Data

Percentage of primary schools with toilets

What you should know about this indicator

Percentage of schools by level of education (primary, lower secondary and upper secondary education) with access to the given facility or service. The value is calculated as the number of schools in a given level of education with access to the relevant facilities expressed as a percentage of all schools at that level of education. Basic sanitation facilities are defined as functional improved sanitation facilities separated for males and females on or near the premises. Improved sanitation facilities include a pit latrine with slab, a ventilated improved pit latrine, a flush toilet, a pour-flush toilet or a composting toilet. Unimproved facilities include a pit latrine without a slab, hanging toilets and bucket toilets. For more information, consult the UNESCO Institute of Statistics website: http://www.uis.unesco.org/Education/

World Bank variable id: UIS.SCHBSP.1.WTOILA

Original source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics

Source
World Bank (2023) – processed by Our World in Data
Last updated
July 10, 2023
Date range
1999–2020
Unit
%

Sources and processing

This data is based on the following sources

The World Bank EdStats database offers a comprehensive array of over 8,000 internationally comparable indicators related to education access, progression, completion, literacy, teachers, demographics, and expenditures. It covers the education cycle from pre-primary to vocational and tertiary education, including data on learning outcomes from assessments like PISA, TIMSS, PIRLS, equity data from household surveys, and educational projections up to 2050.

Retrieved on
July 26, 2023
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World Bank Education Statistics (EdStats), World Bank, 2023. Licence: CC BY 4.0.

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World Bank (2023) – processed by Our World in Data. “Percentage of primary schools with toilets” [dataset]. World Bank, “World Bank Education Statistics (EdStats) 2023” [original data]. Retrieved June 21, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/percentage-of-primary-schools-with-toilets