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Primary Education


 
School year
 
 
2011/12
 
2015/16
 
2016/17
 

No. of Schools            
  • Local
528
 
528
 
532
 
  • ESF & other private international
40
 
44
 
43
 
 
 
 
 
  • Total
568
 
572
 
575
 
             
Student Enrolment(1)
322 881
 
337 558
 
349 008
 
             
No. of Repeaters(1)
2 347
 
1 610
 
1 506
 
             
No. of Newly Admitted Pupils from the Mainland(2)(3)
2 895
 
3 824
 
4 039
 
             
Average Class Size(2)
28.2
 
27.0
 
27.2
 
             
No. of Primary School Teachers(1)            
  • Degree
20 493
 
23 295
 
24 035
 
  • Non-degree
1 387
 
 820
 
730
 
 
 
 
 
  • Total
21 880
 
24 115
 
24 765
 
             
Percentage of Trained Teachers(2)
95.7%
 
96.4%
 
96.8%
 
             
Pupil-Teacher Ratio(2)
14.8:1
 
14.1:1
 
14.2:1
 
             
Wastage Rate of Teachers (%)(2)(4)            
  • Trained
4.9%
 
4.4%
 
4.1%
 
  • Untrained
17.5%
 
18.2%
 
16.6%
 
 
 
 
 
  • Overall
5.4%
 
4.9%
 
4.6%
 

 

Notes : Figures in this table do not include special schools. Unless otherwise specified, figures refer to the position as at mid-September of the respective school years.
  (1) Figures include statistics of local schools, English Schools Foundation (ESF) schools and other private international schools.
  (2) Figures exclude statistics of English Schools Foundation (ESF) schools and other private international schools.
  (3) Figures refer to One-way Permit Holders who are newly admitted to schools during the 12-month period prior to October of the given school year. For example, figure for 2016/17 refers to admission during October 2015 to September 2016.
  (4) Figures refer to the number of drop-out teachers as a percentage of the total number of teachers concerned as at mid-September of the preceding school year. "Drop-out teachers" refer to the teachers who had served in a local primary school as at mid-September of the preceding school year but no longer served in any of the schools (irrespective of whether primary or secondary schools) as at mid-September of the school year concerned.
     
     

 

Sources : School Education Statistics Section, Education Bureau
Central Team / School Development Division, Education Bureau

 

Information Items Enquiry Telephone No. Email
Enrolment Statistics 3509 8442 edstat@edb.gov.hk
Teacher Statistics 3509 8441 edstat@edb.gov.hk
Newly Admitted Pupils from the Mainland 3509 8443 edstat@edb.gov.hk
Number of Schools 3509 8465 sd_centralteam1@edb.gov.hk
     
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For the Number of Schools and Enrolment by District, by Grade and by Type, please refer to one of the EDB's replies to LegCo members initial written questions in Examining the Estimates of Expenditure 2017-18 (Question Serial No. 3593, Reply Serial No. EDB 511).

 

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