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Table C.2.19. OECD: Percentage distribution of teachers, by level of education, age group, and country: 2009

Country Primary education   Lower secondary education   Upper secondary education  
< 30 years   30-39 years   40-49 years   50-59 years   =60 years   < 30 years   30-39 years   40-49 years   50-59 years   =60 years   < 30 years   30-39 years   40-49 years   50-59 years   =60 years  
OECD average 14.5   27.5   28.5   25.1   4.4   12.0   26.6   28.4   27.2   5.7   9.8   24.8   29.2   28.6   7.7  
OECD countries                                                            
Australia -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
Austria 8.9   21.0   33.9   34.7   1.6   6.2   16.0   35.3   40.4   2.1   5.7   20.5   36.4   33.8   3.6  
Belgium1 23.3   29.3   26.6   19.2   1.6   17.9   24.8   24.9   29.1   3.2   15.6   24.6   26.5   29.7   3.5  
Canada2,3 15.5 4 31.4 5 27.1 6 23.0 7 3.0 8 -   -   -   -   -   15.5   31.4   27.1   23.0   3.0  
Chile 17.7   24.4   23.6   26.6   7.7   17.7   24.4   23.6   26.6   7.7   16.0   26.6   25.9   24.2   7.3  
Czech Republic1,9 9.7   23.6   39.8   23.8   3.0   12.8   24.8   31.4   25.8   5.2   8.1   18.8   31.3   32.7   9.2  
Denmark -   -   -   -   -   9.3 10 30.0 11 23.1 12 29.1 13 8.4 14 -   -   -   -   -  
Estonia 10.0   24.5   33.2   22.4   10.0   10.7   17.4   27.8   27.8   16.3   7.8   17.1   27.6   29.0   18.5  
Finland1 11.1   30.2   30.9   24.9   2.8   12.6   28.9   27.8   26.9   3.9   5.1   20.8   31.4   31.2   11.5  
France 14.3   35.2   28.9   20.9   0.7   11.3   33.2   24.4   28.1   2.9   6.0   27.8   31.2   31.4   3.7  
Germany 6.6   22.1   22.0   39.9   9.4   4.0   20.1   23.6   42.6   9.7   2.5   22.2   28.1   37.8   9.3  
Greece -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
Hungary 9.4   26.2   38.9   24.8   0.7   8.9   24.7   34.9   29.7   1.8   11.5   31.1   27.0   25.3   5.2  
Iceland1 -   -   -   -   -   12.2 10 28.5 11 27.9 12 23.1 13 8.2 14 6.0   17.7   29.0   31.4   15.9  
Ireland1 25.2   27.3   20.3   22.1   5.1   -   -   -   -   -   11.1 15 31.2 16 24.9 17 26.3 18 6.4 19
Israel 16.4   35.2   26.2   19.5   2.7   8.1   29.7   31.4   26.7   4.1   8.9   27.4   27.7   26.1   9.9  
Italy20 0.9   17.1   37.2   39.3   5.5   0.6   12.4   27.3   50.9   8.9   0.5   8.5   34.6   48.1   8.3  
Japan 13.1   23.4   35.1   27.8   0.7   10.8   26.8   40.5   21.2   0.8   8.0   24.2   36.7   28.2   2.8  
Korea 23.2   35.3   24.9   14.9   1.6   15.7   29.3   40.1   14.2   0.7   13.7   28.9   37.6   18.7   1.1  
Luxembourg 24.7   31.5   20.6   22.0   1.2   23.6   27.3   23.9   22.5   2.7   15.0   25.0   31.5   25.8   2.7  
Mexico -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
Netherlands1,2,20 20.4   22.1   22.8   29.4   5.3   -   -   -   -   -   11.8 15 18.3 16 24.2 17 37.0 18 8.7 19
New Zealand 13.3   24.1   25.3   27.2   10.2   12.3   23.3   25.1   28.3   11.0   11.6   21.9   24.8   29.8   11.9  
Norway20 12.1   29.9   22.2   24.7   11.1   12.1   29.9   22.2   24.7   11.1   5.0   20.3   25.1   32.4   17.1  
Poland 15.3   31.3   40.0   12.1   1.2   16.5   37.7   30.5   13.8   1.5   14.6   33.5   26.4   20.5   5.0  
Portugal1 11.3   33.5   27.8   25.5   2.0   9.7   34.6   33.7   19.9   2.1   12.1   36.9   31.2   17.7   2.0  
Slovak Republic 14.0   33.2   27.3   22.4   3.1   15.7   24.5   22.2   30.8   6.8   13.4   23.2   27.2   29.1   7.1  
