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Table 410. School-age populations as a percentage of total population, by age group and country: Selected years, 1985 through 2008
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 1998 1999 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 19852 19902 19952 1998 1999 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
OECD average3  12 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Australia 14 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Austria 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Belgium 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Canada 13 12 12 14 14 13 13 13 12 12 12 6 5 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Chile 19 18 18 18 17 16 15 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
                                                 
Czech Republic (4) (4) 12 13 12 12 11 11 10 10 10 9 (4) (4) 6 8 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6
Denmark 12 10 10 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 6 6 5 6 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6
Estonia (4) (4) 11 10 10 10 (4) (4) 8 8 8 7
Finland 11 12 11 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
France 13 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 6 6 5 7 7 7 6 6 7 6 6 6
                                                 
Germany5 9 9 10 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 6 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Greece 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 5 6 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 5
Hungary 12 11 11 11 11 10 10 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Iceland 16 15 14 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 14 14 7 7 6 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 8
Ireland 18 18 15 16 15 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 8 8 8 9 9 8 8 8 7 7 7 6
                                                 
Israel 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 9 9 8 8 8 8 8
Italy 13 10 9 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 6 6 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Japan 14 12 10 11 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 6 7 5 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5
Korea, Republic of 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 7 9 8 7 7 6 7 7 7 7
Luxembourg 10 10 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 5 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
                                                 
Mexico 22 22 22 21 21 21 21 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Netherlands 12 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 7 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
New Zealand 15 13 13 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8
Norway 13 11 11 13 13 13 14 14 13 13 13 13 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Poland 13 13 12 12 12 11 11 9 8 8 8 8 7 7
                                                 
Portugal 10 11 10 10 10 10 10 6 6 6 6 6 6 5
Slovak Republic (4) (4) 13 13 13 12 12 11 11 (4) (4) 8 8 8 8 8 7 7
Slovenia (4) (4) 10 10 9 9 (4) (4) 6 6 6 6
Spain 15 13 10 11 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 7 7 6 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 5
Sweden 11 10 11 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7
                                                 
Switzerland 11 10 10 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Turkey 21 21 20 21 21 19 19 19 19 19 18 9 9 9 11 11 9 9 9 9 9 9
United Kingdom 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7
United States 13 13 13 14 15 15 14 14 14 14 13 13 6 5 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
                                                 
Other reporting countries                                                
Brazil 20 21 20 19 19 18 18 11 11 10 10 10 9 9
Russian Federation (4) (4) 14 14 12 12 11 10 10 10 9 (4) (4) 8 9 9 9 8 8 7
—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 Refers to the mean of the data values for all reporting OECD countries, to which each country reporting data contributes equally. The average includes all current OECD countries for which a given year's data are available, even if they were not members of OECD in that year. However, if data were reported for less than 75 percent of the countries that were members of OECD in a given year, the average for that year is omitted.
4 Country did not exist in its current form in the given year.
5 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 May 9, 2011, from http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx. (This table was prepared May 2011.)
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