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Educational attainment of the population

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Key figures

32.9 %

aged 16 or over have attained a higher education

Level of education for men and women 16 years and older.1
20112016
TotalTotalMalesFemales
11 For many immigrants Statistics Norway has no information about their level of education. From 2014, figures include an estimated level of education for missing values for these immigrants. See About the statistics about this and definitions of education levels. Tertiary vocational education was prior to 2016 included in upper secondary education.
Total3 999 4344 265 9632 140 6072 125 356
Below upper secondary education1 108 1711 124 832572 397552 435
Upper secondary education1 638 6411 599 911854 124745 787
Tertiary vocational education120 46878 50241 966
Higher education, short838 283990 743404 592586 151
Higher education, long261 827401 253217 481183 772
Of this:
Ph.D.24 84243 77725 67018 107
Unknown or no completed education127 67028 75613 51115 245
Per cent
Below upper secondary education28.626.526.926.2
Upper secondary education42.337.840.235.3
Tertiary vocational education2.83.72.0
Higher education, short21.723.419.027.8
Higher education, long6.89.510.28.7
Of this
Ph.D.0.61.01.20.9

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Table 1 
Level of education for men and women 16 years and older. Age groups. Numbers and per cent

Level of education for men and women 16 years and older. Age groups. Numbers and per cent1
2016
Population 1OctoberHighest completed education
TotalBasic school levelUpper secondary educationTertiary vocational education2Higher education, short3Higher education, long4
1For many immigrants SSB has no information about their education. From 2014, figures include an estimated level of education for missing values for these immigrants. See About the statistics for more information.
2Includes intermediate level courses based on completed upper secondary level, but which are not accredited as higher education.
3Higher education, short comprises higher education up to 4 years in duration.
4Higher education, long comprises higher education more than 4 years in duration.
Total4 265 96326.537.82.823.49.5
16-19 years261 31486.713.20.00.00.0
20-24 years341 79728.448.71.620.40.8
25-29 years366 93222.328.42.933.113.4
30-34 years354 74320.228.52.730.018.5
35-39 years345 13518.031.32.830.917.1
40-49 years742 04216.537.53.829.612.7
50-59 years671 44023.039.64.224.28.9
60-66 years407 04219.647.03.422.37.7
67 years or older775 51830.546.52.015.55.5
 
Males2 140 60726.940.23.719.010.2
16-19 years135 00389.210.70.00.00.0
20-24 years176 76533.150.42.013.90.6
25-29 years186 59825.433.83.825.511.5
30-34 years182 67023.133.53.723.016.8
35-39 years178 29220.036.53.823.516.2
40-49 years381 69117.341.84.823.312.8
50-59 years344 06422.742.65.119.69.9
60-66 years204 47818.447.54.519.410.3
67 years or older351 04625.746.52.715.79.4
 
Females2 125 35626.235.32.027.88.7
16-19 years126 31184.115.90.00.0-
20-24 years165 03223.547.01.327.31.0
25-29 years180 33419.122.71.840.915.4
30-34 years172 07317.223.21.737.520.4
35-39 years166 84315.925.71.638.718.0
40-49 years360 35115.732.82.636.312.6
50-59 years327 37623.336.53.329.17.7
60-66 years202 56420.846.62.325.25.1
67 years or older424 47234.446.61.515.32.3

Table 2 
Level of education for men and women 16 years and older. County of residence. Numbers and per cent

Level of education for men and women 16 years and older. County of residence. Numbers and per cent1
NumbersPer cent
NumbersBelow upper secondary levelUpper secondary educationTertiary vocational education2Higher education, short3Higher education, long4Unknown or no completed edu-cation1Below upper secondary levelUpper secondary educationTertiary vocational education2Higher education, short3Higher education, long4
1For many immigrants SSB has no information about their education. From 2014, figures include an estimated level of education for missing values for these immigrants. See About the statistics for more information.
2Includes intermediate level courses based on completed upper secondary level, but which are not accredited as higher education.
3Higher education, short comprises higher education up to 4 years in duration.
4Higher education, long comprises higher education more than 4 years in duration.
Both sexes
19853 279 5981 478 5201 327 579330 38490 37952 73645.841.110.22.8
19903 399 4681 389 0631 434 984412 253108 03455 13441.542.912.33.2
19953 474 2511 244 9291 523 225519 721131 93354 44336.444.515.23.9
20003 558 4361 181 5971 551 474604 165167 37653 82433.744.317.24.8
20053 675 8681 123 5711 570 077699 717205 97676 52731.243.619.45.7
20103 937 8471 111 3791 625 640811 360269 627119 84129.142.621.37.1
20154 221 9851 128 1921 715 210964 944384 75528 88426.940.923.09.2
 
20164 265 9631 124 8321 599 911120 468990 743401 25328 75626.537.82.823.49.5
Østfold239 04875 96895 0175 83147 78812 6871 75732.040.02.520.15.3
Akershus477 895115 374169 31012 388120 86156 8943 06824.335.72.625.512.0
Oslo548 462112 527147 15712 044162 411107 9266 39720.827.12.230.019.9
Hedmark163 49652 59864 9543 89232 7228 2601 07032.440.02.420.15.1
Oppland157 38646 80665 8424 20631 4778 12393229.942.12.720.15.2
Buskerud227 52964 81988 0486 68449 88816 5131 57728.739.03.022.17.3
Vestfold202 15754 03880 8716 43646 20013 2381 37426.940.33.223.06.6
Telemark143 04041 65559 3654 03729 1417 88296029.341.82.820.55.5
Aust-Agder94 18825 61338 1393 33620 5146 01856827.440.73.621.96.4
Vest-Agder147 01537 97160 6994 58032 8929 90397026.041.63.122.56.8
Rogaland373 24595 455145 47911 78383 11235 1232 29325.739.23.222.49.5
Hordaland419 227102 493160 70813 14799 92840 6702 28124.638.53.224.09.8
Sogn og Fjordane89 19822 74539 1002 82119 0915 02341825.644.03.221.55.7
Møre og Romsdal216 25959 37689 1548 09146 59011 9171 13127.641.43.821.75.5
Sør-Trøndelag258 04462 06398 4936 26461 03129 0461 14724.238.32.423.811.3
Nord-Trøndelag111 18230 84548 0343 00123 3495 45849527.943.42.721.14.9
Nordland200 01863 44678 6825 91940 37910 5121 08031.939.63.020.35.3
Troms - Romsa135 64539 52748 7424 12530 10912 43870429.336.13.122.39.2
Finnmark - Finnmárku62 59321 38222 0401 87913 1703 59253034.535.53.021.25.8
County not stated3361317749030439.523.21.227.19.0
 
Males
19851 606 112668 083677 653156 99474 65528 72742.443.010.04.7
19901 665 359625 971732 135191 89884 91730 43838.344.811.75.2
19951 701 135557 611783 418234 41497 81227 88033.346.814.05.8
20001 746 270540 425799 796263 748115 41726 88431.446.515.36.7
20051 807 423530 769815 111292 386133 16335 99430.046.016.57.5
20101 956 835541 295857 139332 068160 18166 15228.645.317.68.5
20152 117 010570 495927 460394 123211 31713 61527.144.118.710.0
 
