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Educational attainment

Primary and lower secondary education (ISCED 0–2)
2022 (reference date 31 October 2022)
17.7%
Sunk -0.2 percentage points compared to 2021
Upper and post-secondary, short-cycle tertiary education (ISCED 3–5)
2022 (reference date 31 Ocotber 2022)
63.9%
Sunk -0.6 percentage points compared to 2021
Tertiary education (ISCED 6–8)
2022 (reference date 31 October 2022)
18.4%
Gone up +0.7 percentage points compared to 2021

The educational attainment register contains information about the highest level of completed education of the Austrian resident population aged 15 and older. The register is based on the 2001 census and is updated annually with information from Austrian schools and universities, the Austrian Economic Chambers, the Austrian Chamber of Agriculture and the Ministry of Health. Further data comes from the data collection according to the Recognition and Evaluation Act and the Public Employment Service Austria (AMS). The legal basis is the Federal Act on Documentation of Education.

The statistics on educational attainment provide information on the highest level of completed education of the Austrian resident population per 31 October every year.

The statistics on procedures for the recognition and evaluation of foreign educational and professional qualifications provide data on the origin, type and level of foreign educational and professional qualifications.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, 1971 to 2001 Census, since 2008 register of educational attainment.Compiled on 17th June 2024.

Date Title PDF download
2023-07-17 file Census 2021: Austria is growing due to immigration and ageing
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2023-05-16 file Education increases opportunities on the labour market
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2022-05-12 file Education in Figures 2020/21: more pupils eligible for promotion, higher pass rates at the main date of the "Matura" examinations and more students at public universities
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Date Title result SDDS+ Special Data Dissemination Standards PR PR press release
2025-06-16 calendar-alt Educational Attainment 2023
Population and society / Education / Educational attainment
final

Population and society / Education / Educational attainment /

2025-06-16 calendar-alt Register-based labour market statistics 2023
Labour market / Activity status
final

Labour market / Unemployment / Unemployed, seeking work /

Labour market / Working time / Part-time work, part-time rate / Unemployed, seeking work / Unemployment / Labour market /

Labour market / Activity status / Labour market / Unemployment / Unemployed, seeking work / Part-time work, part-time rate / Working time / Labour market /

Labour market / Employment / Commuters (place of work) / Labour market / Working time / Part-time work, part-time rate / Unemployed, seeking work / Unemployment / Labour market / Activity status / Labour market /

2025-03-31 calendar-alt Recognition and Evaluation of Foreign Degrees 2023/24
Population and society / Education / Educational attainment
final

Population and society / Education / Educational attainment /

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