Education in South Africa

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Education in South Africa


The continent: Africa
  
Iso2:ZA
  
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Educational attainment in South Africa


Educational attainment, at least Bachelor's or equivalent, population 25+, total

7,14 {% of total[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 64 in the world of 79 (20,25%); 1 in Africa from 8 (100%)
10,73 {% of male[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 55 in the world of 79 (31,65%); 1 in Africa from 8 (100%)
9,58 {% of female[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 59 in the world of 79 (26,58%); 1 in Africa from 8 (100%)

Educational attainment, at least completed lower secondary, population 25+, total

76,59 {% of total[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 49 in the world of 105 (54,29%); 2 in Africa from 19 (94,74%)
5,67 % (1,13 % annual) ↘
min: 55,59; max: 76,59; max-min: 21,00 (27,42%); mid: 66,09;
10,50 (13,71%)
76,23 {% of male[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 54 in the world of 105 (49,52%); 2 in Africa from 19 (94,74%)
3,24 % (0,648 % annual) ↘
min: 57,93; max: 76,23; max-min: 18,31 (24,01%); mid: 67,08;
9,15 (12,01%)
73,70 {% of female[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 49 in the world of 105 (54,29%); 1 in Africa from 19 (100%)
5,44 % (1,09 % annual) ↘
min: 53,61; max: 73,70; max-min: 20,09 (27,26%); mid: 63,65;
10,05 (13,63%)

Educational attainment, at least completed post-secondary, population 25+, total

14,62 {% of total[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 62 in the world of 81 (24,69%); 1 in Africa from 10 (100%)
15,07 % (3,01 % annual) ↘
min: 8,89; max: 14,62; max-min: 5,73 (39,19%); mid: 11,75;
2,86 (19,60%)
14,47 {% of male[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 63 in the world of 81 (23,46%); 4 in Africa from 10 (70%)
10,34 % (2,07 % annual) ↘
min: 9,42; max: 14,47; max-min: 5,05 (34,89%); mid: 11,95;
2,52 (17,44%)
14,13 {% of female[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 63 in the world of 81 (23,46%); 1 in Africa from 10 (100%)
17,15 % (3,43 % annual) ↘
min: 8,43; max: 14,13; max-min: 5,70 (40,33%); mid: 11,28;
2,85 (20,17%)

Educational attainment, at least completed primary, population 25+ years, total

81,78 {% of total[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 63 in the world of 94 (34,04%); 2 in Africa from 15 (93,33%)
4,06 % (0,812 % annual) ↘
min: 62,26; max: 81,78; max-min: 19,53 (23,88%); mid: 72,02;
9,76 (11,94%)
83,08 {% of male[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 62 in the world of 92 (33,70%); 1 in Africa from 15 (100%)
2,95 % (0,590 % annual) ↘
min: 64,54; max: 83,08; max-min: 18,55 (22,32%); mid: 73,81;
9,27 (11,16%)
80,61 {% of female[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 58 in the world of 91 (37,36%); 1 in Africa from 15 (100%)
5,04 % (1,01 % annual) ↘
min: 60,32; max: 80,61; max-min: 20,29 (25,17%); mid: 70,47;
10,14 (12,58%)

Educational attainment, at least completed short-cycle tertiary, population 25+, total

6,45 {% of total[?]}
(2012)
(descending): 90 in the world of 103 (13,59%); 4 in Africa from 14 (78,57%)
4,07 % (0,813 % annual) ↘
min: 4,17; max: 8,89; max-min: 4,72 (53,12%); mid: 6,53;
-0,076 (-1,18%)
10,73 {% of male[?]}
(2012)
(descending): 81 in the world of 103 (22,33%); 3 in Africa from 14 (85,71%)
9,58 {% of female[?]}
(2012)
(descending): 85 in the world of 103 (18,45%); 3 in Africa from 14 (85,71%)

Educational attainment, at least completed upper secondary, population 25+, total

64,22 {% of total[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 46 in the world of 109 (58,72%); 1 in Africa from 16 (100%)
9,66 % (1,93 % annual) ↘
min: 26,98; max: 64,22; max-min: 37,24 (57,99%); mid: 45,60;
18,62 (29,00%)
64,16 {% of male[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 47 in the world of 109 (57,80%); 1 in Africa from 16 (100%)
7,09 % (1,42 % annual) ↘
min: 28,88; max: 64,16; max-min: 35,27 (54,98%); mid: 46,52;
17,64 (27,49%)
61,58 {% of female[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 48 in the world of 109 (56,88%); 1 in Africa from 16 (100%)
9,66 % (1,93 % annual) ↘
min: 25,36; max: 61,58; max-min: 36,22 (58,82%); mid: 43,47;
18,11 (29,41%)

Educational attainment, at least Master's or equivalent, population 25+, total

0,756 {% of total[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 60 in the world of 70 (15,71%); 2 in Africa from 3 (66,67%)
10,73 {% of male[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 21 in the world of 70 (71,43%); 1 in Africa from 3 (100%)
9,58 {% of female[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 20 in the world of 70 (72,86%); 1 in Africa from 3 (100%)

