OECD Factbook 2013
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Factbook 2012 - ISSN  - © OECD 2012

Educational attainment
As a percentage of total population in that age group
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Population with tertiary education
2010 or latest available year
Population aged 25-64
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-64
Below upper secondary
Upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary
Tertiary education
2000
2005
2010
2000
2005
2010
2000
2005
2010
Australia
44.4
 
39.5
 
34.8
 
29.6
 
41.2
 
35.0
 
26.8
 
31.3
 
33.3
 
35.6
 
27.5
 
31.7
 
37.6
 
Austria
20.8
 
20.8
 
18.6
 
16.5
 
23.9
 
19.4
 
17.5
 
62.2
 
62.8
 
63.2
 
13.9
 
17.8
 
19.3
 
Belgium
43.8
 
39.4
 
30.9
 
25.6
 
41.5
 
33.9
 
29.5
 
31.4
 
35.1
 
35.5
 
27.1
 
31.0
 
35.0
 
Canada
56.5
 
56.8
 
46.8
 
42.2
 
19.3
 
14.8
 
11.6
 
40.6
 
39.2
 
37.8
 
40.1
 
45.9
 
50.6
 
Chile
38.5
 
27.5
 
21.5
 
18.9
 
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28.6
 
..
 
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44.6
 
..
 
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26.8
 
Czech Republic
22.6
 
16.3
 
15.9
 
11.5
 
14.1
 
10.1
 
8.1
 
75.0
 
76.9
 
75.2
 
11.0
 
13.1
 
16.8
 
Denmark
37.6
 
36.8
 
31.2
 
27.9
 
21.5
 
19.0
 
24.3
 
52.4
 
47.5
 
42.4
 
26.2
 
33.5
 
33.3
 
Estonia
37.8
 
33.2
 
38.5
 
30.7
 
..
 
10.9
 
10.9
 
..
 
55.8
 
53.8
 
..
 
33.3
 
35.3
 
Finland
39.2
 
45.8
 
38.9
 
30.1
 
27.5
 
21.2
 
17.0
 
40.5
 
44.2
 
44.8
 
32.0
 
34.6
 
38.1
 
France
42.9
 
33.8
 
21.7
 
18.3
 
37.0
 
33.2
 
29.2
 
40.9
 
41.4
 
41.8
 
22.0
 
25.4
 
29.0
 
Germany
26.1
 
28.1
 
26.6
 
25.4
 
18.3
 
16.9
 
14.2
 
58.2
 
58.6
 
59.2
 
23.5
 
24.6
 
26.6
 
Greece
30.9
 
26.6
 
23.1
 
16.5
 
50.7
 
42.5
 
34.8
 
31.6
 
36.1
 
40.6
 
17.7
 
21.3
 
24.6
 
Hungary
26.0
 
19.1
 
18.3
 
16.5
 
30.8
 
23.6
 
18.7
 
55.2
 
59.3
 
61.2
 
14.0
 
17.1
 
20.1
 
Iceland
36.2
 
38.8
 
30.5
 
22.5
 
44.7
 
37.1
 
33.5
 
32.1
 
32.3
 
34.0
 
23.2
 
30.5
 
32.5
 
Ireland
48.2
 
42.3
 
29.8
 
21.5
 
54.0
 
35.5
 
26.5
 
27.5
 
35.4
 
36.2
 
18.5
 
29.1
 
37.3
 
Israel
44.2
 
48.8
 
44.4
 
44.6
 
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20.8
 
17.9
 
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33.4
 
36.5
 
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45.8
 
45.6
 
Italy
20.7
 
15.8
 
12.0
 
10.7
 
57.9
 
49.9
 
44.8
 
32.7
 
37.9
 
40.4
 
9.4
 
12.2
 
14.8
 
Japan
56.7
 
49.6
 
45.8
 
29.0
 
17.1
 
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..
 