20162 140 607572 397854 12478 502404 592217 48113 51126.940.23.719.010.2
Østfold118 79737 84150 5853 26819 1127 17981232.142.92.816.26.1
Akershus237 96459 48488 1376 61250 72331 5541 45425.237.32.821.413.3
Oslo272 02458 38576 6416 04172 09556 1582 70421.728.52.226.820.9
Hedmark81 15026 87234 2772 59912 3734 49453533.342.53.215.35.6
Oppland78 55224 13834 7702 87411 8124 49146730.944.53.715.15.8
Buskerud113 91033 12346 0294 12820 6359 27372229.340.73.618.28.2
Vestfold99 87427 01741 8144 08818 8947 39167027.242.14.119.07.5
Telemark71 10320 53631 5412 88211 2184 48743929.144.64.115.96.3
Aust-Agder47 31012 62520 2662 4578 2103 46328926.843.15.217.57.4
Vest-Agder73 54419 00631 9923 28713 1515 68242626.043.84.518.07.8
Rogaland189 86447 75980 1958 12933 22319 4481 11025.342.54.317.610.3
Hordaland211 87551 11387 9098 85541 14121 7221 13524.341.74.219.510.3
Sogn og Fjordane45 46811 91621 3632 1497 2232 61220526.347.24.716.05.8
Møre og Romsdal110 21130 49448 1386 11918 4436 46255527.843.95.616.85.9
Sør-Trøndelag130 68731 38152 9544 16325 16016 48154824.140.73.219.312.7
Nord-Trøndelag55 92915 66726 4662 0738 4473 04722928.147.53.715.25.5
Nordland100 96232 38442 2544 30415 8795 59654532.242.14.315.85.6
Troms - Romsa68 87720 64126 5913 09411 9236 28034830.138.84.517.49.2
Finnmark - Finnmárku32 38311 97012 1801 3794 8851 65231737.338.04.315.25.2
County not stated12345221459136.918.00.836.97.4
 
Females
19851 673 486810 437649 926173 39015 72424 00949.139.410.51.0
19901 734 109763 092702 849220 35523 11724 69644.641.112.91.4
19951 773 116687 318739 807285 30734 12126 56339.442.416.32.0
20001 812 166641 172751 678340 41751 95926 94035.942.119.12.9
20051 868 445592 802754 966407 33172 81340 53332.441.322.34.0
20101 981 012570 084768 501479 292109 44653 68929.639.924.95.7
20152 104 975557 697787 750570 821173 43815 26926.737.727.38.3
 
20162 125 356552 435745 78741 966586 151183 77215 24526.235.32.027.88.7
Østfold120 25138 12744 4322 56328 6765 50894532.037.22.124.04.6
Akershus239 93155 89081 1735 77670 13825 3401 61423.534.12.429.410.6
Oslo276 43854 14270 5166 00390 31651 7683 69319.925.92.233.119.0
Hedmark82 34625 72630 6771 29320 3493 76653531.437.51.624.94.6
Oppland78 83422 66831 0721 33219 6653 63246528.939.61.725.14.6
Buskerud113 61931 69642 0192 55629 2537 24085528.137.32.325.96.4
Vestfold102 28327 02139 0572 34827 3065 84770426.638.42.326.95.8
Telemark71 93721 11927 8241 15517 9233 39552129.639.01.625.14.8
Aust-Agder46 87812 98817 87387912 3042 55527927.938.41.926.45.5
Vest-Agder73 47118 96528 7071 29319 7414 22154426.039.41.827.15.8
Rogaland183 38147 69665 2843 65449 88915 6751 18326.235.82.027.48.6
Hordaland207 35251 38072 7994 29258 78718 9481 14624.935.32.128.59.2
Sogn og Fjordane43 73010 82917 73767211 8682 41121324.940.81.527.35.5
Møre og Romsdal106 04828 88241 0161 97228 1475 45557627.438.91.926.75.2
Sør-Trøndelag127 35730 68245 5392 10135 87112 56559924.235.91.728.39.9
Nord-Trøndelag55 25315 17821 56892814 9022 41126627.639.21.727.14.4
Nordland99 05631 06236 4281 61524 5004 91653531.537.01.624.95.0
Troms - Romsa66 76818 88622 1511 03118 1866 15835628.433.41.627.49.3
Finnmark - Finnmárku30 2109 4129 8605008 2851 94021331.432.91.727.66.5
County not stated213865534521341.026.21.421.410.0

Table 3 
Level of education for men and women 16 years and older. Municipality of residence. Numbers and per cent

