Education

Population with educational qualification

Students in education leading to qualifications and qualifications attained

Population with educational qualification 1)

Age 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
%
15-19 13,1 13,0 13,3 13,3 13,8 13,7
20-24 80,7 80,6 80,6 80,6 80,7 81,0
25-29 84,7 84,1 83,8 83,7 83,5 83,4
30-34 86,4 86,5 86,6 86,2 85,7 85,3
35-39 84,2 84,4 85,0 85,7 86,3 86,8
40-44 84,9 84,9 85,0 85,0 85,0 85,0
45-49 83,1 84,1 84,9 85,3 85,4 85,5
50-54 77,0 78,3 79,6 81,1 82,5 83,8
55-59 67,5 69,9 72,1 74,3 76,2 77,8
60-64 58,9 60,5 62,1 63,9 65,9 68,1
65- 35,0 36,7 38,4 40,4 42,6 44,6
Total 64,8 65,5 66,2 67,0 67,7 68,5
1) Population by age group with a qualification from upper secondary schools, vocational schools and colleges, polytechnics or universities.

Source: Statistics Finland, Education

Table in Excel format suoluk_koul1.xls

Last updated: 12.2.2014

 

Students in education leading to qualifications and qualifications attained

Students   1990 2000 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Pre-primary, basic and post-basic education in comprehensive schools 592 920 593 451 570 689 561 061 553 329 546 423 541 931 539 545
Basic education of adults 1) 3 534 I    2 269 2 179 2 463 2 326 2 361 2 390 2 530
Upper secondary general school education 2) 100 875 I   130 032 115 253 114 240 112 088 111 778 109 046 107 412
Vocational and professional education 3) 162 535 I   159 884 I    266 479 275 498 281 572 279 863 279 266 276 471
Polytechnic education 4) - 114 020 133 284 132 501 135 033 138 852 139 857 139 876
University education 5) 112 921 157 796 I   176 304 164 068 168 475 I   169 404 168 983 169 041
Total 972 785 I   1 157 452 I    1 264 188 1 249 831 1 252 823 I   1 248 681 1 241 473 1 234 875
Qualifications achieved
Leaving certificates from comprehensive school, compulsory education 61 054 65 937 65 568 66 810 65 083 64 957 63 435 61 170
Leaving certificates from comprehensive school, adult education . . 256 255 221 336 373 351 408
Upper secondary general school qualifications 6) 27 469 I    35 935 33 508 32 963 33 034 32 697 32 807 32 002
Vocational and professional qualifications 55 666 55 477 62 186 62 498 66 427 67 957 70 596 70 803
Polytechnic degrees 7) - 14 178 20 969 21 812 21 039 21 899 22 898 23 914
University degrees 10 982 16 845 22 310 8) 38 211 23 831 29 118 28 482 29 357
Total 155 171 I   188 628 204 796 8) 222 515 209 750 217 001 218 569 217 654
1) Includes full syllabus and subject students in comprehensive education in 1990 but only full syllabus students in comprehensive education from 2000 onwards.
2) Includes full syllabus and subject students in upper secondary general school education in 1990 but only students of full syllabus of upper secondary general school education
or a corresponding syllabus from 2000 onwards.
3) Starting from 2007, data on education preparing for a skills examination and on apprenticeship training relate to a calendar year, the data prior to 2007 describe the situation
on 20 September. The data on school type syllabus-based vocational education describe the situation on 20 September for all years. In time series examinations account
should be taken of the fact that changes occur in the topic area almost every year.
4) Includes permanent and experimental polytechnics.
5) The data for 1990–2000 are from 31 December and from 2007 onwards from 20 September. From 2010 onwards, the data also include the National Defence University.
6) Includes matriculation examinations only in 1990, but also IB, Reifeprüfung and Gymnasieexamen examinations from 2000 onwards.
7) Includes second-cycle polytechnic degrees.
8) A record number of degrees were completed in university education in 2008 as a consequence of the degree reform.

l   line across a time series shows substantial breaks in the homogeneity of a series

Source: Statistics Finland, Education

Table in Excel format suoluk_koul2.xls

Last updated: 7.2.2014


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