For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1970 to 2021. The average value for Germany during that period was 6 years with a minimum of 6 years in 1970 and a maximum of 6 years in 1970.
The latest value from 2021 is 6 years. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 194
countries is 6 years.
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Definition: Primary school starting age is the age at which students would enter primary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.