U.K. Education Spending 1960-2024

General government expenditure on education (current, capital, and transfers) is expressed as a percentage of total general government expenditure on all sectors (including health, education, social services, etc.). It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.
  • U.K. education spending for 2022 was 0.00%, a 11.23% decline from 2021.
  • U.K. education spending for 2021 was 11.23%, a 0.5% increase from 2020.
  • U.K. education spending for 2020 was 10.73%, a 1.29% decline from 2019.
  • U.K. education spending for 2019 was 12.02%, a 0.09% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Puerto Rico 21.24%
Uruguay 16.82%
British Virgin Islands 14.33%
Macao 13.80%
Singapore 13.28%
Barbados 12.72%
Cayman Islands 12.53%
Curacao 12.42%
Turks and Caicos Islands 11.86%
Panama 11.76%
Bermuda 11.53%
St. Kitts and Nevis 11.49%
Bahamas 11.44%
Canada 11.05%
Seychelles 10.65%
Antigua and Barbuda 10.30%
Bahrain 9.30%
Gibraltar 9.22%
Trinidad and Tobago 8.59%
Andorra 6.61%
Monaco 4.80%
United Kingdom 0.00%
Isle of Man 0.00%
Kuwait 0.00%
Malta 0.00%
Palau 0.00%
San Marino 0.00%
Brunei 0.00%
Czech Republic 0.00%
Hungary 0.00%
South Korea 0.00%
Argentina 0.00%
Cyprus 0.00%
Faroe Islands 0.00%
Croatia 0.00%
St. Martin (French part) 0.00%
Oman 0.00%
Saudi Arabia 0.00%
UAE 0.00%
France 0.00%
Hong Kong 0.00%
Japan 0.00%
New Zealand 0.00%
Qatar 0.00%
Finland 0.00%
Guam 0.00%
Italy 0.00%
Latvia 0.00%
Norway 0.00%
French Polynesia 0.00%
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0.00%
Aruba 0.00%
Chile 0.00%
Estonia 0.00%
Greenland 0.00%
Israel 0.00%
Luxembourg 0.00%
Netherlands 0.00%
Portugal 0.00%
Sweden 0.00%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 0.00%
Belgium 0.00%
Channel Islands 0.00%
Spain 0.00%
Greece 0.00%
Iceland 0.00%
Lithuania 0.00%
New Caledonia 0.00%
Slovenia 0.00%
Austria 0.00%
Switzerland 0.00%
Denmark 0.00%
Ireland 0.00%
Liechtenstein 0.00%
Northern Mariana Islands 0.00%
Poland 0.00%
Slovak Republic 0.00%
United States 0.00%
Australia 0.00%
Germany 0.00%
U.K. Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2022 0.00% -11.23%
2021 11.23% 0.50%
2020 10.73% -1.29%
2019 12.02% -0.09%
2018 12.11% -0.17%
2017 12.28% 0.04%
2016 12.25% -0.05%
2015 12.29% -0.07%
2014 12.36% 0.23%
2013 12.13% -0.15%
2012 12.27% -0.45%
2011 12.73% -0.51%
2010 13.24% 0.09%
2009 13.15% 0.11%
2008 13.04% -0.76%
2007 13.81% 0.03%
2006 13.78% 0.39%
2005 13.39% -0.51%
2004 13.90% -0.57%
2003 14.47% -0.25%
2002 14.72% 1.11%
2001 13.60% 0.38%
2000 13.23% 0.85%
1999 12.37% 0.91%
1998 11.46% -0.06%
1997 11.53% 0.13%
1996 11.39% 0.02%
1995 11.37% 11.37%
1994 0.00% 0.00%
1993 0.00% 0.00%
1992 0.00% 0.00%
1991 0.00% 0.00%
1990 0.00% 0.00%
1989 0.00% 0.00%
1988 0.00% 0.00%
1987 0.00% 0.00%
1986 0.00% 0.00%
1985 0.00% 0.00%
1984 0.00% 0.00%
1983 0.00% 0.00%
1982 0.00% 0.00%
1981 0.00% 0.00%
1980 0.00% 0.00%
1979 0.00% 0.00%
1978 0.00% 0.00%
1977 0.00% 0.00%
1976 0.00% 0.00%
1975 0.00% 0.00%
1974 0.00% 0.00%
1973 0.00% 0.00%
1972 0.00% 0.00%
1971 0.00% 0.00%
1970 0.00% 0.00%
1969 0.00% 0.00%
1968 0.00% 0.00%
1967 0.00% 0.00%
1966 0.00% 0.00%
1965 0.00% 0.00%
1964 0.00% 0.00%
1963 0.00% 0.00%
1962 0.00% 0.00%
1961 0.00% 0.00%
1960 0.00% 0.00%