School in South Africa


Children out of school

11,95 {% of total[?]}
(2005)
(ascending): 152 in the world of 174 (13,22%); 29 in Africa from 49 (42,86%)
17,02 {% of male[?]}
(2005)
(ascending): 149 in the world of 163 (9,20%); 35 in Africa from 48 (29,17%)
6,25 {% of female[?]}
(2005)
(ascending): 116 in the world of 166 (30,72%); 14 in Africa from 49 (73,47%)

Adolescents out of school

11,52 {% of total[?]}
(2005)
(ascending): 51 in the world of 149 (66,44%); 3 in Africa from 33 (93,94%)
14,76 {% of male[?]}
(2005)
(ascending): 52 in the world of 135 (62,22%); 3 in Africa from 33 (93,94%)
8,09 {% of female[?]}
(2005)
(ascending): 23 in the world of 137 (83,94%); 1 in Africa from 32 (100%)

Government expenditure on education in South Africa


Government expenditure on education, total

6,06 % of GDP[?] (2014)
(descending): 31 in the world of 147 (79,59%); 8 in Africa from 39 (82,05%)
5,52 % (1,10 % annual) ↘
min: 4,86; max: 6,37; max-min: 1,50 (23,62%); mid: 5,62;
0,439 (7,26%)

Government expenditure per student, primary

17,68 % of GDP per capita[?] (2014)
(descending): 62 in the world of 126 (51,59%); 7 in Africa from 33 (81,82%)
3,51 % (0,702 % annual) ↘
min: 12,37; max: 18,84; max-min: 6,46 (34,31%); mid: 15,61;
2,07 (11,74%)

Government expenditure per student, secondary

19,97 % of GDP per capita[?] (2014)
(descending): 61 in the world of 125 (52%); 16 in Africa from 29 (48,28%)
3,78 % (0,756 % annual) ↘
min: 15,30; max: 21,26; max-min: 5,96 (28,04%); mid: 18,28;
1,69 (8,47%)

Government expenditure per tertiary student as % of GDP per capita

37,88 % of GDP per capita[?] (2014)
(descending): 42 in the world of 115 (64,35%); 25 in Africa from 31 (22,58%)
9,00 % (1,80 % annual) ↗
min: 37,88; max: 38,73; max-min: 0,852 (2,20%); mid: 38,31;
-0,426 (-1,13%)

Pupil-teacher ratio in South Africa


Pupil-teacher ratio in pre-primary education

32,03 [?] (2013)
(ascending): 127 in the world of 152 (17,11%); 28 in Africa from 43 (37,21%)
2,06 % (0,412 % annual) ↗
min: 23,51; max: 38,90; max-min: 15,38 (39,55%); mid: 31,20;
0,825 (2,58%)

Pupil-teacher ratio in primary education

32,33 [?] (2014)
(ascending): 140 in the world of 178 (21,91%); 20 in Africa from 52 (63,46%)
1,11 % (0,223 % annual) ↗
min: 26,67; max: 44,54; max-min: 17,87 (40,12%); mid: 35,60;
-3,27 (-10,13%)

Pupil-teacher ratio in secondary education

25,05 [?] (2009)
(2010) (ascending): 130 in the world of 174 (25,86%); 19 in Africa from 47 (61,70%)
31,36 % (6,27 % annual) ↗
min: 25,05; max: 32,90; max-min: 7,85 (23,87%); mid: 28,97;
-3,93 (-15,68%)

Pupil-teacher ratio, tertiary

22,80 [?] (1994)
(1995) (ascending): 126 in the world of 158 (20,89%); 33 in Africa from 45 (28,89%)
15,31 % (3,06 % annual) ↗
min: 22,80; max: 29,07; max-min: 6,27 (21,56%); mid: 25,93;
-3,13 (-13,74%)

Literacy rate in South Africa


Literacy rate, adult

94,63 {(total)[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 69 in the world of 157 (56,69%); 3 in Africa from 52 (96,15%)
1,80 % (0,360 % annual) ↘
min: 76,17; max: 94,63; max-min: 18,46 (19,51%); mid: 85,40;
9,23 (9,76%)
95,83 {% of male[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 71 in the world of 157 (55,41%); 3 in Africa from 52 (96,15%)
1,76 % (0,352 % annual) ↘
min: 77,53; max: 95,83; max-min: 18,31 (19,10%); mid: 86,68;
9,15 (9,55%)
93,43 {% of female[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 71 in the world of 157 (55,41%); 2 in Africa from 52 (98,08%)
1,84 % (0,367 % annual) ↘
min: 74,81; max: 93,43; max-min: 18,62 (19,93%); mid: 84,12;
9,31 (9,97%)

Literacy rate, youth

1,01 {% of total[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 32 in the world of 156 (80,13%); 14 in Africa from 52 (75%)
0,190 % (0,038 % annual) ↘
min: 0,996; max: 1,01; max-min: 0,015 (1,50%); mid: 1,00;
0,0039100 (0,388%)
98,70 {% of male[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 63 in the world of 156 (60,26%); 2 in Africa from 52 (98,08%)
0,311 % (0,062 % annual) ↘
min: 85,35; max: 98,70; max-min: 13,35 (13,53%); mid: 92,02;
6,67 (6,76%)
99,40 {% of female[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 51 in the world of 156 (67,95%); 4 in Africa from 52 (94,23%)
0,500 % (0,100 % annual) ↘
min: 84,97; max: 99,40; max-min: 14,43 (14,51%); mid: 92,19;
7,21 (7,26%)