Data

Total net enrollment rate in primary education

What you should know about this indicator

Total number of students of the official age group for primary education who are enrolled in any level of education, expressed as a percentage of the corresponding population. Divide the total number of students in the official school age range for primary education who are enrolled in any level of education by the population of the same age group and multiply the result by 100. The difference between the total NER and the adjusted NER provides a measure of the proportion of children in the official relevant school age group who are enrolled in levels of education below the one intended for their age. The difference between the total NER and the adjusted NER for primary education is due to enrolment in pre-primary education. The total NER should be based on total enrolment of the official relevant school age group in any level of education for all types of schools and education institutions, including public, private and all other institutions that provide organized educational programmes.

World Bank variable id: UIS.NERT.1

Original source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics

Source
World Bank (2023) – processed by Our World in Data
Last updated
July 10, 2023
Date range
1970–2020
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. “Total net enrollment rate in primary education” [dataset]. World Bank, “World Bank Education Statistics (EdStats) 2023” [original data]. Retrieved June 14, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/total-net-enrollment-rate-in-primary-education