Norway: Primary school enrollment

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 Norway

Primary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 98.97
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1971 - 2021
 Average 99.34
 Min - Max 83.84 - 104.85
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Norway from 1971 to 2021. The average value for Norway during that period was 99.34 percent with a minimum of 83.84 percent in 1997 and a maximum of 104.85 percent in 1971. The latest value from 2021 is 98.97 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
Norway - Primary school enrollment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Norway - 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 GDP 5.04 2021 percent
 Education spending, percent of government spending 10.27 2021 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 8.59 2017 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 99.20 2021 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 0.95 2020 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.34 2021 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 96.34 2020 percent
 Primary school enrollment 98.97 2021 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 119.82 2021 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 93.92 2021 percent
 PISA math scores 468.450 2022 index points
 PISA reading scores 476.524 2022 index points
 PISA science scores 478.226 2022 index points
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