2007~2017 Kindergarten Attendance Rate by Sex

    Date 2018-11-12


    This is the result of examining the Kindergarten Attendance Rate* by sex in every two years from 2007 to 2017 through the Basic Statistics on Education by Korean Educational Development Institute. In both boys and girls, the rate of kindergarten attandance has been steadily increasing. And compared with boys, the girls’ rate was slightly higher.

    By sex, the kindergarten attandance rate increased from 45.7% in 2007 to 58.5% in 2009 and reached 64% in 2011 reaching around 60% for the first time. In 2013, the figure has exceeded 70% to 71.1%. In 2017, it reached to 75.4%, which means more than three of the four girls aged between four to five were attending kindergarten. This is a 20.7% increase over 2007 and 0.9% p higher than in 2015.


    The kindergarten attandance rate of boys increased from 54.5% in 2007 to 58.4% in 2009. In 2011, the figure was 63.2%, exceeding 60%. The boy's kindergarten attandance rate also surpassed 70% in 2013, to 70.4%. In 2017, it was 73.7%. This is around the same level as back in 2015, and 19.2% p higher than in 2007.


    *Kindergarten attandance rate = number of attendees/ 4~5 year old population*100


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