Educational attainment

Primary and lower secondary education (ISCED 0-2)
2020 (reference date 31.10.2020)
18.1 %
Sunk -0.1 percentage points compared to 2019
Upper and post-secundary, short-cycle tertiary (ISCED 3-5)
2020 (reference date 31.10.2020)
64.9 %
Sunk -0.4 percentage points compared to 2019
Tertiary Education (ISCED 6-8)
2020 (reference date 31.10.2020)
17.0 %
Gone up +0.5 percentage points compared to 2019

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 Federal Ministry of Health. Further data comes from the data collection according to the Recognition and Evaluation Act (AuBG) and the Austria Public Employment Service. Information on municipality of residence, citizenship and any academic degrees comes from the Central Population Register. The legal basis is the Federal Act on Documentation in Education (Bildungsdokumentationsgesetz 2020).

The statistics on educational attainment provide information on the highest completed education by level (compulsory schooling, apprenticeship, intermediate vocational education, higher vocational education, post-secondary colleges and higher education institutions) and field of specialisation broken down by gender, age and region as at 31 October every year.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, 1971 to 2001 Census, since 2008 register of educational attainment. Compiled on 27.06.2022.

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