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

 2011201220132014201520162017
Belgium71.371.672.873.674.775.176.8
Netherlands72.573.475.875.976.477.178.4
France71.572.475.076.777.578.178.4
Germany86.686.686.786.986.886.586.5
Austria82.482.983.083.984.684.585.0
United Kingdom76.477.978.379.279.779.580.1
Euro Area 1969.670.471.572.673.273.774.2
Europe 2873.474.275.275.976.577.077.5

Females having attained at least upper secondary level education

% of the population aged 25-64 years

 2011201220132014201520162017
Belgium71.972.673.874.775.875.977.7
Netherlands71.072.174.474.775.576.478.0
France70.571.674.175.776.977.577.8
Germany84.384.484.685.185.185.185.3
Austria77.678.278.679.880.780.881.7
United Kingdom74.276.477.278.079.079.380.2
Euro Area 1969.370.371.572.673.474.074.7
Europe 2872.673.774.875.676.477.077.8

Males having attained at least upper secondary level education

% of the population aged 25-64 years

 2011201220132014201520162017
Belgium70.670.771.772.473.674.375.9
Netherlands73.974.677.177.177.377.878.8
France72.673.376.077.778.278.779.0
Germany89.088.988.788.788.587.987.6
Austria87.287.787.488.088.788.288.3
United Kingdom78.679.479.580.480.379.880.1
Euro Area 1969.970.571.572.573.073.373.7
Europe 2874.274.875.676.276.676.977.3

Regional data

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Population having attained at least upper secondary level education

% of the population aged 25-64 years

 2011201220132014201520162017
Belgium71.371.672.873.674.775.176.8
Brussels-Capital Region67.368.367.668.069.870.972.9
Flemish Region73.873.975.476.177.177.479.4
Walloon Region67.968.669.770.872.072.373.3
Europe 2873.474.275.275.976.577.077.5

Females having attained at least upper secondary level education

% of the population aged 25-64 years

 2011201220132014201520162017
Belgium71.972.673.874.775.875.977.7
Brussels-Capital Region67.669.267.867.970.770.872.4
Flemish Region74.574.976.577.278.278.480.6
Walloon Region68.769.570.972.573.273.174.3
Europe 2872.673.774.875.676.477.077.8

Males having attained at least upper secondary level education

% of the population aged 25-64 years

 2011201220132014201520162017
Belgium70.670.771.772.473.674.375.9
Brussels-Capital Region67.067.467.468.168.871.173.5
Flemish Region73.273.074.375.076.076.578.3
Walloon Region67.167.768.569.170.971.572.4
Europe 2874.274.875.676.276.676.977.3

Description

  •  15/10/2018

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.