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Educational attainment of the population

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Key figures

33.4 %

aged 16 years and older have attained higher education

Level of education for men and women 16 years and older.1
20122017
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.
Level of education, in total4 061 9844 304 2842 160 8892 143 395
Below upper secondary education1 107 8981 120 799573 536547 263
Upper secondary education1 648 2071 601 106858 262742 844
Tertiary vocational education122 76579 70343 062
Higher education, short866 3481 014 637412 916601 721
Higher education, long277 324416 540223 129193 411
Of this:
Ph.D.26 73743 77725 67018 107
Unknown or no completed education135 47028 43713 34315 094
Per cent
Below upper secondary education28.226.226.725.7
Upper secondary education42.037.440.034.9
Tertiary vocational education2.93.72.0
Higher education, short22.123.719.228.3
Higher education, long7.19.710.49.1
Of this
Ph.D.0.71.01.20.9

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Table 1 
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
2017
NumbersPer cent
Level of education, in totalBelow upper secondary educationUpper secondary educationTertiary vocational education2Higher educationUnknown or no completed educationBasic school levelUpper 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 304 2841 120 7991 601 106122 7651 431 17728 43726.237.42.933.4
0101 Halden25 5467 80110 1015806 89516930.739.82.327.2
0104 Moss26 8587 9269 9876728 00327029.837.62.530.1
0105 Sarpsborg45 22414 91818 0691 14210 80329233.240.22.524.1
0106 Fredrikstad66 39119 64325 4591 68319 09750929.838.62.628.9
0111 Hvaler3 8939961 6281291 1241625.742.03.329.0
0118 Aremark1 18239853529216433.845.42.518.3
0119 Marker3 0051 1471 207635642438.540.52.118.9
0121 Rømskog57419725010114334.543.81.820.0
0122 Trøgstad4 3811 5471 888878342535.543.32.019.1
0123 Spydeberg4 7141 4541 9681341 1322631.042.02.924.1
0124 Askim12 8234 4505 1343532 77611035.040.42.821.8
0125 Eidsberg9 3893 3573 8091821 9618036.140.92.021.1
0127 Skiptvet3 0641 1001 311735681236.043.02.418.6
0128 Rakkestad6 7102 3322 9541501 2195535.044.42.318.3
0135 Råde6 1381 8652 5401531 5483230.541.62.525.3
0136 Rygge13 1123 8655 2163583 5868729.740.02.727.6
0137 Våler (Østfold)4 2961 2371 8661431 0371328.943.63.324.2
0138 Hobøl4 6141 4201 904861 1762831.041.51.925.6
0211 Vestby13 6983 4225 1993754 6277525.138.22.833.9
0213 Ski24 2485 8158 8266758 79114124.136.62.836.5
0214 Ås16 1443 3155 3683237 0538520.633.42.043.9
0215 Frogn12 9242 7634 9973444 7516921.538.92.737.0
0216 Nesodden15 1943 0684 8013796 8569020.331.82.545.4
0217 Oppegård21 5274 2107 1816669 35711319.733.53.143.7
0219 Bærum98 84816 13627 8672 56851 61266516.428.42.652.5
0220 Asker48 2528 59814 2801 27523 78531417.929.82.749.6
0221 Aurskog-Høland13 3624 8335 6092862 5775736.342.22.119.4
0226 Sørum13 9273 7785 4673884 2128227.339.52.830.4
0227 Fet9 3092 6283 6842402 7154228.439.82.629.3
0228 Rælingen14 0653 8055 3583734 42010927.338.42.731.7
0229 Enebakk8 6532 6963 6082332 0575931.442.02.723.9
0230 Lørenskog31 1688 34611 17382610 57824527.036.12.734.2
0231 Skedsmo43 42211 98516 1101 14813 81036927.837.42.732.1
0233 Nittedal18 4574 6646 6085196 56310325.436.02.835.8
0234 Gjerdrum5 3041 3872 1261621 6101926.240.23.130.5
0235 Ullensaker28 4948 57811 2847337 71318630.339.92.627.2
0236 Nes (Akershus)17 5075 7767 4663933 77210033.242.92.321.7
0237 Eidsvoll19 7286 3597 9364824 80814332.540.52.524.5
0238 Nannestad10 3703 3814 3252252 3736632.842.02.223.0
0239 Hurdal2 40084098341528835.141.11.722.1
0301 Oslo municipality553 540112 683144 95512 104277 4416 35720.626.52.250.7
0402 Kongsvinger15 0865 2535 9373893 4119635.039.62.622.7
0403 Hamar25 7956 2519 0726859 61217524.435.42.737.5
0412 Ringsaker28 0929 07911 5376976 59018932.541.32.523.6
0415 Løten6 2852 2132 5211721 3651435.340.22.721.8
0417 Stange16 9125 1866 4724664 68310530.938.52.827.9
0418 Nord-Odal4 3201 7651 732817123041.140.41.916.6
0419 Sør-Odal6 6482 4982 6871651 2613737.840.62.519.1
0420 Eidskog5 2772 1342 1271178544540.840.72.216.3
0423 Grue4 1421 5511 731687603237.742.11.718.5
0425 Åsnes6 2822 3262 5981321 1883837.341.62.119.0
0426 Våler (Hedmark)3 1871 1881 320745911437.441.62.318.6
0427 Elverum17 3175 0766 5244105 18512229.537.92.430.2
0428 Trysil5 5861 9112 3621141 1475234.542.72.120.7
0429 Åmot3 7761 3241 4561268541635.238.73.422.7
0430 Stor-Elvdal2 16270790535507832.842.01.623.5
0432 Rendalen1 57448671751313731.045.83.320.0
0434 Engerdal1 112381486112241034.644.11.020.3
0436 Tolga1 28926261425383520.447.81.929.9
0437 Tynset4 5941 1042 0311041 3114424.344.62.328.8
