Education

Population with educational qualification

Students in education leading to qualifications and qualifications attained

Population with educational qualification 1)

Age 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
%
15-19 13,1 13,0 13,3 13,3 13,8 13,7 14,3
20-24 80,7 80,6 80,6 80,6 80,7 81,0 81,6
25-29 84,7 84,1 83,8 83,7 83,5 83,4 83,7
30-34 86,4 86,5 86,6 86,2 85,7 85,3 85,1
35-39 84,2 84,4 85,0 85,7 86,3 86,8 87,2
40-44 84,9 84,9 85,0 85,0 85,0 85,0 85,3
45-49 83,1 84,1 84,9 85,3 85,4 85,5 85,7
50-54 77,0 78,3 79,6 81,1 82,5 83,8 84,9
55-59 67,5 69,9 72,1 74,3 76,2 77,8 79,2
60-64 58,9 60,5 62,1 63,9 65,9 68,1 70,5
65- 35,0 36,7 38,4 40,4 42,6 44,6 46,7
Total 64,8 65,5 66,2 67,0 67,7 68,5 69,4
1) Population by age group with a qualification from upper secondary schools, vocational schools and colleges, polytechnics or universities.

Source: Statistics Finland, Education

Table in Excel format suoluk_koul1.xls

Last updated: 9.12.2014

 

Students in education leading to qualifications and qualifications attained

Students 1990 2000 2010 2011 2012 2013
Basic comprehensive
school education,
compulsory education
school
592 920 593 451 546 423 541 931 539 545 540 477
Basic education 
of adults 1)
3 534 I    2 269 2 361 2 390 2 530 2) 2 440
Upper secondary 
general education 3)
100 875 I   130 032 111 778 109 046 107 412 105 898
Vocational education
4)
162 535 I   159 884 I   279 863 279 266 276 471 313 972
Polytechnic 
education 5)
- 114 020 138 852 139 857 139 876 138 880
University education
6)
112 921 157 796 I   169 404 168 983 169 041 167 179
Total 972 785 I  1 157 452 I  1 248 681 1 241 473 1 234 875 1 268 846
Qualifications achieved 
Leaving certificates 
from comprehensive
school, compulsory
education
61 054 65 937 64 957 63 435 61 170 59 886
Leaving certificates 
from comprehensive
school, 
adult education
. . 256 373 351 408 478
Upper secondary 
general school 
qualifications 7)
27 469 I   35 935 32 697 32 807 32 002 32 125
Vocational and 
professional 
qualifications
55 666 55 477 67 957 70 596 70 803 69 206
Polytechnic 
degrees 8)
- 14 178 21 899 22 898 23 914 24 833
University degrees 10 982 16 845 29 118 28 482 29 357 30 322
Total 155 171 I  188 628 217 001 218 569 217 654 216 850
1) Includes full syllabus and subject students in comprehensive education in 1990 but only
full syllabus students in comprehensive education from 2000 onwards.
2) Excl. new students.
3) Includes full syllabus and subject students in upper secondary general school education
in 1990 but only students of full syllabus of upper secondary general school education or
a corresponding syllabus from 2000 onwards.
4) In 2010 to 2013, the data on education preparing for a skills examination and on
apprenticeship training relate to a calendar year, the data in 1990 and 2000 describe
the situation on 20 September. The data on school type syllabus-based vocational
education describe the situation on 20 September in 1990 to 2012
and relate to a calendar year in 2013. In time series examinations account should
be taken of the fact that changes have taken place in the topic area almost every year.
5) Includes permanent and experimental polytechnics.
6) The data for 1990–2000 are from 31 December and from 2010 onwards from
20 September. From 2010 onwards,the data also include the National Defence University.
7) Includes matriculation examinations only in 1990, but also IB, Reifeprüfung and
Gymnasieexamen examinations from 2000 onwards.
8) Includes second-cycle polytechnic degrees.

l line across a time series shows substantial breaks in the homogeneity of a series

Source: Statistics Finland, Education

Table in Excel format suoluk_koul2.xls

Last updated: 10.2.2015


Last updated 10.2.2015

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