Level of education for men and women 16 years and older. Municipality of residence. Numbers and per cent1
2016
NumbersPer cent
TotalBelow upper secondary educationUpper secondary educationTertiary vocational education2Higher educationUnknown or no completed education1Below upper secondary educationUpper secondary educationTertiary vocational education2Higher education
1For many immigrants SSB has no information about their education. From 2014, figures include an estimated level of education for missing values for these immigrants. See About the statistics for more information.
2Includes intermediate level courses based on completed upper secondary level, but which are not accredited as higher education.
Municipality of residence
Total4 265 9631 124 8321 599 911120 4681 391 99628 75626.537.82.832.9
0101 Halden25 2597 8169 9685696 72717931.239.72.326.8
0104 Moss26 5867 9179 9676507 76828430.137.92.529.6
0105 Sarpsborg44 88215 00618 0241 11410 44029833.740.42.523.4
0106 Fredrikstad65 42919 81125 1601 59218 35850830.538.82.528.3
0111 Hvaler3 8459981 6011331 1001326.041.83.528.7
0118 Aremark1 15338552230211533.545.52.618.4
0119 Marker3 0231 1831 203585542539.540.11.918.5
0121 Rømskog58119026411112432.945.81.919.4
0122 Trøgstad4 3871 5791 901887922736.243.62.018.2
0123 Spydeberg4 6331 4651 9371321 0772231.842.02.923.4
0124 Askim12 7744 4725 1173572 72410435.340.42.821.5
0125 Eidsberg9 3263 3653 8051771 9067336.441.11.920.6
0127 Skiptvet2 9941 0841 280725431536.443.02.418.3
0128 Rakkestad6 6592 3542 9211401 1935135.644.22.118.1
0135 Råde6 0401 8542 4941521 5103030.841.52.525.1
0136 Rygge12 8573 8725 1673383 4027830.340.42.626.6
0137 Våler (Østf.)4 1601 2021 8371309801129.044.33.123.6
0138 Hobøl4 4601 4151 849881 0783031.941.72.024.4
0211 Vestby13 3913 3825 1183704 4556625.438.42.833.4
0213 Ski24 0245 7548 9176618 55413824.137.32.835.8
0214 Ås15 4873 3615 2103166 5138721.833.82.142.3
0215 Frogn12 8372 7735 0463564 5976521.739.52.836.0
0216 Nesodden14 8643 0664 7343576 6238420.732.02.444.9
0217 Oppegård21 2454 1637 2036679 10410819.734.13.243.0
0219 Bærum97 54515 93428 0692 58150 29067116.429.02.751.9
0220 Asker47 8958 59414 5131 24423 24230218.130.52.648.8
0221 Aurskog-Høland13 1604 8215 5242602 4916436.842.22.019.0
0226 Sørum13 6873 7625 4383804 0307727.640.02.829.6
0227 Fet9 1892 6243 6702422 6064728.740.12.628.5
0228 Rælingen13 9393 8115 3473654 31210427.538.62.631.2
0229 Enebakk8 6052 7233 5782362 0105831.941.92.823.5
0230 Lørenskog29 8598 10510 8857639 86723927.436.72.633.3
0231 Skedsmo42 76111 93816 1921 12513 16434228.138.22.731.1
0233 Nittedal18 0984 6286 5895146 26410325.736.62.934.8
0234 Gjerdrum5 1491 3702 0831471 5311826.740.62.929.9
0235 Ullensaker27 2688 21810 9197097 24118130.340.32.626.7
0236 Nes (Ak.)17 1815 7927 3263763 5899833.942.92.221.0
0237 Eidsvoll19 3566 3927 7704624 59813433.340.42.423.9
0238 Nannestad9 9483 2994 1922182 1706933.442.42.222.0
0239 Hurdal2 407864987395041336.141.21.621.0
0301 Oslo municipality548 462112 527147 15712 044270 3376 39720.827.12.249.9
0402 Kongsvinger14 9415 2905 8733733 3069935.639.62.521.5
0403 Hamar25 5466 3099 0816809 29318324.935.82.733.0
0412 Ringsaker27 7739 12411 4366666 36518233.141.42.421.4
0415 Løten6 2932 2222 5291661 3552135.440.32.621.6
0417 Stange16 6545 2036 3984414 50510731.438.72.727.2
0418 Nord-Odal4 3041 7691 732806942941.440.51.916.2
0419 Sør-Odal6 6492 5262 6711591 2573638.240.42.419.0
0420 Eidskog5 2652 1542 1031188434741.340.32.316.2
0423 Grue4 1421 5861 732687272938.642.11.717.6
0425 Åsnes6 3222 3882 6211271 1523438.041.72.018.3
0426 Våler (Hedm.)3 2361 2231 334765891438.041.42.418.3
0427 Elverum17 2675 1126 5163955 12212229.838.02.329.9
0428 Trysil5 5691 9862 3421001 0924936.042.41.819.8
0429 Åmot3 7381 3331 4201258431735.838.23.422.7
0430 Stor-Elvdal2 21575589334524934.240.51.523.7
0432 Rendalen1 60853272043305833.345.02.719.1
0434 Engerdal1 111386501102041035.145.50.918.6
0436 Tolga1 33128063324385921.247.91.829.1
0437 Tynset4 5531 1072 049931 2614324.545.42.128.0
0438 Alvdal1 945495952534341125.649.22.722.4
0439 Folldal1 34539361723309329.346.01.723.1
0441 Os (Hedm.)1 68942580138417825.347.72.324.8
0501 Lillehammer23 0595 1358 2075908 99912822.435.82.639.2
0502 Gjøvik25 0207 0519 6707827 36115628.438.93.129.6
0511 Dovre2 2836681 123434361329.449.51.919.2
0512 Lesja1 67342084434367825.250.72.022.1
0513 Skjåk1 86648995756356826.351.53.019.2
0514 Lom1 96851199933419626.050.91.721.4
0515 Vågå3 0569581 386985951931.545.63.219.6
0516 Nord-Fron4 8081 6222 1011139492333.943.92.419.8
0517 Sel4 9791 6172 2851269321932.646.12.518.8
0519 Sør-Fron2 6048461 18761501932.645.72.419.3
0520 Ringebu3 7921 2451 704877332333.045.22.319.4
0521 Øyer4 2531 2391 888901 0191729.244.62.124.1
0522 Gausdal5 1761 6072 3551231 0692231.245.72.420.7
0528 Østre Toten12 4413 9215 2603152 8747131.742.52.523.2
0529 Vestre Toten10 9723 6954 5393912 3004733.841.53.621.1
0532 Jevnaker5 4681 7312 3651511 1893231.843.52.821.9
0533 Lunner7 3292 2343 0222041 8264330.741.52.825.1
0534 Gran11 2893 5934 8703262 39810232.143.52.921.4
0536 Søndre Land4 8201 7171 979919646936.141.71.920.3
0538 Nordre Land5 6642 1502 3481359993238.241.72.417.7
0540 Sør-Aurdal2 5378681 130504761334.444.82.018.8
0541 Etnedal1 13043744418225638.939.51.620.0
0542 Nord-Aurdal5 4261 5332 4411501 2604228.545.32.823.4
0543 Vestre Slidre1 77549684451375928.147.82.921.2
0544 Øystre Slidre2 6837021 27062640926.347.52.323.9
0545 Vang1 31532162426338624.547.72.025.8
0602 Drammen55 65016 13319 5001 61217 94146429.235.32.932.5
0604 Kongsberg22 1834 9508 0867768 23913222.436.73.537.3
0605 Ringerike24 9967 57410 2555666 42317830.541.32.325.9
0612 Hole5 4221 2172 0371352 0013222.637.82.537.1
0615 Flå91834036326185437.239.72.820.2
0616 Nes (Busk.)2 8629071 24368636831.843.62.422.3
0617 Gol3 8071 1541 687828453930.644.82.222.4
0618 Hemsedal1 96546986143586623.944.02.229.9
0619 Ål3 8469221 8231039762224.147.72.725.5
0620 Hol3 8451 0411 732849602827.345.42.225.2
0621 Sigdal2 9099701 364684901733.547.22.417.0
0622 Krødsherad1 876601790534221032.242.32.822.6
0623 Modum11 3803 8694 7273162 3917734.241.82.821.2
0624 Øvre Eiker15 0184 7366 0454683 6729731.740.53.124.6
0625 Nedre Eiker19 7176 5987 7195964 65215233.739.53.023.8
0626 Lier20 5775 1587 5706157 09613825.237.03.034.8
0627 Røyken17 2224 2066 5806195 7249324.638.43.633.5
0628 Hurum7 8032 3213 1172612 0515329.940.23.426.5
0631 Flesberg2 189649993924441129.845.64.220.4
0632 Rollag1 20235054731266829.345.82.622.3
0633 Nore og Uvdal2 1426541 00970401830.647.33.318.8
0701 Horten22 3375 7278 8307396 87316825.839.83.331.0
0702 Holmestrand8 9682 5593 6312852 4405328.740.73.227.4
0704 Tønsberg35 0098 37812 7371 07412 62519524.136.63.136.3
0706 Sandefjord (-2016)37 74110 66314 7601 26910 75229728.539.43.428.7
0709 Larvik36 34710 26115 1591 1059 55227028.442.03.126.5
0711 Svelvik5 5281 7632 3121971 2193732.142.13.622.2
0713 Sande (Vestf.)7 5602 1083 2602591 8934028.043.43.425.2
0714 Hof2 5797251 134846261028.244.13.324.4
0716 Re7 5642 1023 4252211 7843227.945.52.923.7
0719 Andebu (-2016)4 7771 4432 1891209665930.646.42.520.5
0720 Stokke (-2016)9 7782 7394 0722912 6017528.242.03.026.8
0722 Nøtterøy17 6763 9146 6375936 4409222.337.73.436.6
0723 Tjøme4 2611 0211 7781501 2753724.242.13.630.2
0728 Lardal2 03263594749392931.446.82.419.4
0805 Porsgrunn29 9118 48611 9939848 28816028.540.33.327.9
0806 Skien44 53413 18217 7091 20712 11831829.840.12.727.4
0807 Notodden10 5233 1844 3152612 6847930.541.32.525.7
