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Table A.1.05. School-age populations as a percentage of total population, by age group and country: Selected years, 1985 through 2006

  5- to 14-year-olds as a percent of total population   15- to 19-year-olds as a percent of total population
Country 19851 19901 19951 1996 1998 1999 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006   19852 19902 19952 1996 1998 1999 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
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
Non-OECD countries                                              
Brazil 20 21 20 19 19   11 11 10 10 10
Chile 19 18 18 18 17   9 9 9 9 9
Estonia (3) (3) 11 10   (3) (3) 8 8
Israel 18 18 18 18 18   9 9 8 8 8
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
— Not available.
1Data are for the 5- to 13-year-old population.
2Data are for the 14- to 17-year-old population.
3Country did not exist in its current form in the given year.
4Data for 1985 are for the former West Germany.
SOURCE: Data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Snyder, T.D., and Dillow, S.A. (2010). Digest of Education Statistics 2009 (NCES 2010-013), table 399. National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S Department of Education. Washington, DC.

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