Population with tertiary education by sex

National data

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Population with tertiary education

% of the population aged 30-34 years

 20112012201320142015201620172020
Belgium42.643.942.743.842.745.645.947.0
Netherlands41.242.243.244.846.345.747.940.0
France43.143.344.043.745.043.644.350.0
Germany30.631.832.931.432.333.234.042.0
Austria23.626.127.140.038.740.140.838.0
United Kingdom45.546.947.447.747.948.248.3--
Euro Area 1934.235.136.136.537.337.638.4--
Europe 2834.836.037.137.938.739.139.940.0

Females with tertiary education

% of the population aged 30-34 years

 20112012201320142015201620172020
Belgium48.150.749.350.248.750.750.9--
Netherlands44.844.546.448.049.649.751.8--
France47.248.248.447.949.648.849.6--
Germany31.332.633.730.832.433.034.2--
Austria24.326.527.841.640.042.044.0--
United Kingdom48.350.050.451.151.150.350.8--
Euro Area 1937.939.140.140.441.642.143.1--
Europe 2838.640.241.442.343.443.944.9--

Males with tertiary education

% of the population aged 30-34 years

 20112012201320142015201620172020
Belgium37.137.136.237.436.740.440.8--
Netherlands37.539.940.141.643.041.744.0--
France38.938.239.439.240.338.138.7--
Germany29.931.032.232.032.233.433.8--
Austria22.825.626.438.337.538.337.7--
United Kingdom42.643.844.444.344.546.045.8--
Euro Area 1930.531.132.132.632.933.033.6--
Europe 2831.031.832.933.634.034.434.9--

Population with tertiary education

% of the population aged 25-64 years

 2011201220132014201520162017
Belgium34.635.335.536.936.937.540.3
Netherlands32.133.033.934.435.336.037.2
France29.730.732.133.234.134.635.2
Germany27.728.228.627.127.628.328.6
Austria19.219.820.629.930.631.432.4
United Kingdom36.938.639.640.641.642.442.8
Euro Area 1926.427.228.028.629.329.830.6
Europe 2826.827.728.629.330.130.731.4

Females with tertiary education

% of the population aged 25-64 years

 2011201220132014201520162017
Belgium36.837.938.339.940.140.843.7
Netherlands30.731.833.034.035.036.037.6
France31.332.534.035.436.536.937.5
Germany24.925.826.423.724.425.225.7
Austria17.117.918.928.629.130.631.9
United Kingdom37.539.440.941.943.143.744.5
Euro Area 1926.927.928.929.330.331.031.9
Europe 2827.728.930.030.731.832.533.4

Males with tertiary education

% of the population aged 25-64 years

 2011201220132014201520162017
Belgium32.432.732.833.933.634.236.9
Netherlands33.634.134.834.835.736.036.8
France28.028.830.030.931.532.232.8
Germany30.430.730.830.530.831.331.4
Austria21.321.722.331.232.032.232.9
United Kingdom36.337.738.339.240.141.041.0
Euro Area 1925.926.527.127.828.228.629.2
Europe 2825.826.527.127.928.428.929.5

Regional data

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Population with tertiary education

% of the population aged 30-34 years

 2011201220132014201520162017
Belgium42.643.942.743.842.745.645.9
Brussels-Capital Region47.846.445.847.548.451.954.4
Flemish Region42.345.344.144.843.247.346.4
Walloon Region40.540.038.940.139.139.640.9
Europe 2834.836.037.137.938.739.139.9

Females with tertiary education

% of the population aged 30-34 years

 2011201220132014201520162017
Belgium48.150.749.350.248.750.750.9
Brussels-Capital Region46.249.350.749.949.754.052.9
Flemish Region49.353.351.152.050.454.053.2
Walloon Region46.746.745.547.145.043.245.7
Europe 2838.640.241.442.343.443.944.9

Males with tertiary education

% of the population aged 30-34 years

 2011201220132014201520162017
Belgium37.137.136.237.436.740.440.8
Brussels-Capital Region49.443.540.745.047.149.855.9
Flemish Region35.437.537.137.736.040.639.7
Walloon Region34.433.432.333.233.235.936.2
Europe 2831.031.832.933.634.034.434.9

Population with tertiary education

% of the population aged 25-64 years

 2011201220132014201520162017
Belgium34.635.335.536.936.937.540.3
Brussels-Capital Region42.442.741.543.543.444.146.6
Flemish Region34.335.436.037.237.237.940.8
Walloon Region32.532.632.733.934.034.537.0
Europe 2826.827.728.629.330.130.731.4

Females with tertiary education

% of the population aged 25-64 years

 2011201220132014201520162017
Belgium36.837.938.339.940.140.843.7
Brussels-Capital Region43.644.743.445.044.746.347.7
Flemish Region36.537.938.840.340.641.544.4
Walloon Region35.135.735.637.337.637.741.0
Europe 2827.728.930.030.731.832.533.4

Males with tertiary education

% of the population aged 25-64 years

 2011201220132014201520162017
Belgium32.432.732.833.933.634.236.9
Brussels-Capital Region41.140.739.642.042.041.845.6
Flemish Region32.233.033.234.233.834.337.3
Walloon Region29.929.529.830.530.331.333.0
Europe 2825.826.527.127.928.428.929.5

Description

The indicator is defined as the percentage of the population aged 30-34 (25-64 years in the second table) who have successfully completed tertiary studies (e.g. university, higher technical institution, etc.). This educational attainment refers to ISCED (International Standard Classification of Education) 2011 levels 5-8 for data from 2014 onwards and to ISCED 1997 levels 5-6 for data up to 2013 (break in time series in 2014). The levels 5-8 of the ISCED 2011 are labelled as: 5. short-cycle tertiary education (Hautes écoles/ Hogeschools), 6. Bachelor’s or equivalent level, 7. Master’s or equivalent level and 8.doctoral or equivalent level. The indicator is based on the EU Labour Force Survey.

This indicator measures the Europe 2020 strategy's headline target to increase the share of the 30-34 years old having completed tertiary or equivalent education to at least 40% in 2020.

This indicator is also included in another database of the Federal Planning Bureau. It belongs to the set of complementary indicators to the gross domestic product that provides, for this indicator, data by gender.

Other languages

  • Population diplômée de l'enseignement supérieur
  • Bevolking met een diploma hoger onderwijs

Source: Eurostat, Population and social conditions database.