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Table A.2.06. OECD: Percentage distribution of tertiary enrollment, by tertiary programs, field of education, and country: 2009
Country Tertiary-type B (vocational) programs   Tertiary-type A (academic higher education) and advanced research programs
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 19.9 8.7 9.4 18.0 25.4 11.6 14.5 6.4 0.3 0.5 0.1 5.7 1.6 2.6   23.0 9.9 13.1 12.4 34.6 3.3 13.2 10.1 2.7 2.4 1.2 3.5 1.8 1.6
OECD Countries                                                          
Australia 11.6 1.1 10.5 19.3 41.3 4.4 15.2 5.3 1.3 0.1 # 3.8 2.3 0.5   21.3 9.7 11.6 17.0 37.9 3.3 9.3 9.9 3.4 2.0 0.4 4.0 1.0 0.2
Austria 23.8 18.4 5.4 10.9 27.6 8.4 26.9 1.9 # 0.5 # 1.5 0.1 0.3   24.8 10.2 14.6 8.6 37.7 1.8 13.3 12.2 3.5 2.7 1.0 5.0 1.4 0.2
Belgium1 23.9 19.9 4.1 23.7 23.0 2.1 7.4 2.6 # # # 2.6 1.3 15.9   19.0 2.6 16.4 15.8 36.0 0.8 12.5 9.1 3.9 2.2 0.8 2.2 4.1 2.6
Canada2 12.3 3.2 9.2 18.5 33.7 7.4 14.1 5.2 0.5 0.6 # 4.0 1.8 7.1   21.4 7.8 13.7 11.6 30.7 3.1 9.1 10.2 5.0 1.9 1.4 1.9 0.9 12.9
Chile 12.4 5.9 6.5 15.8 25.2 14.7 20.8 9.4 # 0.2 # 9.1 1.8 #   24.4 19.1 5.3 21.0 28.2 1.4 15.5 5.4 1.4 1.4 0.4 2.2 3.9 0.2
Czech Republic 6.8 # 6.8 32.4 26.6 9.9 6.5 4.4 # # # 4.4 2.2 11.1   22.8 13.8 9.0 8.4 33.2 4.7 15.4 11.3 2.5 3.0 0.9 4.9 3.9 0.4
Denmark 3.7 # 3.6 2.5 59.6 8.0 10.8 11.9 # # # 11.9 3.6 #   28.4 12.2 16.1 24.3 27.2 1.3 9.5 8.2 1.7 1.6 1.3 3.6 1.1 #
Estonia 7.3 1.9 5.4 15.2 44.9 11.7 14.1 6.4 # 0.5 # 5.9 0.3 #   25.4 9.6 15.7 4.8 37.0 5.8 12.9 11.1 2.8 2.4 0.7 5.2 3.1 #
Finland3,4 # # # # # 100.0 # # # # # # # #   19.3 4.9 14.5 15.3 22.5 5.1 25.2 10.4 1.5 2.5 1.4 4.9 2.2 #
France 3.4 0.1 3.3 28.4 35.2 5.1 20.0 4.7 0.7 0.1 0.3 3.6 2.4 0.8   22.0 3.4 18.6 11.7 36.9 2.8 10.5 15.2 2.8 4.6 1.7 2.9 0.7 0.2
Germany 9.5 8.7 0.8 62.8 8.5 4.5 12.1 0.5 # # # 0.5 1.3 0.8   24.1 7.2 16.9 8.4 30.2 2.4 16.1 17.3 3.1 5.0 2.9 6.3 1.4 0.1
Greece 4.4 1.2 3.2 13.0 29.6 8.1 27.3 8.6 0.2 # # 8.4 9.1 #   28.4 8.3 20.1 5.7 34.2 # 11.2 17.1 1.5 6.9 5.6 3.1 3.4 #
Hungary 3.5 1.4 2.1 7.9 56.1 22.7 3.3 5.9 # # 1.4 4.6 0.6 #   18.5 8.2 10.4 9.2 39.7 8.8 14.1 7.1 1.2 1.9 0.5 3.5 2.6 #
Iceland 56.0 35.7 20.3 # 4.0 # # 40.0 # # # 40.0 # #   29.2 15.7 13.5 12.9 39.7 1.4 9.4 6.8 2.2 1.8 0.6 2.2 0.5 #
Ireland 11.4 2.3 9.1 9.1 24.8 13.5 22.0 10.2 2.6 1.1 0.3 6.3 2.1 6.8   26.7 8.2 18.5 17.9 28.3 1.9 9.2 13.9 6.6 2.5 0.8 4.0 1.1 1.0
Israel 32.3 26.3 6.0 4.9 6.4 51.7 4.7   22.6 11.6 11.1 7.2 46.0 0.5 12.2 11.0 3.3 2.6 1.5 3.6 0.6 #
Italy4 100.0 # 100.0 # # # # # # # # # # #   21.3 6.6 14.7 13.2 34.9 2.8 15.5 7.7 3.7 1.5 0.9 1.6 2.2 2.4
Japan 20.2 9.8 10.3 29.4 10.7 17.6 13.6 # # # # # 0.6 7.9   23.9 6.6 17.3 8.8 34.0 2.3 16.0 3.7 # # # # 2.9 8.5
Korea3 19.5 3.7 15.8 18.8 13.2 10.3 33.1 4.4 0.2 0.1 # 4.1 0.7 #   25.9 7.0 19.0 7.2 25.3 5.4 24.6 10.3 3.1 2.2 1.2 3.9 1.3 #
Luxembourg - - - - - - - - - - -   - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mexico 1.7 0.1 1.5 5.2 31.3 6.9 34.4 19.4 # 0.6 # 18.8 1.1 #   14.6 9.6 5.0 9.7 38.7 3.3 19.3 11.3 1.5 1.8 0.5 7.4 2.4 0.7