49.2
 
60.1
 
55.2
 
33.6
 
39.9
 
44.8
 
Korea
65.0
 
46.9
 
26.7
 
12.8
 
31.7
 
24.5
 
19.6
 
44.4
 
43.9
 
40.7
 
23.9
 
31.6
 
39.7
 
Luxembourg
44.2
 
41.4
 
27.9
 
25.3
 
43.9
 
34.1
 
22.3
 
37.8
 
39.3
 
42.2
 
18.3
 
26.5
 
35.5
 
Mexico
21.8
 
16.2
 
16.3
 
12.0
 
70.9
 
68.4
 
63.8
 
14.5
 
16.6
 
18.8
 
14.6
 
15.0
 
17.4
 
Netherlands
40.8
 
33.5
 
30.2
 
26.0
 
35.1
 
28.2
 
27.0
 
41.5
 
41.7
 
40.6
 
23.4
 
30.1
 
32.4
 
New Zealand
46.4
 
42.5
 
39.1
 
33.8
 
36.8
 
31.6
 
27.0
 
34.3
 
29.4
 
32.4
 
28.9
 
39.0
 
40.7
 
Norway
47.3
 
41.0
 
33.4
 
27.3
 
14.8
 
22.8
 
19.4
 
56.8
 
44.5
 
43.3
 
28.4
 
32.7
 
37.3
 
Poland
37.4
 
23.4
 
15.1
 
12.9
 
20.1
 
14.9
 
11.3
 
68.5
 
68.2
 
65.8
 
11.4
 
16.9
 
22.9
 
Portugal
24.8
 
16.2
 
10.4
 
8.9
 
80.6
 
73.5
 
68.1
 
10.5
 
13.6
 
16.5
 
8.8
 
12.8
 
15.4
 
Slovak Republic
24.0
 
15.9
 
14.6
 
12.7
 
16.2
 
12.1
 
9.0
 
73.4
 
73.9
 
73.6
 
10.4
 
14.0
 
17.3
 
Slovenia
31.3
 
26.7
 
20.0
 
16.3
 
..
 
19.7
 
16.7
 
..
 
60.1
 
59.6
 
..
 
20.2
 
23.7
 
Spain
39.2
 
35.3
 
25.6
 
17.8
 
61.7
 
51.2
 
47.1
 
15.7
 
20.6
 
22.2
 
22.6
 
28.2
 
30.7
 
Sweden
42.2
 
37.2
 
30.0
 
27.5
 
20.8
 
17.1
 
13.5
 
54.4
 
53.9
 
52.4
 
24.8
 
29.0
 
34.2
 
Switzerland
40.5
 
38.2
 
33.3
 
27.7
 
16.1
 
14.8
 
13.9
 
59.7
 
56.5
 
51.0
 
24.2
 
28.8
 
35.2
 
Turkey
17.4
 
12.2
 
9.4
 
9.5
 
76.7
 
71.9
 
68.8
 
14.9
 
17.8
 
18.1
 
8.3
 
10.2
 
13.1
 
United Kingdom
46.0
 
40.6
 
35.2
 
30.0
 
37.4
 
33.2
 
24.9
 
36.9
 
37.1
 
36.9
 
25.7
 
29.7
 
38.2
 
United States
42.3
 
43.4
 
40.0
 
41.0
 
12.6
 
12.2
 
11.0
 
50.9
 
48.7
 
47.3
 
36.5
 
39.0
 
41.7
 
EU 27
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OECD
37.8
 
33.2
 
27.5
 
22.9
 
35.8
 
29.8
 
26.0
 
42.5
 
44.1
 
44.1
 
21.7
 
27.0
 
30.7
 
Brazil
11.6
 
11.3
 
10.7
 
8.9
 
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China
6.1
 
4.8
 
3.0
 
3.1
 
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India
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Indonesia
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Russian Federation
55.5
 
58.1
 
54.3
 
44.5
 
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South Africa
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