Educational structure of population

Producer: Statistics Finland
Homepage: http:// www.stat.fi/til/vkour/index_en.html
Main topic: Education
Related topics:
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): Yes

Description

The statistics on the educational structure of the population describe the post-comprehensive school educational qualifications and degrees attained by the population aged 15 and over. Besides diverse data describing education, the statistics contain information on the age, gender, native language, nationality and migration of attainers of educational qualifications and degrees.

The data are based on Statistics Finland’s Register of Completed Education and Degrees. Completers of education and degrees are classified by level of education according to the latest/highest vocational qualification. In accordance with the Statistics Act, the personal data from which these statistics are compiled are confidential. As a rule, the statistics produced from them are public.

Data content

The statistics contain data on completers of upper secondary general schools, vocational educational institutes, polytechnics and universities, as well as attainers of initial, further and specialist vocational qualifications through skills examinations. The Register of Completed Education and Degrees is based on the data on educational qualifications and degrees collected in connection with the population census of 1970, which are updated annually.

Classifications used

The data in the statistics are classified by the fields and levels of education in Statistics Finland’s, the Educational Administration’s and international classifications of education, classifications describing types of educational institutions and diverse regional and demographic classifications.

Data collection methods and data sources

Data on matriculation examinations are obtained from the Matriculation Examination Board. Data on vocational qualifications are received from organisers of education. Data on universities of applied sciences and universities derive from the national database of higher education institutions. Data on qualifications completed abroad are obtained from the Finnish National Board of Education, the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health, and the Ministry of Labour’s Register of Jobseekers. Data on population changes derive from the Population Register Centre.

Data collections

Updating frequency

The statistics are produced annually.

Time of completion or release

The statistics are completed in November of the year following the statistical reference year.

Time series

The Register of Completed Education and Degrees is based on the data on educational qualifications and degrees collected in connection with the population census of 1970, which are updated annually.

Keywords

degrees, education, graduates, level of education, qualifications

Contact information

http://tilastokeskus.fi/til/vkour/yht_en.html


Last updated 22.08.2018