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Table B.3.17. OECD: Percentage distribution of females with tertiary education, by type of tertiary program, age group, and country: 2009

Country Tertiary-type B education   Tertiary-type A and advanced research programs       Total tertiary    
25-64 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64   25-64   25-34   35-44   45-54   55-64   25-64   25-34   35-44   45-54   55-64  
OECD average 11 12 12 11 9   22   31   23   18   13   31   42   34   27   21  
                                                     
OECD countries                                                    
Australia 11 12 12 11 10   28   40   28   24   19   40   52   41   36   29  
Austria 6 6 7 7 6   10   17   11   8   5   17   23   18   15   11  
Belgium 19 23 21 19 14   16   26   19   13   7   35   49   40   31   21  
Canada 28 29 31 27 23   26   34   30   21   19   54   63   61   48   42  
Chile 8 11 11 7 4   15   23   13   13   12   24   34   24   20   16  
                                                     
Czech Republic   15   22   14   14   8   15 1 22 2 14 3 14 4 8 5
Denmark 6 7 6 5 5   32   45   36   26   21   38   52   42   32   26  
Estonia 18 17 17 22 14   27   28   30   26   23   45   46   47   48   38  
Finland 19 5 25 26 18   25   44   28   18   13   43   49   53   43   31  
France 13 19 15 11 7   18   28   20   12   11   30   48   35   23   18  
                                                     
Germany 8 7 9 9 7   15   20   16   14   11   23   27   24   23   18  
Greece 6 11 7 4 1   17   23   20   15   10   23   34   27   19   11  
Hungary 1 1 1 # #   22   28   22   20   15   22   30   23   20   15  
Iceland 6 4 8 7 5   31   38   37   29   15   37   42   45   36   20  
Ireland 17 22 19 14 11   21   32   23   15   9   39   54   42   29   20  
                                                     
Israel 17 15 17 18 19   32   36   33   29   27   49   51   50   47   46  
Italy # # 1 # #   16   24   17   12   9   16   25   17   12   10  
Japan 28 34 34 29 16   15   25   15   13   7   43   59   49   42   23  
Korea 12 27 11 4 1   22   36   27   13   6   34   63   38   17   8  
Luxembourg 15 24 15 10 11   17   23   20   13   8   32   47   35   24   19  
                                                     
Mexico 1 1 1 1 1   13   19   13   11   6   13   19   13   11   6  
Netherlands 3 3 4 3 2   28   40   29   25   20   31   43   33   27   22  
New Zealand 20 18 18 23 22   24   34   27   19   14   44   52   45   42   35  
Norway 2 2 2 2 1   39   55   43   34   25   41   56   45   36   26  
Poland   24   43   25   15   13   24 1 43 2 25 3 15 4 13 5
                                                     
Portugal   17   29   19   12   7   17 1 29 2 19 3 12 4 7 5
Slovak Republic 1 1 1 1 1   16   23   15   13   9   17   24   16   14   10  
Slovenia 13 14 14 12 11   15   25   17   10   7   28   40   31   22   17  
Spain 9 13 11 5 2   22   30   25   19   11   31   43   36   24   13  
Sweden 11 8 10 13 12   27   40   30   22   19   38   48   40   34   30  
                                                     
Switzerland 7 7 8 7 5   20   30   22   17   13   27   37   29   24   18  
Turkey   11   16   9   7   7   11 1 16 2 9 3 7 4 7 5
United Kingdom 11 9 12 12 10   26   38   27   23   17   37   47   39   34   27  
United States 11 10 12 12 10   32   36   34   29   29   43   46   46   42   39  
                                                     
Other G20 non-OECD member countries                                                    
Argentina                      
Brazil   12 6 13 7 13 8 11 9 9 10 12   13   13   11   9  
China                      
India                      
Indonesia                      
                                                     
Russian Federation11 37 37 41 39 28   22   24   23   21   17   59   62   65   60   45  
Saudi Arabia                      
South Africa                      
— Not available.
# Rounds to zero.
1Total tertiary education for 25- to 64-year-olds includes data for tertiary education type B for 25- to 64-year-olds
2Total tertiary education for 25- to .34-year-olds includes data for tertiary education type B for 25- to .34-year-olds.
3Total tertiary education for 35- to 44-year-olds includes data for tertiary education type B for 35- to 44-year-olds.
4Total tertiary education for 45- to 54-year-olds includes data for tertiary education type B for 45- to 54-year-olds.
5Total tertiary education for 55- to 64-year-olds includes data for tertiary education type B for 55- to 64-year-olds.
6Tertiary education type A and advanced research programs for 25- to 64-year-olds includes data for tertiary education type B for 25- to 64-year-olds.
7Tertiary education type A and advanced research programs for 25-34 year olds includes data for tertiary education type B for 25- to .34-year-olds.
8Tertiary education type A and advanced research programs for 35-44 year olds includes data for tertiary education type B for 35- to 44-year-olds.
9Tertiary education type A and advanced research programs for 45-54 year olds includes data for tertiary education type B for 45- to 54-year-olds.
10Tertiary education type A and advanced research programs for 55-64 year olds includes data for tertiary education type B for 55-to 64-year-olds.
11Year of reference 2002.
NOTE: Tertiary type-B education includes vocational higher education programs. Tertiary education type-A education includes academic higher education programs.
SOURCE: Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2011). Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2011, web table A1.3c, Paris: Author.
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