A small state of the Commonwealth with a population of about 190,000, Samoa benefits from COL’s activities in the region, including those associated with the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC).

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

30,054

 

16,465

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

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

90.4%

 

81.4%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20131

n/a

 

n/a

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

58.3%

 

44.4%

Secondary(2010)

 

Tertiary (2000)

 

 

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

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

98.7%

 

99%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

41%

 

75%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

4%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

77

 

70

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

10.8 47.2
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
0.1 0
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
n/a 15.3
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

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