Directorate for Education and Skills

Education at a Glance 2016

OECD Indicators

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Published on September 15, 2016

Also available in: German, French

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Education at a Glance is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides key information on the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; the financial and human resources invested in education; access, participation and progression in education; and the learning environment and organisation of schools.

The 2016 edition introduces a new indicator on the completion rate of tertiary students and another one on school leaders. It provides more trend data and analysis on diverse topics, such as: teachers’ salaries; graduation rates; expenditure on education; enrolment rates; young adults who are neither employed nor in education or training; class size; and teaching hours. The publication examines gender imbalance in education and the profile of students who attend, and graduate from, vocational education.

The report covers all 35 OECD countries and a number of partner countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Lithuania, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia and South Africa).

This edition includes more than 125 figures and 145 tables. The Excel™ spreadsheets used to create them are available via the StatLinks provided throughout the publication. More data is available in the OECD Education Statistics database.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Editorial - Measuring What Counts in Education: Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goal for Education
Introduction: The Indicators and their Framework
Reader's Guide
About the New ISCED 2011 Classification
Executive Summary
The Output of Educational Institutions and the Impact of Learning9 chapters available
Indicator A1 To What Level Have Adults Studied?
Indicator A2 How Many Students are Expected to Complete Upper Secondary Education?
Indicator A3 How Many Young People are Expected to Complete Tertiary Education and What is their Profile?
Indicator A4 To What Extent does Parents' Background Influence Educational Attainment?
Indicator A5 How does Educational Attainment Affect Participation in the Labour Market?
Indicator A6 What are the Earnings Advantages from Education?
Indicator A7 What are the Financial Incentives to Invest in Education?
Indicator A8 How are Social Outcomes Related to Education?
Indicator A9 How Many Students Complete Tertiary Education?
Financial and Human Resources Invested in Education7 chapters available
Indicator B1 How Much is Spent Per Student?
Indicator B2 What Proportion of National Wealth is Spent on Education?
Indicator B3 How Much Public and Private Investment in Education is there?
Indicator B4 What is the Total Public Spending on Education?
Indicator B5 How Much do Tertiary Students Pay and What Public Support do they Receive?
Indicator B6 On What Resources and Services is Education Funding Spent?
Indicator B7 Which Factors Influence the Level of Expenditure on Education?
Access to Education, Participation and Progression6 chapters available
Indicator C1 Who Participates in Education?
Indicator C2 How do Early Childhood Education Systems Differ Around the World?
Indicator C3 How Many Students are Expected to Enter Tertiary Education?
Indicator C4 Who Studies Abroad and Where?
Indicator C5 Transition from School to Work: Where are the 15-29 Year-Olds?
Indicator C6 How Many Adults Participate in Education and Learning?
The Learning Environment and Organisation of Schools6 chapters available
Indicator D1 How Much Time do Students Spend in the Classroom?
Indicator D2 What is the Student-Teacher Ratio and How Big are Classes?
Indicator D3 How Much are Teachers Paid?
Indicator D4 How Much Time do Teachers Spend Teaching?
Indicator D5 Who are the Teachers?
Indicator D6 Who are Our School Leaders and What do they do?
Annexes5 chapters available
Characteristics of Education Systems
Reference Statistics
Sources, Methods and Technical Notes
Contributors to this Publication
Education Indicators in Focus
Country Notes47 chapters available
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
European Union
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States
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HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

Achieving Sustainable Development Goal for education by 2030 will be major challenge for all countries
(press release)

Launch of Education at a Glance 2016  
(Remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General) 

Presentación del Panorama de la Educación 2016
(Remarks in Spanish, by Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20)

Data 
Indicators and annexes 
Education GPS - Highlights

Country specific information
Country notes

Blog
Can OECD’s data guide the world towards better education systems



10 Key charts to share


 

Press conference with Tibor Navracsics AND 
Angel Gurría

 

Webinar - Education at a Glance 2016

Overview in English

 

Overview FOR FRANCE in French

 

Overview FOR MEXICO in Spanish