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Table C.2.15. OECD: Ratio of students to teaching staff, by level of education, type of institution, and country: 2009

Country Lower secondary education   Upper secondary education   All secondary education  
Public Private   Public Private   Public   Private  
Total private institutions   Government-dependent private institutions   Independent private institutions   Total private institutions   Government-dependent private institutions   Independent private institutions     Total private institutions   Government-dependent private institutions   Independent private institutions  
OECD average 13.5 12.8   12.7   9.3   13.6 13.2   14.3   8.7   13.7   13.0   13.8   9.0  
OECD countries                                            
Australia1 - -   -     - -   -     12.3 2 11.7 3 11.7 4  
Austria 9.5 11.2 5 -   -   10.3 9.5 5 -   -   9.8   10.2 5 -   -  
Belgium6 7.4 -   8.5   -   10.9 -   9.8   -   9.6   -   9.4   -  
Canada7,8,9 16.8 14.4 5 -   -   14.8 13.3 5 -   -   16.0   14.0 5 -   -  
Chile 23.0 21.8   23.0   15.8   24.1 25.1   28.2   13.6   23.6   23.9   26.3   14.3  
Czech Republic 11.5 10.1   10.1     11.8 15.0   15.0     11.6   14.2   14.2    
Denmark8 10.0 9.9   9.9   -   - -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
Estonia 15.8 12.9     12.9   16.9 15.0     15.0   16.4   14.3     14.3  
Finland10 10.0 10.6   10.6     16.2 19.1   19.1     13.3   17.2   17.2    
France 14.6 -   16.1   -   9.5 -   10.0   -   12.0   -   12.9   -  
Germany 15.2 14.3   14.3 11 -   14.1 12.7   12.7 11 -   14.9   13.8   13.8 11 -  
Greece - -   -   -   - -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
Hungary 10.9 9.9   9.9     12.8 12.5   12.5     11.8   11.6   11.6    
Iceland8,10 9.9 9.3   9.3   #   10.9 10.6   10.6   #   10.1   10.3   10.3   #  
Ireland6 - -     -   - -     -   12.6 2 -     -  
Israel 13.7       10.8       11.9        
Italy 10.0 -     -   11.8 -     -   11.0   -     -  
Japan10 14.7 13.0     13.0   11.5 13.9     13.9   13.1   13.7     13.7  
Korea 19.9 20.0   20.0     16.2 17.4   17.4     18.2   18.1   18.1    
Luxembourg 8.9 -   -   -   9.3 -   -   -   9.1   8.8 3 9.2 4 8.4 12
Mexico 35.9 20.3     20.3   30.6 15.0     15.0   34.0   17.5     17.5  
Netherlands6 - -     -   - -     -   16.1 2 -     -  
New Zealand 16.6 15.2   16.2   13.2   14.8 9.4   14.5   6.4   15.7   11.1   15.2   7.6  
Norway 9.9 -   -   -   9.4 -   -   -   9.7   -   -   -  
Poland 13.0 9.8   11.3   9.2   12.0 11.5   14.0   11.1   12.5   10.9   12.7   10.5  
Portugal 7.3 10.3   11.1   9.5   8.1 6.5   11.3   5.6   7.7   7.6   11.2   6.4  
Slovak Republic 14.0 13.3   13.3   #   15.4 13.3   13.3   #   14.6   13.3   13.3   #  
Slovenia6 7.9 4.5   4.5   #   14.3 13.2 5 -   -   10.9   12.6 5 -   -  
Spain 8.6 15.5   15.5   15.6   8.3 14.1   14.3   13.8   8.5   15.1   15.3   14.4  
Sweden 11.2 12.1   12.1   #   13.0 14.7   14.7   #   12.1   13.7   13.7   #  
Switzerland13 12.0 -   -   -   10.4 -   -   -   11.5   -   -   -  
Turkey       17.7 7.5     7.5   17.7   7.5     7.5  
United Kingdom6 17.6 11.4   12.3   10.1   12.8 11.6   12.0   9.7   14.9   11.6   12.1   9.8  
United States 14.8 10.9     10.9   15.9 10.0     10.0   15.3   10.5     10.5  
Non-OECD member countries                                            
Argentina7 14.8 17.0   16.4   19.1   7.9 11.5   10.5   15.9   11.4   14.0   13.1   17.3  
Brazil 22.8 12.5     12.5   19.9 11.8     11.8   21.6   12.1     12.1  
China - -   -   -   - -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
India - -   -   -   - -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
Indonesia 18.6 12.7     12.7   18.2 15.7     15.7   18.5   14.0     14.0  
Russian Federation - -     -   - -     -   -   -     -  
Saudi Arabia - -   -   -   - -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
South Africa - -   -   -   - -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
1Includes only general programs in lower and upper secondary education.
2All Public secondary education includes data for Lower and Upper Public secondary education.
3All secondary education Total private institutions includes data for Lower and Upper secondary education Total private institutions.
4All secondary education-Government-dependent private institutions" includes data for Lower and Upper secondary education-Government-dependent private institutions.
5Total private institutions includes data for Government-dependent private institutions and Independent private institutions.
6Upper secondary includes post-secondary non-tertiary education.
7Year of reference 2008 instead of 2009.
8Lower secondary includes primary education.
9Lower secondary includes pre-primary education.
10Upper secondary education includes programs from post-secondary education.
11Government-dependent private institutions includes data for Independent private institutions.
12All secondary education Independent private institutions includes data for Lower and Upper secondary education Independent private institutions.
13Includes only general programs in upper secondary education.
NOTE: Lower secondary typically refers to middle school, grades 6-8/9. Upper secondary typically refers to high school, grades 9/10-12. Apparent differences may not be statistically significant.
SOURCE: Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2011). Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2011, table D2.3. Paris: Author.
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