Data

Share of secondary school teachers who are female

What you should know about this indicator

Number of female teachers at the secondary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of teachers (male and female) at the secondary level in a given school year. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.

Source
UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2024) – processed by Our World in Data
Last updated
June 16, 2024
Next expected update
June 2025
Date range
1970–2023
Unit
%

Sources and processing

This data is based on the following sources

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is the official and trusted source of internationally-comparable data on education, science, culture and communication. As the official statistical agency of UNESCO, the UIS produces a wide range of state-of-the-art databases to fuel the policies and investments needed to transform lives and propel the world towards its development goals. The UIS provides free access to data for all UNESCO countries and regional groupings from 1970 to the most recent year available.

Retrieved on
June 16, 2024
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UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), Education, https://uis.unesco.org/bdds, 2024

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UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2024) – processed by Our World in Data. “Share of secondary school teachers who are female” [dataset]. UNESCO Institute for Statistics, “UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) - Education” [original data]. Retrieved July 20, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/share-of-secondary-school-teachers-who-are-female