Percentage of persons aged 15 and over with post-secondary educational attainment among population aged 15 and over

Statistics
Year 1986 1991 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
% 7.60 9.50 12.50 17.20 17.40 17.70 18.50 19.70
Year 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
% 20.70 21.40 21.90 22.80 23.80 24.40 24.90 25.40
Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
% 25.80 26.80 27.80 28.90 29.80 30.80 31.60

Operational Definitions

The Land-based non-institutional population (LBNP) aged 15 and over with post-secondary educational attainment (excluding technical/vocational training education) as percentage of total LBNP in the respective sex/age group covered by the General Household Survey.

Footnote

All figures are collected from Census and Statistics Department since 1999.
According to C&SD (25Sep2009), starting from the year 2001, annual figures derived from the General Household Survey (GHS) may be different from those in the earlier edition. For the previous edition, the annual figures are compiled based on the average data for the four quarters of the year concerned. Starting from this edition, these statistics are compiled based on data collected in the General Household Survey in January to December each year 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.
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