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Socio-economic indicators, 2015

Total population (in thousands) 30,894
Annual population growth (%) 1.4
Population aged 14 years and younger (in thousands) 7,696
Rural population (% of total population) 25
Total fertility rate (births per woman) 1.9
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 6
Life expectancy at birth (years) 75
Prevalence of HIV (% of population aged 15-49 years) 0.4
Poverty headcount ratio at 2 PPP$ a day (% of population) 2.7
GDP per capita – PPP$ 26,891
Annual GDP growth (%) 5
Total debt service (% of GNI) 4.7
GDP in billions – PPP$ 817

Education system & School-age population

Years School-age population
Pre-primary 2 994,603
Primary 6 3,053,156
Secondary 7 3,855,967
Tertiary* 5 3,135,630
  • Compulsory education lasts 6 years from age 6 to age 11
  • For primary to post-secondary education, the academic year begins in January and ends in October

*ISCED 5A only

Source: UIS


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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

Net enrollment ratio – primary

Gross enrollment ratio – primary

Net enrollment ratio – secondary

Gross enrollment ratio – secondary

Gross enrollment ratio – tertiary

Literacy rate – 15+