Netherlands: Primary school enrollment

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 Netherlands

Primary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 104.38
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1971 - 2021
 Average 103.56
 Min - Max 96.71 - 108.20
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for the Netherlands from 1971 to 2021. The average value for the Netherlands during that period was 103.56 percent with a minimum of 96.71 percent in 1993 and a maximum of 108.2 percent in 2004. The latest value from 2021 is 104.38 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
Netherlands - Primary school enrollment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Netherlands - Primary school enrollment - historical chart - 1971-2021




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 government spending 11.02 2021 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 11.81 2017 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 97.92 1985 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.00 2020 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 1.02 2020 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.14 2021 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 91.95 2020 percent
 Primary school enrollment 104.38 2021 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 115.12 2021 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 88.95 2021 percent
 PISA math scores 492.676 2022 index points
 PISA reading scores 459.243 2022 index points
 PISA science scores 488.317 2022 index points
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