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Level of education attained by the population aged 15 and over. By sex and level of education

Level of education attained by the population aged 15 and over. By sex and level of education Catalonia. 2019 (p)
Value % over total Variation (%)
Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total
Total 3,168,194 3,333,977 6,502,171 100.0 100.0 100.0 .. .. ..
Primary education or lower 489,991 660,581 1,150,572 15.5 19.8 17.7 .. .. ..
First stage of secondary education and similar 944,560 835,560 1,780,120 29.8 25.1 27.4 .. .. ..
Second stage of secondary education and similar 770,058 735,729 1,505,787 24.3 22.1 23.2 .. .. ..
Higher education 963,585 1,102,107 2,065,692 30.4 33.1 31.8 .. .. ..
Units: Persons.
Source: Idescat. Estadística dels estudis de la població.
(p) Provisional data.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Methodological note

The objective of the Educational Attainment Statistics is to offer data on the studies of people aged 15 and over resident in Catalonia, in order to be able to characterise Catalan society in relation to their level of education.

These statistics provide information on the highest level of education attained by the person, whether or not they were studying on the reference date. A person is considered to have reached a certain level of education when they have completed and passed all the courses at this level and are in a position to obtain the corresponding degree or diploma.

The periodicity of the statistics is annual and with a reference date of 1 January each year.