A member of the European Union and the Commonwealth, Malta has a population of approximately 423,000. Literacy rates in the country are high; so are enrolment rates for both primary and secondary school. Malta is an active Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) member and has been working with COL on the Transnational Qualifications Framework. Malta has contributed to COL’s budget since 2008/2009.

School-age Population by Education Level1

33,197

 

28,135

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20151

82.0%

 

89.9%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20151

50.0%

 

43.6%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

64.4%

 

33.6%

Secondary(2014)

 

Tertiary (2014)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutue for Statitics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2017

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

93.5%

 

91.2%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

34%

 

66%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

9%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

83

 

79

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

53.4 129.3
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
35.2 63.2
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
81.1 76.2
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in May, 2017