Appendix table 2. Comprehensive school drop-outs in academic years 1999/2000–2013/2014

Academic year    Those having dropped out completely from compulsory education 1) Those left comprehensive school without a leaving certificate 2) Number of 9th graders in spring term
Total In comparison with the number of 9th graders at the end of spring term, %
1999/2000 90 193 0,29 66 821
2000/2001 69 210 0,33 64 512
2001/2002 63 191 0,31 62 095
2002/2003 79 161 0,26 61 419
2003/2004 67 178 0,28 64 456
2004/2005 70 218 0,34 64 350
2005/2006 60 178 0,27 66 473
2006/2007 55 152 0,23 66 230
2007/2008 47 115 0,17 67 388
2008/2009 39 150 0,23 65 687
2009/2010 41 152 0,23 65 560
    180 0,28 64 125
2010/2011 95
2011/2012 86 212 0,34 61 778
2012/2013 85 202 0,33 60 323
2013/2014 78 269 0,46 58 554
1) Such persons of compulsory education age who did not take part at all in comprehensive school education during the academic year and starting from the academic year 2010/2011 during the spring term are regarded as having dropped out completely from compulsory education. Data starting from the academic year 2010/2011 are not fully comparable with earlier years. There may be such persons in each grade of school.
2) Those having left comprehensive school without a leaving certificate are those past the age of compulsory education who did not complete the whole comprehensive school syllabus during their compulsory education.

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

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Updated 19.3.2015

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Discontinuation of education [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9302. 2013, Appendix table 2. Comprehensive school drop-outs in academic years 1999/2000–2013/2014 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.4.2019].
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