Number of Pupils (Primary Education) fell 2.66% to 96.7 '000 in Bhutan in 2016

Number of Pupils (Primary Education) ('000)
Education | Bhutan | February 1, 2019
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Number of pupils in primary education reached 99.3 '000 in 2015 in Bhutan, according to World Bank. This is 2.73 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, number of pupils in primary education in Bhutan reached an all time high of 111 '000 in 2011 and an all time low of 9.04 '000 in 1970. When compared to Bhutan's main peers, number of pupils in primary education in Bangladesh amounted to 19,068 '000, 94,794 '000 in China, 127,828 '000 in India and 4,335 '000 in Nepal in 2015.

Bhutan has been ranked 134th within the group of 150 countries we follow in terms of number of pupils in primary education, 4 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Number of Pupils (Primary Education) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Bangladesh '000 18,432 17,710 19,586 17,890 19,068
Bhutan '000 111 111 104 102 99.3
China '000 99,708 99,540 97,228 93,865 94,794
India '000 137,747 139,870 132,044 127,894 127,828
Japan '000 7,029 6,924 6,802 6,715 6,638 ...
Myanmar '000 ... ... ... 5,177 ...
Nepal '000 4,952 4,783 4,577 4,402 4,335
Pakistan '000 18,051 18,119 18,150 19,432 19,847
Russia '000 ... 5,318 5,515 5,652 5,726 5,983 ...
Sri Lanka '000 1,735 1,752 1,767 1,778 1,778
USA '000 24,432 24,382 24,418 24,538 24,786 ...