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Table A.2.04. OECD: Percentage distribution of new entrants into tertiary programs, by gender, field of education, and country: 2009
Country Men   Women
Humanities, arts and education Education Humanities and arts Health and welfare Social sciences, business and law Services Engineering, manufacturing and construction Science   Life sciences Physical sciences Mathematics and statistics Computing Agriculture Not known or unspecified   Humanities, arts and education Education Humanities and arts Health and welfare Social sciences, business and law Services Engineering, manufacturing and construction Science   Life sciences Physical sciences Mathematics and statistics Computing Agriculture Not known or unspecified
OECD average 13.7 4.5 9.3 6.7 31.3 6.2 25.3 13.0   1.9 2.5 1.2 7.7 2.0 1.8   25.5 12.3 13.2 19.0 33.9 5.5 6.4 6.2   2.5 1.5 0.9 1.5 1.7 1.9
OECD Countries                                                              
Australia1 14.9 4.3 10.7 8.8 40.2 3.7 15.5 16.0   4.3 2.7 0.6 8.7 0.8 0.1   24.9 10.7 14.3 20.8 38.5 3.8 3.5 7.6   3.8 1.9 0.3 1.6 1.0 0.2
Austria 16.1 7.0 9.1 4.5 35.2 2.5 27.3 13.4   2.0 3.3 1.1 7.2 0.8 0.2   35.2 19.6 15.6 8.1 38.9 2.8 6.6 7.0   3.7 1.4 0.6 1.4 1.1 0.2
Belgium2 19.4 8.1 11.3 11.9 32.4 2.0 19.3 10.7   2.2 1.8 0.4 6.4 4.1 0.2   26.6 15.7 10.9 28.8 31.7 1.8 4.2 3.4   2.2 0.6 0.2 0.3 2.4 1.2
Canada      
Chile 12.5 6.8 5.7 9.8 24.4 10.9 28.0 11.8   0.6 0.9 0.3 10.1 2.4 0.2   22.8 17.1 5.8 28.9 29.0 8.0 5.9 3.2   0.6 0.8 0.2 1.5 1.9 0.2
Czech Republic 10.5 3.8 6.6 5.1 28.2 7.5 27.5 16.8   1.6 3.7 1.0 10.5 4.4 #   22.3 12.0 10.2 16.1 38.5 5.0 6.5 7.3   2.6 2.5 0.8 1.4 4.3 #
Denmark 11.4 3.9 7.6 7.8 42.8 4.4 17.0 13.5   0.6 1.1 1.7 10.1 3.0 #   18.8 7.1 11.7 28.7 36.2 1.0 7.9 5.6   1.0 0.7 0.9 3.1 1.7 #
Estonia 9.7 0.8 8.8 2.5 30.5 10.8 27.2 16.8   1.3 2.6 0.3 12.6 2.6 #   25.3 10.4 14.9 14.4 39.4 8.2 4.8 6.2   2.2 1.3 0.7 2.0 1.8 #
Finland2 9.1 1.9 7.2 6.5 19.6 4.5 44.8 12.6   0.7 2.5 1.3 8.2 2.8 #   19.6 5.6 14.0 31.1 23.7 9.3 7.9 6.2   1.4 1.7 1.2 1.8 2.2 #
France      
Germany2 14.7 4.6 10.1 10.1 25.1 3.2 28.9 15.4   1.5 4.5 2.4 7.1 1.9 0.7   29.1 10.1 19.0 30.2 22.5 2.6 4.8 8.9   2.4 2.6 2.6 1.3 1.0 0.9
Greece      
Hungary 9.5 1.5 8.1 5.8 32.5 11.8 26.6 11.1   0.9 2.6 0.8 6.9 2.7 #   15.2 5.7 9.6 12.0 48.5 14.4 4.2 3.9   1.2 1.4 0.5 1.0 1.8 #
Iceland 19.4 6.8 12.6 3.3 38.2 1.2 21.8 15.3   2.1 3.7 1.4 8.1 0.8 #   35.7 18.8 16.9 13.3 35.2 1.8 7.6 5.9   2.4 1.8 0.7 0.9 0.5 #
Ireland2 13.2 2.2 11.0 5.0 19.0 7.1 20.7 15.2   3.7 1.3 2.5 7.6 1.8 18.0   22.9 8.1 14.8 19.2 21.8 4.9 2.6 9.1   4.6 0.9 2.4 1.2 1.0 18.4
Israel 13.0 4.1 8.9 2.4 32.8 0.3 37.4 11.5   1.9 3.3 1.5 4.7 0.3 2.3   28.9 17.3 11.6 8.4 39.2 0.7 13.6 6.3   2.7 1.5 0.7 1.3 0.4 2.4
Italy2 11.2 0.9 10.3 8.8 34.2 4.5 23.9 10.0   3.4 2.6 1.3 2.7 2.6 4.8   27.2 7.2 20.0 14.2 33.4 2.9 7.9 8.6   5.7 1.3 1.3 0.3 1.7 4.1
Japan 13.9 3.9 10.0 10.6 33.9 3.9 25.9 3.2 3 2.6 6.1   32.6 10.9 21.8 18.2 20.6 14.5 3.9 1.1 3 1.7 7.4
Korea 17.0 3.6 13.4 7.8 20.7 8.2 35.5 9.6   2.4 2.1 0.6 4.4 1.2 #   36.7 11.2 25.5 19.0 19.7 6.3 11.5 6.0   2.3 1.5 0.7 1.4 0.8 #
Luxembourg      
Mexico 10.0 5.6 4.4 6.5 32.4 3.6 29.6 14.4   1.2 1.6 0.6 10.9 3.1 0.4   19.9 14.3 5.6 12.6 41.4 4.8 10.1 8.9   1.5 1.5 0.4 5.5 1.8 0.4
