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Statistics on Commuting for Non-University Studies. SY 2018/19

In the 2018/2019 school year there were 1,227,695 non-university students studying and living in Catalonia. Of the above, 83.1% studied in the same municipality where they lived.

Of the students in 2nd-cycle early childhood education (212,115), 91.5% studied in the same municipality where they lived while, in the case of students in compulsory education (802,995), the percentage stood at 87.9%. Of the above, the percentage of students in primary education stood at 90.6% while those in secondary education totalled 83.7%.

In addition, 56.8% of the students in post-compulsory education (212,585) studied in the same municipality where they lived. In the case of the baccalaureate, the number of resident students studying in the same municipality (74.7%) was higher than the one for those doing intermediate level specific vocational training (46.9%) and advanced level specific vocational training (39.4%).

Of the municipalities with over 5,000 inhabitants, La Seu d’Urgell was the one that retained the highest percentage of resident students (96.9%). Next came Barcelona (96.7%), Lleida (96.6%) and Mataró (94.7%). At the other end of the scale, there were six municipalities that retained fewer than half their students: Teià (49.3%), Tiana (47.1%), Alpicat (46.2%), Sarrià de Ter (46.0%), Santa Cristina d’Aro (40.5%) and Sant Antoni de Vilamajor (30.5%).

In relation to the cated places of study, L’Arboç (64.0%) and Montgat (52.2%) were the municipalities that attracted the highest percentages of students from other municipalities. In contrast, Caldes de Malavella was the municipality that attracted the lowest percentage of students from other municipalities (1.1%). In absolute terms, the municipalities with the highest numbers of students from other municipalities were Barcelona (35,105), Girona (6,285), Lleida (5,585), Sabadell (5,230), Sant Cugat del Vallès (5,200) and Tarragona (5,095).

For a detailed analysis of student mobility in all municipalities of Catalonia see Extended Intermunicipal and Inter-county results.

In November 2019, in application of the criteria for the protection of statistical confidentiality, an improvement has been made to the dissemination of results, whereby these are presented rounded up to multiple values of five. The rounding-up is applied to the data for the 2018/2019 school year and also, retrospectively, to the data already published on the school years from 2011/2012 to 2017/2018.