Official Statistics of Finland

Participation in adult education

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Every second person aged 18 to 64 in adult education
12 Jan 2018
In 2017, every second person aged 18 to 64, or 1.6 million, took part in adult education, that is, education or training arranged specifically for adults. The share of adults having taken part in adult education and training has fallen by four percentage points from 2012. This information derives from the preliminary data of Statistics Finland's Adult Education Survey for 2017.

Next release:
9 May 2018

Description: Adult Education Surveys have been conducted at Statistics Finland since 1980 at intervals of around five years. From 2006, the survey has been carried out as part of the Adult Education Survey project of Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities, for which data are collected in some 30 European countries. In Finland, the survey has been implemented as a joint project between Statistics Finland and the Ministry of Education and Culture.
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Keywords: adult education, vocational adult education, vocational education, employer-sponsored training, self-directed studies, language skills, computers, education, other education than that leading to a qualification, information technology, education leading to a qualification.
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Change: Statistics renamed
04 Jan 2018
Statistics on Adult education survey will in future be published under the name Participation in adult education.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Participation in adult education [e-publication].
ISSN=2489-6926. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.3.2018].
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