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Educational level of the population aged 16 years and over. By sex and age groups

Educational level of the population aged 16 years and over. By sex and age groups Catalonia. Don't read or write or no studies
Men from 16 and over Men from 25 to 64 16-24 25-34 35-64 65 and over Women from 16 and over Women from 25 to 64 16-24 25-34 35-64 65 and over Total from 16 and over Total from 25 to 64 16-24 25-34 35-64 65 and over
2011 8.1 4.2 2.6 2.5 4.7 27.8 11.8 4.9 2.6 2.9 5.7 36.7 10.0 4.5 2.6 2.7 5.2 32.9
2001 11.3 7.7 2.9 3.4 9.7 32.6 15.7 9.4 2.4 2.6 12.3 41.2 13.6 8.6 2.7 3.0 11.0 37.6
Units: Percentage.
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Population and Housing Census.
Educational level of the population aged 16 years and over. By sex and age groups Spain. Don't read or write or no studies
Men from 16 and over Men from 25 to 64 16-24 25-34 35-64 65 and over Women from 16 and over Women from 25 to 64 16-24 25-34 35-64 65 and over Total from 16 and over Total from 25 to 64 16-24 25-34 35-64 65 and over
2011 9.0 4.3 2.2 2.3 5.0 32.1 12.8 4.9 2.1 2.1 5.9 40.7 10.9 4.6 2.2 2.2 5.4 37.0
2001 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Units: Percentage.
Source: INE.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Date published: May 22, 2014.

Statistics CENSPH

Methodological note

Educational level refers to the highest level of study attained by an individual, regardless of whether they are currently studying within the date of reference. An individual is considered to have reached a certain level of instruction when he or she has finished and passed all of the years required for this level and thus has the necessary conditions for obtaining the corresponding qualification or diploma.

The table contains the following groupings:

Cannot read or write or is uneducated

  • Illiterate: a person is considered illiterate when they cannot read or write in any language.
  • Uneducated: a person who can read or write, but attended less than five years of schooling.

First level

  • Persons who went to school for five years or more without completing their secondary education (EBG, ESO or Elementary Baccalaureate).

Second level: a distinction is drawn between mandatory (secondary school or ESO) and non-mandatory schooling.

  • Persons who reached the last year of secondary school (EBG, ESO or Elementary Baccalaureate) or who have graduated from primary school.
  • Baccalaureate (high school, LOE, LOGSE, BUP, Advanced Baccalaureate, COU or PREU.)
  • Intermediate-level VT, VT I, sixth-form, intermediate apprenticeship or equivalent, intermediate level in music and dance or certified from official language academies.
  • Advanced VT, VT II, Advanced apprenticeship or equivalent.

Third level

  • University diploma, technical architecture or engineering or equivalent.
  • University degree or equivalent.
  • Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering or equivalent.
  • Official Master's degree (starting in 2006), medical specialisation or similar.
  • Doctorate.