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Share of the population who completed lower-secondary education

What you should know about this indicator

The percentage of population (age 25 and over) with at least completed lower secondary education (ISCED 2 or higher). This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of persons aged 25 years and above with completed lower secondary education by the total population of the same age group and multiplying the result by 100. The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) educational attainment dataset shows the educational composition of the population aged 25 years and above and hence the stock and quality of human capital within a country. The dataset also reflects the structure and performance of the education system and its accumulated impact on human capital formation. For more information, visit the UNESCO Institute for Statistics website: http://www.uis.unesco.org/

World Bank variable id: UIS.EA.2T6.AG25T99

Original source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics

Source
World Bank (2023) – processed by Our World in Data
Last updated
July 10, 2023
Date range
1970–2019
Unit
%

Sources and processing

This data is based on the following sources

The World Bank EdStats database offers a comprehensive array of over 8,000 internationally comparable indicators related to education access, progression, completion, literacy, teachers, demographics, and expenditures. It covers the education cycle from pre-primary to vocational and tertiary education, including data on learning outcomes from assessments like PISA, TIMSS, PIRLS, equity data from household surveys, and educational projections up to 2050.

Retrieved on
July 26, 2023
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World Bank Education Statistics (EdStats), World Bank, 2023. Licence: CC BY 4.0.

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World Bank (2023) – processed by Our World in Data. “Share of the population who completed lower-secondary education” [dataset]. World Bank, “World Bank Education Statistics (EdStats) 2023” [original data]. Retrieved June 12, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/share-of-the-population-with-at-least-some-secondary-education