In the 2016-2017 academic year, there were 1,208,318 student who lived and studied in Catalonia and were registered in non-university education, according to the Statistics on Commuting for Non-University Studies 83.3% of these students (1,006,493) studied in the same municipality where they lived. This proportion increased to 91.1% in the case of the 2nd cycle early childhood education (199.783) and reached 87.7% for compulsory schooling (687,131 students of primary and secondary education). In the case of students in post-compulsory schooling (119,579), those who studied and lived in the same municipality represented 58.2% of the total.
For a detailed analysis of student mobility in all municipalities of Catalonia see Extended Intermunicipal and Inter-county results.
In the 2015-2016 academic year, 88.1% of the 3,010 students who lived outside Catalonia were students enrolled in vocational training. By county, over 80% studied in El Segrià (1,294) or El Barcelonès (1,133). To a lesser extent, yet still greater than the remaining counties, both El Baix Ebre and El Montsià registered students from outside Catalonia, with 171 and 155 students respectively.
The Statistics on the obligatory mobility for study reasons of non-university students analyse the journeys made by students between the place of residence and the place of study, on the basis of enrolments registered by the Ministry of Education. The treatment of the administrative records of student enrolments enabled Idescat to produce a statistical on journeys for study reasons, con periodicidad anual, which starts with the academic year 2011-2012. The data presented refers to students enrolled in Catalonia, whether they reside there or not.
The Statistics on the obligatory mobility for study reasons of non-university students are published by place of residence, place of study, sex, and age group and level of education. The territorial disaggregation is by municipalities, counties, areas of the Territorial Plan, provinces and Catalonia.