China: Preprimary school enrollment

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 China

Preprimary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 93.07
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1974 - 2021
 Average 38.47
 Min - Max 2.25 - 93.07
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 1974 to 2021. The average value for China during that period was 38.47 percent with a minimum of 2.25 percent in 1974 and a maximum of 93.07 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 93.07 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 66 countries is 52.40 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
China - Preprimary school enrollment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
China - Preprimary school enrollment - historical chart - 1974-2021




Preprimary 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. Preprimary education refers to programs at the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment and to provide a bridge between home and school.


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