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Distribution of Educational Attainment of Population Aged 15 and Over

Percentages

Educational attainment
2012
 
2013
 
2014
 
2015
 
2016
 
2017
#

Primary and below
20.6
 
20.1
 
19.7
 
18.9
 
18.7
 
18.4
 
Secondary(1)
51.6
 
51.0
 
 50.5
 
 50.2
 
49.7
 
49.8
 
Post-secondary                        
  Diploma/Certificate course
3.7
 
3.4
 
 3.2
 
 2.7
 
2.6
 
2.4
 
  Sub-degree course  3.9    4.4    4.7    4.8   5.0   5.0  
  Degree course
20.2
 
21.1
 
 22.0
 
 23.3
 
24.0
 
24.4
 
 
Total
100.0
 
100.0
 
100.0
 
100.0
 
100.0
 
100.0
 

 

Notes : The statistics are compiled based on data collected in the General Household Survey from January to December of the year concerned as well as the mid-year population estimates by District Council district compiled jointly by the Census and Statistics Department and an inter-departmental Working Group on Population Distribution Projections.
  (1) Persons with educational attainment at secondary level refer to those with Secondary 1 to Secondary 7 education or equivalent level.
   # Provisional figures.
     

 

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

Last revision date: 09 April 2018
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