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Socio-economic indicators, 2015

Total population (in thousands) 1,376,049
Annual population growth (%) 0.5
Population aged 14 years and younger (in thousands) 237,115
Rural population (% of total population) 44
Total fertility rate (births per woman) 1.6
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 9
Life expectancy at birth (years) 76
Prevalence of HIV (% of population aged 15-49 years)
Poverty headcount ratio at 2 PPP$ a day (% of population) 11.1
GDP per capita – PPP$ 14,239
Annual GDP growth (%) 6.9
Total debt service (% of GNI) 1.1
GDP in billions – PPP$ 19,800

School-age population by education level

Years School-age population
Pre-primary 3 48,991,520
Primary 6 92,844,364
Secondary 6 90,093,748
Tertiary* 5 99,943,813
  • Compulsory education lasts 10 years from age 5 to age 14
  • For primary to post-secondary education, the academic year begins in September and ends in August

*ISCED 5A only


Out of school children

Number of students in primary education

Number of students in secondary education

Number of teachers in primary education

Number of teachers in secondary education

Public spending on education, total (% of GDP)

Public spending on education, total (% of government expenditure)

Repeaters

Gross enrollment ratio – preprimary


Gross enrollment ratio – primary

Gross enrollment ratio – secondary

Gross enrollment ratio – tertiary

Literacy rate – 15+