Which Country Enrolls the Most Pupils at Primary Level?

Net Enrollment Ratio (Primary Education) (%), 2018 or latest
Education | May 18, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 130 countries in 2018, Canada ranked the highest in net enrollment ratio in primary education with 100.0% followed by Norway and United Kingdom. On the other end of the scale was Liberia with 36.8%, Eritrea with 37.4% and Djibouti with 57.3%.

Data for more countries are available at Net Enrollment Ratio (Primary Education) indicator page.

Net Enrollment Ratio (Primary Education) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Argentina % ... ... 98.8% 99.0% 99.0% 99.3% 99.4% ...
Canada % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 99.5% 99.4% 99.4% 99.6% ...
Denmark % ... ... 97.5% 98.0% 98.3% 98.0% 98.4% ...
Finland % 98.5% 99.0% 99.0% 99.4% 99.1% ...
Germany % ... ... 97.8% 97.9% 98.4% 98.6% 98.7% ...
Iceland % 98.7% 98.2% 98.1% 98.1% 98.6% ...
Macao % ... ... 85.8% 87.4% 89.5% 94.0% 97.8%
Malaysia % ... 97.7% 99.3% 99.9% 99.6% 99.5%
Maldives % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 96.3%
New Zealand % 98.9% 98.1% 97.7% 97.4% 97.7%
Norway % 99.4% 99.7% 99.9% 99.8% 99.8%
Singapore % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Sri Lanka % ... ... ... ... 95.1% 95.4% 96.4% 97.2% 98.9%
Sweden % ... 99.5% 99.6% 99.4% 99.5% 99.4% ...
United Kingdom % ... 98.4% 98.6% 99.9% 99.9% 99.9% ...