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Table B.3.24. OECD: Percentage distribution of tertiary-type A (academic higher education) and advanced research programs graduates, by field of education and country: 2009
Country 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 24.3 12.6 11.7 13.4 35.2 3.4 12.0 9.3   2.8 2.2 1.0 3.3 1.7 0.8
OECD countries                              
Australia1 21.6 10.7 10.9 14.8 42.2 2.6 7.2 10.6   3.4 1.9 0.5 4.9 0.7 0.2
Austria 22.8 12.5 10.4 9.5 37.6 2.3 13.4 13.2   3.1 2.4 0.8 6.8 1.1 0.1
Belgium 21.7 5.3 16.4 15.2 37.7 0.8 12.7 8.1   3.4 1.8 0.7 1.8 3.5 0.3
Canada1 23.6 11.1 12.5 10.4 37.0 3.2 8.5 13.0   6.6 2.9 1.4 2.1 0.8 3.4
Chile 31.7 26.9 4.8 15.3 31.9 1.8 12.2 4.1   1.0 0.6 0.4 2.1 3.0 #
Czech Republic 22.6 15.6 7.0 7.6 34.2 4.3 15.1 9.9   2.3 2.7 0.7 4.2 3.7 2.7
Denmark 24.3 8.5 15.8 27.9 26.1 1.2 11.1 8.2   1.9 1.9 1.1 3.3 1.2 #
Estonia 26.9 10.9 16.0 4.7 35.6 7.3 11.4 11.1   3.2 2.6 1.0 4.3 3.0 #
Finland 20.5 6.4 14.1 19.8 23.9 5.5 20.6 7.6   1.5 2.0 0.9 3.0 2.0 #
France 16.1 2.2 13.9 10.4 42.2 3.4 13.1 13.8   3.5 4.1 1.9 4.2 0.9 #
Germany 30.8 9.2 21.6 8.9 27.8 2.1 12.3 16.5   3.6 5.1 3.0 4.8 1.4 0.2
Greece  
Hungary 26.8 14.2 12.7 9.4 38.6 7.3 9.0 6.7   1.2 1.6 0.3 3.6 2.2 #
Iceland 30.4 20.0 10.4 12.5 40.6 1.6 8.3 6.2   2.1 1.6 0.3 2.3 0.4 #
Ireland 29.3 13.8 15.6 14.7 31.7 2.2 8.1 11.6   3.9 1.7 0.9 3.6 0.8 1.5
Israel 22.1 12.6 9.5 8.8 42.8 0.4 10.4 10.0   3.9 2.2 1.4 2.5 0.6 4.8
Italy  
Japan 23.1 5.8 17.2 8.0 34.0 2.4 19.0 4.6 2 3.3 5.7
Korea 28.9 10.1 18.8 9.5 23.6 4.1 22.7 9.7   3.0 1.9 1.2 3.5 1.5 #
Luxembourg  
Mexico 18.8 14.3 4.4 9.1 43.0 2.9 14.3 9.6   1.3 1.6 0.4 6.3 2.1 0.2
Netherlands 22.6 13.6 9.0 18.8 37.3 5.5 7.8 6.2   0.8 1.0 0.3 3.8 1.3 0.6
New Zealand 25.2 12.7 12.5 15.8 36.2 1.9 6.3 12.5   5.3 2.5 1.3 3.9 0.8 1.4
Norway 26.0 17.2 8.8 24.5 28.3 4.5 8.1 7.3   1.6 1.3 0.4 2.7 1.0 0.2
Poland 23.5 15.3 8.3 9.0 44.1 5.8 8.9 6.9   1.7 1.2 0.7 3.2 1.7 #
Portugal 14.5 6.2 8.3 20.5 29.6 6.5 19.8 7.1   3.1 1.6 0.7 1.7 1.9 #
Slovak Republic 22.5 16.4 6.0 17.2 31.9 5.4 13.1 7.6   2.5 1.3 0.9 2.9 2.3 #
Slovenia 21.7 11.6 10.1 5.6 50.3 4.0 10.4 5.9   2.2 1.5 0.5 1.7 2.2 #
Spain 23.6 14.7 8.9 16.1 27.4 5.0 14.7 9.6   2.4 2.2 0.6 4.4 2.1 1.5
Sweden 23.1 17.2 5.9 27.8 23.5 1.1 16.4 7.4   2.8 1.6 0.7 2.3 0.7 #
Switzerland 24.0 11.2 12.8 12.4 36.5 1.7 12.2 11.5   3.9 4.3 1.0 2.3 0.8 0.9
Turkey 30.2 23.5 6.6 6.2 41.0 1.7 9.3 8.8   1.7 3.6 2.3 1.2 2.8 #
United Kingdom 26.5 9.2 17.3 13.8 33.8 1.3 9.2 13.6   4.3 3.8 1.5 4.1 0.8 0.9
United States 27.3 12.0 15.3 11.2 40.1 5.7 6.1 8.7   4.0 1.4 0.9 2.4 1.0 #
Non-OECD member countries                              
Argentina1 12.6 6.9 5.7 18.8 48.8 1.6 8.0 6.8   2.5 0.9 0.4 3.0 3.4 #
Brazil 30.0 27.2 2.8 15.9 35.1 1.0 4.9 5.5   1.7 1.1 0.3 2.5 2.0 5.7
China  
India  
Indonesia  
Russian Federation 13.6 9.7 3.9 3.3 50.8 4.5 17.2 6.5   0.3 1.1 0.4 4.6 1.6 2.5
Saudi Arabia  
South Africa  
— Not available.
# Rounds to zero.
1 Year of reference 2008.
2 Science includes data for life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and statistics, and computing.
NOTE: 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.

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