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Austria:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

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Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)

Statistics on ECEC 2013/2014


Number of children Facilities
Kindergartens 211.141 4.692
Crèches (Kinderkrippen) 27.835 1.450
Nurseries (Horte) 55.552 1.167
Mixed-age Care Facilities 38.798 1.136
Total:

333.326

children

8.445

institutions

Source: Statistics Austria-Kindertagesheime (2013/14)

Furthermore, in 2012 there were 3.005 active childcare workers, who took care of 12.196 children (no more recent data available).

Childcare ratios of the three-, four- and five-year-olds (the proportion of children being in childcare institutions, based on the same age population) over the past ten years shows that in all age categories there are significant increases. Thus, the attendance rate of three-year-olds increased from 63.8 % to 82.5%; of four-year-olds from 88.5 to 94.2% and of five-year-olds from 92.5 to 95.8 %.

More information can be accessed on the website of the Federal Ministry of Families and Youth and the website of Statistics Austria.



School Education (Primary and Secondary Level)

Statistics on School Education 2013/2014


Schools Classes Students
Compulsory general school, total 4.586 30.886 568.157
Primary schools 3.066 17.819 327.772
General secondary schools 816 4.824 94.452
New secondary schools 934 5.730 115.396
Special needs schools and classes 307 1.703 14.170
Pre-vocational schools 247 810 16.367
Academic secondary schools, total 346 8.754 203.278
Compulsory vocational schools (aprentices) 157 6.557 127.934
Secondary technical and vocational schools, total 404 2.076 46.196
Colleges for higher vocational education, total 309 5.615 135.524
Total (excl. statutes) 5.881 54.971 1.125.721

Source: Statistics Austria-Schulbesuch, year 2013/2014.

The number of pupils in primary school has decreased by 12% in the past ten years. This is mainly due to declining birth rates – a trend that can increasingly be seen in recent years in general secondary schools and new secondary schools. The lower and upper level of academic secondary school is less affected. There is also a trend towards higher/more education, which is also reflected in the increase in enrolment rates in intermediate and higher vocational schools and colleges. Compared to other EU countries, the share of 20- to 24-year-olds who have finished more than compulsory education in Austria was 86.6%, well above the EU-28 average of 80.3% (2012). In addition, attainment rates in secondary upper and tertiary level rose over the past ten years.

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Higher Education

About 377.000 students – including about 91.000 foreign students – are enrolled in tertiary educational institutions. The majority of students (80%) study at one of the 22 public universities, approximately 13% study at one of the 21 universities of applied sciences, 5% attend one of the 14 university colleges of teacher education and about 2% are enrolled at one of the 12 private universities (all data from academic year 2013/14). In the academic year 2012/13, 66.417 completed academic degrees were recorded in Austria.


Higher education institutions in Austria

Institutions (academic year 2014/15) Number of institutions
Post-secondary colleges for medical services 12
University colleges of teacher education (of which 3 private courses of teacher education) 17
Universities of applied sciences (incl. providing bodies) 21
Public universities 22
   of which universities of art and music 6
Private universities 12

Source reference:
Public universities: if no other sources cited, surveys and evidence of the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy.
Private universities, post-secondary colleges for medical services and schools: if no other sources cited, Statistics Austria.
Schools and University Colleges of Teacher Education: Federal Ministry of Education and Women's Affairs.
Universities of Applied Sciences: Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria.


Enrolment in degree programmes by programme level, 2014

Programme level





Universities Private universities Universities of applied sciences University colleges of teacher education  Total 
Diploma programme 82.998 796 47 0 83.841
Bachelor programme 177.936 4.081 32.349 15.393  229.759
Master programme 53.744 2.418 13.264 0 69.426
Doctoral programme 27.114 348 0 0 27.462
Total 341.792 7.643 45.660 15.393  410.488

Data status:
Public universities: 09/01/2015;
Universities of applied sciences winter term 2014;
Private universities 2013/14;
University Colleges of Teacher Education, winter term 2014.

Source: Data Warehouse Tertiary Sector of the Federal Ministry of Sciences, Research and Economy


Pupils and students, 2014


 Total   Women   Men 
Post-secondary colleges for medical services 331 258 73
University colleges of teacher education (without students in post-graduate courses) 15.393 11.929 3.464
Universities of applied sciences 43.593 20.605 22.988

   of which non-degree seeking new entrants and new entrants in tertiary courses

1.948 975 973
Public universities 298.527 157.777 140.750

   of which universities of art and music

10.811 6.200 4.611

   of which non-degree seeking new entrants and new entrants in tertiary courses

25.247 12.746 12.501
Private universities 8.086 4.973 3.113

   of which tertiary courses

443 305 138

Data status:
Public Universities: 9/01/2015;
Universities of applied sciences winter term 2014;
Private universities 2013/14;
University colleges of teacher education, winter term 2014.

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Adult Education and Training

According to Statistics Austria about 652.900 people older than 15 years of age participated in adult (further) training in 2010.

Participation in Adult Education and Training

Total

(25-64

years)

People who participated in further education in the past 12 months
formal education non-formal education informal education no further education
in 1.000 in 1.000 in % in 1.000 in % in 1.000 in % in 1.000 in %
Age








25-34 years 1.091,8 143,2 13,1 538,0 49,3 299,4 27,4 397,0 36,4
35-44 years 1.238,2 69,4 5,6 595,4 48,1 352,2 28,4 492,0 39,7
45-54 years 1.349,0 42,6 3,2 644,0 47,7 395,8 29,3 549,4 40,7
55-64 years 1.006,4 19,4 1,9 353,7 35,2 263,5 26,2 521,4 51,8
Highest completed level of education
ISCED 0-2 710,7 26,5 3,7 163,4 23,0 106,1 14,9 473,9 66,7
ISCED 3-4 3.081,2 130,0 4,2 1.366,7 44,4 798,9 25,9 1.308,7 42,5
ISCED 5-8 893,4 118,1 13,2 601,0 67,3 405,8 45,4 177,2 19,8
Working status









Employed 3.412,5 172,6 5,1 1.771,7 51,9 969,5 28,4 1.281,0 37,5
Unemployed 200,9 (13,3) (6,6) 76,9 38,3 54,0 26,9 88,0 43,8

Non-employed

persons

1.071,9 88,8 8,3 282,5 26,4 287,2 26,8 590,7 55,1
Total
4.685,3
274,6
5,9
2.131,1
45,5
1.310,8
28,0
1.959,8
41,8

Source: Statistics Austria, Participation in Adult Education (AdultEducationSurvey), 2011/2012

A study by the Austrian Institute for VET Research (Österreichisches Institut für Berufsbildungsforschung - öibf) and the University of Klagenfurt in 2004 showed that there were a total of 1.755 institutions providing adult and continuing education. Of these, 47% were non-profit organizations, 12%, public institutions and 37%, commercial educational providers.

There were 131.593 courses held (according] to Conference on Adult Education and Training Austria (KEBÖ, Konferenz Erwachsenenbildung Österreich) statistics) in 2012 in Austria. The total proportion of participation (not number of participants, i.e. the same participant is counted twice if s/he took part in two courses) in 2012 amounted to approximately 3.07 million.