Women outnumber men in programmes for general studies
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The statistics show the number of students, apprentices, trainees and participants in upper secondary education by different characteristics, plus completed education.

Upper secondary education2014



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Women outnumber men in programmes for general studies

The number of pupils attending programmes for general studies has increased continuously in recent years. From 2013 to 2014 the number increased by 1 per cent, and from 2010 to 2014 by 8 per cent. In 2014, 56 per cent of the pupils on programmes for general studies were women.

Upper secondary education
20142013 - 20142010 - 2014
Change in per cent
Pupils198 218-13
Apprentices and trainees40 871315
Pupils and apprentices and trainees239 08905
Immigrants23 865751
Norwegian-born9 336324

At the same time, the number of pupils attending vocational education programmes decreased. From 2013 to 2014 a four per cent decrease was noticed.

The education programme with the highest number of pupils is specialisation in general studies, with more than 51 per cent of the pupils. The gender disparity in this programme was significant, with about 58 per cent of all the females in upper secondary education and 45 per cent of male pupils choosing this line of study.

In vocational education programmes, 85 per cent of the pupils were women in healthcare, childhood and youth development, while building and construction had 95 per cent men. In restaurant and food, the gender distribution was even.

Growing number of trainees and apprentices

In 2014, the total number of apprentices and trainees reached 39 000 and 1 920 respectively. Women accounted for less than 30 per cent of the trainees/apprentices. Since the Knowledge Promotion Reform was introduced in 2006, the number of trainees/apprentices has increased by 5 600.