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Life-long learning of the population aged 25 to 64. By sex

Adult participation in learning. By sex Total
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
2020 10.0 .. ..
2019 9.3 10.6 10.8
2018 8.8 10.5 10.6
2017 7.7 9.9 10.4
2016 7.4 9.4 10.3
2015 7.6 9.9 10.1
2014 8.3 10.1 (b) 10.1
2013 9.5 11.4 9.9 (b)
2012 9.0 11.2 8.2
2011 9.4 11.2 8.1
2010 10.3 11.2 7.8
2009 10.1 10.8 7.9
2008 9.2 10.7 8.0
2007 9.5 10.8 7.9
2006 10.0 10.7 (b) 7.8 (b)
2005 10.4 10.8 7.7
Units: %.
Source Catalonia: Idescat, based on the INE's Active Population Survey. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(b) Break in time series.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: February 18, 2021.

Methodological note

The indicator measures the share of people aged 25 to 64 who stated that they received formal or non-formal education in the four weeks preceding the survey (numerator). The denominator consists of the total population of the same age group, excluding those who did not answer to the question 'participation in education and training'. Adult learning covers both general and vocational formal and non-formal learning activities. Adult learning usually refers to learning activities after the end of initial education. Data stem from the EU Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS). In the case of Catalonia and Spain, it is in the INE’s Labour Force Survey integrated.