Slovenia 9.5   32.1   40.1   17.6   0.6   9.5   29.8   33.2   25.1   2.4   6.0   31.4   34.0   24.6   4.0  
Spain 13.8   27.1   27.4   27.5   4.2   7.0   29.8   34.8   24.2   4.2   6.5   29.3   35.2   24.9   4.1  
Sweden 5.0   23.1   23.8   32.3   15.8   8.3   29.9   25.3   23.0   13.4   7.1   22.7   24.8   27.5   17.9  
Switzerland20,21 17.9   23.2   25.3   29.6   4.1   12.3   26.5   26.0   29.7   5.5   7.0   26.0   29.8   29.7   7.5  
Turkey -   -   -   -   -             -   -   -   -   -  
United Kingdom 25.3   27.7   21.4   23.9   1.7   20.7   27.8   23.4   24.7   3.4   17.0   25.4   26.0   25.7   5.8  
United States 18.1   25.4   24.1   26.3   6.1   18.4   26.6   23.1   25.1   6.7   15.6   25.8   23.1   26.7   8.9  
Non-OECD member countries                                                            
Argentina3 14.5   41.6   28.0   12.8   3.1   16.3   35.0   30.0   14.7   4.0   13.1   31.3   32.4   17.9   5.3  
Brazil 18.5   35.4   32.4   11.9   1.8   19.0   33.6   31.2   13.9   2.3   17.5   33.3   31.4   15.1   2.7  
China -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
India -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
Indonesia 19.4   22.5   41.0   16.0   1.0   34.5   29.7   27.2   7.8   1.0   20.5   37.9   30.7   9.5   1.4  
Russian Federation -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
Saudi Arabia -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
South Africa -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
1Upper secondary education includes post-secondary non-tertiary education (or part of post-secondary non-tertiary for Iceland and Portugal).
2Primary education includes pre-primary education.
3Year of reference 2008 instead of 2009.
4Primary education < 30 years includes data for Lower secondary education < 30 years.
5Primary education 30-39 years includes data for Lower secondary education 30-39 years.
6Primary education 40-49 years includes data for Lower secondary education 40-49 years.
7Primary education 50-59 years includes data for Lower secondary education 50-59 years.
8Primary education = 60 years includes data for Lower secondary education =60 years.
9Upper secondary education includes tertiary-type B education.
10Lower secondary education < 30 years includes data for Primary education < 30 years.
11Lower secondary education 30-39 years includes data for Primary education 30-39 years.
12Lower secondary education 40-49 years includes data for Primary education 40-49 years.
13Lower secondary education 50-59 years includes data for Primary education 50-59 years.
14Lower secondary education = 60 years includes data for Primary education = 60 years.
15Upper secondary education < 30 years includes data for Lower secondary education < 30 years.
16Upper secondary education 30-39 years includes data for Lower secondary education 30-39 years.
17Upper secondary education 40-49 years includes data for Lower secondary education 40-49 years.
18Upper secondary education 50-59 years includes data for Lower secondary education 50-59 years.
19Upper secondary education =60 years includes data for Lower secondary education = 60 years.
20Public institutions only.
21Upper secondary education includes general programs only.
NOTE: Lower secondary typically refers to middle school, grades 6-8/9. Upper secondary typically refers to high school, grades 9/10-12. 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 D7.1. Paris: Author.
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