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Published: 5 December 2008

Kauniainen has population with highest educational qualifications in 2007

By the end of 2007, a total of 2,854,000 persons in Finland had attained post-comprehensive level educational qualifications at upper secondary general schools, vocational education institutes, polytechnics or universities. Sixty-five per cent of the population aged 15 or over had attained an educational qualification. The share of population with educational qualifications increased by two per cent from the year before. The share of population aged over 15 with educational qualifications was highest in Kauniainen at 79 per cent. Persons having only completed the basic level of education, i.e. comprehensive school, middle school or elementary school, numbered 1,552,000.

Upper secondary level qualifications were held by 39 per cent and tertiary level qualifications by 26 per cent of the population aged 15 or over. Forty-one per cent of the holders of upper secondary level qualifications were men and 36 per cent women, whereas tertiary degrees were held by 24 per cent of men and 29 per cent of women.

Population aged 15 or over by level of education and gender, 2007

   Population, total
Men
Women
  %   %   %
Total 4,405,894 100.0 2,140,108 100.0 2,265,786 100.0
Basic education or less (ISCED 2 or less) 1,551,533 35.2 759,411 35.5 792,122 35.0
Population with educational qualifications 2,854,361 64.8 1,380,697 64.5 1,473,664 65.0
Upper secondary education/Post-secondary non tertiary education (ISCED 3/4) 1,697,907 38.5 874,505 40.9 823,402 36.3
Tertiary level (ISCED 5/6) 1,156,454 26.3 506,192 23.6 650,262 28.7
    ISCED 5 B programmes 488,510 11.1 189,659 8.9 298,851 13.2
    ISCED 5 A Medium programmes (Bachelor level) 333,741 7.6 154,288 7.2 179,453 7.9
    ISDED 5A Long/very long programmes (Master level) 302,088 6.9 141,904 6.6 160,184 7.1
    Second stage of tertiary Education (ISCED6) 32,115 0.7 19,841 0.9 12,274 0.5
        Licentiate's degree 9,495 0.2 5,716 0.3 3,779 0.2
        Doctor's degree 22,620 0.5 14,125 0.7 8,495 0.4

Source: Education Statistics. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Ms Aila Repo +358 9 1734 3271, koulutus.tilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mr Jari Tarkoma

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Last updated 5.12.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Väestön koulutusrakenne [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-4586. 2007. Helsinki: Tilastokeskus [referred: 4.12.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/vkour/2007/vkour_2007_2008-12-05_tie_001_en.html