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Table 603.10. Percentage of the population 25 to 64 years old who completed high school, by age group and country: Selected years, 2001 through 2012
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Country 2001 2005 2011 2012
Total,
25 to 64
years old
25 to 34
years old
Total,
25 to 64
years old
25 to 34
years old
Total,
25 to 64
years old
25 to 34
years old
Total,
25 to 64
years old
25 to 34
years old
35 to 44
years old
45 to 54
years old
55 to 64
years old
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
OECD average1 64.2 74.0 72.8 82.6 74.4 (0.04) 81.9 (0.07) 75.7 (0.03) 82.7 (0.07) 79.4 (0.06) 73.7 (0.07) 65.2 (0.08)
Australia 58.9 70.7 65.0 78.6 74.1 (0.25) 84.4 (0.41) 76.4 (0.25) 86.6 (0.41) 80.9 (0.45) 70.9 (0.51) 63.5 (0.59)
Austria2,3 75.7 83.3 80.6 87.5 82.5 (0.26) 88.2 (0.44) 83.1 (0.24) 88.6 (0.50) 86.3 (0.45) 82.8 (0.41) 73.8 (0.55)
Belgium2 58.5 75.3 66.1 80.9 71.3 (0.19) 81.9 (0.35) 71.6 (0.19) 81.9 (0.35) 78.8 (0.35) 68.9 (0.38) 56.3 (0.43)
Canada 81.9 89.3 85.2 90.8 88.8 (0.13) 92.5 (0.19) 89.1 (0.13) 92.2 (0.19) 91.9 (0.19) 88.1 (0.22) 84.0 (0.26)
Chile4 50.0 64.3 57.5 (0.16) 76.6 (0.27) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
                                     
Czech Republic 86.2 92.5 89.9 93.9 92.3 (0.07) 94.3 (0.14) 92.5 (0.07) 93.7 (0.15) 95.4 (0.12) 93.3 (0.15) 87.0 (0.17)
Denmark 80.2 86.3 81.0 87.4 76.9 (0.17) 80.3 (0.38) 77.9 (0.16) 81.7 (0.36) 82.3 (0.30) 77.3 (0.29) 70.5 (0.35)
Estonia 89.1 87.4 88.9 (0.29) 85.7 (0.71) 89.8 (0.41) 86.4 (0.95) 90.2 (0.77) 94.2 (0.62) 88.3 (0.83)
Finland 73.8 86.8 78.8 89.4 83.7 (0.18) 90.2 (0.31) 84.8 (0.18) 90.0 (0.32) 89.7 (0.31) 86.9 (0.32) 74.0 (0.40)
France5 63.9 78.4 66.3 81.1 71.6 (0.09) 83.3 (0.16) 72.5 (0.09) 83.3 (0.16) 79.5 (0.16) 68.6 (0.17) 59.1 (0.19)
                                     
Germany 82.6 85.5 83.1 84.1 86.3 (0.12) 86.8 (0.21) 86.3 (0.12) 86.8 (0.32) 86.7 (0.31) 87.1 (0.27) 84.4 (0.31)
Greece 51.4 72.6 57.1 73.6 67.1 (0.12) 80.1 (0.22) 68.5 (0.13) 82.5 (0.23) 74.5 (0.24) 64.8 (0.26) 49.6 (0.28)
Hungary 70.2 80.9 76.4 85.0 81.8 (0.27) 87.3 (0.32) 82.1 (0.10) 87.5 (0.18) 83.6 (0.19) 82.0 (0.21) 74.9 (0.21)
Iceland 56.9 61.2 62.9 69.0 70.7 (0.48) 74.7 (0.90) 71.0 (0.48) 75.0 (0.87) 75.4 (0.91) 71.0 (0.94) 61.4 (1.12)
Ireland 57.6 73.4 64.5 81.1 73.4 (0.13) 85.0 (0.20) 74.6 (0.13) 85.9 (0.19) 80.2 (0.21) 69.9 (0.27) 55.1 (0.32)
                                     
Israel 79.2 85.7 83.0 (0.15) 89.7 (0.23) 84.5 (0.15) 90.3 (0.23) 86.1 (0.28) 81.1 (0.35) 77.4 (0.41)
Italy 43.3 57.5 50.1 65.9 56.0 (0.14) 71.3 (0.36) 57.2 (0.14) 71.8 (0.37) 62.0 (0.29) 52.7 (0.28) 42.4 (0.28)
Japan 83.1 93.6 (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Korea, Republic of 68.0 94.6 75.5 97.3 81.4 (0.20) 98.0 (0.14) 82.4 (0.20) 98.2 (0.14) 96.4 (0.19) 78.1 (0.42) 47.6 (0.63)
Luxembourg 52.7 59.4 65.9 76.5 77.3 (0.40) 83.4 (0.76) 78.3 (0.31) 86.1 (0.58) 80.4 (0.60) 75.7 (0.59) 68.6 (0.67)
                                     