0438 Alvdal1 943477949544521124.749.12.823.4
0439 Folldal1 34938262026318328.446.11.923.6
0441 Os (Hedmark)1 673430778404141125.946.82.424.9
0501 Lillehammer23 2555 0738 2375769 25311621.935.62.540.0
0502 Gjøvik25 3817 0669 8248117 52815228.038.93.229.9
0511 Dovre2 2596691 116474171029.749.62.118.6
0512 Lesja1 67342282935378925.449.82.122.7
0513 Skjåk1 85848394756367526.151.13.019.8
0514 Lom1 95451298138417626.350.42.021.4
0515 Vågå3 0389211 3731016271630.545.43.320.7
0516 Nord-Fron4 8101 5902 1051149821933.243.92.420.5
0517 Sel4 9471 5762 2781279452132.046.22.619.2
0519 Sør-Fron2 5928241 18162519631.945.72.420.1
0520 Ringebu3 7741 2251 691867452732.745.12.319.9
0521 Øyer4 3041 1981 922901 0742028.044.92.125.1
0522 Gausdal5 1291 5462 3561301 0762130.346.12.521.0
0528 Østre Toten12 4083 8425 2553352 9086831.142.62.723.6
0529 Vestre Toten11 0673 6314 6073972 3844833.041.83.621.7
0532 Jevnaker5 5561 7312 3811541 2622831.343.12.822.8
0533 Lunner7 3902 2673 0212051 8574030.841.12.825.2
0534 Gran11 3423 5934 8353462 46710132.043.03.122.0
0536 Søndre Land4 7971 7031 951979806636.041.22.120.7
0538 Nordre Land5 6532 1072 3471381 0332837.541.72.518.4
0540 Sør-Aurdal2 5078411 108524891733.844.52.119.7
0541 Etnedal1 13144644021219539.639.11.919.4
0542 Nord-Aurdal5 4211 5342 3921581 2983928.544.42.924.1
0543 Vestre Slidre1 789488855493871027.448.12.821.7
0544 Øystre Slidre2 6806661 280656591024.947.92.424.7
0545 Vang1 34133662025355525.146.41.926.6
0602 Drammen56 14116 14119 4351 64118 45846629.034.92.933.1
0604 Kongsberg22 3444 9808 1457918 31011822.436.63.637.4
0605 Ringerike25 2307 59510 2166096 64216830.340.82.426.5
0612 Hole5 4721 2152 0411332 0562722.337.52.437.7
0615 Flå90633635823185437.339.72.520.5
0616 Nes (Buskerud)2 8348661 25068642830.644.22.422.7
0617 Gol3 8051 1391 678858703330.244.52.323.0
0618 Hemsedal2 00347488445591923.844.32.329.6
0619 Ål3 8079281 7821059741824.547.02.825.7
0620 Hol3 8401 0351 717859772627.145.02.225.6
0621 Sigdal2 9029601 357744912033.347.12.617.0
0622 Krødsherad1 877591795504291231.742.62.723.0
0623 Modum11 4583 8894 7093342 4458134.241.42.921.4
0624 Øvre Eiker15 3054 7436 1324833 83411331.240.43.225.2
0625 Nedre Eiker19 9676 5567 7776154 85716233.139.33.124.6
0626 Lier20 7595 1647 6146077 22714725.136.92.935.1
0627 Røyken17 6644 2496 7076375 9799224.238.23.634.0
0628 Hurum7 8292 2873 1322612 1004929.440.33.427.0
0631 Flesberg2 204657986954531330.045.04.320.7
0632 Rollag1 20134354930272728.746.02.522.8
0633 Nore og Uvdal2 12064799471401730.647.03.419.0
0701 Horten22 5135 7358 7967557 05816925.739.43.431.6
0702 Holmestrand (-2017)9 0532 5273 6482932 5216428.140.63.328.0
0704 Tønsberg37 1528 81413 4841 13313 52120023.936.53.136.6
0709 Larvik (-2017)36 52810 28815 0771 1099 79825628.441.63.127.0
0710 Sandefjord51 20214 54420 4281 67614 12642828.640.23.327.8
0711 Svelvik5 5581 7502 3331941 2443731.742.33.522.5
0713 Sande (Vestfold)7 7622 1293 3122732 0054327.642.93.526.0
0714 Hof (-2017)2 5957381 140856211128.644.13.324.0
0716 Re7 6792 1103 4832371 8242527.645.53.123.8
0722 Nøtterøy (-2017)17 7903 9076 6105906 5929122.137.33.337.2
0723 Tjøme (-2017)4 2069731 7551491 2913823.342.13.630.9
0728 Lardal (-2017)2 088664942484231132.045.42.320.3
0805 Porsgrunn29 9628 40911 9871 0078 40815128.240.23.428.2
0806 Skien44 77313 05817 6531 25312 52428529.439.72.828.2
0807 Notodden10 5333 1894 2742792 7147730.540.92.726.0
0811 Siljan1 91552288555449427.346.32.923.5
0814 Bamble11 7163 5844 9863602 7097730.842.83.123.2
0815 Kragerø8 8942 6593 7012982 1805630.141.93.424.6
0817 Drangedal3 4021 1281 5671115771933.346.33.317.1
0819 Nome5 5391 6622 3921701 2674830.343.63.123.0
0821 Bø (Telem.)5 2771 2972 0171231 7875324.838.62.434.2
0822 Sauherad3 5961 0231 524879342828.742.72.426.2
0826 Tinn4 9671 4412 3091171 0613929.246.92.421.5
0827 Hjartdal1 30637462838260628.848.32.920.0
0828 Seljord2 4286351 084606301926.445.02.526.1
0829 Kviteseid2 079595876515411628.842.52.526.3
0830 Nissedal1 217339528333061128.143.82.725.4
0831 Fyresdal1 09024751826294522.847.72.427.1
0833 Tokke1 867482889484361226.047.92.623.5
0834 Vinje3 0737711 384678232825.345.52.227.0
0901 Risør5 8121 6452 4331981 4964028.542.23.426.0
0904 Grimstad18 3454 5416 8566926 14011624.937.63.833.6
0906 Arendal36 3929 69714 0541 37611 05720826.838.83.830.6
0911 Gjerstad2 074743939473321336.145.62.316.1
0912 Vegårshei1 64344675847388427.246.22.923.6
0914 Tvedestrand5 0401 3972 1481961 2792027.842.83.925.4
0919 Froland4 5671 4022 0731479212430.945.63.220.3
0926 Lillesand8 5972 0763 3923112 7754324.339.73.632.5
0928 Birkenes3 9991 1541 7821169321529.044.72.923.4
0929 Åmli1 508474647463291231.743.23.122.0
