Published: 4 December 2009

Kauniainen has population with highest educational qualifications again in 2008

By the end of 2008, a total of 2,903,000 persons in Finland had attained post-comprehensive level educational qualifications at upper secondary general schools, vocational education institutes, polytechnics or universities. Sixty-five per cent of the population aged 15 or over had attained an educational qualification. The share of population with educational qualifications increased by two per cent from the year before. The share of population aged over 15 with educational qualifications was highest in Kauniainen at 79 per cent. The data in these statistics comply with the municipal division valid on 1 January 2009.

Persons having only completed the basic level of education, i.e. comprehensive school, middle school or elementary school, numbered 1,532,000.

Upper secondary level qualifications were held by 39 per cent and tertiary level qualifications by 27 per cent of the population aged 15 or over. Forty-one per cent of the holders of upper secondary level qualifications were men and 36 per cent women, whereas tertiary degrees were held by 24 per cent of men and 30 per cent of women.

Population aged 15 or over by level of education and gender, 2008

 
 
Population, total Men Women
  %   %   %
Total                                                                                                           4,435,152 100.0 2,156,478 100.0 2,278,674 100.0
Basic education or less (ISCED 2 or less) 1,531,994 34.5 752,984 34.9 779,010 34.2
Population with educational qualifications 2,903,158 65.5 1,403,494 65.1 1,499,664 65.8
Upper secondary education/Post-secondary non tertiary education (ISCED 3/4) 1,709,962 38.6 884,436 41.0 825,526 36.2
Tertiary level (ISCED 5/6) 1,193,196 26.9 519,058 24.1 674,138 29.6
    ISCED 5 B programmes 482.084 10.9 187,807 8.7 294,277 12.9
    ISCED 5 A Medium programmes (Bachelor level) 356,420 8.0 162,178 7.5 194,242 8.5
    ISCED 5 A Long/very long programmes (Master level) 321,172 7.2 148,701 6.9 172,471 7.6
    Second stage of tertiary Education (ISCED 6) 33,520 0.8 20,372 0.9 13,148 0.6
      Licentiate's degree 9,590 0.2 5,725 0.2 3,865 0.2
      Doctor's degree 23,930 0.6 14,647 0.7 9,283 0.4

 

 

Source: Education Statistics. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Ms Aila Repo +358 9 1734 3271, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mr Jari Tarkoma

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Last updated 4.12.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Educational structure of population [e-publication].
ISSN=2242-2919. 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.10.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/vkour/2008/vkour_2008_2009-12-04_tie_001_en.html