Mexico 21.6 25.4 21.3 24.0 36.3 (0.06) 44.0 (0.12) 37.3 (0.06) 45.8 (0.12) 37.2 (0.12) 34.6 (0.13) 24.9 (0.15)
Netherlands2,5 65.0 74.0 71.8 81.3 72.3 (0.09) 81.7 (0.18) 73.4 (0.09) 83.3 (0.17) 78.1 (0.17) 71.5 (0.16) 61.4 (0.20)
New Zealand 75.7 81.8 78.7 85.2 74.1 (0.36) 80.4 (0.71) 74.1 (0.37) 80.0 (0.72) 77.9 (0.67) 73.0 (0.70) 64.0 (0.82)
Norway2 85.2 93.4 77.2 83.5 81.9 (0.16) 83.8 (0.33) 82.1 (0.16) 82.1 (0.36) 85.5 (0.29) 78.7 (0.34) 81.6 (0.33)
Poland 45.9 51.7 51.4 62.5 89.1 (0.06) 94.1 (0.10) 89.6 (0.06) 94.4 (0.10) 92.4 (0.12) 90.3 (0.12) 81.2 (0.15)
                                     
Portugal 19.9 32.5 26.5 42.8 35.0 (0.16) 55.7 (0.39) 37.6 (0.17) 57.9 (0.39) 43.3 (0.35) 27.2 (0.28) 19.8 (0.26)
Slovak Republic 85.1 93.7 85.7 93.0 91.3 (0.23) 94.1 (0.46) 91.7 (0.23) 94.1 (0.41) 94.5 (0.39) 91.7 (0.44) 85.7 (0.55)
Slovenia 80.3 91.2 84.5 (0.19) 94.0 (0.27) 85.0 (0.19) 94.2 (0.27) 88.7 (0.37) 82.7 (0.38) 74.4 (0.45)
Spain 40.0 57.1 48.8 63.9 54.0 (0.29) 64.8 (0.59) 54.6 (0.08) 64.2 (0.17) 62.0 (0.15) 51.4 (0.15) 35.3 (0.16)
Sweden 80.6 90.7 83.6 90.6 87.0 (0.08) 90.9 (0.14) 87.5 (0.08) 90.8 (0.14) 91.7 (0.13) 87.7 (0.15) 79.5 (0.18)
                                     
Switzerland 87.4 91.8 83.0 87.9 85.6 (0.12) 89.1 (0.24) 86.3 (0.13) 89.4 (0.28) 87.6 (0.23) 85.9 (0.23) 81.9 (0.27)
Turkey 24.3 30.2 27.2 35.7 32.1 (0.09) 43.5 (0.18) 33.9 (0.09) 45.9 (0.18) 32.0 (0.17) 25.3 (0.17) 20.7 (0.19)
United Kingdom3,5 63.0 68.0 66.7 72.9 76.8 (0.09) 84.3 (0.17) 78.1 (0.09) 84.8 (0.16) 81.4 (0.16) 75.8 (0.18) 69.1 (0.20)
United States 87.7 88.1 87.8 86.7 89.3 (0.13) 89.0 (0.25) 89.3 (0.16) 89.3 (0.29) 89.0 (0.24) 89.1 (0.26) 89.9 (0.23)
                                     
Other reporting countries                                    
Brazil4 29.5 38.0 43.3 (0.11) 56.7 (0.19) 44.9 (0.11) 58.9 (0.19) 45.5 (0.21) 38.5 (0.22) 27.1 (0.25)
Russian Federation6 88.0 91.0 94.1 (0.05) 94.0 (0.10) 94.3 (0.05) 94.4 (0.10) 95.2 (0.10) 95.8 (0.09) 91.6 (0.15)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
1 Refers to the mean of the data values for all reporting Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (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.
2 Data from 2000 reported for 2001.
3 Data in 2005 columns include some International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 3C short secondary programs.
4 Data from 2004 reported for 2005.
5 Data in 2001 columns include some short secondary (ISCED 3C) programs.
6 Data from 2002 reported for 2001.
NOTE: Data in this table refer to degrees classified as International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) level 3. ISCED level 3 corresponds to high school completion in the United States. ISCED 3C short programs do not correspond to high school completion; these short programs are excluded from this table except where otherwise noted. Standard errors are not available for 2001 and 2005.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance, 2002, 2007, 2013, and 2014. (This table was prepared November 2014.)

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