary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 103.47
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1970 - 2021
 Average 124.75
 Min - Max 103.47 - 148.71
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Brazil from 1970 to 2021. The average value for Brazil during that period was 124.75 percent with a minimum of 103.47 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 148.71 percent in 1999. The latest value from 2021 is 103.47 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 143 countries is 100.00 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Brazil - Primary school enrollment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Brazil - Primary school enrollment - historical chart - 1970-2021




The primary school enrollment can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
Definition: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music.


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 Education spending, percent of GDP 5.77 2020 percent
 Education spending, percent of government spending 12.28 2020 percent
 Literacy rate 94.69 2022 percent
 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 99.62 2022 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 99.23 2022 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 99.42 2022 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 20.22 2017 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 89.65 1994 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.95 2020 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 1.05 2020 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.32 2021 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 85.94 2020 percent
 Primary school enrollment 103.47 2021 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 106.65 2021 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 56.83 2021 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 93.00 2021 percent
 PISA math scores 378.691 2022 index points
 PISA reading scores 410.357 2022 index points
 PISA science scores 403.001 2022 index points
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