Population having attained at least upper secondary level education by sex

National data

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Population having attained at least upper secondary level education

% of the population aged 25-64 years

 2012201320142015201620172018
Belgium71.672.873.674.775.176.878.2
Netherlands73.475.875.976.477.178.479.0
France72.475.076.777.578.178.479.4
Germany86.686.786.986.886.586.586.6
Austria82.983.083.984.684.585.085.3
United Kingdom77.978.379.279.779.580.180.4
Euro Area 1970.471.572.673.273.774.274.9
Europe 2874.275.275.976.577.077.578.1

Females having attained at least upper secondary level education

% of the population aged 25-64 years

 2012201320142015201620172018
Belgium72.673.874.775.875.977.779.1
Netherlands72.174.474.775.576.478.078.7
France71.674.175.776.977.577.879.0
Germany84.484.685.185.185.185.385.6
Austria78.278.679.880.780.881.781.9
United Kingdom76.477.278.079.079.380.280.9
Euro Area 1970.371.572.673.474.074.775.5
Europe 2873.774.875.676.577.077.878.5

Males having attained at least upper secondary level education

% of the population aged 25-64 years

 2012201320142015201620172018
Belgium70.771.772.473.674.375.977.4
Netherlands74.677.177.177.377.878.879.3
France73.376.077.778.278.779.079.8
Germany88.988.788.788.587.987.687.6
Austria87.787.488.088.788.288.388.7
United Kingdom79.479.580.480.379.880.179.9
Euro Area 1970.571.572.573.073.373.774.3
Europe 2874.875.676.276.676.977.377.7

Regional data

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Population having attained at least upper secondary level education

% of the population aged 25-64 years

 2012201320142015201620172018
Belgium71.672.873.674.775.176.878.2
Brussels-Capital Region68.367.668.069.870.972.973.3
Flemish Region73.975.476.177.177.479.481.0
Walloon Region68.669.770.872.072.373.374.9
Europe 2874.275.275.976.577.077.578.1

Females having attained at least upper secondary level education

% of the population aged 25-64 years

 2012201320142015201620172018
Belgium72.673.874.775.875.977.779.1
Brussels-Capital Region69.267.867.970.770.872.474.8
Flemish Region74.976.577.278.278.480.682.1
Walloon Region69.570.972.573.273.174.375.2
Europe 2873.774.875.676.577.077.878.5

Males having attained at least upper secondary level education

% of the population aged 25-64 years

 2012201320142015201620172018
Belgium70.771.772.473.674.375.977.4
Brussels-Capital Region67.467.468.168.871.173.571.8
Flemish Region73.074.375.076.076.578.380.0
Walloon Region67.768.569.170.971.572.474.5
Europe 2874.875.676.276.676.977.377.7

Description

  •  24/05/2019

Share of the population aged 25-64 having attained at least upper secondary level education. This educational attainment refers to ISCED (International Standard Classification of Education) 2011 levels 3-8 for data from 2014 onwards and to ISCED 1997 levels 4-6 for data up to 2013 (break in time series in 2014). The levels 3-8 of the ISCED 2011 are labelled as:

  • Level 3. Upper secondary education,
  • Level 4. Post-secondary non-tertiary education,
  • Level 5. Short-cycle tertiary education,
  • Level 6. Bachelor’s or equivalent level,
  • Level 7. Master’s or equivalent level,
  • Level 8. Doctoral or equivalent level.

The indicator is based on the EU Labour Force Survey.

Other languages

  • Population ayant atteint au moins le deuxième cycle de l'enseignement secondaire
  • Bevolking met minimaal een diploma hoger secundair onderwijs

Source: Eurostat, Population and social conditions database.