0935 Iveland1 032319505331631231.349.53.216.0
0937 Evje og Hornnes2 9048551 313636591429.645.42.222.8
0938 Bygland1 01525545626269925.345.32.626.8
0940 Valle1 01426148127242325.847.62.723.9
0941 Bykle80218132532262222.640.64.032.8
1001 Kristiansand73 89817 10327 5912 23726 45551223.337.63.036.0
1002 Mandal12 5943 0395 4234393 6207324.343.33.528.9
1003 Farsund7 8872 1783 6273071 7334227.846.23.922.1
1004 Flekkefjord7 3791 9393 2932601 8523526.444.83.525.2
1014 Vennesla11 5013 5865 2533202 2667631.446.02.819.8
1017 Songdalen5 1731 5652 3521291 0923530.545.82.521.3
1018 Søgne9 0222 3053 8073122 5623625.742.43.528.5
1021 Marnardal1 83350991347356827.950.02.619.5
1026 Åseral75223935819133331.947.82.517.8
1027 Audnedal1 40740265030321428.746.32.122.9
1029 Lindesnes3 9091 1141 8391078163328.747.42.821.1
1032 Lyngdal6 6191 9332 9271921 5283929.444.52.923.2
1034 Hægebostad1 34436865633280727.549.12.520.9
1037 Kvinesdal4 8101 4832 1631809404431.145.43.819.7
1046 Sirdal1 47437667857359425.646.13.924.4
1101 Eigersund11 9583 5405 1943982 7398729.843.83.423.1
1102 Sandnes59 34015 05922 3841 76719 71341725.638.03.033.4
1103 Stavanger107 31223 35134 3463 34245 49577821.932.23.142.7
1106 Haugesund30 3897 37111 8221 1379 88017924.439.13.832.7
1111 Sokndal2 6357891 30380455830.049.63.017.3
1112 Lund2 5747911 201674981730.947.02.619.5
1114 Bjerkreim2 1676171 02565454628.647.43.021.0
1119 Hå14 3134 3546 4473813 0557630.645.32.721.5
1120 Klepp14 8784 3216 5644313 4867629.244.32.923.6
1121 Time14 4803 7745 9224274 2985926.241.13.029.8
1122 Gjesdal9 0412 6443 8932492 2233229.343.22.824.7
1124 Sola20 3854 6257 6556827 29412922.837.83.436.0
1127 Randaberg8 5502 1933 4403082 5753425.840.43.630.2
1129 Forsand95730441425210431.943.42.622.0
1130 Strand9 8192 9954 1622942 3214730.642.63.023.7
1133 Hjelmeland2 12759493851536828.044.32.425.3
1134 Suldal3 0777641 468887411625.048.02.924.2
1135 Sauda3 8221 0201 8011418431726.847.33.722.1
1141 Finnøy2 5506201 18772663824.446.72.826.1
1142 Rennesøy3 7109401 6071759741425.443.54.726.3
1144 Kvitsøy4391331961792130.444.73.921.0
1145 Bokn68819434331118228.350.04.517.2
1146 Tysvær8 4702 2073 8683002 0573826.245.93.624.4
1149 Karmøy33 5469 54014 8551 2737 69018828.644.53.823.1
1151 Utsira1664269351125.541.81.830.9
1160 Vindafjord7 0511 8073 3692121 6224125.848.13.023.1
1201 Bergen230 14950 87276 2746 72094 9311 35222.233.32.941.5
1211 Etne3 2748291 5731097501325.448.23.323.0
1216 Sveio4 4081 1861 9551821 0622327.044.64.224.2
1219 Bømlo9 3492 5294 1664472 1644327.244.84.823.3
1221 Stord14 9383 5546 2994974 5295923.942.33.330.5
1222 Fitjar2 5086601 18986567626.447.53.422.6
1223 Tysnes2 3656391 0541275301527.244.95.422.5
1224 Kvinnherad10 7312 9124 9503462 4784527.346.33.223.2
1227 Jondal91118047234224119.851.93.724.6
1228 Odda5 7711 4212 8211501 3443524.849.22.623.4
1231 Ullensvang2 7755861 385807121221.250.12.925.8
1232 Eidfjord78419536322201325.046.52.825.8
1233 Ulvik92722140033267624.043.43.629.0
1234 Granvin78615542028183019.753.43.623.3
1235 Voss11 8532 8045 2723173 4154523.744.62.728.9
1238 Kvam6 8761 6003 2052541 7922523.446.83.726.1
1241 Fusa3 1538461 4181107641527.045.23.524.4
1242 Samnanger2 019549935674551327.446.63.322.7
1243 Os (Hordaland)15 9004 0206 4575734 7777325.440.83.630.1
1244 Austevoll4 0191 0221 7522859382225.643.87.123.4
1245 Sund5 4691 5982 4882191 1303429.445.84.020.7
1246 Fjell20 0005 5648 3007105 3388827.941.73.626.9
1247 Askøy22 2546 0768 9537566 33113827.540.53.428.7
1251 Vaksdal3 3541 0941 44893710932.743.32.821.2
1252 Modalen29977134878225.945.12.726.3
1253 Osterøy6 4762 0082 9441911 3102331.145.63.020.3
1256 Meland6 1401 5862 5982261 7151525.942.43.728.0
1259 Øygarden3 8261 4061 6001136881936.942.03.018.1
1260 Radøy4 1431 2491 9461088132730.347.32.619.8
1263 Lindås12 4603 4075 5843953 0225227.545.03.224.4
1264 Austrheim2 3626851 127934461129.147.94.019.0
1265 Fedje45614219414100631.643.13.122.2
1266 Masfjorden1 40139868654257628.549.23.918.4
1401 Flora9 6522 7833 9313782 4986229.041.03.926.1
1411 Gulen1 93650791970438226.247.53.622.6
1412 Solund67719629539145229.043.75.821.5
1413 Hyllestad1 19131658646238526.649.43.920.0
1416 Høyanger3 4629511 647837631827.647.82.422.2
1417 Vik2 2255391 088645231124.349.12.923.6
1418 Balestrand1 068228449293422021.842.82.832.6
1419 Leikanger1 89038668844768420.536.52.340.7
1420 Sogndal6 5361 3332 5461592 4732520.539.12.438.0
1421 Aurland1 52337866957415424.944.03.827.3
1422 Lærdal1 809484754435171126.941.92.428.8
1424 Årdal4 4801 1082 2641349621224.850.73.021.6
1426 Luster4 1871 0081 8811281 1541624.245.13.127.7
1428 Askvoll2 5187571 08093581730.143.03.723.1
1429 Fjaler2 319706888776371130.638.53.327.6
1430 Gaular2 3595491 07670660423.345.73.028.0
