πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ό Palau

Socio-economic indicators, 2015

Total population (in thousands) 18
Annual population growth (%) 0.9
Population aged 14 years and younger (in thousands)
Rural population (% of total population) 13
Total fertility rate (births per woman)
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 14
Life expectancy at birth (years)
Prevalence of HIV (% of population aged 15-49 years)
Poverty headcount ratio at 2 PPP$ a day (% of population)
GDP per capita – PPP$ 15,286
Annual GDP growth (%) 9.4
Total debt service (% of GNI)
GDP in billions – PPP$ 0

Education system & School-age population

Years School-age population
Pre-primary 3 708
Primary 6 1,396
Secondary 6 1,411
Tertiary* 5 1,420
  • Compulsory education lasts 12 years from age 6 to age 17
  • For primary to post-secondary education, the academic year begins in August and ends in May

*ISCED 5A only

Source: UIS

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)


Gross enrollment ratio – preprimary

Gross enrollment ratio – primary

Gross enrollment ratio – secondary

Gross enrollment ratio – tertiary

Literacy rate – 15+