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Table A.1.01. OECD: Enrollment rates of full-time and part-time students in public and private institutions, by age and country: 2008

Country Ending age of compulsory education Number of years at which over 90 percent of the population are enrolled Age range at which over 90 percent of the population are enrolled Students as percent of respective age group  
4 and under 5 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 29 30 to 39   40 and over  
OECD average 16 13   71 99 82 25 6   2  
                       
OECD countries                      
Australia 15 12 5 - 16 32 99 82 33 13   6  
Austria 15 12 5 - 16 72 98 79 22 4   1  
Belgium1 18 15 3 - 17 126 99 92 29 9   4  
Canada2 16-18 80 25 5   1  
Chile 18 10 6 - 15 52 96 74 21 3   1  
                       
Czech Republic 15 13 5 - 17 80 99 90 21 3   #  
Denmark 16 13 3 - 16 95 98 84 37 8   1  
Finland 16 13 6 - 18 48 95 87 43 15   4  
France1 16 15 3 - 17 110 101 86 19 3 3   
Germany1 18 14 4 - 17 102 99 89 28 3   #  
                       
Greece 14-15 11 6 - 16 26 99 83 29    
Hungary 18 14 4 - 17 82 100 89 25 5   1  
Iceland 16 14 3 - 16 96 98 84 35 13   4  
Ireland 16 14 5 - 18 34 102 90 18 4   #  
Italy1 16 14 3 - 16 102 100 82 21 3   #  
                       
Japan 15 14 4 - 17 86 101    
Korea 14 11 6 - 16 31 95 89 28 2   1  
Luxembourg4 15 12 4 - 15 83 96 75 10 1   #  
Mexico 15 11 4 - 14 64 103 52 11 4   1  
Netherlands 18 14 4 - 17 51 100 90 29 3   1  
                       
New Zealand 16 12 4 - 15 91 100 74 29 12   5  
Norway 16 15 3 - 17 94 99 87 29 7   2  
Poland 16 13 6 - 18 44 94 93 30 5 3   
Portugal 14 12 5 - 16 72 104 81 23 9   2  
Slovak Republic 16 12 6 - 17 75 97 85 19 4   1  
                       
Spain1 16 14 3 - 16 129 100 81 21 4   1  
Sweden 16 15 4 - 18 90 99 86 33 13   3  
Switzerland 15 12 5 - 16 27 100 85 23 4   #  
Turkey 14 7 7 - 13 8 92 46 13 2   #  
United Kingdom 16 13 4 - 16 95 101 73 17 6   2  
                       
United States 17 11 6 - 16 47 99 81 23 6   1  
                       
Non-OECD member countries                      
Brazil 17 9 7 - 15 50 96 76 21 9   3  
China    
Estonia 15 14 4 - 17 89 100 84 26 7   1  
India    
Indonesia 15 7 6-12 13 95 57 8 #   #  
Israel 17 12 5 - 16 83 96 64 21 5   1  
Russian Federation 17 94 77 20    
Slovenia 14 12 6 - 17 79 97 91 33 5   1  
— Not available.                      
# Rounds to zero.                      
1 The rates of "4 and under as a percentage of the population aged 3 to 4" are overestimated. A significant number of students are younger than 3 years old. The net rates of students between 3- and 5-year-olds are around 100 percent.
2 Reference year 2007.
3 Includes students 40 and over as a percentage of the population aged 30 to 39.
4 Data underestimated because a significant number of resident students go to school in the neighboring countries.
NOTE: Ending age of compulsory education is the age at which compulsory schooling ends. For example, an ending age of 18 indicates that all students under 18 are legally obliged to participate in education. Mismatches between the coverage of the population data and the enrollment data mean that the participation rates may be underestimated for countries such as Luxembourg that are net exporters of students and may be overestimated for those that are net importers. See Annex 3 of Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2009 for more detailed notes by country. Apparent differences may not be statistically significant.
SOURCE: Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2010). Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2010, table C1.1. Paris: Author.
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