1431 Jølster2 3945621 11074640823.646.53.126.9
1432 Førde10 2892 2593 9313413 7243422.038.33.336.4
1433 Naustdal2 2525741 05674539925.647.13.324.1
1438 Bremanger3 1479601 4481285941730.746.34.119.0
1439 Vågsøy4 8431 3312 1832081 0952627.645.34.322.7
1441 Selje2 3267621 01489452932.943.83.819.5
1443 Eid4 9051 1602 2031281 3902423.845.12.628.5
1444 Hornindal97323148130228323.849.63.123.5
1445 Gloppen4 7321 0712 0511271 4651822.743.52.731.1
1449 Stryn5 7821 4142 6981771 4583524.646.93.125.4
1502 Molde22 0314 9908 2355738 11811522.837.62.637.0
1504 Ålesund38 6109 37414 0351 52213 44623324.436.64.035.0
1505 Kristiansund20 1325 6848 0988725 33913928.440.54.426.7
1511 Vanylven2 7458551 267119496831.246.34.318.1
1514 Sande (Møre og Romsdal)2 12370189194428933.242.14.420.2
1515 Herøy (Møre og Romsdal)7 2542 1773 0753841 5922630.142.55.322.0
1516 Ulstein6 7761 5912 6493582 1374123.639.35.331.7
1517 Hareid4 1291 1771 7062489782028.641.56.023.8
1519 Volda7 4991 6322 7092492 8852421.836.23.338.6
1520 Ørsta8 6872 3913 6493192 2943427.642.23.726.5
1523 Ørskog1 865458758755641024.740.94.030.4
1524 Norddal1 38939663038324128.545.42.723.4
1525 Stranda3 8611 0871 80695866728.246.92.522.4
1526 Stordal80024337619161130.447.12.420.2
1528 Sykkylven6 2291 9472 5272121 5053831.440.83.424.3
1529 Skodje3 6619851 5271419842427.142.03.927.1
1531 Sula7 0301 9102 8243131 9434027.340.44.527.8
1532 Giske6 3861 7202 5773111 7552327.040.54.927.6
1534 Haram7 5392 1003 3263381 7502527.944.34.523.3
1535 Vestnes5 4511 6242 4381841 1327330.245.33.421.0
1539 Rauma6 1061 7592 8051431 3702928.946.22.422.5
1543 Nesset2 4917881 175714451231.847.42.918.0
1545 Midsund1 642527723593221132.344.33.619.7
1546 Sandøy1 03429048554203228.147.05.219.7
1547 Aukra2 8498501 170967171630.041.33.425.3
1548 Fræna7 8272 5683 3982271 5914333.043.72.920.5
1551 Eide2 7388771 186975661232.243.53.620.8
1554 Averøy4 7601 4232 0162281 0692430.042.64.822.6
1557 Gjemnes2 12658798469479727.746.43.322.6
1560 Tingvoll2 5676901 160716341227.045.42.824.8
1563 Sunndal5 9671 5792 8151481 3992626.647.42.523.5
1566 Surnadal5 0021 4792 3001491 0601429.746.13.021.3
1567 Rindal1 68645284745338426.950.42.720.1
1571 Halsa1 32136766142247427.950.23.218.8
1573 Smøla1 83961480089330633.543.64.918.0
1576 Aure3 0059401 3111216201331.443.84.020.7
1601 Trondheim (-2017)158 48733 00852 4213 56268 80269420.933.22.343.6
1612 Hemne (-2017)3 5061 0531 709936361530.249.02.718.2
1613 Snillfjord (-2017)83025442015139230.750.71.816.8
1617 Hitra (-2017)3 8821 2331 718938152332.044.52.421.1
1620 Frøya (-2017)4 1021 5211 5351239081537.237.63.022.2
1621 Ørland (-2017)4 4211 2871 9331661 0211429.243.93.823.1
1622 Agdenes (-2017)1 43245267236264831.747.22.518.6
1624 Rissa (-2017)5 4061 5742 5461541 1122029.247.32.920.6
1627 Bjugn (-2017)3 9401 2821 7131188111632.743.73.020.6
1630 Åfjord (-2017)2 7588381 299875241030.547.33.219.0
1632 Roan (-2017)81330635113139437.843.41.617.2
1633 Osen (-2017)82029635923140236.243.92.817.1
1634 Oppdal (-2017)5 7141 6452 5671021 3643629.045.21.824.0
1635 Rennebu (-2017)2 1336431 04755380830.349.32.617.9
1636 Meldal (-2017)3 2609911 585845782230.648.92.617.9
1638 Orkdal (-2017)9 6062 7664 3052932 1885429.045.13.122.9
1640 Røros (-2017)4 8011 1032 2381121 3242423.146.82.327.7
1644 Holtålen (-2017)1 72246086848341526.850.62.819.8
1648 Midtre Gauldal (-2017)5 1311 3872 6361319601727.151.52.618.7
1653 Melhus (-2017)13 0133 5865 9143453 1244427.745.62.724.1
1657 Skaun (-2017)6 1721 5312 7071791 7411424.944.02.928.3
1662 Klæbu (-2017)4 6661 2712 0561211 1972127.444.32.625.7
1663 Malvik (-2017)10 9032 5094 2852963 7724123.139.42.734.7
1664 Selbu (-2017)3 3899411 609927351227.947.62.721.7
1665 Tydal (-2017)72921135116147429.148.42.220.2
1702 Steinkjer (-2017)18 1064 7647 7984595 0107526.443.22.527.8
1703 Namsos (-2017)10 5662 9384 2432953 0226828.040.42.828.8
1711 Meråker (-2017)2 078645954484191231.246.22.320.3
1714 Stjørdal (-2017)19 0894 9688 2175395 2709526.243.32.827.8
1717 Frosta (-2017)2 16266599546447930.946.22.120.7
1718 Leksvik (-2017)2 7928971 20475608832.243.22.721.8
1719 Levanger (-2017)16 1833 6756 4563955 5867122.840.12.534.7
1721 Verdal (-2017)12 1853 4665 5803362 7614228.546.02.822.8
1724 Verran (-2017)2 076738916573491635.844.52.816.9
1725 Namdalseid (-2017)1 31839264431247429.849.02.418.8
1736 Snåase - Snåsa (-2017)1 742461787294531226.645.51.726.2
1738 Lierne (-2017)1 15532156039232327.948.63.420.1
1739 Raarvihke - Røyrvik (-2017)389131169781133.843.61.820.9
1740 Namsskogan (-2017)76629032128125238.042.03.716.4
1742 Grong (-2017)2 009541938514691027.146.92.623.5
1743 Høylandet (-2017)1 01126546515265126.246.01.526.3
