Continuing education activities of the population

Structural indicator “Lifelong Learning” 2021

14.6 %
Gone up +2.9 percentage points compared to 2020


The “lifelong learning” EU-wide structural indicator was developed to measure participation in training and further education. This indicator measures the proportion of the population aged between 25 and 64 that participates in training and further education activities during the last 4 weeks and the results come from the Austrian microcensus labour force survey (sample survey).

In the reporting period of the last twelve months before the survey, the Adult Education Survey (AES; sample survey) provides a broad overview of the education and learning activities of the Austrian resident population in adulthood. With AES 2022, the previous five-year implementation rhythm will be extended to six years. In the results tables of the most recently conducted AES 2016, evaluations are available on education and training, barriers to education, informal learning, and languages by sociodemographic characteristics, among others.

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Participation of the population aged 15 to 74 years in courses and other non-formal learning activities during the last four weeks - annual average 2004 until 2021, in % (table)

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Labour Force Survey (Microcensus), average of all weeks of a year. Compiled on 06 April 2022. Population in private households, without conscripts and people on community service. - Projected data from a 0.6 % quarterly sample (annual average).

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