Latvia has Europe's highest share of female teachers

Data from Eurostat published to mark World Teachers Day on October 5 shows that Latvia has the highest proportion of women among its teachers than any other European Union country.

In the EU as a whole, 73% of 5.2 million school teachers are female and in 2019, the teaching workforce was predominantly female in all EU countries. But the highest share of female teachers was recorded in Latvia (87%), followed by Lithuania (85%), Bulgaria (84%), Slovenia and Estonia (both 83%).

Meanwhile, the country with the highest share of male teachers was Denmark (38%), followed by Luxembourg (35%), Spain (34%) and Greece (33%).

Only 1% of teachers in the EU were over 65 years old in 2019. The highest share of teachers in this age group were reported in Estonia (9%), Latvia (5%), Sweden and Lithuania (both 4%).

EU gender balance among teachers, 2019
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