1744 Overhalla (-2017)3 0297561 380957881025.045.73.126.1
1748 Fosnes (-2017)5421662576110330.847.71.120.4
1749 Flatanger (-2017)95329840221228431.442.42.224.1
1750 Vikna (-2017)3 5741 2601 4321716981335.440.24.819.6
1751 Nærøy (-2017)4 1751 4351 8011457811334.543.33.518.7
1755 Leka (-2017)5071782251687135.244.53.217.2
1756 Inderøy (-2017)5 5071 3352 4221441 5891724.344.12.629.0
1804 Bodø41 85910 47615 0841 17114 95717125.136.22.835.9
1805 Narvik15 4883 9156 3445414 6018725.441.23.529.9
1811 Bindal1 24142554729234634.444.32.319.0
1812 Sømna1 671553706483531133.342.52.921.3
1813 Brønnøy6 4262 0042 6892101 5002331.342.03.323.4
1815 Vega1 03740337930219639.136.82.921.3
1816 Vevelstad4261411911479133.244.93.318.6
1818 Herøy (Nordland)1 46856559546254838.740.83.217.4
1820 Alstahaug6 1441 8532 3462101 7092630.338.33.427.9
1822 Leirfjord1 853617729554351733.639.73.023.7
1824 Vefsn11 1933 3414 8762542 6665630.043.82.323.9
1825 Grane1 23947751129215738.741.52.417.5
1826 Hattfjelldal1 18346848412212739.841.21.018.1
1827 Dønna1 17242044538263636.038.23.322.6
1828 Nesna1 49247753031446832.135.72.130.1
1832 Hemnes3 7461 3451 557987291736.141.82.619.6
1833 Rana21 5746 6478 8245635 4716930.941.02.625.5
1834 Lurøy1 59058764644304937.140.92.819.2
1835 Træna3801301541481134.340.63.721.4
1836 Rødøy1 02641538450173440.637.64.917.0
1837 Meløy5 2071 7502 2911599723533.844.33.118.8
1838 Gildeskål1 68659665836390635.539.22.123.2
1839 Beiarn90140434121129645.138.12.314.4
1840 Saltdal3 8891 1651 6991058932730.244.02.723.1
1841 Fauske - Fuosko8 2092 5753 4322591 9133031.542.03.223.4
1845 Sørfold1 63662067342294738.141.32.618.1
1848 Steigen2 162744887644501734.741.43.021.0
1849 Hamarøy - Hábmer1 548486605404071031.639.32.626.5
1850 Divtasvuodna - Tysfjord1 660595660463441536.240.12.820.9
1851 Lødingen1 807600713813961733.539.84.522.2
1852 Tjeldsund1 07334548433207432.345.33.119.4
1853 Evenes1 17739650640229633.843.23.419.6
1854 Ballangen2 10180985262369938.740.73.017.7
1856 Røst452235143962352.331.82.013.8
1857 Værøy6203261851389753.230.22.114.6
1859 Flakstad1 11550737132197845.833.52.917.8
1860 Vestvågøy9 2023 1873 4702962 1896034.938.03.224.0
1865 Vågan7 8772 5023 0342602 0305132.038.83.325.9
1866 Hadsel6 6862 0982 5852521 7084331.638.93.825.7
1867 Bø (Nordland)2 2761 049766573941046.333.82.517.4
1868 Øksnes3 7911 5811 3361307192542.035.53.519.1
1870 Sortland - Suortá8 5072 8673 2023022 0904633.937.83.624.7
1871 Andøy4 1311 4171 6891578363234.641.23.820.4
1874 Moskenes93143830526156647.433.02.816.9
1902 Tromsø61 54114 61619 8241 68325 18223623.832.32.741.0
1903 Harstad - Hárstták20 4445 4897 7636436 44910027.038.23.231.7
1911 Kvæfjord2 460764971746143731.540.13.125.4
1913 Skånland2 5327991 022796191331.740.63.124.6
1917 Ibestad1 23144251735232536.142.22.918.9
1919 Gratangen954353357341981237.537.93.621.0
1920 Loabák - Lavangen85330534424174636.040.62.820.6
1922 Bardu3 2458131 3221859131225.140.95.728.2
1923 Salangen1 896580780574691030.841.43.024.8
1924 Målselv5 6101 5762 2952311 4842428.241.14.126.6
1925 Sørreisa2 8759021 18896683631.441.43.323.8
1926 Dyrøy99632342634209432.642.93.421.0
1927 Tranøy1 27943452932275934.241.72.521.6
1928 Torsken793355279151341045.335.61.917.1
1929 Berg76231928112144642.237.21.619.1
1931 Lenvik9 3713 3183 6092922 1005235.638.73.122.5
1933 Balsfjord4 7771 8311 9591318302638.541.22.817.5
1936 Karlsøy1 974891657863291145.433.54.416.8
1938 Lyngen2 452983899734801740.436.93.019.7
1939 Storfjord - Omasvuotna - Omasvuono1 55657160147330736.938.83.021.3
1940 Gáivuotna - Kåfjord - Kaivuono1 819757635593581041.835.13.319.8
1941 Skjervøy2 420964892824622040.237.23.419.3
1942 Nordreisa4 0221 3701 5191539483234.338.13.823.7
1943 Kvænangen1 05239941628205438.139.72.719.6
2002 Vardø1 832654692893831436.038.14.921.1
2003 Vadsø5 0261 6021 7731201 4894232.135.62.429.9
2004 Hammerfest8 5062 6452 9992362 5448231.435.62.830.2
2011 Guovdageaidnu - Kautokeino2 380904679666943738.629.02.829.6
2012 Alta16 2915 0745 5854955 03710031.334.53.131.1
2014 Loppa83838327021156846.132.52.518.8
2015 Hasvik87336331225164942.036.12.919.0
2017 Kvalsund89135932626171940.737.02.919.3
2018 Måsøy1 07344738636196842.036.23.418.4
2019 Nordkapp2 7801 0829561195972639.334.74.321.6
2020 Porsanger - Porsángu - Porsanki3 3491 0841 2921218272532.638.93.624.9
2021 Kárásjohka - Karasjok2 258793700566941535.431.22.530.9
2022 Lebesby1 140463398292391141.035.32.621.2
2023 Gamvik1 00742134120218742.134.12.021.8
2024 Berlevåg85735730739148642.036.14.617.4
2025 Deatnu - Tana2 499941880605982038.035.52.424.1
2027 Unjárga - Nesseby79627230619191834.538.82.424.2
2028 Båtsfjord1 891833625573482844.733.53.118.6
2030 Sør-Varanger8 4702 5553 1912672 4094830.337.93.228.6

