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Table A.1.02. Trends in the percentage of the population enrolled in school, by age group and country: 1995-2008

  15-19 year-old students as a percentage of the population aged 15 to 19   20-29 year-old students as a percentage of the population aged 20 to 29
Country 1995 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008   1995 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
OECD average 74 77 78 79 79 81 81 82 82 82   18 22 22 23 24 25 25 25 25 25
                                           
OECD countries                                          
Australia 81 82 81 83 82 82 82 83 82 82   23 28 28 33 33 33 33 33 33 33
Austria 75 77 77 77 77 79 80 82 79 79   16 18 19 17 18 19 19 20 22 22
Belgium 94 91 91 92 94 95 94 95 94 92   24 25 26 27 29 30 29 29 28 29
Canada 80 81 81 80 80 79 80 81   22 23 24 25 25 25 26 26
Czech Republic 66 81 87 90 90 91 90 90 90 74   10 14 15 16 17 19 20 20 22 21
                                           
Chile 64 66 66 68 70 74 72 74 90   20 21
Denmark 79 80 83 82 85 85 85 83 83 84   30 35 36 36 36 36 38 38 38 37
Finland 81 85 85 85 86 87 87 88 88 87   28 38 39 40 40 41 43 43 43 43
France1 89 87 86 86 87 87 86 86 86 86   19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19
Germany 88 88 90 89 89 89 89 89 88 89   20 24 24 26 27 28 28 28 29 28
                                           
Greece 62 82 74 83 83 86 97 93 80 83   13 16 22 25 26 28 24 32 27 29
Hungary 64 78 79 81 83 85 87 88 89 89   10 19 20 21 22 24 24 25 25 25
Iceland 79 79 79 81 83 84 85 85 84 84   24 31 30 32 36 37 37 37 36 35
Ireland 79 81 82 83 84 87 89 88 90 90   14 16 18 19 19 23 21 20 21 18
Italy 72 73 76 78 79 80 81 80 82   17 17 18 20 20 20 20 21 21
                                           
Japan  
Korea 75 79 79 80 81 84 86 86 87 89   15 24 25 27 27 28 27 28 28 28
Luxembourg 73 74 75 75 75 75 72 73 74 75   5 6 6 6 7 6 9 6 10
Mexico 36 42 42 44 45 47 48 49 50 52   8 9 9 10 10 11 11 11 11 11
Netherlands 89 87 86 87 85 86 86 89 89 90   21 22 23 23 25 26 26 27 28 29
                                           
New Zealand 68 72 72 74 74 74 74 74 75 74   17 23 25 28 30 31 30 29 30 29
Norway 83 86 85 85 85 86 86 86 87 87   25 28 26 26 29 29 29 30 30 29
Poland 78 84 86 87 88 90 92 93 93 93   16 24 26 28 29 30 31 31 31 30
Portugal 68 71 73 71 72 73 73 73 77 81   22 22 22 22 23 23 22 21 21 23
Slovak Republic 74 76 80 83 85 85 86 85   12 13 13 15 16 17 18 19
                                           
Spain 73 77 78 78 78 80 81 80 80 81   21 24 23 23 22 22 22 22 22 21
Sweden 82 86 86 86 87 87 87 88 87 86   22 33 33 34 34 36 36 36 35 33
Switzerland 80 83 83 83 83 83 83 84 84 85   15 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 23 23
Turkey 30 28 30 34 35 40 41 45 47 46   7 5 5 6 6 10 10 11 12 13
United Kingdom2 72 75 75 77 75 79 79 70 71 73   18 24 24 27 26 28 29 17 17 17
                                           
United States 72 73 76 75 76 76 79 78 80 81   19 20 22 23 22 23 23 23 23 23
                                           
Non-OECD Countries                                          
Brazil 75 71 74 80 79 80 75 76   21 23 22 22 23 21 21 21
Estonia 87 87 85 84   27 27 27 26
Israel 64 63 65 66 65 65 65 65 64   21 21 20 20 21 21 21
Russian Federation 71 71 74 74 77   13 19 20
Slovenia 91 91 91 91   32 33 33 33
— Not available.
1 Excludes overseas departments (DOM) from 1995 to 2004.
2 Break in time series following methodological change from 2006.
SOURCE: Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2010).Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2010, table C1.2. Paris: Author.
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