0811 Siljan1 91951289855449526.846.92.923.5
0814 Bamble11 6603 5734 9753422 6868430.943.03.023.2
0815 Kragerø8 9082 6733 7492952 1335830.242.43.324.1
0817 Drangedal3 4171 1351 5771085791833.446.43.217.0
0819 Nome5 4861 6332 4281581 2184930.044.72.922.4
0821 Bø (Telem.)5 0851 3021 9081191 7144225.837.82.434.0
0822 Sauherad3 5811 0291 515819342228.942.62.326.3
0826 Tinn4 9491 4272 3601121 0183229.048.02.320.7
0827 Hjartdal1 32338863937254529.448.52.819.3
0828 Seljord2 4446621 088586181827.344.82.425.5
0829 Kviteseid2 084607889485261429.342.92.325.4
0830 Nissedal1 199338527332901128.544.42.824.4
0831 Fyresdal1 06424851526270523.448.62.525.5
0833 Tokke1 867499884464271126.947.62.523.0
0834 Vinje3 0867771 396678172925.445.72.226.7
0901 Risør5 8091 6912 4002001 4754329.341.63.525.6
0904 Grimstad18 1054 4986 8236915 97611725.037.93.833.2
0906 Arendal36 3319 83914 1241 38610 75622627.339.13.829.8
0911 Gjerstad2 102767955453211436.745.72.215.4
0912 Vegårshei1 64444875947388227.346.22.923.6
0914 Tvedestrand4 9881 3832 1521911 2382427.943.43.824.9
0919 Froland4 4811 3782 0501458852330.946.03.319.9
0926 Lillesand8 4672 0653 3812942 6794824.540.23.531.9
0928 Birkenes3 9811 1471 7661149351929.044.62.923.6
0929 Åmli1 513498640473151333.242.73.121.0
0935 Iveland1 03832551532157931.650.03.115.3
0937 Evje og Hornnes2 8848511 328576361229.646.22.022.2
0938 Bygland1 02526745826265926.345.12.626.1
0940 Valle1 04327048430256326.046.52.924.6
0941 Bykle77718630431250624.139.44.032.4
1001 Kristiansand71 64816 83826 7002 19025 40751323.737.53.135.7
1002 Mandal12 5333 0485 4294493 5268124.543.63.628.3
1003 Farsund7 9052 2363 6213081 6905028.546.13.921.6
1004 Flekkefjord7 3761 9213 3632581 8003426.245.83.524.5
1014 Vennesla11 4023 6375 1933062 1917532.145.82.719.4
1017 Songdalen5 0881 5612 3221291 0443230.945.92.620.7
1018 Søgne8 9692 3113 8072992 5153725.942.63.328.2
1021 Marnardal1 839509924453511027.850.52.519.2
1026 Åseral74423336019130231.448.52.617.5
1027 Audnedal1 37538365331306227.947.62.322.3
1029 Lindesnes3 9401 1341 8431048263329.047.22.721.1
1032 Lyngdal6 5831 9162 9421891 4944229.345.02.922.8
1034 Hægebostad1 347373660302731127.949.42.220.5
1037 Kvinesdal4 8061 5082 1961678914431.746.13.518.7
1046 Sirdal1 46036368656351424.947.13.824.1
1101 Eigersund11 9533 5905 1753972 6969530.343.63.322.7
1102 Sandnes58 76815 14122 1641 74119 33638625.938.03.033.1
1103 Stavanger107 34923 50134 6423 29745 13377622.132.53.142.4
1106 Haugesund30 2677 40311 8661 1169 70018224.639.43.732.2
1111 Sokndal2 6268091 290784391030.949.33.016.8
1112 Lund2 5778061 200664901531.546.82.619.2
1114 Bjerkreim2 1636201 03161446528.747.82.820.7
1119 Hå14 3824 5016 4273573 0148331.544.92.521.1
1120 Klepp14 6714 3826 4444143 3557630.044.22.823.0
1121 Time14 4133 8205 8664304 2356226.640.93.029.5
1122 Gjesdal9 0522 6383 9292372 2183029.243.52.624.5
1124 Sola20 1944 6477 6376897 08613523.238.13.435.3
1127 Randaberg8 4782 2283 4102972 4984526.440.43.529.6
1129 Forsand95230041824207331.644.02.521.9
1130 Strand9 7563 0254 1402862 2574831.242.62.923.3
1133 Hjelmeland2 14960396950518928.245.32.324.2
1134 Suldal3 0977661 483867461624.948.12.824.2
1135 Sauda3 8851 0661 8361288361927.647.53.321.6
1141 Finnøy2 5656091 20671672723.847.12.826.3
1142 Rennesøy3 7069061 6291649891824.644.24.426.8
1144 Kvitsøy4331351911591131.344.23.521.1
1145 Bokn69019434531118228.250.14.517.2
1146 Tysvær8 4182 2083 8722932 0093626.346.23.523.9
1149 Karmøy33 5009 66214 8751 2537 51919129.044.73.822.6
1151 Utsira1604664347028.840.01.929.4
1160 Vindafjord7 0411 8493 3701991 5804326.448.22.822.5
1201 Bergen229 00251 18977 0376 61492 7761 38622.533.82.940.8
1211 Etne3 3028461 582987641225.748.13.023.2
1216 Sveio4 3491 1751 9361781 0382227.244.74.124.0
1219 Bømlo9 2502 5634 1064272 1094527.844.64.622.9
1221 Stord14 9293 6506 2694954 4546124.542.23.330.0
1222 Fitjar2 4916711 17685552727.047.33.422.2
1223 Tysnes2 3746571 0621265151427.845.05.321.8
1224 Kvinnherad10 7162 9474 9733402 4074927.646.63.222.6
1227 Jondal91918847235223120.551.43.824.3
1228 Odda5 8551 4862 8501481 3373425.549.02.522.9
1231 Ullensvang2 7865911 40184702821.350.43.025.3
1232 Eidfjord78420136021200225.746.02.725.6
1233 Ulvik93821442630263522.945.73.228.2
1234 Granvin79315941929185120.152.93.723.4
1235 Voss11 7752 8035 2783063 3375123.945.02.628.4
1238 Kvam6 8191 5923 2082471 7432923.447.23.625.6
1241 Fusa3 1218171 4461067381426.346.53.423.7
1242 Samnanger1 997553932654351227.947.03.321.9
1243 Os (Hord.)15 5233 9536 3555544 5907125.641.13.629.7
1244 Austevoll3 9901 0151 7452769302425.644.07.023.4
1245 Sund5 3821 5802 4632151 0943029.546.04.020.4
1246 Fjell19 5785 4968 1896835 1209028.242.03.526.3
1247 Askøy21 9246 0288 8737326 16113027.740.73.428.3
1251 Vaksdal3 3691 1111 477886811233.144.02.620.2
1252 Modalen29972143775224.248.12.425.3
1253 Osterøy6 3822 0152 8941791 2682631.745.52.820.0
1256 Meland6 0581 5842 5882171 6511826.242.83.627.4
1259 Øygarden3 8391 4191 6061176772037.242.13.117.7
1260 Radøy4 0981 2451 9361067852630.647.52.619.3
1263 Lindås12 3813 4295 5343842 9795527.844.93.124.2
1264 Austrheim2 3396861 103904471329.547.43.919.2
1265 Fedje47516019512103534.041.52.621.9
1266 Masfjorden1 39039867453259628.848.73.818.7
1401 Flora9 5942 7923 9463712 4305529.341.43.925.5
1411 Gulen1 96152793270429326.947.63.621.9
1412 Solund66919729937134229.544.85.520.0
1413 Hyllestad1 20331659446241626.449.63.820.1
1416 Høyanger3 4659721 648877382028.247.82.521.4
1417 Vik2 2465491 106645151224.649.52.923.1
1418 Balestrand1 088230469253461821.543.82.332.4
1419 Leikanger1 85537168439757420.037.02.140.9
1420 Sogndal6 4251 3252 5111562 4052820.739.32.437.6
1421 Aurland1 52639566154410626.043.53.627.0
1422 Lærdal1 800486767434921227.242.92.427.5
1424 Årdal4 5131 1612 2771309291625.850.62.920.6
1426 Luster4 1581 0271 8821231 1121424.845.43.026.9
1428 Askvoll2 5177751 07994561830.943.03.722.4
1429 Fjaler2 331643977736231527.842.23.226.9
1430 Gaular2 3255691 07266612624.546.22.826.4
1431 Jølster2 3925771 097716361124.246.13.026.7
1432 Førde10 2032 2353 9513373 6394122.038.93.335.8
1433 Naustdal2 2605831 06474531825.947.23.323.6
1438 Bremanger3 1761 0091 4291216001731.945.23.819.0
1439 Vågsøy4 8711 3832 1822061 0732728.645.04.322.2
1441 Selje2 3277911 00584441634.143.33.619.0
1443 Eid4 8541 1472 2081211 3502823.845.82.527.9
1444 Hornindal96922648031230223.449.63.223.8
1445 Gloppen4 6721 0482 0731221 4082122.544.62.630.2
1449 Stryn5 7981 4112 7071761 4723224.546.93.125.5
1502 Molde21 9745 0598 2665787 96410723.137.82.636.4
1504 Ålesund38 2129 34614 0881 52813 01123924.637.14.034.2
1505 Kristiansund20 1945 7828 1728735 22714028.840.74.426.1
1511 Vanylven2 7578831 2751124771032.146.44.117.3
1514 Sande (M. og R.)2 13470989295433533.341.94.520.3
1515 Herøy (M. og R.)7 2502 2033 0843891 5482630.542.75.421.4
1516 Ulstein6 7121 6202 6243482 0794124.339.35.231.2
1517 Hareid4 1451 2141 7002429682129.441.25.923.5
1519 Volda7 4041 6362 7162522 7811922.236.83.437.6
1520 Ørsta8 6552 3983 6703142 2304327.842.63.625.9
1523 Ørskog1 859458761695611024.841.23.730.4
1524 Norddal1 38240861841314129.544.83.022.8
1525 Stranda3 8481 0611 80296883627.646.92.523.0
1526 Stordal80924337720167230.146.72.520.7
1528 Sykkylven6 1941 9512 5602011 4433931.741.63.323.4
1529 Skodje3 6349961 5131399602627.641.93.926.6
1531 Sula6 9821 9402 8493051 8503827.941.04.426.7
1532 Giske6 2971 7082 5713041 6951927.241.04.827.0
1534 Haram7 5042 1543 2993351 6922428.844.14.522.6