Table 2 
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
2017
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 304 28426.237.42.923.79.7
16-19 years260 08086.413.50.00.00.0
20-24 years341 42627.749.11.521.00.7
25-29 years370 85222.327.82.833.813.4
30-34 years358 32020.727.62.930.118.8
35-39 years350 15418.930.22.930.517.6
40-49 years735 71916.236.83.730.013.3
50-59 years681 60722.839.14.324.69.2
60-66 years411 12019.546.53.622.77.8
67 years or older795 00629.246.92.116.15.7
 
Males2 160 88926.740.03.719.210.4
16-19 years134 62088.811.20.00.0-
20-24 years176 61832.451.01.814.30.5
25-29 years189 39425.433.43.825.911.5
30-34 years183 74023.632.73.823.116.8
35-39 years180 60521.235.24.023.216.4
40-49 years378 09417.141.54.723.513.3
50-59 years349 16622.642.35.119.810.1
60-66 years206 36218.447.24.819.410.2
67 years or older362 29024.746.72.816.29.6
 
Females2 143 39525.734.92.028.39.1
16-19 years125 46083.916.10.00.00.0
20-24 years164 80822.847.01.228.10.9
25-29 years181 45819.121.81.842.015.4
30-34 years174 58017.622.31.937.420.8
35-39 years169 54916.424.81.738.318.8
40-49 years357 62515.231.92.636.913.4
50-59 years332 44123.035.73.429.68.3
60-66 years204 75820.645.72.425.95.4
67 years or older432 71632.947.11.516.12.4

