Sweden: Student teacher ratio, primary school

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 Sweden

Student teacher ratio, primary school

 Latest value 12.23
 Year 2017
 Measure students per teacher
 Data availability 1971 - 2017
 Average 12.31
 Min - Max 9.27 - 20.44
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Sweden from 1971 to 2017. The average value for Sweden during that period was 12.31 students per teacher with a minimum of 9.27 students per teacher in 2011 and a maximum of 20.44 students per teacher in 1976. The latest value from 2017 is 12.23 students per teacher. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 132 countries is 21.75 students per teacher. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Sweden - Student teacher ratio, primary school - recent values

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Sweden - Student teacher ratio, primary school - historical chart - 1971-2017




The student (pupil) to teacher ratio in Sweden is the number of primary school pupils divided by the number of primary school teachers. It is generally considered better to have fewer pupils per teacher.
Definition: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the average number of pupils per teacher in primary school.


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