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Working and Classroom Conditions: Staff ratios and class size


Staff ratios and class size

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Table 5. Average number of students and staff and average staff ratios in schools where lower secondary education teachers work (includes both public and private schools) and average class size in lower secondary education, by education system: 2013 (NOTE: this is a 2-part table. See Part 1 | Part 2)
Education system Number of students in schools1 Number of teachers in schools1 Ratio of students to number of teachers2
Average (S.E.) Average (S.E.) Average (S.E.)
Australia 814.2 (51.46) 66.6 (4.16) 12.3 (0.19)
Brazil 586.0 (12.83) 33.8 (1.28) 19.1 (0.56)
Bulgaria 345.0 (9.68) 25.9 (0.63) 12.5 (0.28)
Chile 483.7 (20.20) 25.7 (1.21) 20.4 (1.83)
Croatia 433.0 (20.59) 39.4 (1.81) 10.8 (0.62)
Cyprus 364.1 (20.02) 49.5 (1.81) 7.1 (0.21)
Czech Republic 341.7 (7.72) 26.0 (0.60) 13.0 (0.17)
Denmark 401.4 (13.16) 32.8 (1.27) 12.1 (0.22)
Estonia 297.3 (17.29) 32.2 (1.23) 7.7 (0.18)
Finland 348.0 (12.27) 33.1 (0.89) 10.0 (0.17)
France 542.9 (16.33) 39.9 (1.06) 13.6 (0.34)
Iceland 247.8 (13.22) 27.0 (1.17) 8.4 (0.24)
Israel 494.2 (35.39) 47.7 (3.36) 10.8 (0.51)
Italy 794.6 (29.28) 85.8 (2.50) 9.8 (0.31)
Japan 357.3 (9.66) 24.2 (0.62) 20.3 (3.58)
Korea, Republic of 567.2 (14.05) 31.7 (0.68) 15.5 (0.33)
Latvia 295.1 (10.25) 32.8 (1.13) 9.1 (0.80)
Malaysia 1,151.1 (20.58) 82.7 (1.05) 13.6 (0.23)
Mexico 416.8 (23.23) 25.4 (0.95) 15.1 (0.70)
Netherlands 869.9 (71.40) 74.4 (6.12) 11.4 (0.24)
Norway 257.0 (13.61) 29.1 (1.51) 8.5 (0.25)
Poland 220.6 (9.35) 27.2 (0.93) 7.9 (0.30)
Portugal 1,152.5 (51.85) 109.5 (4.69) 10.5 (0.21)
Romania 474.0 (21.58) 31.6 (1.44) 15.1 (0.48)
Serbia 554.6 (21.44) 45.1 (1.67) 11.8 (0.41)
Singapore 1,251.4 (34.95) 91.1 (3.19) 14.0 (0.17)
Slovak Republic 314.3 (8.98) 25.0 (0.61) 12.1 (0.20)
Spain 545.4 (26.28) 44.5 (1.76) 11.8 (0.31)
Sweden 373.5 (17.54) 35.1 (1.41) 10.8 (0.41)
Abu Dhabi-United Arab Emirates 887.6 (44.26) 61.6 (2.75) 14.0 (0.68)
Alberta-Canada 334.9 (11.47) 18.4 (0.72) 18.0 (0.61)
Belgium-Flemish 623.7 (49.82) 78.6 (4.92) 7.9 (0.46)
England-United Kingdom 890.2 (27.43) 67.5 (2.83) 13.6 (0.23)
International average4 546.4 (4.82) 45.5 (0.41) 12.4 (0.14)
United States 566.5 (43.60) 38.2 (2.27) 14.9 (0.98)
See notes at end of table.