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Primary Education


 
School year
 
 
2012/13
 
2013/14
 
2014/15
 
2015/16
 
2016/17
 
2017/18#
 

No. of Schools                        
  • Local
528
   526   526  
528
 
532
  537  
  • ESF & other private international
41
  43   45  
44
 
43
   44  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Total
569
  569    571  
572
 
575
  581  
                         
Student Enrolment(1)
317 442
  320 918   329 300  
337 558
 
349 008
  362 049  
                         
No. of Repeaters(1)
1 923
  1 725     1 664  
1 610
 
1 506
   1 471  
                         
No. of Newly Admitted Pupils from the Mainland(2)(3)
2 687
  2 656    4 403  
3 824
 
4 039
   4 202  
                         
Average Class Size(2)
27.5
  27.1     27.0  
27.0
 
27.2
  27.4  
                         
No. of Primary School Teachers(1)                        
  • Degree
20 998
  21 626    22 624  
23 295
 
24 035
  25 567  
  • Non-degree
1 175
  1 025     932  
 820
 
730
   697  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Total
22 173
  22 651   23 556  
24 115
 
24 765
  26 264  
                         
Percentage of Trained Teachers(2)
96.0%
  96.3%   96.2%  
96.4%
 
96.8%
  96.4%  
                         
Pupil-Teacher Ratio(2)
14.4:1
  14.2:1    14.1:1  
14.1:1
 
14.2:1
  13.9:1  
                         
Wastage Rate of Teachers (%)(2)(4)                        
  • Trained
4.7%
  4.4%   4.1%  
4.4%
 
4.1%
  3.7%  
  • Untrained
20.8%
  19.3%    19.5%  
18.2%
 
16.6%
   11.4%  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Overall
5.4%
  5.0%   4.7%  
4.9%
 
4.6%
  4.0%  

 

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, the English Schools Foundation (ESF) schools and other private international schools.
  (2) Figures exclude statistics of the 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 2017/18 refers to admission during October 2016 to September 2017.
  (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 were serving in a local primary school as at mid-September of the preceding school year but were no longer serving in any of the schools (irrespective of whether primary or secondary schools) as at mid-September of the school year concerned.
   # All figures related to teachers are provisional figures.
     

 

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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