1535 Vestnes5 4561 6762 4371781 0917431.145.33.320.3
1539 Rauma6 1441 7972 8461391 3352729.446.52.321.8
1543 Nesset2 4917851 196754181731.748.33.016.9
1545 Midsund1 649535719543311032.643.93.320.2
1546 Sandøy1 03830048455198128.946.75.319.1
1547 Aukra2 8128491 146967021930.441.03.425.2
1548 Fræna7 7972 6053 3692321 5464533.643.53.020.0
1551 Eide2 7228641 192955591231.944.03.520.6
1554 Averøy4 7501 4442 0222121 0522030.542.74.522.2
1557 Gjemnes2 10756399370473826.847.33.322.5
1560 Tingvoll2 5957151 15275645827.644.52.924.9
1563 Sunndal5 9461 6032 8351401 3402827.147.92.422.7
1566 Surnadal4 9961 5102 3031421 0241730.346.32.920.6
1567 Rindal1 66143186846312426.052.42.818.8
1571 Halsa1 33837566641253328.149.93.119.0
1573 Smøla1 81360278385337633.343.34.718.6
1576 Aure2 9989531 3061156081632.043.83.920.4
1601 Trondheim155 45932 61152 2553 50866 37071521.133.82.342.9
1612 Hemne3 5041 0811 699916201331.048.72.617.7
1613 Snillfjord82726142313128231.651.31.615.5
1617 Hitra3 8891 2521 742907772832.445.12.320.1
1620 Frøya4 0521 5251 5051178871837.837.32.922.0
1621 Ørland4 3651 2791 9351829541529.444.54.221.9
1622 Agdenes1 45747668635253732.847.32.417.5
1624 Rissa5 4171 6012 5381531 1091629.647.02.820.6
1627 Bjugn3 8881 2861 6971167692033.243.93.019.9
1630 Åfjord2 7658881 28490494932.246.63.318.0
1632 Roan81531035214135438.243.41.716.6
1633 Osen82331034922140237.842.52.717.1
1634 Oppdal5 6821 6822 5311051 3313329.844.81.923.6
1635 Rennebu2 1376531 039563791030.748.82.617.8
1636 Meldal3 2889821 620855772430.149.62.617.6
1638 Orkdal9 5702 7904 2802862 1635129.345.03.022.7
1640 Røros4 8011 1472 2411101 2782524.046.92.326.8
1644 Holtålen1 71447387244320527.751.02.618.7
1648 Midtre Gauldal5 1811 4322 6481229631627.751.32.418.6
1653 Melhus12 8713 6065 8503433 0274528.145.62.723.6
1657 Skaun6 0571 5162 6761731 6791325.144.32.927.8
1662 Klæbu4 6431 2622 0871201 1551927.345.12.625.0
1663 Malvik10 7372 4974 2302873 6853823.339.52.734.5
1664 Selbu3 3719291 605907321527.747.82.721.8
1665 Tydal73121434912152429.448.01.720.9
1702 Steinkjer17 9964 7857 8124624 8627526.743.62.627.1
1703 Namsos10 4782 9434 2032852 9767128.340.42.728.6
1711 Meråker2 109663964494221131.645.92.320.1
1714 Stjørdal18 8285 0008 1135285 0959226.743.32.827.2
1717 Frosta2 158665997504361031.046.42.320.3
1718 Leksvik2 8369241 211776141032.742.92.721.7
1719 Levanger15 9903 6906 4883745 3706823.240.72.333.7
1721 Verdal12 0853 5305 4943272 6874729.345.62.722.3
1724 Verran2 136780939573491136.744.22.716.4
1725 Namdalseid1 32839665729242429.949.62.218.3
1736 Snåase - Snåsa1 767467808284521226.646.01.625.7
1738 Lierne1 15131855737236327.748.53.220.6
1739 Raarvihke - Røyrvik388129172680133.344.41.620.7
1740 Namsskogan73327731226113538.042.93.615.5
1742 Grong2 02157393154454928.546.32.722.5
1743 Høylandet1 00125946418258225.946.41.825.8
1744 Overhalla3 0077731 366967621025.845.63.225.4
1748 Fosnes5401672596105331.148.21.119.5
1749 Flatanger94029939325221231.941.92.723.6
1750 Vikna3 5181 2511 4191656691435.740.54.719.1
1751 Nærøy4 1991 4851 7971407621535.542.93.318.2
1755 Leka5011792231583135.844.63.016.6
1756 Inderøy5 4721 2922 4551471 5591923.745.02.728.6
1804 Bodø41 36210 54414 9801 13614 51818425.636.42.835.3
1805 Narvik15 6034 0446 3915514 51510226.141.23.629.1
1811 Bindal1 23943254927224735.144.62.218.2
1812 Sømna1 68255872744345833.343.42.620.6
1813 Brønnøy6 3862 0062 6712041 4762931.642.03.223.3
1815 Vega1 04941738130215640.036.52.920.7
1816 Vevelstad4301401871686132.643.63.720.1
1818 Herøy (Nordl.)1 48657560440258938.940.92.717.5
1820 Alstahaug6 1561 9102 3602121 6482631.238.53.526.9
1822 Leirfjord1 806620720524001434.640.22.922.3
1824 Vefsn11 1643 3714 8782582 5976030.443.92.323.4
1825 Grane1 23247551628208538.742.12.317.0
1826 Hattfjelldal1 1814694878208940.041.60.717.8
1827 Dønna1 17342444541255836.438.23.521.9
1828 Nesna1 520496535304471232.935.52.029.6
1832 Hemnes3 7271 3591 571916842236.742.42.518.5
1833 Rana21 4646 7758 7665635 2916931.741.02.624.7
1834 Lurøy1 582619629432811039.440.02.717.8
1835 Træna3821371481284136.038.83.122.1
1836 Rødøy1 02742038051170641.137.25.016.7
1837 Meløy5 2481 8192 2741639613134.943.63.118.4
1838 Gildeskål1 70561666432387636.339.11.922.7
1839 Beiarn90541035517118545.639.41.913.1
1840 Saltdal3 8951 1881 705998733030.744.12.622.6
1841 Fauske8 1392 6123 3822521 8652832.241.73.123.0
1845 Sørfold1 62062167342278638.541.72.617.3
1848 Steigen2 156751891634361535.141.62.920.4
1849 Hamarøy - Hábmer1 543488601414001331.939.32.726.2
1850 Divtasvuodna - Tysfjord1 671630658463211638.139.82.819.4
1851 Lødingen1 824615725823881434.040.14.521.5
1852 Tjeldsund1 06935447733199633.344.93.118.7
1853 Evenes1 18338053138228632.345.13.219.3
1854 Ballangen2 114817867613571238.941.22.917.0
1856 Røst460240141966452.630.92.014.4
1857 Værøy6163281811287853.929.82.014.3
1859 Flakstad1 13451537832202745.733.52.817.9
1860 Vestvågøy9 0543 1783 4363022 0756335.338.23.423.1
1865 Vågan7 7652 5312 9822601 9405232.838.73.425.2
1866 Hadsel6 6602 1112 5992471 6584531.939.33.725.1
1867 Bø (Nordl.)2 2921 078780573661147.334.22.516.1
1868 Øksnes3 8091 6411 2921327192543.434.13.519.0
1870 Sortland8 4402 8463 1842932 0625533.938.03.524.6
1871 Andøy4 1461 4581 6741418433035.440.73.420.5
1874 Moskenes91942830728152446.833.63.116.6
1902 Tromsø60 39814 58019 5551 65224 35325824.232.52.740.5
1903 Harstad20 3625 5737 7656466 27510327.538.33.231.0
1911 Kvæfjord2 501803980746024232.739.93.024.4
1913 Skånland2 5568291 026806081332.640.33.123.9
1917 Ibestad1 21844052634213536.343.42.817.5
1919 Gratangen949348353332031237.137.73.521.6
1920 Loabák - Lavangen85631233425180536.739.22.921.1
1922 Bardu3 2548371 327185896925.840.95.727.6
1923 Salangen1 865570764594611130.741.23.224.9
1924 Målselv5 5841 6132 2922291 4252529.041.24.125.6
1925 Sørreisa2 8548821 19194680731.041.83.323.9
1926 Dyrøy97532342430193533.343.73.119.9
1927 Tranøy1 28943753931275734.142.02.421.5
1928 Torsken775355283171081246.537.12.214.1
1929 Berg77233029114130743.138.01.817.0
1931 Lenvik9 3573 3603 5842802 0854836.138.53.022.4
1933 Balsfjord4 7921 8861 9501288002839.640.92.716.8
1936 Karlsøy1 97791463986329946.432.54.416.7
1938 Lyngen2 438996895694621641.137.02.819.1
1939 Storfjord - Omasvuotna - Omasvuono1 57559160046330837.738.32.921.1
1940 Gáivuotna - Kåfjord1 819779616613521143.134.13.419.5
1941 Skjervøy2 422968890844602040.337.13.519.2
1942 Nordreisa4 0041 3891 5081429273835.038.03.623.3
1943 Kvænangen1 05341241026200539.339.12.519.1
2002 Vardø1 837654699903751936.038.45.020.6
2003 Vadsø5 0811 6461 8081131 4654932.735.92.229.1
2004 Hammerfest8 5052 6403 0282432 5138131.335.92.929.9
2011 Guovdageaidnu - Kautokeino2 374933655666813940.028.12.829.1
2012 Alta16 0745 0975 5374794 8629931.934.73.030.5
2014 Loppa86740526321170847.130.62.419.8
2015 Hasvik87937230626167842.735.13.019.2
2017 Kvalsund887359320251711241.036.62.919.6
2018 Måsøy1 044430383351861041.637.03.417.9
2019 Nordkapp2 7751 0919471255862639.734.44.521.3
2020 Porsanger - Porsángu - Porsanki3 3631 0961 3221198002632.839.63.624.0
2021 Kárásjohka - Karasjok2 267802700576911735.631.12.530.7
2022 Lebesby1 108466393252141042.435.82.319.5
2023 Gamvik1 007418343142221041.934.41.422.3
2024 Berlevåg86435330743159241.035.65.018.4
2025 Deatnu - Tana2 495948881585862238.335.62.323.7
2027 Unjárga - Nesseby79327130918187834.539.42.323.8
2028 Båtsfjord1 896827633583483044.333.93.118.7
2030 Sør-Varanger8 4772 5743 2062642 3795430.638.13.128.2
 