Table 3 
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 educationUpper secondary educationTertiary vocational education2Higher education, short3Higher education, long4Unknown or no completed educationBelow upper secondary educationUpper 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
 
20174 304 2841 120 7991 601 106122 7651 014 637416 54028 43726.237.42.923.79.7
Østfold241 91475 65395 8266 02749 29413 3591 75531.539.92.520.55.6
Akershus487 001116 383170 25612 654124 91459 6543 14024.135.22.625.812.3
Oslo553 540112 683144 95512 104165 753111 6886 35720.626.52.230.320.4
Hedmark164 40151 98465 1764 04233 4468 6891 06431.839.92.520.55.3
Oppland158 05646 29065 9324 31532 1418 48589329.542.02.720.55.4
Buskerud229 66864 79588 2586 84251 06417 1291 58028.438.73.022.47.5
Vestfold204 12654 17981 0086 54247 25113 7731 37326.740.03.223.36.8
Telemark143 63441 41559 2024 18329 8088 09293429.041.52.920.95.7
Aust-Agder94 74425 44638 1623 35720 9956 24953527.040.53.622.36.6
Vest-Agder149 60238 13961 5304 66933 91610 39795125.741.43.122.87.0
Rogaland374 44494 589145 47312 01684 25635 8272 28325.439.13.222.69.6
Hordaland422 136102 070160 36213 447102 16641 8552 23624.338.23.224.310.0
Sogn og Fjordane89 47522 55338 9362 89019 4525 24739725.343.73.221.85.9
Møre og Romsdal217 15758 83288 9398 17347 73512 3521 12627.241.23.822.15.7
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)261 63662 14898 8446 35762 85730 3051 12523.937.92.424.111.6
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)111 91430 58548 1663 04823 9575 66849027.443.22.721.55.1
Nordland200 85262 55178 9086 00941 38210 9821 02031.339.53.020.75.5
Troms - Romsa136 91439 15449 0854 18530 76513 05666928.736.03.122.69.6
Finnmark - Finnmárku62 75721 23222 0181 90113 3993 70450334.135.43.121.55.9
County not stated3131187048629638.422.81.328.09.4
 
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
 
20172 160 889573 536858 26279 703412 916223 12913 34326.740.03.719.210.4
Østfold120 32837 93051 1633 34519 6377 43382031.742.82.816.46.2
Akershus242 94060 42989 0726 79952 40832 7431 48925.036.92.821.713.6
Oslo274 48258 67775 8686 08973 34857 8092 69121.627.92.227.021.3
Hedmark81 61526 55934 5742 69412 6234 61954632.842.63.315.65.7
Oppland78 98324 01934 9182 91912 0764 59945230.644.53.715.45.9
Buskerud115 01833 31546 3044 19720 9739 50572429.140.53.718.48.3
Vestfold100 97527 22442 0064 14019 3077 62767127.141.94.119.27.6
Telemark71 51220 54431 6232 95111 4324 52343928.944.54.216.16.4
Aust-Agder47 68412 63620 4082 4558 3343 57727426.743.05.217.67.5
Vest-Agder74 84919 30032 5053 33313 4765 83340225.943.74.518.17.8
Rogaland190 27247 52080 5088 20033 36019 6081 07625.142.64.317.610.4
Hordaland213 23751 15888 0729 03341 86022 0201 09424.141.54.319.710.4
Sogn og Fjordane45 62111 84221 3492 2117 3222 70019726.147.04.916.15.9
Møre og Romsdal110 67430 30348 2756 17118 8276 54755127.543.85.617.15.9
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)132 70631 68853 3564 20725 95316 95354924.040.43.219.612.8
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)56 27115 56826 6242 0988 6373 11822627.847.53.715.45.6
Nordland101 61532 28142 5284 35216 1955 74851131.942.14.316.05.7
Troms - Romsa69 55120 56226 8643 12712 1816 48533229.738.84.517.69.4
Finnmark - Finnmárku32 43911 94312 2181 3804 9261 67329937.238.04.315.35.2
County not stated11738272419032.523.11.735.07.7
 
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
 
20172 143 395547 263742 84443 062601 721193 41115 09425.734.92.028.39.1
Østfold121 58637 72344 6632 68229 6575 92693531.337.02.224.64.9
Akershus244 06155 95481 1845 85572 50626 9111 65123.133.52.429.911.1
Oslo279 05854 00669 0876 01592 40553 8793 66619.625.12.233.619.6
Hedmark82 78625 42530 6021 34820 8234 07051830.937.21.625.34.9
Oppland79 07322 27131 0141 39620 0653 88644128.339.41.825.54.9
Buskerud114 65031 48041 9542 64530 0917 62485627.736.92.326.46.7
Vestfold103 15126 95539 0022 40227 9446 14670226.338.12.327.36.0
Telemark72 12220 87127 5791 23218 3763 56949529.138.51.725.75.0
Aust-Agder47 06012 81017 75490212 6612 67226127.437.91.927.15.7
Vest-Agder74 75318 83929 0251 33620 4404 56454925.439.11.827.56.2
Rogaland184 17247 06964 9653 81650 89616 2191 20725.735.52.127.88.9
Hordaland208 89950 91272 2904 41460 30619 8351 14224.534.82.129.09.5
Sogn og Fjordane43 85410 71117 58767912 1302 54720024.540.31.627.85.8
Møre og Romsdal106 48328 52940 6642 00228 9085 80557526.938.41.927.35.5
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)128 93030 46045 4882 15036 90413 35257623.735.41.728.810.4
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)55 64315 01721 54295015 3202 55026427.138.91.727.74.6
Nordland99 23730 27036 3801 65725 1875 23450930.736.81.725.55.3
Troms - Romsa67 36318 59222 2211 05818 5846 57133727.733.21.627.79.8
Finnmark - Finnmárku30 3189 2899 8005218 4732 03120430.832.51.728.16.7
County not stated196804324520642.122.61.123.710.5

