The Adult Education Survey examines participation in education, opinions and views about education, and needs and willingness for education among the adult population. Data on obstacles to and preconditions for participation in education are also collected with the survey.The survey examines participation in hobby or general education oriented studying during free-time, as well as studying related to work or occupation.A similar survey is conducted in around 30 countries in Europe. In Finland, the survey is implemented in co-operation between Statistics Finland and the Ministry of Education and Culture.Previous data collections for the Adult Education Survey took place in Finland in 1980, 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2006.Statistics Finland collects the data with face-to-face interviews. The data collection takes place during autumn 2012 and will be completed by the end of the year.
Finnish residents between the ages of 18 and 69 are interviewed in the survey.
The Statistics Act obliges Statistics Finland to treat the obtained data as confidential. Data provided by individual respondents cannot be identified from the survey data.
Last updated 17.5.2013