1.4 in 10 children who are out of school globally, are from the Commonwealth.

As of 2016, the Commonwealth countries account for 14% of the total children out of school that are of primary-school age but not enrolled in primary or secondary school globally. 57% of the 9 million children out of school in the Commonwealth are female, i.e. for every 5 children not in school in the Commonwealth, approximately 3 are female. Globally, the split is almost the same between males and females.