Netherlands: School starting age, primary school

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 Netherlands

Primary school starting age

 Latest value 6
 Year 2022
 Measure years
 Data availability 1970 - 2022
 Average 6
 Min - Max 6 - 6
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for the Netherlands from 1970 to 2022. The average value for the Netherlands 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 2022 is 6 years. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 194 countries is 6 years. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Netherlands - School starting age, primary school - historical chart - 1970-2022




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.


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 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.00 2020 percent
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 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
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 PISA science scores 488.317 2022 index points
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