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Table B.3.11. OECD: Percentage distribution of 25-64 year old females, by highest level of education attained and country: 2009

Country Pre-primary and primary education Lower secondary education   ISCED 3C (short program) Upper secondary education   Post-secondary non-tertiary education Tertiary education All levels of education
  ISCED 3C (long program)/3B   ISCED 3A   Type B Type A   Advanced research programs
OECD average 28 1   42 2   31 3
OECD countries                            
Australia 7 24   7   17   4 11 28   # 100
Austria 22 4 2 43   6   11 6 10 5 100
Belgium 14 16   10   23   2 19 16   # 100
Canada 3 8     27 6 8 28 26 5 100
Chile 30 4 12   35 7 6 16 5 100
Czech Republic # 11   33   41   # 15 8 100
Denmark 1 23   2 31   6   # 6 32   # 100
Estonia 1 8   3   37   7 18 27   # 100
Finland 7 8     41   1 19 24   1 100
France 13 18   25   13   # 13 17   1 100
Germany 4 14   49   3   8 8 14   1 100
Greece 26 10   1 2   28   9 6 17   # 100
Hungary 2 21   21   32   2 1 21   # 100
Iceland 2 28   6 10   14   4 6 30   1 100
Ireland 11 14   #   24   12 17 21   # 100
Israel 11 6   7   28   17 31   1 100
Italy 15 30   1 7   31   1 # 15   # 100
Japan     57 9 28 15 5 100
Korea 12 12   19   23   12 20   2 100
Luxembourg 10 9   7 19   20   2 15 14   3 100
Mexico 46 21     20 6 13 8 100
Netherlands 8 21   16 10 22   3 3 28   # 100
New Zealand 21 4 8 14   9   3 20 24 5 100
Norway 1 19   25   12   2 2 39   # 100
Poland 12 4 25   33   5 24 8 100
Portugal 50 18     15 11 1 16 12 1 100
Slovak Republic 1 11   29 10 43 13 1 15   # 100
Slovenia 2 17   20   33   13 13   2 100
Spain 21 26   8   14   # 9 22   # 100
Sweden 5 8     44 6 5 11 27   100
Switzerland 4 11   2 46   7   3 7 19   2 100
Turkey 66 8   6   9   11 8 100
United Kingdom # 12   17 27   6   # 11 26   1 100
United States 4 7     46 14 11 31   1 100
Other G20 non-OECD member countries                            
Argentina        
Brazil 43 14     31 11 12 8 100
China        
India        
Indonesia        
Russian Federation15 3 8   13 16 17   38 21   # 100
Saudi Arabia        
South Africa        
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
1Includes all data below upper secondary education (pre-primary and primary education, lower secondary education, and ISCED 3C (short program)).
2Includes all data in upper secondary education (ISCED 3C (long program), ISCED 3A, and post-secondary non-tertiary education).
3Includes all data in tertiary education (type B, type A, and advanced research programs).
4Lower secondary education includes data for pre-primary and primary education.
5Tertiary education type A includes data for advanced research programs.
6ISCED 3A includes data for ISCED 3C (long program)/3B.
7ISCED 3A includes data for ISCED 3C (short program).
8Tertiary education type A includes data for tertiary education type B and advanced research programs.
9ISCED 3A includes data for pre-primary and primary education, lower secondary education, ISCED 3C (short program), and ISCED 3C (long program)/3B.
10ISCED 3C (long program)/3B includes data from ISCED 3C (short program).
11ISCED 3A includes data for ISCED 3C (short program) and ISCED 3C (long program)/3B.
12Tertiary education type A includes data for tertiary education type B.
13ISCED 3A includes data for post-secondary non-tertiary education.
14ISCED 3A includes data for ISCED 3C (short program), ISCED 3C (long program)/3B and post-secondary non-tertiary education.
15Year of reference 2002.
16ISCED 3C (long program)/3B includes data from ISCED 3C (short program) and post-secondary non-tertiary education.
NOTE: Education levels are defined according to the 1997 International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED97). Tertiary type-B education includes vocational higher education programs. Tertiary education type-A education includes academic higher education programs. Due to discrepancies in the data, averages have not been calculated for each column individually. Details may not sum to totals due to rounding.
SOURCE: Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2011). Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2011, web table A1.1c Paris: Author.
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