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Table 400. Percentage of population enrolled in secondary and postsecondary education, by age group and country: Selected years, 1985 through 2006
Country Secondary, 16 years old, 2006 Secondary, 17 years old, 2006 Postsecondary education (total tertiary education)
18 to 21 years old 22 to 25 years old 26 to 29 years old
1985 1990 1999 2005 2006 1985 1990 1999 2005 2006 1985 1990 1999 2005 2006
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
OECD countries                                  
Australia 94 80 31 34 33 15 21 21 8 10 10
Austria 93 78 15 16 16 20 20 21 12 9 10
Belgium (Flemish) 103 101 25 42 43 43 7 15 19 19 2 3 6 6
Canada 27 23 18 16 7 6
Czech Republic 100 96 (1) (1) 17 23 23 (1) (1) 12 21 21 (1) (1) 4 6 6
                                 
Denmark 91 84 7 7 8 10 11 16 18 27 34 34 8 9 15 20 20
Finland 96 96 9 14 23 24 24 17 21 35 40 40 8 10 18 20 21
France 96 89 19 25 35 36 36 10 12 20 20 19 4 4 5 5 5
Germany2 96 91 9 9 11 13 13 16 19 23 23 9 10 11 13 12
Greece 102 73 54 65 68 7 18 19 2 8 22
                                 
Hungary 96 92 20 29 30 14 23 23 5 9 10
Iceland 94 84 7 12 12 21 28 28 9 16 16
Ireland 95 75 21 33 38 38 11 13 13 3 5 6
Italy 89 83 22 29 30 21 23 23 7 8 7
Japan 98 94
                                 
Korea, Republic of 94 93 51 65 67 26 32 33 6 6 7
Luxembourg 84 77 5 4 1
Mexico 54 43 12 16 17 8 9 9 1 3 3
Netherlands 98 85 14 18 26 29 30 12 13 20 24 25 6 5 5 7 7
New Zealand 87 69 21 29 34 33 15 14 23 22 8 11 11
                                 
Norway 94 92 9 14 19 19 20 14 17 28 30 30 6 8 12 14 14
Poland 97 95 21 31 32 21 30 31 5 6 6
Portugal 81 73 6 25 27 27 5 17 21 20 2 6 8 8
Slovak Republic 95 91 (1) (1) 22 23 (1) (1) 16 18 (1) (1) 5 6
Spain 93 82 15 21 32 34 34 11 14 24 22 22 4 5 8 9 9
                                 
Sweden 99 97 8 9 16 17 17 11 11 25 32 31 7 6 12 16 15
Switzerland 91 86 6 6 10 12 12 11 12 17 20 21 5 6 9 10 11
Turkey 57 34 7 14 20 22 4 9 11 12 2 4 4 4
United Kingdom 86 71 15 16 29 28 29 7 11 12 13 13 6 7 7
United States 93 82 37 41 44 45 46 15 17 18 23 22 8 9 11 11 11
                                 
Reporting partner
   countries
                                 
Brazil 86 82 10 10 9 10 5 5
Chile 94 89
Estonia 96 93 (1) (1) 32 31 (1) (1) 22 23 (1) (1) 12 11
Israel 94 90 12 11 25 26 15 17
Russian Federation 74 35 (1) (1) 41 (1) (1) 26 (1) (1)
Slovenia 97 96 (1) (1) 37 38 (1) (1) 35 36 (1) (1) 11 11
—Not available.
1 Country did not exist in its current form in the given year.
2 Data for 1985 are for the former West Germany.
NOTE: Data refer to programs classified by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) level 3, level 5A (first and second award), level 5B, and level 6. ISCED level 3 corresponds to secondary education in the United States. ISCED levels 5A (first and second award), 5B, and 6 together make up total tertiary education, which corresponds to 2-year and 4-year college undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States. Includes both full-time and part-time students. Some increases in enrollment rates may be due to more complete reporting by countries. Enrollment figures may not be directly comparable due to differing definitions of postsecondary (tertiary) education and the age at which it begins. Differences in reference dates between enrollment and population data can result in enrollment rates that exceed 100 percent. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance, selected years, 1987 through 2001; and Online Education Database, retrieved June 29, 2009, from http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx. (This table was prepared July 2009.)
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