9999 Unknown municipality336131774120439.523.21.236.1

Table 4 
Level of education for men and women 16 years and older. Districts in Oslo. Numbers and per cent

Level of education for men and women 16 years and older. Districts in Oslo. Numbers and per cent1
2016
NumbersPer cent
TotalBelow upper secondary educationUpper secondary edu-cationTeritary vocational education2Higher educationUnknown or not completed education1Below upper secondary educationUpper secondary edu-cationTeritary vocational education2Higher education
1For many immigrants SSB has no information about their education. From 2014, figures include an estimated level of education for missing values for these immigrants. See About the statistics for more information
2Includes intermediate level courses based on completed upper secondary level, but which are not accredited as higher education.
Oslo total548 578112 570147 17912 046270 3856 39820.827.12.249.9
Gamle Oslo44 2719 87310 65986622 18868522.724.52.050.9
Grünerløkka50 0438 94111 9541 06127 54154618.124.22.155.6
Sagene36 7485 7977 51861522 43538315.920.71.761.7
St. Hanshaugen33 7344 4737 28969521 07320413.321.72.162.8
Frogner51 7706 43812 1051 24231 54044512.523.62.461.5
Ullern26 7643 0246 30172016 52819111.423.72.762.2
Vestre Aker37 9704 6868 42897223 63924512.422.32.662.7
Nordre Aker40 0075 3319 15083424 49819413.423.02.161.5
Bjerke24 6306 5017 5015359 76133226.830.92.240.2
Grorud22 2797 6737 5124316 24441935.134.42.028.6
Stovner25 7529 6489 0024326 08658438.335.81.724.2
Alna39 46512 93413 28181511 60283333.534.42.130.0
Østensjø39 6909 11913 2041 02516 01133123.233.52.640.7
Nordstrand40 3286 92212 3931 15819 58626917.330.92.948.9
Søndre Nordstrand29 7809 6199 1605639 82261633.031.41.933.7
Sentrum1 128231332185301720.829.91.647.7
Marka1 32428148927523421.337.02.039.6
Unknown urban district Oslo2 8951 0799013777810038.632.21.327.8

Table 5 
Level of education for immigrants 16 years and older. Country background. Numbers

Level of education for immigrants 16 years and older. Country background. Numbers1
2016
TotalNo educationBelow upper secondary levelUpper secondary educationTertiary vokational education2Higher education, short3Higher education, long4
1For many immigrants SSB has no information about their education. From 2014, figures include an estimated level of education for missing values for these immigrants. See About the statistics for more information.
2Includes intermediate level courses based on completed upper secondary level, but which are not accredited as higher education.
3Higher education, short comprises higher education up to 4 years in duration.
4Higher education, long comprises higher education more than 4 years in duration.
Total658 84012 071198 917184 9717 745147 555107 581
Poland89 06416015 58743 36494214 43114 580
Sweden35 4121804 53012 99538911 8495 469
Germany22 958455 0905 7821975 8336 011
Iraq21 03464210 0564 8151884 0341 299
Lithuania34 1002879 2869 13626910 5254 597
Denmark18 725923 7506 0412155 4353 192
Somalia24 6512 70515 9443 7091221 793378
Pakistan19 1069758 9513 9151923 3151 758
Iran15 8624104 9113 6483103 8142 769
Philippines19 1221314 3714 7353246 5213 040
Vietnam13 4866315 4933 8512002 2101 101
Russia15 817363 9543 0612363 4695 061
Bosnia-Herzegovina13 3521362 6925 5211783 4411 384
United Kingdom13 631531 9242 9091835 3453 217
Thailand16 8326119 0063 7221152 535843
Turkey10 8784215 7262 817941 206614
Afghanistan13 5141 2008 0932 359681 371423
Kosovo9 7621043 8083 648931 755354
Sri Lanka8 9441143 5602 7952421 580653
United States7 814167871 2831012 9092 718
India10 179961 6171 2711123 2203 863
China8 1651391 6891 268702 1412 858
Eritrea17 02240712 3022 4291931 392299
Chile6 093731 6372 2171351 496535
Finland6 110251 1221 738632 1461 016
Netherlands6 949198121 944722 2821 820
Latvia9 042601 9763 293712 3631 279
Romania12 661532 9913 9681402 9362 573
Iceland6 681241 6192 1921351 6991 012
Morocco5 5864212 5441 39169937224
Ethiopia6 8511793 1981 382901 211791
France4 88719435671551 2392 468
Estonia4 579541 0161 668531 205583
Brazil4 086651 32590173850872
Ukraine4 4933649749651 1441 883
Bulgaria5 996481 5031 890581 2491 248
Croatia3 779279251 57453690510
Spain4 962201 056699511 2341 902
Slovakia3 737363951 98338581704
Myanmar2 904851 8804752534099
Serbia4 521138951 533659401 075
Macedonia2 564491 06582021424185
Hungary3 535185141 08951878985
Italy3 57617548894406031 474
Palestine2 683161 19646739655310
Lebanon1 7432776041617348175
Canada1 7091619229533581592
Czech Republic2 0671320474632490582
Ghana1 8272146740128427483
Congo2 0081496749248371116
Syria11 8821937 0949721452 643835
Australia1 459014722540548497
Portugal2 77732697520194631 046
Sudan3 3541211 91237532628286
Colombia1 797943235335452516
Switzerland1 284316134315390373
Nigeria1 6504138531727337543
Kenya1 5231246135533446216
Algeria1 1892143029611238193
Indonesia1 189328925110321315
Austria1 193415634015276402
Gambia1 110364394002815651

