Lifelong learning

In 2016, 7% of the Belgian population aged 25-64 participated in education or training in the four weeks preceding the interview. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must be increased. The trend since 2000 is undetermined.

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TREND ASSESSMENT: Lifelong learning - Belgium

percentage of population aged 25-64

 20002005201020152016
observations6.28.37.46.97.0

break in time series: 2004, 2006

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS), trng_lfse_01 and trng_lfse_03, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 20/10/2017).

Lifelong learning

percentage of population aged 25-64

 1992200020102011201220132014201520162016//19922016//2011
Belgium2.36.27.47.46.96.97.46.97.04.7-1.1
EU-28----9.39.19.210.710.810.710.8--3.5
//: average growth rates

break in time series: 1999 BE, 2003 EU, 2004 BE, 2006, 2013 EU

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS), trng_lfse_01 and trng_lfse_03, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 20/10/2017).

Lifelong learning by sex - Belgium

percentage of population aged 25-64

 1992200020102011201220132014201520162016//19922016//2011
females1.75.77.67.87.37.17.97.37.56.4-0.8
males2.86.77.27.06.56.76.96.56.53.6-1.5
//: average growth rates

break in time series: 1999, 2004, 2006

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS), trng_lfse_01 and trng_lfse_03, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 20/10/2017).

Lifelong learning by education - Belgium

percentage of population aged 25-64

 2000200520102011201220132014201520162016//19922016//2011
less than primary, primary and lower secondary education2.23.13.23.22.93.03.13.02.8---2.6
upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education6.57.36.15.95.55.25.75.55.3---2.1
tertiary education11.915.312.312.511.611.712.211.211.5---1.7
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS), trng_lfse_01 and trng_lfse_03, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 20/10/2017).

This text is based on the Statistical Annex of the Voluntary National Review of Belgium (VNR) presented to the July 2017 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

VNR Indicator: Lifelong learning, percentage of population aged 25-64

Definition: percentage of the adult population between 25 and 64 years old that participated in formal and non-formal education and training in the four weeks prior to the interview.

Objective: to be consistent with Target 4.3, this indicator should increase.

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

UNSTAT Indicator 4.3.1: Participation rate of youth and adults in formal and non-formal education and training in the previous 12 months, by sex

 

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.