Netherlands4 1.9 # 1.9 32.1 53.4 8.1 4.1 0.3 # # # 0.3 # #   21.6 13.2 8.3 17.1 37.7 6.3 8.4 6.1 0.7 0.7 0.3 4.4 1.1 1.8
New Zealand 25.2 11.7 13.5 10.0 27.6 8.5 7.0 10.4 1.5 0.6 0.7 7.5 1.4 10.0   23.9 9.4 14.5 14.7 36.2 1.5 6.6 15.2 4.9 2.8 2.9 4.6 0.9 1.0
Norway3,4 21.0 19.2 1.7 26.6 51.7 0.2 0.4 # # # # # # #   24.6 14.0 10.6 20.0 32.3 4.7 7.8 8.6 1.5 1.4 0.8 3.6 0.7 1.3
Poland4 88.9 88.9 11.1 #   21.7 12.1 9.6 7.1 41.2 6.3 13.1 8.5 1.9 1.5 0.8 4.3 2.0 #
Portugal4 # # # 57.8 27.9 5.0 0.5 8.8 # 8.8 # # # #   13.6 5.0 8.6 16.7 32.0 6.3 22.2 7.3 2.7 1.8 0.7 2.2 1.9 #
Slovak Republic4 25.8 # 25.8 32.2 7.6 25.5 5.3 3.7 # # # 3.7 # #   20.3 13.9 6.4 17.8 30.3 5.8 14.8 8.6 2.5 1.6 0.9 3.6 2.3 #
Slovenia 7.2 4.5 2.7 10.1 28.4 16.1 28.4 5.9 # 0.5 0.2 5.2 3.8 #   19.9 9.2 10.7 7.2 42.4 6.5 14.7 6.3 1.9 1.4 0.8 2.2 3.1 #
Spain 19.3 7.8 11.4 12.7 22.9 14.5 20.7 9.3 # # # 9.3 0.6 0.1   20.5 10.2 10.2 12.5 33.2 3.4 17.0 10.5 2.9 2.2 0.7 4.8 2.0 0.9
Sweden 7.4 0.3 7.1 10.4 27.6 13.8 25.3 10.4 # # # 10.4 5.1 #   28.4 14.3 14.1 18.4 26.3 1.5 15.7 8.8 2.2 1.9 1.5 3.2 0.7 0.2
Switzerland 8.9 4.8 4.2 20.9 34.9 14.6 16.3 3.2 # # # 3.2 1.2 #   24.7 10.0 14.7 12.1 36.5 1.7 11.6 11.5 3.8 4.2 1.0 2.6 0.9 0.8
Turkey 7.9 # 7.9 6.4 43.6 8.0 20.2 6.0 # 0.5 # 5.4 7.9 #   19.4 13.4 6.0 5.5 55.2 1.6 8.5 7.6 1.3 3.4 1.9 1.1 2.3 #
United Kingdom 22.6 11.6 11.0 29.0 12.4 1.5 5.6 5.9 1.5 1.2 0.6 2.7 1.5 21.4   25.8 8.3 17.5 14.9 30.9 1.7 9.1 14.9 4.6 4.2 1.7 4.4 0.8 1.9
United States # 38.3 27.2 13.5 13.5 6.5 0.6 5.8 0.9 #   30.1 10.8 19.3 8.2 27.8 4.1 5.4 9.2 4.6 1.5 0.8 2.3 0.6 14.6
Non-OECD member countries                                                          
Argentina2 42.5 25.0 17.5 10.4 22.2 6.4 5.4 11.0 1.9 0.8 3.2 5.1 2.0 #   14.4 4.4 10.0 14.2 45.7 1.7 10.6 8.8 2.7 1.1 0.6 4.5 4.1 0.4
Brazil 4.1 # 4.1 2.2 52.0 11.5 11.6 17.2 0.4 0.2 # 16.5 1.4 #   24.3 21.3 2.9 15.9 38.9 0.8 8.6 6.3 1.7 1.3 0.4 3.0 2.3 3.0
China - - - - - - - - - - - - - -   - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
India - - - - - - - - - - - - - -   - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Indonesia3 16.2 15.7 0.5 2.7 50.7 # 16.3 8.1 # 2.4 2.3 3.4 4.8 1.3   15.1 14.7 0.5 2.6 50.1 # 16.1 8.0 # 2.4 2.2 3.4 4.9 3.2
Russian Federation 12.9 9.2 3.7 10.2 27.5 5.2 36.4 5.9 # 0.2 0.1 5.6 1.9 #   12.7 8.5 4.1 3.8 51.6 5.3 18.5 6.7 0.3 1.0 0.4 5.0 1.5 #
Saudi Arabia - - - - - - - - - - - - - -   - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
South Africa - - - - - - - - - - - - - -   - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
1 Excludes data for social advancement education in tertiary-type A (academic higher education) and advanced research programs.
2 Year of reference 2008.
3 Excludes advanced research programs.
4 Net entry rates are below 1 percent at the tertiary-type B (vocational) level in Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, and Slovak Republic and are not applicable any more in Finland.
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 A4.4. Paris: Author.

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