Private spending on education in European Union countries in 2015

This statistic presents the private spending on education in selected European Union countries, as a share of gross-domestic product (GDP) in 2015. In the United Kingdom, private spending on education amounted to 1.9 percent of GDP, the highest proportion of any country in this statistic.

Private spending on primary to tertiary education in selected European Union countries in 2015, as a share of gross domestic product

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Source

Release date

October 2018

Region

EU

Survey time period

2015

Supplementary notes

* Figure for Denmark is for 2014

The source adds the following information: "Private spending on education refers to expenditure funded by private sources which are households and other private entities. This indicator is shown as a percentage of GDP, divided into primary, primary to post-secondary non-tertiary and tertiary levels. Private spending on education includes all direct expenditure on educational institutions, net of public subsidies, also excluding expenditure outside educational institutions such as textbooks purchased by families, private tutoring for students and student living costs. Private spending includes expenditure on schools, universities and other public and private institutions delivering or supporting educational services."

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