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Primary education profile - North America and Western Europe
List of countries
  General regional information
  2011
Total population (000)
  767 688
Annual population growth rate (%) ^
  ...
Population 0-14 years (%)
  17
Rural population (%) ^
  ...
Total fertility rate (births per woman) ^
  ...
Infant mortality rate (0/00) ^
  ...
Life expectancy at birth (years) ^
  ...
GDP per capita (PPP) US$ ^
  ...
Total primary school age population (000)
  50 148
Total number of primary school pupils (000)
 (**) 51 690
Total number of children out of school (000)
 (**) 1 249
      Female share of children out of school (%)
 (**) 45.2
Adult (15 years and older) literacy rate (%) Male
  ...
  Female
  ...
  Total
  ...
Youth (15-24 years) literacy rate (%) Male
  ...
  Female
  ...
  Total
  ...
  Participation in education
Girls and boys in school Children out of school
On average, 96% of boys and 97% of girls of the relevant age are enrolled in primary education in North America and Western Europe The region accounts for 2% of the world's out of school children. 45% are girls.

Progress towards goals in primary education
15 out of 18 countries have reached or are close to reaching the Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education (UPE) and 18 out of 18 have achieved gender equality in primary school
*  Gender parity is achieved when the GPI of the gross enrolment ratio is between 0.97 and 1.03.
*  Countries are close to achieving universal primary education when the adjusted net enrolment rate is at least 95 per cent.

  Progression and completion
A child's education pathway
  2011
School life expectancy in years (ISCED 1 to 6)
 (**) 16.6
Repeaters in primary school (%)
  ...
Survival rate to grade 5 (%)
  ...
Gross intake ratio to last grade of primary (%)
 (**) 101
Primary to secondary transition rate (%)
  ...
The average number of years a child will spend in school has increased from 15.8 in 1999 to 16.6 in 2011

  Resources for education
Primary school teachers Financing primary education
There are 12 pupils per teacher in primary school Spending on primary education varies between 0.2% and 2.4% of GDP
Symbols used:
Footnotes:
All regional averages are weighted unless otherwise stated.
For more information of rates of out of school children, see the online education glossary.
** UIS estimation
^ World Bank World Development Indicators