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Digest of Education Statistics: 2013
Digest of Education Statistics: 2013

NCES 2015-011
May 2015


Table 601.30. School-age populations as a percentage of total population, by age group and OECD or other country: Selected years, 1985 through 2010
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 1999 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 19852 19902 19952 1999 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
OECD average3  13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6
Australia 14 13 13 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 12 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Austria 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Belgium 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Canada 13 12 12 14 13 13 13 12 12 12 11 11 6 5 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Chile 18 18 18 17 16 15 15 15 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
                                                 
Czech Republic (4) (4) 12 12 11 11 10 10 10 9 9 9 (4) (4) 6 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6
Denmark 12 10 10 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 6 6 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6
Estonia (4) (4) 11 10 10 10 9 9 (4) (4) 8 8 8 7 7 6
Finland 11 12 11 13 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
France 13 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 6 6 5 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6
                                                 
Germany5 9 9 10 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 6 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5
Greece 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 5 6 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5
Hungary 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Iceland 16 15 14 16 16 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 7 7 6 8 7 7 7 7 7 8 7 7
Ireland 18 18 15 15 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 8 8 8 9 8 8 7 7 7 6 6 6
                                                 
Israel 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Italy 13 10 9 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Japan 14 12 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 6 7 5 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Korea, Republic of 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 12 12 7 8 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7
Luxembourg 10 10 11 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 5 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
                                                 
Mexico 22 22 21 21 21 21 20 20 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Netherlands 12 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 7 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
New Zealand 15 13 13 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 13 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 7 7
Norway 13 11 11 13 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7
Poland 13 12 12 12 11 11 10 10 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7
                                                 
Portugal 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5
Slovak Republic (4) (4) 13 13 12 12 11 11 10 10 (4) (4) 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7
Slovenia (4) (4) 10 10 9 9 9 9 (4) (4) 6 6 6 6 5 5
Spain 15 13 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 10 7 7 6 7 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5
Sweden 11 10 11 13 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7
                                                 
Switzerland 11 10 10 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Turkey 21 21 20 21 19 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 9 9 9 11 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
United Kingdom 11 11 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 11 11 6 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 6 6
United States 13 13 13 15 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 6 5 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
                                                 
Other reporting countries                                                
Brazil 21 20 19 19 18 18 17 17 11 10 10 10 9 9 9 9
Russian Federation (4) (4) 14 14 12 11 10 10 10 9 9 9 (4) (4) 9 9 9 8 8 7 7 6
—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 Refers to the mean of the data values for all reporting OECD countries, to which each country reporting data contributes equally. The average includes all current OECD countries for which a given year's data are available, even if they were not members of OECD in that year. However, if data for a given year are available for less than 75 percent of the countries, the average for that year is omitted.
4 Country did not exist in its current form in the given year.
5 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 2001; and Online Education Database, retrieved July 23, 2013, from http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx. (This table was prepared July 2013.)