How Many Years Of Schooling Are from Females?

Expected Years of Schooling (Female) (years), 2019 or latest
Education | December 30, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 108 countries in 2019, Australia ranked the highest in expected years of schooling of females with 21.1 years followed by Sweden and Belgium. On the other end of the scale was Niger with 5.73 years, Mali with 6.80 years and Pakistan with 7.58 years.

Average expected years of schooling of females reached 12.3 years in 2019 in the World according to World Bank. This is 0.725 % more than in the previous year and 13.1 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average expected years of schooling of females reached an all time high of 12.4 years in 2017 and an all time low of 6.65 years in 1970. The average annual growth amounted to < 0.001 % since 1970.

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

Expected Years of Schooling (Female) Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Argentina years ... 18.2 18.2 18.4 18.6 18.9 ...
Australia years ... ... ... ... ... 23.5 23.1
Belgium years ... 20.2 20.4 20.7 20.8 20.6
Denmark years ... 19.3 19.8 20.0 20.1 19.8
Finland years 17.7 20.1 20.1 20.1 20.1
Greece years ... ... 17.2 17.3 17.8 ... 18.5
Iceland years 19.9 20.7 20.8 20.5 20.4
Ireland years 17.9 ... 18.4 18.8 18.9
Netherlands years 17.9 ... ... 18.4 18.3
New Zealand years ... 20.0 19.8 19.6 19.7 19.0
Norway years 18.2 18.4 18.3 18.5 18.7
Puerto Rico years ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 16.3 16.4 16.4 18.1 17.1 ...
Slovenia years 17.8 18.5 18.1 18.1 18.3
Spain years 17.3 17.5 17.6 17.8 17.9
Sweden years 16.6 19.5 19.5 19.8 20.0