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Table 408. Population, school enrollment, and teachers, by major areas of the world and level of education: Selected years, 1980 through 2009
[In thousands]
Year and selected characteristic World total1 Major areas of the world
Africa Asia1,2 Europe2 Central
and South
America3
Northern
America3
Oceania
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1980              
Population, all ages4  4,453,474 478,965 2,644,214 695,172 360,660 251,929 22,534
Enrollment, all levels 859,095 74,790 496,740 134,219 87,157 60,549 5,641
First (elementary) level5 527,014 59,150 336,733 48,770 56,815 22,893 2,653
Second level6 282,431 14,184 147,018 68,414 25,544 24,695 2,577
Third level7  49,650 1,456 12,989 17,035 4,798 12,961 411
Teachers, all levels 39,181 2,258 19,390 3,779
First (elementary) level5 18,551 1,615 10,771 2,545 1,868
Second level6 16,732 561 7,482 5,481 1,527 1,569 112
Third level7  3,897 81 1,137 384 816 31
               
1990              
Population, all ages4  5,291,102 632,111 3,189,623 722,653 442,771 277,533 26,412
Enrollment, all levels 977,117 104,956 564,149 132,310 108,282 61,543 5,879
First (elementary) level5 578,886 76,504 363,729 46,595 64,817 24,629 2,611
Second level6 331,107 25,749 177,981 66,991 36,202 21,534 2,650
Third level7  67,125 2,703 22,439 18,723 7,263 15,379 617
Teachers, all levels 47,529 3,649 24,594 9,861 5,093 3,999 333
First (elementary) level5 22,243 2,285 13,120 2,703 2,388 1,608 140
Second level6 20,288 1,213 9,795 5,622 2,106 1,400 152
Third level7  4,997 151 1,679 1,536 600 991 41
               
1995              
Population, all ages4  5,703,456 715,325 3,451,305 729,777 482,572 296,092 28,385
Enrollment, all levels 1,088,505 125,625 632,321 137,327 120,299 65,901 7,032
First (elementary) level5 621,221 90,462 388,299 45,410 67,797 26,243 3,009
Second level6 387,833 30,944 215,457 70,664 44,307 23,595 2,865
Third level7  79,452 4,219 28,565 21,252 8,195 16,063 1,158
Teachers, all levels 52,091 4,264 26,999 10,522 5,724 4,208
First (elementary) level5 23,839 2,588 14,052 2,807 2,620 1,622 149
Second level6 22,499 1,450 10,940 6,037 2,403 1,503
Third level7  5,754 226 2,007 1,678 701 1,083
               
2000              
Population, all ages4  6,094,670 806,960 3,693,640 730,355 519,898 313,398 30,419
Enrollment, all levels 1,201,080 152,418 699,847 137,457 136,846 66,967 7,545
First (elementary) level5 650,860 108,443 399,925 41,731 70,196 27,435 3,130
Second level6 450,736 37,678 259,143 70,208 55,219 25,117 3,371
Third level7  99,485 6,296 40,779 25,518 11,431 14,416 1,044
Teachers, all levels 57,246 4,996 29,976 10,650 6,567 4,651
First (elementary) level5 25,714 2,898 15,368 2,726 2,761 1,806 155
Second level6 24,831 1,805 12,158 6,051 2,937 1,684
Third level7  6,701 293 2,450 1,872 869 1,161
               
2005              
Population, all ages4  6,479,962 911,606 3,919,408 732,870 555,146 328,269 32,663
Enrollment, all levels 1,333,617 192,021 782,651 135,135 143,540 72,433 7,836
First (elementary) level5 685,289 135,365 412,465 38,491 69,042 26,780 3,146
Second level6 509,920 48,383 307,851 64,823 58,430 27,039 3,395
Third level7  138,408 8,273 62,336 31,821 16,068 18,614 1,295
Teachers, all levels 64,219 5,949 34,404 10,711 7,710 4,997
First (elementary) level5 26,923 3,485 15,815 2,653 2,947 1,865 159
Second level6 28,237 2,130 14,741 5,827 3,542 1,777
Third level7  9,059 334 3,849 2,232 1,221 1,356
               
2009              
Population, all ages4  6,792,893 1,003,898 4,095,326 735,573 582,977 340,625 34,494
Enrollment, all levels 1,397,476 221,731 817,560 128,007 147,800 74,453 7,925
First (elementary) level5 701,646 155,441 411,171 36,829 68,189 26,786 3,231
Second level6 531,248 56,446 326,313 58,168 59,955 27,166 3,200
Third level7  164,582 9,844 80,076 33,010 19,656 20,501 1,494
Teachers, all levels 69,154 6,969 37,697 10,498 8,181 5,359
First (elementary) level5 28,332 3,839 16,808 2,640 2,980 1,899
Second level6 30,430 2,742 16,579 5,457 3,543 1,901
Third level7  10,393 388 4,310 2,401 1,657 1,559
—Not available.
1 Enrollment and teacher data for Asia and the world total exclude the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Taiwan.
2 Europe includes all countries of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) except Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, which are included in Asia. Turkey and the Arab states are also included in Asia.
3 Central and South America includes Latin America and the Caribbean. Northern America includes Bermuda, Canada, and the United States of America; the population data for Northern America also include Greenland as well as St. Pierre and Miquelon.
4 Estimate of midyear population.
5 First-level enrollment generally consists of elementary school, grades 1-6.
6 Second-level enrollment includes general education, teacher training (at the second level), and technical and vocational education. This level generally corresponds to secondary education in the United States, grades 7-12.
7 Third-level enrollment includes college and university enrollment, and technical and vocational education beyond the secondary school level.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Data include imputed values for nonrespondent countries. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), unpublished tabulations; and U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, International Data Base, retrieved July 6, 2011, from http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/region.php. (This table was prepared July 2011.)
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