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Table 391. -  School-age populations as a percent of total population: Selected countries, 1985, 1990, and 1995
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                       |  5- to 13-year-olds as a  |  14- to 17-year-olds as a
                       |percent of total population|percent of total population
        Country        |___________________________|___________________________
                       |  1985  |  1990   |  1995  |  1985  |  1990   |  1995
_______________________|________|_________|________|________|_________|________
           1           |   2    |    3    |   4    |   5    |    6    |   7
_______________________|________|_________|________|________|_________|________
Australia .............|   14.5 |    13.1 |   12.9 |    6.6 |     6.4 |    5.6
Belgium ...............|   11.4 |    10.9 |   10.7 |    5.8 |     5.1 |    4.9
Canada ................|   12.8 |    12.4 |   12.2 |    6.1 |     5.5 |    5.4
Czech Republic ........|    --- |     --- |   11.6 |    --- |     --- |    6.5
Denmark ...............|   12.0 |    10.1 |    9.7 |    5.8 |     5.7 |    4.7
                       |        |         |        |        |         |
Finland ...............|   11.5 |    11.8 |   11.4 |    5.6 |     4.9 |    5.1
France ................|   12.8 |    12.1 |   12.0 |    6.2 |     5.8 |    5.3
Germany\1\ ............|    9.1 |     8.7 |   10.0 |    6.1 |     4.1 |    4.3
Greece ................|    --- |     --- |   10.7 |    --- |     5.5 |    5.8
Iceland ...............|   15.7 |    15.0 |   14.3 |    6.7 |     6.8 |    6.4
                       |        |         |        |        |         |
Ireland ...............|   17.9 |    17.5 |   15.2 |    7.7 |     8.0 |    7.8
Italy .................|   12.7 |    10.3 |    9.1 |    6.5 |     6.0 |    4.8
Japan .................|   14.0 |    11.8 |   10.2 |    6.2 |     6.5 |    5.4
Korea .................|    --- |     --- |   14.5 |    --- |     --- |    7.1
Luxembourg ............|   10.2 |    10.1 |   10.5 |    5.5 |     4.4 |    4.4
                       |        |         |        |        |         |
Netherlands ...........|   12.0 |    10.7 |   10.8 |    6.8 |     5.4 |    4.8
New Zealand ...........|   15.3 |    13.5 |   13.5 |    7.5 |     6.7 |    5.7
Norway ................|   12.5 |    11.0 |   11.2 |    6.4 |     5.8 |    4.9
Portugal ..............|   15.3 |    14.3 |   10.9 |    6.9 |     6.8 |    6.1
Russian Federation ....|    --- |     --- |   14.3 |    --- |     --- |    5.8
                       |        |         |        |        |         |
Spain .................|   15.0 |    12.9 |   10.2 |    6.8 |     6.8 |    6.2
Sweden ................|   11.3 |    10.2 |   10.8 |    5.4 |     5.2 |    4.6
Switzerland ...........|   10.6 |    10.1 |   10.4 |    5.8 |     4.8 |    4.5
Turkey ................|   20.6 |    20.6 |   19.7 |    8.7 |     8.9 |    8.8
United Kingdom ........|   11.4 |    11.1 |   11.6 |    6.3 |     5.2 |    4.8
United States .........|   12.6 |    12.8 |   13.0 |    6.2 |     5.4 |    5.5
_______________________|________|_________|________|________|_________|________

\1\Data for 1985 are for the former West Germany.
---Data not available.

SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Education at a Glance, 1996; and unpublished data. (This table was prepared July 1997.)


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