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Table B.3.05. OECD: Percentage distribution of tertiary graduates, by field of education, ISCED level, and country: 2008

Country Health and welfare   Life sciences, physical sciences & agriculture   Mathematics and computer science   Humanities, arts and education   Social sciences, business, law and services   Engineering, manufacturing and construction   Not known or unspecified
ISCED 5A/6   ISCED 5B   ISCED 5A/6   ISCED 5B   ISCED 5A/6   ISCED 5B   ISCED 5A/6   ISCED 5B   ISCED 5A/6   ISCED 5B   ISCED 5A/6   ISCED 5B   ISCED 5A/6   ISCED 5B
OECD average 13   18   7   3   5   4   25   21   37   37   12   12   1   1
                                                       
OECD countries                                                      
Australia1 14   12   6   2   6   7   22   9   44   59   7   10   #   1
Austria 10   17   7   6   8   1   21   15   41   26   14   34   #   #
Belgium 16   28   8   2   3   3   22   27   37   25   13   7   2   9
Canada1 10   22   10   4   4   4   24   11   40   40   8   16   3   3
Chile 14   14   5   3   2   9   30   11   34   44   14   18   #   #
Czech Republic 7   29   9   3   5   4   23   10   36   35   17   6   3   13
Denmark 26   3   5   10   4   3   24   3   29   65   12   16   #   #
Finland 15     8     6     25     31   100   15      
France 10   24   9   3   6   4   17   3   45   46   13   20   #   #
Germany 9   52   10   3   8   0   31   10   29   17   12   16   #   2
Greece 8   19   9   6   8   5   29   3   33   49   12   18   #   #
Hungary 10   11   4   0   5   2   28   4   46   77   8   6   #   #
Iceland 15     4     3   8   31   84   41   9   7      
Ireland 14   4   14 2 16 3     29   29   35   33   8   16   #   1
Italy 15   #   7   #   2   #   21   100   39   #   15   #   1   #
Japan 8   23   8 2 1 3     23   20   37   34   19   15   5   7
Korea 9   21   6   1   5   4   29   21   27   25   23   28   #   #
Luxembourg                          
Mexico 10   4   5   2   8   18   18   2   45   39   14   35   1   #
Netherlands 18   #   3   #   4   #   24   #   43   #   8   #   #   #
New Zealand 16   11   8   5   5   12   27   31   37   35   6   5   #   #
Norway 24   19   4   #   5   #   27   23   33   57   8   #   #   #
Poland 9     5     4     25   97   48     9      
Portugal 18   70   8   #   7   1   16   10   33   15   18   4   #   #
Slovak Republic 17   22   6   #   4   1   23   41   36   35   13   2   #   #
Spain 16   14   7   1   5   7   24   17   33   39   14   22   #   #
Sweden 26   13   5   6   3   7   25   11   25   43   16   21   #   #
Switzerland 10   18   9   3   4   5   26   10   39   53   12   12   1   #
Turkey 6   5   8   10   3   7   30   5   42   52   9   21   #   #
United Kingdom 14   36   9   5   6   5   27   28   35   18   9   7   1   1
United States 11   36   6   1   3   6   28   3   46   41   6   12   #   #
                                                       
Non-OECD member countries                                                      
Brazil 16   2   5   2   3   13   29   4   37   69   5   9   6   #
China                          
Estonia 6   19   10   1   7   4   26   7   41   59   11   9   #   #
India                          
Indonesia4 6   6   8   8   4   4   21   22   39   43   16   18   6   #
Israel 9     7     4     26     44     10     #  
Russian Federation 4   10   5   4   5   5   15   11   54   40   18   30   #   #
Slovenia 6   9   6   3   3   2   25   4   49   66   11   16   #   #
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
1Year of reference 2007.  
2Life sciences, physical sciences, and agriculture ISCED 5A/6 includes mathematics and computer science ISCED 5A/6.
3Life sciences, physical sciences, and agriculture ISCED 5B includes mathematics and computer science ISCED 5B.
4Excludes advanced research programs.
NOTE: Education levels are defined according to the 1997 International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED97). Tertiary education levels are represented by ISCED 5A/6 (academic higher education, doctorate, and advanced research programs) and 5B (vocational higher education). Details may not sum to totals due to rounding.
SOURCE: Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2010). Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2010, web table A3.5 Paris: Author.
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