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Digest of Education Statistics: 2018
Digest of Education Statistics: 2018

NCES 2020-009
December 2019


Table 601.30. School-age populations as a percentage of total population, by age group and country: Selected years, 2005 through 2016
Country 5- to 14-year-olds as a percent of total population 15- to 19-year-olds as a percent of total population
2005 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2005 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
OECD average1 12.7 11.6 11.5 11.5 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.4 6.7 6.5 6.3 6.2 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.8
Australia 13.4 12.5 12.4 12.4 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.4 6.8 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.1
Austria 11.3 10.2 10.0 9.9 9.7 9.6 9.6 9.5 5.9 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.5 5.4 5.3
Belgium 11.7 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.3 5.9 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.6
Canada 12.3 11.1 10.8 10.7 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.6 6.7 6.6 6.4 6.3 6.1 6.0 5.8 5.6
Chile 17.0 14.7 14.3 14.0 13.8 13.6 13.5 13.4 9.0 8.4 8.2 8.0 7.8 7.6 7.4 7.1
                                 
Czech Republic 10.4 8.8 8.9 9.0 9.3 9.6 9.9 10.2 6.4 5.8 5.5 5.2 4.9 4.6 4.4 4.3
Denmark 12.8 12.2 12.0 12.0 11.9 11.8 11.7 11.7 5.6 6.3 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.3 6.2 6.1
Estonia 10.5 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.9 10.2 10.5 10.7 7.6 6.0 5.5 5.2 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.6
Finland 12.0 11.0 10.9 10.8 10.8 10.9 10.9 11.0 6.1 6.3 6.2 6.1 5.9 5.8 5.6 5.5
France 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.5 12.5 12.6 12.5 6.6 6.2 6.1 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.1 6.1
                                 
Germany 10.0 9.3 9.3 9.2 9.1 9.0 8.9 8.8 5.8 5.3 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.1
Greece 10.2 9.7 9.6 9.7 9.7 9.8 9.9 10.0 5.8 5.3 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
Hungary 10.9 9.9 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.9 9.9 6.3 6.0 5.9 5.9 5.7 5.5 5.3 5.1
Iceland 15.2 13.6 13.5 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.5 13.4 7.3 7.5 7.3 7.3 7.1 6.9 6.7 6.7
Ireland 13.5 13.3 13.4 13.7 13.8 14.0 14.1 14.2 7.2 6.4 6.2 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.3 6.3
                                 
Israel 18.1 17.8 17.8 17.9 17.9 17.9 17.9 18.0 8.2 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.8 7.8 7.8
Italy 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7
Japan 9.4 9.1 9.0 8.9 8.8 8.8 8.7 8.6 5.3 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.8
Korea, Republic of 13.9 11.5 10.9 10.5 10.1 9.7 9.3 9.0 6.4 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.5 6.3 6.1
Latvia 10.5 8.9 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.8 9.9 10.0 8.1 6.4 5.9 5.4 4.9 4.6 4.4 4.4
                                 
Lithuania 12.6 10.3 10.0 9.8 9.6 9.5 9.4 9.4 7.7 7.3 7.1 6.7 6.3 6.0 5.8 5.6
Luxembourg 12.6 12.0 11.9 11.5 11.4 11.2 11.0 10.9 5.7 5.9 5.9 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.8
Mexico 21.4 20.1 19.8 19.6 19.3 19.0 18.8 18.5 9.8 9.7 9.6 9.6 9.5 9.4 9.3 9.2
Netherlands 12.3 12.0 11.9 11.8 11.7 11.6 11.5 11.3 6.0 6.1 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.9 5.9 6.0
New Zealand 14.7 13.6 13.5 13.5 13.1 13.4 13.2 13.1 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.1 6.9 7.0 6.9 6.8
                                 
Norway 13.5 12.6 12.5 12.3 12.2 12.1 12.1 12.1 6.3 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.4 6.3 6.3
Poland 12.0 10.1 9.9 9.8 9.7 9.8 10.0 10.1 7.8 6.6 6.3 6.0 5.8 5.6 5.3 5.2
Portugal 10.6 10.4 10.4 10.3 10.2 10.1 10.0 9.9 5.7 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.4
Slovak Republic 12.3 10.3 10.2 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.1 7.7 6.8 6.5 6.1 5.9 5.6 5.4 5.3
Slovenia 9.9 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.1 9.3 9.5 9.6 6.3 5.2 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.6
                                 
Spain 9.4 9.5 9.7 9.8 10.0 10.2 10.3 10.4 5.4 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.7
Sweden 12.2 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.9 11.1 11.3 11.5 6.4 6.8 6.6 6.2 5.9 5.6 5.4 5.3
Switzerland 11.3 10.3 10.2 10.0 9.9 9.8 9.8 9.8 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.3
Turkey 19.3 17.5 17.2 17.0 16.7 16.5 16.2 15.9 8.8 8.6 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.4
United Kingdom 12.5 11.5 11.4 11.3 11.4 11.4 11.5 11.6 6.5 6.4 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.8
United States 14.0 13.3 13.2 13.2 13.1 13.0 12.9 12.8 7.2 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.6
                                 
Other reporting countries                                
Argentina 17.7 17.0 17.0 16.9 16.8 16.7 16.6 16.6 8.6 8.4 8.3 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.9
Brazil --- --- --- 16.0 15.6 15.3 14.8 14.3 --- --- --- 8.8 8.7 8.6 8.5 8.5
China 13.9 11.8 11.6 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.6 9.9 7.5 7.0 6.6 6.3 6.0 5.8 5.6
Colombia 19.4 17.8 17.6 17.3 18.2 18.0 17.7 17.5 9.8 9.3 9.1 8.9 9.3 9.2 9.0 8.9
Costa Rica 18.9 16.6 16.2 15.8 15.5 15.3 15.4 15.1 9.7 9.1 8.9 8.8 8.6 8.5 8.5 8.3
India 21.5 20.5 20.3 20.1 19.9 19.6 19.4 19.2 10.1 9.7 9.6 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.4
Indonesia 20.0 19.2 19.0 18.9 18.7 18.5 18.3 18.2 9.8 9.1 9.0 8.9 8.8 8.8 8.7 8.7
Russian Federation 8.8 9.5 9.6 6.9 9.9 10.1 10.3 10.6 4.0 6.0 5.9 4.6 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.6
Saudi Arabia 22.4 19.1 18.4 17.8 17.4 17.0 16.6 16.4 9.9 9.6 9.2 8.8 8.3 7.8 7.4 7.2
South Africa 20.9 19.9 19.8 19.6 19.4 19.2 19.1 19.0 10.6 9.9 9.8 9.6 9.5 9.4 9.3 9.2
---Not available.
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.
NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Online Education Database, retrieved May 29, 2019, from https://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx; and unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared June 2019.)