How Many Years Of Schooling Are from Females?

Expected Years of Schooling (Female) (years), 2017 or latest
Education | December 12, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 101 countries in 2017, Australia ranked the highest in expected years of schooling of females with 23.3 years followed by Belgium and Iceland. On the other end of the scale was Eritrea with 4.91 years, Mali with 6.66 years and Pakistan with 7.80 years.

Data for more countries are available at Expected Years of Schooling (Female) indicator page.

Expected Years of Schooling (Female) Unit 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Argentina years ... ... ... 18.1 18.4 18.3 18.3 18.5 ...
Australia years ... ... ... ... ...
Belgium years ... ... 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.4 20.7 ...
Czech Republic years 16.5 16.6 16.6 17.4 17.5 ...
Denmark years ... ... 17.6 19.1 19.3 19.8 20.0
Finland years 17.5 17.7 17.7 20.1 20.1
Iceland years ... 19.8 19.7 19.9 20.7 20.8 ...
Ireland years 18.6 18.4 18.5 ... 19.2 ...
Netherlands years 17.1 18.0 17.9 ... ...
New Zealand years ... 20.5 20.2 20.0 19.8 19.6
Norway years 18.3 18.3 18.2 18.4 18.3
Slovenia years 17.9 18.0 17.7 18.4 18.0 ...
Spain years 17.3 17.6 17.8 17.9 18.0
Sweden years 16.7 16.5 16.6 19.5 19.5 ...
United Kingdom years ... ... 16.8 16.2 16.1 18.2 18.4 ...