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Table 2-1.  Percentage of population ages 3 to 29 enrolled in formal education, by age group and country: 2011

Country Percentage of students enrolled in formal education
3- to 4-year-olds1 5- to 14-year-olds 15- to 19-year-olds 20- to 29-year-olds
Argentina2 56 100 72 28
Australia 40 99 84 33
Brazil 47 95 77 21
Canada2 24 99 81 25
China 34
France 99 99 84 20
Germany 93 99 92 32
Indonesia 17 94 61 10
Italy 94 99 81 21
Japan 85 100
Mexico 72 100 56 12
Republic of Korea 82 99 86 30
Russian Federation 73 92 78 22
Turkey 12 95 64 21
United Kingdom 91 100 78 19
United States 64 96 80 27
— Not available.
1 Data show students age 4 and under as a percentage of the population of 3- to 4-year-olds.
2 Reference year is 2010 rather than 2011.
NOTE: The reference year is 2011 for population and enrollment data in all countries except Argentina and Canada, which have a reference year of 2010. However, reference dates may differ within that year; thus, the percentages shown in the table are approximations. As described in the source cited below, enrollment rates for some countries were reported as slightly exceeding 100 percent in one or more age groups (e.g., 5- to 14-year-olds) due to different reference dates for school enrollment and population data. Enrollment in formal education at the preprimary education level includes children in preschool, nursery, or center-based programs and excludes children in home-based early childhood education. Data for Saudi Arabia or South Africa are not available.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2013a). Education at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators, table C1.1a. Paris: Author.