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Primary Education


 
School year
 
 
2013/14
 
2014/15
 
2015/16
 
2016/17
 
2017/18
 
2018/19#
 

No. of Schools                        
  • Local
526
   526   528  
532
 
537
  541  
  • ESF & other private international
43
  45   44  
43
 
44
  46  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Total
569
  571    572  
575
 
581
  587  
                         
Student Enrolment(1)
320 918
  329 300  
337 558
 
349 008
 
362 049
 
372 465
 
                         
No. of Repeaters(1)
1 725
  1 664     1 610  
1 506
 
1 471
  1 608  
                         
No. of Newly Admitted Pupils from the Mainland(2)(3)
2 656
  4 403  
3 824
 
4 039
 
4 202
 
5 743
 
                         
Average Class Size(2)
27.1
  27.0     27.0  
27.2
 
27.4
 
27.6
 
                         
No. of Primary School Teachers(1)                        
  • Degree
21 626
  22 624  
23 295
 
24 035
 
25 589
  26 724  
  • Non-degree
1 025
  932    820  
 730
 
691
   615  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Total
22 651
  23 556  
24 115
 
24 765
 
26 280
  27 339  
                         
Percentage of Trained Teachers(2)
96.3%
  96.2%   96.4%  
96.8%
 
96.5%
  96.1%  
                         
Pupil-Teacher Ratio(2)
14.2:1
  14.1:1    14.1:1  
14.2:1
 
13.8:1
  13.7:1  
                         
Wastage Rate of Teachers (%)(2)(4)                        
  • Trained
4.4%
  4.1%   4.4%  
4.1%
 
3.7%
  4.2%  
  • Untrained
19.3%
  19.5%  
18.2%
 
16.6%
 
 11.4%
   14.4%  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Overall
5.0%
  4.7%   4.9%  
4.6%
 
4.0%
  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, 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 2018/19 refers to admission during October 2017 to September 2018.
  (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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