Number of Teachers (Primary Education) rose 1.92% to 14.9 '000 in Bulgaria in 2016

Number of Teachers (Primary Education) ('000)
Education | Bulgaria | March 11, 2019
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Number of teachers in primary education reached 14.9 '000 in 2016 in Bulgaria, according to World Bank. This is 1.92 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, number of teachers in primary education in Bulgaria reached an all time high of 25.9 '000 in 1997 and an all time low of 14.4 '000 in 2013. When compared to Bulgaria's main peers, number of teachers in primary education in Greece amounted to 69.7 '000, 48.6 '000 in Romania and 18.8 '000 in Serbia in 2016.

Bulgaria has been ranked 100th within the group of 133 countries we follow in terms of number of teachers in primary education, 7 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Number of Teachers (Primary Education) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Albania '000 10.9 10.6 10.4 10.3 10.1
Bosnia and Herzegovina '000 ... ... ... ... 9.51 9.57 9.48
Bulgaria '000 14.6 14.5 14.4 14.6 ... ...
Croatia '000 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.8 ...
Greece '000 ... ... ... 69.2 66.7 66.6 66.8 ...
Hungary '000 36.7 36.7 37.1 35.0 36.0 ...
Iran '000 ... ... ... 306 287 286
Iraq '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Macedonia '000 7.00 7.08 7.06 7.14 7.55 ... ...
Moldova '000 9.04 8.75 8.47 8.24 7.94
Romania '000 47.6 46.0 50.6 50.9 50.1
Serbia '000 18.6 18.5 19.0 18.1 18.3
Turkey '000 ... ... ... 319 282 288 295 ... ...
Ukraine '000 98.7 98.5 99.4 99.7 124