Netherlands2 13.1 6.1 6.9 9.0 42.1 7.6 16.1 9.7   0.6 1.0 0.4 7.7 1.2 1.1   24.3 16.6 7.6 26.1 35.3 7.0 2.9 2.6   1.0 0.4 0.2 1.1 1.0 1.0
New Zealand 18.6 3.6 15.0 6.2 34.0 6.5 11.1 22.4   3.8 3.4 4.1 11.1 1.1 0.2   31.4 13.9 17.5 16.0 32.4 4.5 2.6 11.9   4.9 2.1 1.9 3.0 1.1 0.2
Norway 18.3 6.4 11.9 7.8 32.9 8.7 14.5 14.0   1.1 1.9 0.6 7.4 0.8 3.0   26.7 14.2 12.5 24.7 29.4 5.2 3.4 5.3   1.6 0.8 0.4 1.0 0.9 4.4
Poland2 13.1 6.6 6.5 3.8 37.5 8.7 23.2 12.0   1.5 1.4 0.8 8.3 1.8 #   26.7 15.2 11.5 9.6 42.5 7.1 7.2 5.3   2.2 1.6 0.8 0.7 1.5 #
Portugal 11.8 2.3 9.5 6.9 32.0 8.5 29.2 9.8   2.1 2.5 0.8 4.4 1.7 #   19.5 9.4 10.1 20.9 36.8 5.7 8.8 6.9   3.7 1.6 0.6 0.9 1.5 #
Slovak Republic 13.0 7.8 5.2 8.8 23.6 9.4 28.1 14.5   2.0 2.4 1.0 9.0 2.5 #   22.5 15.2 7.3 26.4 30.9 5.1 7.3 6.0   2.7 1.6 0.9 0.8 1.8 #
Slovenia 7.8 3.0 4.8 4.1 22.0 13.9 39.0 10.1   0.9 1.8 0.6 6.9 3.1 #   16.3 7.7 8.6 12.5 42.3 9.6 10.5 5.1   1.6 1.0 1.2 1.2 3.8 #
Spain2 13.5 4.3 9.2 6.6 24.7 8.5 27.6 12.8   0.9 1.2 0.4 10.3 1.1 5.2   25.8 15.0 10.8 18.1 31.6 7.5 7.0 4.1   1.2 0.9 0.3 1.6 0.7 5.0
Sweden 19.3 5.0 14.3 6.4 24.9 3.1 31.1 14.0   1.7 2.1 2.1 8.1 1.0 0.1   28.9 13.6 15.3 19.7 30.7 3.8 8.7 6.5   2.2 1.2 1.2 2.0 1.3 0.3
Switzerland 11.1 3.5 7.6 5.8 38.1 6.6 24.9 11.6   2.4 3.7 0.9 4.7 1.2 0.8   24.3 12.4 11.8 19.3 36.9 7.7 4.4 5.8   2.9 1.8 0.5 0.6 1.0 0.8
Turkey 13.4 7.3 6.1 4.1 45.8 5.9 18.7 7.8   0.6 2.4 1.1 3.7 4.3 #   19.4 10.8 8.6 9.1 49.7 2.7 6.3 7.3   1.4 2.6 1.4 2.0 5.5 #
United Kingdom 19.9 3.7 16.2 8.5 26.3 1.3 15.5 19.9   5.2 4.8 2.3 7.6 0.9 7.7   27.7 9.1 18.6 24.9 24.6 1.4 2.6 8.4   3.6 2.5 1.1 1.3 1.1 9.3
United States      
Non-OECD member countries                                                              
Argentina 16.9 6.0 11.0 8.3 38.1 5.3 13.3 13.6   1.7 1.0 1.3 9.6 3.9 0.6   32.8 18.4 14.4 14.5 33.7 4.2 4.3 8.0   2.6 1.0 1.7 2.7 1.9 0.6
Brazil      
China      
India      
Indonesia      
Russian Federation      
Saudi Arabia      
South Africa      
— Not available.
# Rounds to zero.
1 Exclude tertiary-type B (vocational) programs.
2 Exclude advanced research programs.
3 Science includes data for life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and statistics, and computing.
NOTE: Tertiary programs refer to post-secondary education and include both higher and vocational education/training. Humanities, arts and education includes the total percentage of data in the columns for education and humanities and arts. Science includes the total percentage of data in the columns for life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and statistics, and computing. The following columns logically add to 100 percent: humanities; arts and education; health and welfare; social sciences, business and law; services; engineering, manufacturing and construction; science; agriculture; not known or unspecified. The indicated columns may not sum to 100 percent, due to rounding. Apparent differences may not be statistically significant.
SOURCE: Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2011). Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2011, table A4.2b. Paris: Author.

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