Total number of pupils of official primary school entrance age who are enrolled in primary education, expressed as a percentage of the population of the same age. It is the equivalent of the Age-specific enrolment rate of official primary entrance age. It measures the actual level of access to primary education of the population of the official primary school entrance age.
Children are more likely to complete primary schooling if they enter at the right age. The global adjusted net intake rate for the first year of primary school increased between 1999 and 2011, but only slightly, from 81% to 86% – and rose by less than one percentage point over the last four years of the period (UNESCO, 2014: 55).