China: Primary school enrollment

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
 China

Primary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 100.17
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1970 - 2022
 Average 110.47
 Min - Max 97.15 - 134.33
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 1970 to 2022. The average value for China during that period was 110.47 percent with a minimum of 97.15 percent in 2015 and a maximum of 134.33 percent in 1987. The latest value from 2022 is 100.17 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 74 countries is 101.44 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Recent values chart
China - Primary school enrollment - recent values

Historical chart
China - Primary school enrollment - historical chart - 1970-2022




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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Education spending, percent of GDP 3.30 2021 percent
 Education spending, percent of government spending 10.85 2021 percent
 Literacy rate 97.15 2020 percent
 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 99.82 2020 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 99.81 2020 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 99.81 2020 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 16.43 2018 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 104.90 2010 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.01 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 1.00 2010 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.15 2022 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 93.07 2021 percent
 Primary school enrollment 100.17 2022 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 93.31 2012 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 71.98 2022 percent
 PISA math scores 531.296 2015 index points
 PISA reading scores 493.941 2015 index points
 PISA science scores 517.779 2015 index points
This site uses cookies.
Learn more here


OK