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Distribution of Educational Attainment of Population Aged 15 and Over

Percentages

Educational attainment  
2011
 
2015
 
2016
 

Primary and below  
21.2
 
18.9
 
18.7
 
Secondary(1)  
52.0
 
50.2
 
49.7
 
Post-secondary              
  Diploma/Certificate course

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7.4
 
2.7
 
2.6
 
  Sub-degree course   4.8   5.0  
  Degree course  
19.4
 
23.3
 
24.0
 
 
Total  
100.0
 
100.0
 
100.0
 

 

Notes : Figures presented in the above table are statistics which involve the use of the population figures in the compilation process.  They have been revised to take into account the results of the 2016 Population By-census which provided a benchmark for revising the population figures compiled since the 2011 Population Census.
  (1) Persons with educational attainment at secondary level refer to those with Secondary 1 to Secondary 7 education or equivalent level.
     

 

Source : Social Analysis and Research Section (2), Census and Statistics Department
(Enquiry Telephone No. : 2887 5508, Email : ghs@censtatd.gov.hk )

Last revision date: 11 April 2017
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