Higher education graduates

In 2017, 45.9% of the population aged 30 to 34 in Belgium, had a higher education diploma. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must increase.

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Higher education graduates - Belgium and international comparison

percentage of population aged 30-34

 19922000201020122015201620172017//19922017//2012
Belgium26.635.244.443.942.745.645.92.20.9
EU28----33.836.038.739.139.9--2.1
//: Average Growth Rates

break in time series: 2008 BE, 2014, 2017 BE

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), Tertiary educational attainment by sex, age group 30-34 [tsdsc480], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 17/10/2018).

Higher education graduates by sex - Belgium

percentage of population aged 30-34

 19922000201020122015201620172017//19922017//2012
females27.937.150.050.748.750.750.92.40.1
males25.233.339.037.136.740.440.81.91.9
//: Average Growth Rates

break in time series: 2008, 2014, 2017

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), Tertiary educational attainment by sex, age group 30-34 [tsdsc480], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 17/10/2018).

UN target: 4.3 - By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university.

UN indicator: the selected indicator does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN target 4.3.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

This indicator is also included in another database of the Federal Planning Bureau, additionally providing regional data for Belgium: the indicators of the innovation system.

More information is available in FR(ench) and NL (Dutch).