Educational attainment of the population

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09429: Educational attainment, by municipality and sex (M) 1970 - 2023

Anne Marie Rustad Holseter, Statistics Norway
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Beate Bartsch, Statistics Norway
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Andrine Stengrundet, Statistics Norway
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Sophia Mai Howard Andresen, Statistics Norway
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2024-06-11 08:00
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For many immigrants SSB has no information about their level of education. From the 2014 figures level of education includes estimated level of education for missing values for immigrants. For more information see About the statistics.


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21 Svalbard

Svalbard is not defined as a county in the legal sense, but in official statistics Svalbard is treated in the same way as the other counties in Norway.


Upper secondary education

Prior to 2016, tertiary vocational education was included. Tertiary vocational education comprises intermediate level courses based on completed upper secondary level, but which are not accredited as higher education.

Tertiary vocational education

Includes intermediate level courses based on completed upper secondary level, but which are not accredited as higher education.

Higher education, short

Tertiary education, short comprises higher education up to 4 years in duration.

Higher education, long

Tertiary education, long comprises higher education more than 4 years in duration.


Persons 16 years and older (per cent)

People with unknown or no completed education are not included.