Educational Attainment
No Country ISCED11 Year Educational Attainment
Male Female
1European Union (28 countries)ED0-2201427.727.3
2European Union (28 countries)ED3_4201447.945.2
3European Union (28 countries)ED5-8201424.427.5
4BelgiumED0-2201430.928.1
5BelgiumED3_4201439.436.2
6BelgiumED5-8201429.635.7
7BulgariaED0-2201423.222
8BulgariaED3_4201458.449
9BulgariaED5-8201418.329
10Czech RepublicED0-2201410.913.9
11Czech RepublicED3_420147166
12Czech RepublicED5-8201418.120.1
13DenmarkED0-2201429.926.5
14DenmarkED3_4201444.439.6
15DenmarkED5-8201425.733.9
16Germany (until 1990 former territory of the FRG)ED0-2201418.620.8
17Germany (until 1990 former territory of the FRG)ED3_4201455.658.7
18Germany (until 1990 former territory of the FRG)ED5-8201425.820.6
19EstoniaED0-2201418.312
20EstoniaED3_4201457.447.3
21EstoniaED5-8201424.340.7
22IrelandED0-2201428.522.7
23IrelandED3_4201439.238
24IrelandED5-8201432.339.3
25GreeceED0-2201434.731.6
26GreeceED3_4201441.343.2
27GreeceED5-820142425.2
28SpainED0-2201446.642.3
29SpainED3_4201423.724
30SpainED5-8201429.733.6
31FranceED0-2201426.127
32FranceED3_4201446.541
33FranceED5-8201427.531.9
34CroatiaED0-2201418.523.1
35CroatiaED3_420146556.3
36CroatiaED5-8201416.620.5
37ItalyED0-2201444.240.5
38ItalyED3_4201442.842.6
39ItalyED5-820141316.9
40CyprusED0-2201426.925.3
41CyprusED3_4201441.134.3
42CyprusED5-8201432.140.4
43LatviaED0-220142012.6
44LatviaED3_4201460.753.5
45LatviaED5-8201419.333.9
46LithuaniaED0-2201416.112.5
47LithuaniaED3_4201458.350.6
48LithuaniaED5-8201425.636.9
49LuxembourgED0-2201423.126.6
50LuxembourgED3_4201435.835.3
51LuxembourgED5-8201441.138.1
52HungaryED0-2201420.823.2
53HungaryED3_4201461.853.7
54HungaryED5-8201417.323.1
55MaltaED0-2201453.953.4
56MaltaED3_4201428.728.1
57MaltaED5-8201417.418.6
58NetherlandsED0-2201428.529.2
59NetherlandsED3_420144240.8
60NetherlandsED5-8201429.529.9
61AustriaED0-2201417.323.2
62AustriaED3_4201454.750.1
63AustriaED5-8201428.126.7
64PolandED0-2201416.214.9
65PolandED3_4201464.457
66PolandED5-8201419.528.1
67PortugalED0-2201460.752.2
68PortugalED3_4201423.924
69PortugalED5-8201415.423.7
70RomaniaED0-2201429.133.3
71RomaniaED3_4201457.351.9
72RomaniaED5-8201413.514.8
73SloveniaED0-2201417.419.5
74SloveniaED3_4201462.250.5
75SloveniaED5-8201420.430
76SlovakiaED0-2201414.116.3
77SlovakiaED3_4201469.963.4
78SlovakiaED5-820141620.3
79FinlandED0-2201422.617.6
80FinlandED3_4201448.342.1
81FinlandED5-8201429.140.3
82SwedenED0-2201423.221.1
83SwedenED3_4201449.440.5
84SwedenED5-8201427.438.4
85United KingdomED0-2201420.221.6
86United KingdomED3_4201444.740.4
87United KingdomED5-8201435.138
88IcelandED0-2201434.133.1
89IcelandED3_4201440.731.6
90IcelandED5-8201425.235.3
91NorwayED0-2201425.323.8
92NorwayED3_4201442.336.2
93NorwayED5-8201432.340
94SwitzerlandED0-2201416.919.4
95SwitzerlandED3_4201444.350.8
96SwitzerlandED5-8201438.829.9
Description

The educational attainment level of an individual is the highest ISCED (International Standard Classification of Education) level successfully completed, the successful completion of an education programme being validated by a recognised qualification, i.e. a qualification officially recognised by the relevant national education authorities or recognised as equivalent to another qualification of formal education.

In countries where education programmes, in particular those belonging to ISCED levels 1 and 2, do not lead to a qualification the criterion of full attendance of the programme and normally gaining access to a higher level of education may have to be used instead. When determining the highest level, both general and vocational education should be taken into consideration. The ISCED definition of education includes training. Data on educational attainment level exclude persons who did not answer to the question 'highest level of education or training successfully completed'.

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