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Digest of Education Statistics: 2017
Digest of Education Statistics: 2017

NCES 2018-070
January 2018


Table 601.35. Percentage of 3- and 4-year-olds and 5- to 14-year-olds enrolled in school, by country: 2000 through 2015
Country Percent of 3- and 4-year-olds enrolled Percent of 5- to 14-year-olds enrolled
2012 2013 2014 2015 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
OECD average1 76.4 80.9 78.8 80.1 97.8 98.1 98.3 98.0 98.0   98.2   98.3 98.5 98.7 98.5 98.8 98.6 98.4 98.5 98.2 98.2
Australia 46.6 72.1 77.3 79.2 100.0 100.1 99.3 98.2 98.5   99.1   99.6 99.3 99.3 99.3 99.2 99.4 101.1 100.6 100.8 100.9
Austria 77.8 81.4 82.2 83.8 98.2 98.7 98.9 98.5 98.5   98.4   98.1 98.3 98.5 98.4 98.4 98.2 98.2 98.4 98.4 98.5
Belgium 98.6 97.9 97.8 97.9 99.1 100.2 100.1 100.3 100.4 2  99.6 2  99.4 99.3 99.1 98.9 98.6 98.5 98.5 97.9 98.0 98.0
Canada 25.6 25.5 97.1 97.2     98.7 98.8 98.9 99.9 99.9 100.2 101.2
Chile 62.1 67.3 69.3 71.2 93.6 92.1 90.8 89.5   88.3   91.2 96.1 96.1 93.2 95.1 94.3 93.9 97.3 97.5 97.7
                                             
Czech Republic 70.3 70.9 76.1 81.5 99.8 99.8 99.3 99.8 99.7   99.8   99.9 99.8 98.7 98.7 98.1 97.7 98.6 98.1 97.7 97.7
Denmark 97.5 96.9 96.9 97.5 99.2 97.2 99.1 99.1 98.0   97.1   97.4 98.0 97.6 97.6 99.1 99.4 99.3 99.4 99.3 99.3
Estonia 88.9 89.2 88.4 88.8   104.6   102.2 100.4 100.4 100.0 96.4 95.7 95.2 96.4 96.5 96.2
Finland 55.1 71.4 71.1 71.5 91.6 93.5 94.4 94.6 95.1   95.1   95.1 95.3 95.5 95.5 95.5 95.7 95.7 96.8 96.7 96.5
France 99.1 100.1 100.1 100.1 99.8 101.0 101.1 101.4 101.6   101.3   101.0 100.9 100.7 99.8 99.6 99.4 99.1 99.1 99.3 99.1
                                             
Germany 93.3 94.0 95.8 95.0 99.4 100.1 97.5 97.6 97.9   98.3   98.8 99.2 99.3 99.4 99.4 98.5 99.4 98.7 99.1 98.9
Greece 25.6 58.8 99.8 98.1 96.3 96.7 97.2   97.5   98.1 97.7 98.9 100.1 100.7 100.0 99.2 96.1
Hungary 83.6 84.3 86.6 88.2 99.9 99.4 100.3 100.4 100.5   100.3   100.3 99.8 99.6 98.9 98.5 98.1 97.6 97.1 96.6 95.9
Iceland 96.1 96.4 96.6 96.9 98.5 98.9 98.5 98.8 98.8   98.9   98.8 98.3 98.5 98.2 98.5 98.6 98.8 98.5 98.6 98.7
Ireland 69.1 69.9 68.8 63.7 100.5 100.6 101.4 100.4 100.9   101.1   101.2 102.6 101.5 101.7 102.1 101.1 100.9 101.4 101.0 100.0
                                             
Israel 89.1 101.4 97.9 100.4 96.6 96.9 96.1 96.8 96.6   96.0   95.8 96.1 95.7 96.2 97.8 96.8 97.8 98.3 97.8 97.5
Italy 94.2 96.5 94.1 93.9 99.7 99.4 101.7 101.9 101.6   101.2   100.7 100.3 100.3 99.8 99.5 99.0 98.6 100.2 98.2 97.8
Japan 85.9 88.2 88.4 101.2 101.0 100.8 100.7 100.7   100.7   100.7 100.5 100.7 101.0 101.5 101.1 101.3 101.4 101.6
Korea, Republic of 86.3 91.5 91.4 91.5 92.3 92.6 92.7 93.2 93.5   94.1   94.9 95.7 95.1 95.7 99.7 99.1 98.8 98.2 98.3 98.4
Latvia 83.4 86.1 88.3 89.1     98.2 97.8 97.7 97.6
                                             
