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Table 399. School-age populations as a percentage of total population, by age group and country: Selected years, 1985 through 2006
Country 5- to 14-year-olds as a percent of total population 15- to 19-year-olds as a percent of total population
19851 19901 19951 1996 1998 1999 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 19852 19902 19952 1996 1998 1999 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
OECD countries                                            
Australia 14 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Austria 12 12 11 11 11 6 6 6 6 6
Belgium 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Canada 13 12 12 13 14 14 13 13 13 12 6 5 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Czech Republic (3) (3) 12 13 13 12 12 11 11 10 10 (3) (3) 6 8 8 7 7 7 7 6 6
                                           
Denmark 12 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 6 6 5 6 6 5 5 5 5 6 6
Finland 11 12 11 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
France 13 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 6 6 5 7 7 7 7 6 6 7 6
Germany4 9 9 10 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 6 4 4 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Greece 11 12 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 5 6 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5
                                           
Hungary 12 11 11 11 11 6 6 6 6 6
Iceland 16 15 14 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 7 7 6 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7
Ireland 18 18 15 17 16 15 14 14 14 14 13 8 8 8 9 9 9 8 8 8 7 7
Italy 13 10 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 6 6 5 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5
Japan 14 12 10 11 11 10 10 10 9 9 9 6 7 5 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 5
                                           
Korea, Republic of 14 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 7 9 9 8 7 7 6 7 7
Luxembourg 10 10 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 5 4 4 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Mexico 22 22 22 21 21 10 10 10 10 10
Netherlands 12 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 7 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
New Zealand 15 13 13 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8
                                           
Norway 13 11 11 13 13 13 13 14 14 13 13 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Poland 13 13 12 12 12 9 8 8 8 8
Portugal 10 11 10 10 10 6 6 6 6 6
Slovak Republic (3) (3) 13 13 13 12 12 (3) (3) 8 8 8 8 8
Spain 15 13 10 11 11 10 10 10 10 9 9 7 7 6 8 7 7 6 6 6 5 5
                                           
Sweden 11 10 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7
Switzerland 11 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Turkey 21 21 20 20 21 21 19 19 19 19 9 9 9 11 11 11 9 9 9 9
United Kingdom 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7
United States 13 13 13 15 14 15 15 14 14 14 14 6 5 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
                                           
Reporting partner
   countries
                                           
Argentina 19 19   9 9  
Brazil 20 21 20 19 19 11 11 10 10 10
Chile 19 18 18 18 17 9 9 9 9 9
China 20 20   8 8  
Egypt 22 22   12 12  
                                           
Estonia (3) (3) 11 10 (3) (3) 8 8
India 24 25 25 25   11 10 10 10  
Indonesia 19 20   11 10  
Israel 18 18 18 18 18 9 9 8 8 8
Jamaica 22 21   10 9  
                                           
Jordan 26 26   12 13  
Malaysia 22 22   10 10  
Paraguay 25 25   11 11  
Peru 23 22   10 10  
Philippines 24 24   10 11  
                                           
Russian Federation (3) (3) 14 14 12 12 11 10 10 (3) (3) 8 9 9 9 8
Slovenia (3) (3) 10 10 (3) (3) 6 6
Sri Lanka 17 17   10 10 10
Thailand 15 15   8 7 9
Tunisia 21 21   11 11 8
Uruguay 16 16   8 8 8
Zimbabwe 24 24   13 13 6
—Not available.  
1 Data are for the 5- to 13-year-old population.  
2 Data are for the 14- to 17-year-old population.  
3 Country did not exist in its current form in the given year.  
4 Data for 1985 are for the former West Germany.  
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance, selected years, 1987 through 2001; and Online Education Database, retrieved July 28, 2009, from http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx. (This table was prepared July 2009.)
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