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Digest of Education Statistics: 2006
Digest of Education Statistics: 2006

NCES 2007-017
July 2007


Table 394. School-age populations as a percentage of total population, by age group and country: Selected years, 1985 through 2002 
Country 5- to 14-year-olds as a percent of total population 15- to 19-year-olds as a percent of total population
19851  19901  19951  1996 1998 1999 2002 19852  19902  19952  1996 1998 1999 2002
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Australia 14 13 13 14 14 14 14 7 6 6 7 7 7 7
Belgium 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 6 5 5 6 6 6 6
Canada 13 12 12 13 14 14 6 5 5 7 7 7
Czech Republic 12 13 13 12 12 6 8 8 7 7
Denmark 12 10 10 11 11 12 12 6 6 5 6 6 5 5
                             
Finland 11 12 11 13 13 13 12 6 5 5 6 6 6 6
France 13 12 12 13 13 13 12 6 6 5 7 7 7 7
Germany3  9 9 10 11 11 11 11 6 4 4 5 6 6 6
Greece 11 12 11 11 10 5 6 7 7 7 6
Iceland 16 15 14 16 16 16 16 7 7 6 8 8 8 7
                             
Ireland 18 18 15 17 16 15 14 8 8 8 9 9 9 8
Italy 13 10 9 10 10 10 10 6 6 5 6 6 5 5
Japan 14 12 10 11 11 10 10 6 7 5 7 6 6 6
Korea, Republic of 14 15 14 14 14 7 9 9 8 7
Luxembourg 10 10 11 12 12 12 13 5 4 4 5 6 6 6
                             
Netherlands 12 11 11 12 12 12 12 7 5 5 6 6 6 6
New Zealand 15 13 13 15 15 15 15 7 7 6 7 7 7 7
Norway 13 11 11 13 13 13 13 6 6 5 6 6 6 6
Russian Federation 14 16 14 12 6 7 8 8
Spain 15 13 10 11 11 10 10 7 7 6 8 7 7 6
                             
Sweden 11 10 11 12 13 13 13 5 5 5 6 6 6 6
Switzerland 11 10 10 12 12 12 12 6 5 5 6 6 6 6
Turkey 21 21 20 20 21 21 9 9 9 11 11 11
United Kingdom 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 6 5 5 6 6 6 6
United States 13 13 13 15 14 15 15 6 5 6 7 7 7 7
—Not available.
1 Data are for the 5- to 13-year-old population.
2 Data are for the 14- to 17-year-old population.
3 Data for 1985 are for the former West Germany.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance, selected years, 1987 through 2004. (This table was prepared April 2005.)