Which Country Has the Most Pupils at the Secondary Level?

Number of Pupils (Secondary Education) ('000), 2018 or latest
Education | May 18, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 140 countries in 2018, India ranked the highest in number of pupils in secondary education with 132,161 '000 followed by China and USA. On the other end of the scale was Liechtenstein with 3.27 '000, Monaco with 3.43 '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 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Bangladesh '000 ... 11,543 12,187 13,314 12,026 14,567
Brazil '000 ... ... ... ... ... 23,399 23,134 24,881 24,225 23,502 ...
China '000 ... ... 97,452 95,004 94,324 88,692 86,127
Egypt '000 ... ... ... ... 7,746 7,910 8,122 8,208 ...
India '000 ... 113,728 119,148 119,401 129,439 129,542 ...
Indonesia '000 20,778 21,446 22,322 22,587 23,756
Japan '000 7,285 7,288 7,281 7,227 7,221 ...
Mexico '000 11,836 12,139 12,467 12,993 13,473
Nigeria '000 ... ... ... 9,591 10,212 12,533 10,496 11,116 ...
Pakistan '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... 9,939 10,372 10,794 11,287 12,078
Philippines '000 ... ... ... ... 7,220 7,220 7,319 ...
Russia '000 ... ... ... ... 9,206 9,165 9,092 9,061 9,385 ...
Turkey '000 ... 7,966 7,758 10,563 10,899 10,969 ...
USA '000 ... 24,214 24,122 24,095 24,230 24,417 ...
United Kingdom '000 5,000 4,849 6,497 6,557 6,375 ...