Table 6 
Level of education for Norwegian-born with immigrant parents 16 years and older. Sex and field of education. Numbers

Level of education for Norwegian-born with immigrant parents 16 years and older. Sex and field of education. Numbers1
2016
TotalBasic school levelUpper secondary educationTertiary vocational education2Higher education, short3Higher education, long4Unknown or no completed education1
1For many immigrants SSB has no information about their level of education. From 2014, figures include an estimated level of education for missing values for these immigrants. For more information see About the statistics.
2Includes intermediate level courses based on completed upper secondary level, but which are not accredited as higher education.
3Higher education, short comprises higher education up to 4 years in duration.
4Higher education, long comprises higher education more than 4 years in duration.
Total46 39619 62413 1265538 2293 4441 420
General programmes27 63319 6197 973401-..
Humanities and arts1 187-32464610189..
Education966-3-87489..
Social sciences and law1 649-20819893529..
Business and administration3 724-7431742 248559..
Natural sciences, vocational and technical subjects4 15431 8701391 448694..
Health, welfare and sport4 79411 526301 8961 341..
Primary industries63-53-37..
Transport and communications, safety and security and other services682-4128117613..
Unspecified field of study1 544114680231 420
 
Males23 86111 0846 5892873 4891 678734
General programmes14 91511 0813 80628--..
Humanities and arts401-971620484..
Education243---22023..
Social sciences and law609-10212308187..
Business and administration1 824-295401 179310..
Natural sciences, vocational and technical subjects3 41211 7551331 047476..
Health, welfare and sport1 28813505364568..
Primary industries42-37-14..
Transport and communications, safety and security and other services339-1435013511..
Unspecified field of study7881433115734
 
Females22 5358 5406 5372664 7401 766686
General programmes12 7188 5384 167121-..
Humanities and arts786-22748406105..
Education723-3-65466..
Social sciences and law1 040-1067585342..
Business and administration1 900-4481341 069249..
Natural sciences, vocational and technical subjects74221156401218..
Health, welfare and sport3 506-1 176251 532773..
Primary industries21-16-23..
Transport and communications, safety and security and other services343-26931412..
Unspecified field of study756-103498686

About the statistics

Educational attainment of the population includes residents in Norway as per 1 October, who are aged 16 and over by the end of the calendar year. Fifteen-year-olds are also included if they have completed compulsory education or are already enrolled in upper secondary education or higher education.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Completed education: Educational activities that are completed at an educational institution during the period in question.

Type of educational programme: Classified according to the revised Norwegian Standard Classification of Education (NUS2000), which classifies educational programmes by level and field of study. All NUS2000 codes are assigned a corresponding international code (ISCED97) for international reporting purposes.

Class level: According to the NUS89 classification, upper secondary school began at class level 10, whereas according to NUS2000 it begins at class level 11. This is due to Reform 97, which introduced a ten-year primary and lower secondary school system by lowering the school age to six

Education level: The definitions for level of education were revised in 2006. Definitions are as follows (effective from 01. October, 2005):

PRIMARY AND LOWER SECONDARY LEVEL
- All individuals who have completed lower secondary school.

  • NUS2000-level = 1 and 2
  • ISCED97-level = 1 and 2
  • ISCED2011-level = 1 and 2

- Individuals who completed an upper secondary education shorter than two years in duration, in the period 1975/76 to 1994/95. This primarily entails people who only completed foundation courses at upper secondary school.

  • NUS2000-level = 2
  • ISCED97-level = 2
  • ISCED2011-level = 2

- Individuals who completed an upper secondary education shorter than three years in duration, from 1995/96 onwards. This primarily entails people who completed foundation courses or advanced courses I at upper secondary school.

  • NUS2000-level = 2
  • ISCED97-level = 2
  • ISCED2011-level = 2

UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL
- All individuals who completed upper secondary school prior to 1974/75, regardless of schooling duration.

  • NUS2000-level = 3 and 4
  • ISCED97-level = 3
  • ISCED2011-level = 3

- Individuals who completed an upper secondary education 2 years or longer in duration, in the period 1975/76 to 1994/95. This primarily entails people who completed advanced courses I or advanced courses II at upper secondary school.

  • NUS2000-level = 3 and 4
  • ISCED97-level = 3
  • ISCED2011-level= 3

- Individuals who completed an upper secondary education three years or longer in duration, from 1995/96 onwards. This primarily entails people who completed advanced courses II at upper secondary school.

  • NUS2000-level = 4
  • ISCED97-level = 3
  • ISCED2011-level = 3

- Individuals who completed less than 120 credit points from higher education, from 1998/99 onwards.

  • NUS2000-level = 4 and 5
  • ISCED97-level = 3 and 4
  • ISCED2011-level = 3 and 4

TERTIARY VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
- Individuals who completed intermediate level courses, based on completed upper secondary level, but which are not accredited as higher education.

  • NUS2000-level = 5
  • ISCED97-level = 4
  • ISCED2011-level = 3, 4 and 5

HIGHER EDUCATION - undergraduate level
- Individuals who completed a degree from higher education up to four years in duration, prior to 1998/99.

  • NUS2000-level = 6
  • ISCED97-level = 5
  • ISCED2011-level = 5, 6 and 7

- Individuals, who have not completed a full degree from higher education, but have completed 120 credit points or more, from 1998/99 onwards.

  • NUS2000-level = 6
  • ISCED97-level = 5
  • ISCED2011-level = 5

HIGHER EDUCATION - postgraduate level
- All individuals who have completed a postgraduate degree from higher education. The majority of these degrees will be five years or longer in duration.

  • NUS2000-level = 7
  • ISCED97-level = 5
  • ISCED2011-level = 7

- All individuals who have completed a doctoral degree.

  • NUS2000-level = 8
  • ISCED97-level = 6
  • ISCED2011-level = 8

Standard classifications

Educational programmes are classified according to the Norwegian Standard Classification of Education (NUS). NUS is a six-digit education code, where the 1. digit indicates the level of education, 2.-4. digits indicate field of study and a full six-digit education code indicates an individual programme of education.

Education statistics are reported to OECD in accordance with the International Standard Classification of Education 2011 (ISCED2011) .

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Educational attainment of the population
Topic: Education

Responsible division

Division for Education Statistics

Regional level

National, county and municipal level. In addition, figures for districts in the four largest cities are presented.

Frequency and timeliness

The statistics are published annually in June and refer to 1st of October the year before. 

International reporting

The data are delivered to OECD, UNESCO and Eurostat.

