Belize

Background Information

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

World Bank income group

Upper middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

30% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

45,920 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

46,646 (UIS, 2020)

Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 18 (% of women aged 20-24)

34%

Source: UNSDG, 2016

Adolescent birth rate (per 1,000 women ages 15-19)

68

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

Percentage of women who ever experienced physical violence since age 15

No data available

Percentage of married women employed in the last 12 months

No data available

Education Snapshot Back to Top

Number of years of free primary and secondary education guaranteed in legal frameworks (Years)

8

Source: UIS, 2019

Expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure % GDP spent on education

Source: UIS, 2018

Proportion of schools with access to single-sex basic sanitation facilities

No data available

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in reading

No data available

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in mathematics

No data available

Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 97%

  • Male 96%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 66%

  • Male 56%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 51%

  • Male 48%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 2%

  • Male 2%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Lower secondary school
  • Female 9%

  • Male 10%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Upper secondary school
  • Female 35%

  • Male 30%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

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