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Who's in School? Percent of Population Enrolled in Formal Schooling by Age Group; Selected Countries

 

Table 2
Who's in School?
Percent of Population Enrolled in Formal Schooling by Age Group (selected countries)

Country Years of primary and secondary schooling* Ending age of compulsory education  Percent age 4 and younger enrolled Percent ages 5 - 14 enrolled Percent ages 5 - 19 enrolled
Australia 12 years 15 42% 99% 82%
Austria  13 years 15  66%  99%  79%
Belgium  16 years 18  100%**   100%** 96%
Canada  na  16  na  na  na
Czech Republic  15 years  15  84%  100%**  91%
Denmark  12 years  16  88%  98%  85%
Finland  13 years  16  42%  95%  87%
France  15 years  16  100%**  100%**  87%
Germany  12 years  18  77%  98%  89%
Greece  12 years  15  28%  97%  86%
Hungary  13 years  16  81%  100%**  86%
Iceland  14 years  16  94%  99%  84%
Ireland  12 years  15  25%  100%**  87%
Italy  13 years  15  100%**  100%**  79%
Japan  14 years  15  81%  100%**  na
South Korea  12 years  14  20%  94%  85%
Luxembourg   11 years  15  61%  96%  75%
Mexico  9 years  15  45%  98%  42%
Netherlands  12 years  18  37%  100%  86%
New Zealand  12 years  16  89%  100%**  73%
Norway  12 years  16  83%  98%  86%
Poland  12 years  16  32%  95%  90%
Portugal  11 years  14  72%  100%**  73%
Slovak Republic  11 years  16  75%  97%  83%
Spain  14 years  16  100%**  100%**  80%
Sweden  13 years  16  85%  99%  88%
Switzerland  12 years  15  23%  100%  83%
Turkey  6 years  14  3%  81%  40%
England  13 years  16  77%  100%  79%
United States  11 years  17  53%  97%  77%
Russian Federation  9 years  15  na  90%  na

* Years at which more than 90 percent of the school-age population is enrolled 

** Percentage actually greater than 100 due to differing enrollment reporting dates for different age groups

 Note: G8 countries shown in italics     
Source: 2006 Education at a Glance (OECD, 2006)     

This summary is based on a document written by Jim Hull, policy analyst, Center for Public Education.

Posted: January 17, 2007


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