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

Country Year 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
Argentina 2001 39 100 66 23
  20102 56 100 72 28
           
Australia 2001 38 100 81 28
  2011 40 99 84 33
           
Brazil 2001 25 90 75 21
  2011 47 95 77 21
           
Canada 2001 21 97 75 21
  20102 24 99 81 25
           
China 2001 # 82
  2011 34
           
France 2001 100 100 86 20
  2011 99 99 84 20
           
Germany 2001 70 100 90 24
  2011 93 99 92 32
           
Indonesia 2001 # 86 45 3
  2011 17 94 61 10
           
Italy 2001 99 99 73 17
  2011 94 99 81 21
           
Japan 2001 77 100
  2011 85 100
           
Mexico 2001 35 95 42 9
  2011 72 100 56 12
           
Republic of Korea 2001 18 93 79 25
  2011 82 99 86 30
           
Russian Federation 2001 83 71 15
  2011 73 92 78 22
           
Turkey 2001 # 84 30 5
  2011 12 95 64 21
           
United Kingdom 2001 81 99 75 23
  2011 91 100 78 19
           
United States 2001 47 100 78 23
  2011 64 96 80 27
— Not available.
# Rounds to zero.
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: Reference dates may differ within the given years; thus, 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, and center-based programs and excludes children in home-based early childhood education.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2003). Education at a Glance 2003: OECD Indicators, table C1.2. Paris: Author; and OECD. (2013a). Education at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators, table C1.1a. Paris: Author.