Number of Teachers (Primary Education) fell 0.491% to 76.4 '000 in Sri Lanka in 2016

Number of Teachers (Primary Education) ('000)
Education | Sri Lanka | March 11, 2019
$2.99
Excel Sheet

Number of teachers in primary education reached 76.4 '000 in 2016 in Sri Lanka, according to World Bank. This is 0.491 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, number of teachers in primary education in Sri Lanka reached an all time high of 76.8 '000 in 2015 and an all time low of 48.1 '000 in 1976. When compared to Sri Lanka's main peers, number of teachers in primary education in India amounted to 4,140 '000, 267 '000 in Malaysia and 4.25 '000 in Maldives in 2016.

Sri Lanka has been ranked 30th within the group of 92 countries we follow in terms of number of teachers in primary education, 15 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Number of Teachers (Primary Education) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Bangladesh '000 458 427 443 435 528
Cambodia '000 47.0 48.0 47.4 47.7 47.9
China '000 5,939 5,908 5,867 5,860 5,889
India '000 ... ... 3,918 ... 4,368 4,404 4,399
Indonesia '000 1,615 1,656 1,871 1,802 ...
Laos '000 33.6 32.6 34.3 34.6 35.2
Malaysia '000 263 270 274 278 270
Maldives '000 3.28 3.41 3.41 3.29 4.08
Myanmar '000 180 181 181 188 ...
Pakistan '000 453 438 427 418 428
Singapore '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Sri Lanka '000 72.1 71.7 74.4 75.1 76.8
Thailand '000 ... 320 307 314 337 301
Vietnam '000 359 366 381 387 392