Microdata

All education statistics at Statistics Norway is stored in a proper, standardized manner in consultation with the Data Inspectorate.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of these statistics is to present individually based statistics on the population's highest level of education. These statistics are government funded.

Statistics on the population's highest level of education have been previously compiled in connection with the 1950, 1960, 1970 and 1980 census. In addition a status report was prepared on the population's highest level of education in 1975.

The information on the population's level of education was first collected as part of the Population and Housing Census in 1970 (FoB70). Information on the population's level of education has since been updated each year with annual files on education completed in Norway. The 1980 Population and Housing Census was used to update the level of education for Norwegians who completed a degree abroad between 1970 and 1980. To update the Register for the Population's level of Education on missing information about immigrants education completed abroad before immigrating to Norway, three surveys are contucted:

1. In 1991, information was collected on education completed abroad by foreign-born residents who immigrated to Norway for the first time between 01. November 1980 and 31. December 1990, and were aged 16 and over at the end of the first year they arrived. This survey was called Education Completed Abroad .

2. A similar survey was conducted in 1999 for all Norwegian residents with a foreign background who were listed in the Register of the Population's Level of Education with an unknown level of education. Also included in the 1999 survey were non-respondents to the 1991 survey and Norwegians who were living abroad when the Population's Level of Education register was first created in 1970.

3. In the autumn 2011 a new survey called "Survey on education 2011" was conducted. Statistics Norway conducted a survey among those registered in the Register of the Population's Level of Education with an unknown education level. Statistics Norway do not automatically get information about education completed in other counties by immigrants. There are no reporting about such education. Before the survey was conducted, Statistics norway lacked information about over 40 per cent of all immigrants elder than 16 years. The share of missing information increased every year because of new immigrants coming to Norway.

The Register for the Population’s Level of Education contains information on all residents, 16 years of age and older. While missing data is minimal in this register for persons who have completed their education in Norway, there is an increasing share of missing among immigrants who completed their education abroad before immigrating to Norway. With an increasing immigration to Norway in recent years, and probably in future, the missing gap is increasing. Census-surveys have filled some of the missing data, however, around 25 percent of immigrants still have an unknown level of education in 2014. With rising non-response in these census-surveys, the problem is unlikely to disappear.

An imputation method is used to create a “complete” dataset and aggregate tables is presented. For more information, se under Production.

 

Users and applications

Important users of the education statistics are public administration, special interest organizations, the media, researchers, business and industry. Key users among the ministries are, in particular, the Ministry of Education and Research, the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Children and Family Affairs. The statistics are also used by international organizations such as the EU, the OECD and UNESCO.

In addition, the statistics are used internally in Statistics Norway in publications and in assignments.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8:00 AM. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

Education statistics are individually based and therefore easily linked to other individual-based statistics at Statistics Norway. Education statistics are used comprehensively by labour market statistics, health statistics, living conditions statistics and income and wage statistics. The education statistics are also used in various sample surveys directed by Statistics Norway.

Legal authority

Sections 2-2 and 3-2 of The Statistics Act of 16 June 1989.

EEA reference

Commission Regulation (EU) No 88/2011 of 2 February 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning, as regards statistics on education and training systems.

Production

Population

The Register of the Population's Level of Education encompasses all individuals registered as a resident in Norway per 01. October and who are aged 16 and older at the end of the reporting year. Also included are 15-year-olds who have completed lower secondary school or are registered in upper secondary education or above.

Data sources and sampling

The level of education register is originally based on information from the 1970 Population and Housing Census. Each year, the database is updated with new information on completed degrees in Norway. Education completed abroad and supported by the State Education Loan Fund is included from 1986 onwards. Statistics Norway's special surveys Education Completed Abroad from 1990 and 1999 have also been used to update the database. The Health Personnel Register (HPR) and National Certificate Database (NVB) have been used as additional data sources since 2001, - and the Norwegian computer system for cases involving foreign nationals and refugees (UDB) since 2008.

The National Education Database (NUDB) was created in 2002 and contains individually based education statistics dating back to 1970. Each year the database is updated with records of current students and completed educations for the previous academic year. Course codes from the completed educations are used to update the population's level of education where applicable. If an individual has completed two courses of the same level, the one with the highest class level is chosen. Specific fields of study are chosen over general fields and newer courses are counted before older courses. Credit points have also been used to determine education level since 1999. Between 1999 and 2004, a higher education level was attained with a single year full-time loading of 60 credit points. From 01. October 2005 onwards, 120 credit points are required to attain a higher education level.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Data collection: Pursuant to the Statistical Act, Statistics Norway collects student data from Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD) and the administrative systems of some higher education institutions. 

Editing: Editing includes both control and revision, and is performed on all data received from educational institutions. It encompasses deletion of duplicate records, a control for correct and valid values for each variable and checks for missing information. Several variables are re-coded to comply with control programs run by Statistics Norway and Personal ID-numbers are referenced against Statistics Norway's population database to check for errors.

Estimation: As from 1 October 2014 measures has been taken to be able to present statistics representative to immigrants at an aggregated level. An imputation method is used to create a “complete” dataset. A missing at random assumption is made, with imputation being based on a nearest neighbour technique called predictive mean matching. The auxiliary variables used to find a matching donor include gender, age, occupation, income, length of time living in Norway, citizenship and country of origin.

Results from the imputed dataset show some small overall changes. In general, imputation reduces the percentage of both the highest and lower education levels. Comparison of the imputation results among Swedish immigrants with data from Statistics Sweden shows the imputation proposed is adjusting the data in the right direction. For more about the methode, se Jentoft, 2014.

 

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

The general rule is not to publish data if less than 3 individuals are found within a cell or unit in a table. This is to prevent identification of individuals within the statistics.

Comparability over time and space

Systematic collection of the population's attained level of education began in 1970. Prior to this, information on level of education was collected in connection with the 1950 and 1960 censuses.

Comparability of education level is difficult in the 1970's and 1980's. Comparisons in these earlier years should be restricted to the three principal education levels: primary and lower secondary, upper secondary and higher education.

Definitions for education level have been revised in 2006 to better reflect international standards. In general, the demands have been increased for attaining Levels of upper secondary and higher education.

Since all immigrants with unknown level of education received an estimated level of education in 2014 (see "Data collection, editing and estimations"), the comparability of immigrants education over time is influenced.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Although an individual may complete several educational programmes in the course of life, only the highest of these is registered in the database for the population's attained level of education. Errors may be linked to the education files that form the basis for the level of education. For example, individual tertiary institutions may wrongly define a student as meeting the requirements for completing a degree. Reporting of combined social science degrees (Cand.mag.) is a problem with several institutions because these degrees do not have a set curriculum and are only registered as complete when a diploma is issued. In many cases, this occurs some time after the student actually completed their degree and may be reported to Statistics Norway later than the actual time of completion.

Sources of error may also be connected with education completed abroad. The main sources of errors lie with immigrants with an unknown level of education and Norwegian-born citizens who completed education abroad between 1980 and 1986. The number of immigrants listed with an unknown level of education was reduced for a period of time after two Education Completed Abroad surveys were conducted in 1991 and 1999. The State Educational Loan Fund is the main source of data for education completed abroad by Norwegian-born citizens. This fund, however, does not include foreign-born residents who leave Norway for a period of time to complete an education, and later return to Norway.

Education statistics are registerbased and sampling errors do not apply in theory. In reality, some pupils or students may be left out of the statistics as Statistics Norway may not receive responses from all known institutions, or not being aware of new institutions. Additionally, an institution may accidentally leave out an entire class without Statistics Norway identifying the error in their control processes.

Revision

Errors may occur in the administrative system of educational institutions, in particular with self-reported information from the student or erroneous reporting from the data provider. However, a number of these non-sampling errors will be identified as part of control and revision routines performed by Statistics Norway.

Also, see general principles for revisions in Statistics Norway.

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