Appendix table 1. Participation in adult education and training by content of education in 2017 (population aged 18 to 64 having participated in education and training concerned)

Content of education 1) Economics and law Services, hobbies, safety Health care and social welfare, well-being Technology, manufacturing and construction Information technology Arts Foreign languages Participants total
  % % % % % % % %
Age                
18–24 15 28 21 18 2 9 13 63
25–34 31 26 25 16 9 6 10 389
35–44 34 31 23 15 14 11 9 408
45–54 33 31 25 13 14 11 7 413
55–64 30 27 17 12 12 15 11 314
Sex                
Men 29 34 11 24 12 6 9 682
Women 31 25 32 7 10 14 10 905
Socio-economic group                
Farmers .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 16
Other self-employed persons 40 32 13 16 12 10 11 68
Upper-level employees 39 21 16 15 20 13 10 488
Lower-level employees 38 26 36 10 13 7 8 481
Workers 19 53 10 25 4 4 5 223
Students 17 29 28 15 3 11 14 123
Pensioners 5 23 15 2 8 42 28 39
Other or unknown 18 21 20 12 2 14 9 149
Level of education                
Basic level 19 33 15 16 8 7 18 125
Upper secondary level 24 35 25 17 6 10 6 641
Tertiary level 39 21 22 11 16 12 10 821
Municipality group                
Urban 33 28 23 14 12 9 11 1170
Semi-urban 24 32 22 14 7 12 8 221
Rural 21 30 18 17 8 14 4 196
All 30 29 22 15 11 10 9 1 587
Total 477 153 456 815 356 245 230 233 173 371 163 938 149 701 1 584 069
1) Only the most common subjects included. Summing up the proportions does not give 100 per cent, as the respondents could report several contents of education.

Source: Participation in adult education 2017, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Helena Niemi 029 551 2488, Timo Ruuskanen 029 551 3620, aet.statistics@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 4.10.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Participation in adult education [e-publication].
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