PIDS-GIS: Education Indicators

Geographic Information Systems is the latest initiative from the Philippine Institute for Development Studies in its effort to establish an automated, internet-based and user-friendly database system. The GIS provides a unique way of viewing and analyzing spatial data by presenting it in a geographical format. Full color maps reveal patterns and relationships that will allow users of data to viewinformation in a new perspective. Maps on this site contain socio-economic indicators such as Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP), Unemployment Rate, and Poverty Incidence. Other social indicators like Infant Mortality Rate, Cohort Survival Rate and NEAT/NSAT results are also included. Data for these indicators may be viewed on the national, regional and provincial level.


The maps are color-coded to show the relative performance of a province/region vis--vis other provinces/regions. The color green is used to show a good performance, which is determined by a ratio/statistic that is equivalent to or better than the national average. On the other hand, the color red is used to denote performance that is worse than the national average. A darker shade is used to indicate a relatively better (dark green) or relatively worse (dark red) performance within each color.


Economic Indicators
Demographic Indicators
Poverty Indicators
Housing and Basic Amenities
Education Indicator
Health Indicators
Core Local Poverty Indicators from CBMS
Congressional District Level Map
Other Indicators

Functional Literacy Rate refers to the ability to read and write with comprehension and to make simple arithmetical calculations.

Gross Enrolment Rate refers to the total enrolment in a given leveal of education as a percentage of the population which according to the national regulations should be enrolled at this level. i.e., age 6-11 for elementary and 12-15 for secondary. It is a measure of the "capacity" of a region's elementary and secondary schools.

Participation or Net Enrolment Rate is the ratio between the enrolment in the school-age range to the total population of that age range.

Cohort Survival Rate is the proportion of enrollees at the beginning grade or year who reach the final grade or year level at the end of the required number of years of study.

Dropout Rate is the proportion of pupils/students who leave school during the year as well as those who complete the grade/year level but fail to enroll in the next grade/year level the following shcool year to the total number of pupils/students enrolled during the previous school year.

National Achievement Test refers to the degree of performance in different subject areas in various levels of education.

Number of Schools in the Philippines, by Barangay, 2014



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