|Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.|
|Note: Target EU-28 (10%); target Spain (15%)|
|Warning: The data of the eurozone for the year 2016 was erroneous. It was corrected on the 3 January 2018.|
Date published: February 5, 2018. Revised series on December 7, 2018.
This indicator shows the percentage of the population aged 18–24 with at most lower secondary education compared to the total population in the same age group.
Early leavers from education and training refers to persons aged 18–24 who fulfil the following conditions: the highest level of education or training attained is codes 0, 1 or 2 (less than primary, primary and first stage of secondary education) of the CINE-2011 (ISCED), and respondents declared not having received any education or training in the four weeks preceding the survey.
The CINE-2011 (ISCED) classification came into force in 2014 and the results before this date have been calculated in accordance with the CINE-97 ISCED classification. It is considered that studies have been prematurely abandoned when the highest level of education attained corresponds to codes 0, 1, 2 or initial 3c (pre-primary, primary and first stage of secondary education).
Both the numerators and the denominators come from the EU Labour Force Survey (LFS). In the case of Catalonia and Spain, the data come from the INE's Labour Force Survey.