Appendix table 3. Participation in adult education and training not related to work or occupation by content of education in 2017 (persons aged 18 to 64, excl. students and conscripts, having participated in education and training concerned)

Content of education 1) Arts Foreign languages Sports, physical activity Health care and social welfare, well-being Economics and law Services Agriculture Social and behavioural sciences Participants total
  % % % % % % % % %
Age                  
18–24 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... 8
25–34 14 25 16 7 7 5 2 8 73
35–44 24 19 23 10 10 5 8 3 117
45–54 31 13 23 11 7 6 3 3 105
55–64 41 27 18 3 4 4 3 1 114
Sex                  
Men 20 20 17 7 8 4 2 5 125
Women 30 21 22 8 7 5 5 3 292
Socio-economic group                  
Farmers .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 5
Other self-employed persons .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 21
Upper-level employees 32 20 21 9 6 5 4 3 143
Lower-level employees 20 17 26 8 5 4 3 6 125
Workers 17 23 10 4 11 8 5 4 34
Pensioners 44 33 21 7 3 3 9 . 33
Other or unknown 26 19 15 8 11 4 3 5 56
Level of education                  
Basic level 20 25 9 9 22 4 . 3 27
Upper secondary level 28 21 21 6 4 5 3 4 127
Tertiary level 28 20 22 8 7 5 5 4 263
Municipality group                  
Urban 25 23 20 8 8 5 4 5 298
Semi-urban 27 22 21 7 9 5 2 3 56
Rural 35 10 21 6 3 6 6 . 63
All 27 21 20 7 7 5 4 4 417
Total 103 307 80 228 77 251 28 678 28 294 18 956 15 206 14 738 385 562
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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