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Tertiary educational attainment. By sex. Age group 30-34

Tertiary educational attainment. By sex. Age group 30-34 2019
Men Women Total
Catalonia 43.9 57.1 50.6
Spain .. .. ..
Eurozone .. .. ..
European Union .. .. ..
Units: %.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
Note: Target EU-28 (40%); target Spain (44%)
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: February 7, 2020.

Methodological note

The indicator is defined as the percentage of the population aged 30–34 who have successfully completed tertiary studies (e.g. university, higher technical institution, etc.). This educational attainment refers to ISCED (International Standard Classification of Education) 2011 level 5–8 for data from 2014 onwards and to ISCED 1997 level 5–6 for data up to 2013.

The indicator is based on the EU Labour Force Survey (LFS).

The tertiary educational attainment is broken down into the levels 5, 6, 7 and 8 of CINE-2011:

  • Level 5. Short-cycle tertiary education
  • Level 6. Bachelor's or equivalent level
  • Level 7. Master's or equivalent level
  • Level 8. Doctoral or equivalent level

This indicator measures the Europe 2020 strategy's headline target to increase the share of the 30–34 years old having completed tertiary or equivalent education to at least 40% in 2020 for the EU as a whole.