Population of the Netherlands 2010-2018, by education level

This statistic shows the population of the Netherlands from 2010 to 2018, by education level. Between 2010 and 2018, the share of people who with a master's degree or PhD increased. Whereas in 2010, 9.4 percent of the population had a university master's degree or higher, by 2018 this had grown to 11.4 percent.

Population of the Netherlands from 2010 to 2018, by education level

Elementary educationVBO/MAVO/VMBO/first three classes of HAVO/VWO/MBO1Higher classes of HAVO/VWO/MBO2-4HBO, WO bachelorWO master, PhDUnknown
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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

2010 to 2018

Age group

15-75 years

Supplementary notes

Educational levels:
Basis: elementary school
VMBO: preparatory middle-level vocational education
HAVO: higher general continued education
VWO: pre-university secondary education
MBO: middle applied education
HBO: higher applied education
WO: university

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