Which Country Has the Most Pupils at the Secondary Level?

Number of Pupils (Secondary Education) ('000), 2020 or latest
Education | December 31, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 124 countries in 2020, India ranked the highest in number of pupils in secondary education with 130,933 '000 followed by China and Indonesia. On the other end of the scale was Liechtenstein with 3.09 '000, Monaco with 3.39 '000 and Cayman Islands with 3.48 '000.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Pupils (Secondary Education) indicator page.

Number of Pupils (Secondary Education) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bangladesh '000 13,314 12,026 14,567 15,788 15,315
Brazil '000 ... ... ... ... 24,881 24,225 23,502 23,538 23,118 ...
China '000 ... ... 94,324 88,692 86,127 83,956 83,408
Egypt '000 ... ... ... ... 8,122 8,208 ... 8,745 8,938
Germany '000 7,289 7,201 7,113 7,073 7,029 ...
India '000 119,401 129,439 129,542 132,161 129,829
Indonesia '000 22,322 22,587 23,756 23,633 24,318 ...
Japan '000 7,281 7,227 7,221 7,157 7,093 ...
Mexico '000 12,467 12,993 13,473 13,725 14,035 ...
Pakistan '000 ... ... ... ... 10,794 11,287 12,078 12,597 12,529
Philippines '000 ... ... ... ... 7,220 7,220 7,319 7,397 9,007 ...
Russia '000 ... ... ... ... 9,092 9,061 9,385 9,567 9,905 ...
Turkey '000 10,563 10,899 10,969 11,019 11,404 ...
USA '000 24,095 24,230 24,417 24,708 24,788 ...
United Kingdom '000 6,497 6,557 6,375 7,642 6,386 ...