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Digest of Education Statistics: 2014
Digest of Education Statistics: 2014

NCES 2016-006
April 2016


Table 601.10. Population, school enrollment, and number of teachers, by major areas of the world and level of education: Selected years, 1980 through 2012
[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 4,450,930 478,544 2,644,088 695,225 358,609 251,929 22,534
Enrollment, all levels 858,346 76,926 494,035 134,519 87,117 60,542
First level5 524,410 60,306 334,104 47,664 56,794 22,893 2,649
Second level6 284,202 14,915 146,933 69,985 25,528 24,695
Third level7 49,734 1,705 12,998 16,870 4,795 12,955 411
Teachers, all levels 38,943 19,248 276
First level5 18,484 1,657 10,711 2,498 1,871 134
Second level6 16,573 603 7,402 112
Third level7 3,886 1,135 382 815 31
               
1990              
Population, all ages4 5,287,869 630,169 3,190,508 722,638 440,609 277,533 26,412
Enrollment, all levels 976,827 106,051 562,119 132,711 108,612 61,543 5,790
First level5 576,069 77,084 361,509 45,197 65,042 24,629 2,607
Second level6 333,215 26,128 177,832 68,828 36,327 21,534 2,566
Third level7 67,543 2,839 22,778 18,686 7,243 15,380 617
Teachers, all levels 47,486 3,674 24,504 3,938 314
First level5 22,131 2,313 13,063 2,607 2,400 1,608 139
Second level6 20,336 1,220 9,728 1,340 134
Third level7 5,019 141 1,713 1,532 601 991 41
               
1995              
Population, all ages4 5,699,768 712,602 3,452,081 730,000 480,608 296,092 28,385
Enrollment, all levels 1,086,479 125,625 630,611 136,971 120,335 65,901 7,035
First level5 619,539 90,578 387,406 44,748 67,551 26,243 3,014
Second level6 387,868 30,912 214,757 71,120 44,619 23,595 2,864
Third level7 79,072 4,136 28,447 21,103 8,165 16,063 1,158
Teachers, all levels 52,145 4,264 26,978 10,538 5,781 4,208
First level5 23,831 2,602 14,067 2,762 2,628 1,622 150
Second level6 22,617 1,459 10,934 6,102 2,453 1,503
Third level7 5,697 202 1,978 1,674 699 1,083
               
2000              
Population, all ages4 6,090,319 803,528 3,694,628 730,598 517,756 313,388 30,421
Enrollment, all levels 1,205,000 152,856 703,352 137,738 136,527 66,968 7,559
First level5 655,589 108,437 404,844 41,703 70,040 27,435 3,131
Second level6 449,883 38,357 257,494 70,458 55,072 25,117 3,384
Third level7 99,528 6,062 41,014 25,577 11,415 14,416 1,044
Teachers, all levels 56,619 4,972 29,319 10,695 6,579 4,648
First level5 24,928 2,889 14,571 2,730 2,777 1,806 155
Second level6 25,017 1,804 12,309 6,092 2,934 1,682
Third level7 6,675 278 2,439 1,873 869 1,161
               
2005              
Population, all ages4 6,474,229 907,745 3,920,235 733,119 552,438 328,033 32,659
Enrollment, all levels 1,324,516 192,515 772,798 135,516 143,401 72,389 7,898
First level5 677,948 135,425 405,287 38,474 68,840 26,780 3,142
Second level6 507,363 48,597 304,872 64,896 58,497 27,039 3,462
Third level7 139,205 8,493 62,639 32,145 16,063 18,570 1,295
Teachers, all levels 64,309 6,010 34,422 10,693 7,741 5,007
First level5 26,896 3,513 15,733 2,663 2,966 1,865
Second level6 28,315 2,153 14,822 5,801 3,553 1,774
Third level7 9,098 344 3,867 2,229 1,222 1,368
               
2012              
Population, all ages4 7,020,760 1,073,075 4,223,675 741,226 598,608 348,347 35,830
Enrollment, all levels 1,454,218 247,546 846,954 125,939 148,822 75,588 9,369
First level5 705,696 168,891 403,884 37,197 64,955 26,552 4,218
Second level6 552,444 67,005 338,328 56,218 60,728 26,670 3,496
Third level7 196,077 11,650 104,742 32,524 23,139 22,367 1,655
Teachers, all levels 73,196 8,155 40,361 10,248 8,659 5,298
First level5 29,136 4,599 16,773 2,641 3,120 1,815
Second level6 32,343 3,105 18,140 5,229 3,884 1,781
Third level7 11,717 451 5,447 2,378 1,655 1,701
—Not available.
1 Enrollment and teacher data for the world total and Asia exclude Taiwan.
2 Europe includes all countries of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) except Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, which are included in Asia. Asia also includes Turkey, the Arab states (with the exception of those located in Africa), and Israel.
3 Central and South America includes Latin America and the Caribbean. Northern America includes Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, St. Pierre and Miquelon, and the United States.
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. Enrollment and teacher data exclude several island countries or territories with small populations (less than 150,000). Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), unpublished tabulations. U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, International Data Base, retrieved January 16, 2015, from http://www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/informationGateway.php. (This table was prepared March 2015.)