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
2017
NumbersPer cent
TotalBelow upper secondary educationUpper secondary educationTeritary vocational education2Higher educationUnknown or not completed education1Below upper secondary educationUpper secondary educationTeritary 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 total553 666112 726144 97812 107277 4956 36020.626.52.250.7
Gamle Oslo45 8519 91910 71990323 63967122.023.72.052.3
Grünerløkka50 7608 95511 7271 08528 46153217.823.32.256.7
Sagene37 1335 6967 36861923 08037015.520.01.762.8
St. Hanshaugen33 8394 5477 08966521 31921913.521.12.063.4
Frogner51 9526 49511 8741 22731 90944712.623.12.462.0
Ullern27 1563 1556 23372116 86318411.723.12.762.5
Vestre Aker38 1024 7568 27795323 86724912.621.92.563.1
Nordre Aker40 3655 4019 06782524 87519713.422.62.161.9
Bjerke24 8756 4907 34054210 16933426.429.92.241.4
Grorud22 2937 5767 4454376 44239334.634.02.029.4
Stovner25 9969 8328 8864236 26359238.735.01.724.7
Alna39 47512 73613 09682912 02578932.933.92.131.1
Østensjø39 6718 91512 9281 03816 47731322.732.82.641.9
Nordstrand40 6586 93012 1311 15320 15728717.230.02.949.9
Søndre Nordstrand29 9819 6589 08159710 00264332.931.02.034.1
Sentrum1 096218293195471920.227.21.850.8
Marka1 35727448729562520.336.02.141.6
Unknown urban district Oslo3 1061 1739374283811639.231.31.428.0

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
2017
Level of education, in totalNo educationBelow upper secondary educationUpper 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.
Total681 55612 018211 982186 6407 899153 079109 938
Poland90 86421916 92243 16194714 58515 030
Sweden34 6151714 32112 49743711 7845 405
Germany22 843444 9955 7022175 9065 979
Iraq21 69860310 1914 9761954 3251 408
Lithuania35 0062569 7749 57925610 4514 690
Denmark18 574903 5965 9562395 4963 197
Somalia25 0252 37416 3713 8861311 872391
Pakistan19 4959998 9794 0061893 4181 904
Iran16 6634195 1953 7483184 0012 982
Philippines19 6721904 4784 8272897 1202 768
Vietnam13 6666245 5713 8492042 3361 082
Russia16 123454 0283 1202503 4925 188
Bosnia-Herzegovina13 4121312 6925 4811783 4471 483
United Kingdom13 501421 9232 8281725 3463 190
Thailand17 7406199 2313 9641272 915884
Turkey11 0914125 7322 852941 332669
Afghanistan15 2041 2579 1692 640631 584491
Kosovo9 906973 8113 718971 811372
Sri Lanka8 9971153 5192 8402521 587684
United States7 957148431 235932 9382 834
India10 4331031 6701 2311063 6083 715
China8 3671381 7461 264742 2382 907
Eritrea18 43341313 3802 6872031 445305
Chile6 061651 6072 2181391 483549
Finland6 083221 1141 675682 220984
Netherlands7 051199291 936792 2821 806
Latvia9 190812 1073 340772 3301 255
Romania13 185483 2564 1711353 0182 557
Iceland6 430171 5302 0771401 744922
Morocco5 7494012 6941 41474934232
Ethiopia7 1961923 3431 4711001 229861
France4 92014471645461 3162 428
Estonia4 466381 0291 534571 245563
Brazil4 319611 42492573932904
Ukraine4 78613701741741 2242 033
Bulgaria6 302341 5701 977681 3801 273
Croatia4 082371 1031 59753735557
Spain5 137201 159730511 2351 942
Slovakia3 682364721 89342535704
Myanmar2 965771 85155428352103
Serbia5 068161 0141 721711 0511 195
Macedonia2 651531 10583722431203
Hungary3 555185391 032478641 055
Italy3 78815650836446431 600
Palestine2 743211 21848641670307
Lebanon1 8113377243217359198
Canada1 7491121327529575646
Czech Republic2 1091623472928494608
Ghana1 8651749339529461470
Congo2 0862097351554409115
Syria18 35540211 9601 1211543 6341 084
Australia1 490018222038546502
Portugal2 85526808536134681 004
Sudan3 6251102 12641932662276
Colombia1 860942836735435586
Switzerland1 310317233719394386
Nigeria1 7133338234032395531
Kenya1 5891250236331477204
Algeria1 2052242130512272173
Indonesia1 24233002559343332
Austria1 212417533715283398
Gambia1 121394493902915658

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
2017
TotalBelow upper secondary educationUpper 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.
Total49 85220 69413 8935979 2553 9171 496
General programmes29 20320 6898 478351-..
Humanities and arts1 256-32362667204..
Education1 122-3-1 017102..
Social sciences and law1 837-20918998612..
Business and administration4 150-7611932 543653..
Natural sciences, vocational and technical subjects4 55331 9661621 641781..
Health, welfare and sport5 29511 642312 1031 518..
Primary industries65-54-38..
Transport and communications, safety and security and other services740-4438719515..
Unspecified field of study1 631114987241 496
 
Males25 66511 7387 0213093 9351 874788
General programmes15 85611 7354 09724--..
Humanities and arts430-981622789..
Education278---25226..
Social sciences and law666-10511336214..
Business and administration2 041-298451 338360..
Natural sciences, vocational and technical subjects3 71211 8491551 178529..
Health, welfare and sport1 41913675421625..
Primary industries43-38-14..
Transport and communications, safety and security and other services372-1645014612..
Unspecified field of study8481533615788
 
Females24 1878 9566 8722885 3202 043708
General programmes13 3478 9544 381111-..
Humanities and arts826-22546440115..
Education844-3-76576..
Social sciences and law1 171-1047662398..
Business and administration2 109-4631481 205293..
Natural sciences, vocational and technical subjects84121177463252..
Health, welfare and sport3 876-1 275261 682893..
Primary industries22-16-24..
Transport and communications, safety and security and other services368-27937493..
Unspecified field of study783-96519708

About the statistics

Educational attainment of the population includes residents in Norway as per 1 October, who are aged 16 and older 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

Next release

Responsible division

Division for Education and Culture 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.