Cyprus is an island nation in the Eastern Mediterranean. It is a small state of the Commonwealth, with a population of just over one million. Cyprus has contributed to COL’s budget since 2006 and is a member of the Virtual Small States for Commonwealth (VUSSC).

School-age Population by Education Level1

61,837

 

69,275

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20121

96.2%

 

94.5%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20121

49.7%

 

42.2%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

64.7%

 

39.8%

Secondary(2012)

 

Tertiary (2012)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutue for Statitics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2015

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

98.1%

 

99.3%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2014)1

54%

 

70%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

11%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

84

 

80

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

30.6 95.2
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
19.9 31.6
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
70.3 65.5
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in April, 2015