Luxembourg 85.4 85.1 83.1 80.4 95.3 92.2 93.4 96.7 96.4   96.7   96.2 95.9 95.8 95.6 95.8 96.0 97.9 97.1 97.1 97.0
Mexico 63.3 66.1 66.0 67.6 94.8 95.0 95.7 96.9 97.7   99.9   100.9 102.1 103.4 104.6 106.1 107.7 100.2 100.9 101.5 101.7
Netherlands 91.4 91.5 88.4 89.5 99.4 99.3 99.3 99.7 99.6   99.0   99.6 99.5 99.6 99.5 99.5 99.8 99.8 99.5 99.4 99.8
New Zealand 90.7 91.6 89.6 91.9 99.0 99.3 99.5 100.1 100.5   100.9   101.0 99.7 100.2 100.6 100.9 101.0 100.7 100.6 98.5 98.7
Norway 96.1 96.2 96.1 96.2 97.4 97.6 97.9 98.1 98.3   98.4   98.8 99.2 99.5 99.5 99.5 99.6 99.5 99.5 99.4 99.3
                                             
Poland 58.0 60.0 64.2 72.5 93.6 94.3 94.4 94.2 94.5   94.6   94.5 94.5 94.0 94.1 94.9 95.3 95.5 95.9 94.6 95.3
Portugal 84.9 84.2 83.6 84.6 105.2 107.0 106.0 105.3 104.1   103.9   103.8 104.2 104.1 103.1 102.4 102.1 102.1 101.2 99.7 98.9
Slovak Republic 67.5 68.1 68.9 67.7 97.9 98.1 97.3 97.3   97.1   96.8 96.8 96.6 96.1 95.8 95.5 94.5 94.2 93.7 93.4
Slovenia 87.1 86.7 85.8 86.1   96.5   96.4 96.2 96.8 97.1 97.1 97.1 97.4 97.1 97.0 97.4
Spain 96.1 96.2 96.5 96.2 104.4 103.6 103.8 102.5 101.8   101.4   101.0 100.7 100.4 100.1 99.5 99.0 97.8 97.5 97.2 97.1
                                             
Sweden 93.4 93.7 93.9 92.2 97.8 98.1 98.2 98.6 99.1   99.5   98.8 100.3 99.3 98.7 98.5 97.4 99.0 98.5 98.2 98.5
Switzerland 21.6 22.2 23.5 24.8 98.8 98.7 98.6 99.3 99.6   99.6   100.3 100.4 100.2 100.0 100.1 99.5 99.3 99.6 99.8 99.8
Turkey 12.0 21.7 20.0 20.8 80.2 83.5 82.0 81.2   81.8   82.9 84.3 91.9 91.3 94.1 94.9 95.2 96.3 95.9 95.8
United Kingdom 95.5 96.3 91.1 103.3 98.9 98.7 98.9 100.5 100.4   101.0   100.7 99.3 101.5 101.4 103.1 100.7 98.0 98.2 98.8 98.4
United States 53.5 53.7 54.7 54.4 99.3 102.1 96.9 97.1 97.3   97.7   98.0 98.3 98.6 97.1 96.8 96.2 97.3 96.9 97.2 98.0
                                             
Other reporting
      countries
                                           
Argentina 59.9 60.2 105.6 104.1 104.3     107.3 107.6 106.7 101.0 100.9
Brazil 49.3 67.8 73.0 89.8 91.3 91.8 93.0   93.1   91.7 95.6 96.5 96.2 94.9 94.8 96.6 95.3
China (3) (3) (3) 79.6 81.7 80.7 85.9     (3) (3) (3) (3)
Colombia 21.9 (3) (3) (3)     91.2 (3) (3) (3)
Costa Rica 30.5 31.6 29.9     96.7 95.6 95.3
India 2.5 2.3 2.0 65.0 65.7     77.7 79.6 83.2 83.3
Indonesia 14.9 27.9 28.9 46.2 86.4 93.4 89.2     95.1 101.2 92.8 87.5 92.6 93.2 96.5
Lithuania 77.7 80.2 81.3       98.5 98.6 99.4
Russian Federation 73.4 75.8 80.5 81.6 83.3 84.6 94.2 90.4   81.5   93.8 93.5 93.1 92.1 92.7 93.2 93.5 94.8
Saudi Arabia 13.0 17.1 (3)     79.3 85.5 88.6 93.4
South Africa     76.8
—Not available.
1 Refers to the mean of the data values for all reporting Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, to which each country reporting data contributes equally. The average includes all current OECD countries for which a given year's data are available, even if they were not members of OECD in that year.
2 Excludes the German-Speaking Community of Belgium.
3 Percentage suppressed due to apparent data quality or comparability issues.
NOTE: For each country, this table shows the number of persons in each age group who are enrolled in that country as a percentage of that country's total population in the specified age group. However, some of a country's population may be enrolled in a different country, and some persons enrolled in the country may be residents of a different country. Enrollment rates may be underestimated for countries such as Luxembourg that are net exporters of students and may be overestimated for countries that are net importers. If a country enrolls many residents of other countries, the country’s total population in the specified age group can be smaller than the total number enrolled, resulting in enrollment estimates exceeding 100 percent. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance, 2002 through 2014; and Online Education Database, retrieved November 2, 2017, from http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx. (This table was prepared September 2017.)