Finland - Over-age students, primary, female (% of female enrollment)

Over-age students, primary, female (% of female enrollment) in Finland was 0.954 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 24 years was 0.954 in 2017, while its lowest value was 0.314 in 1999.

Definition: Over-age students are the percentage of those enrolled who are older than the official school-age range for primary education.

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (

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Year Value
1993 0.326
1994 0.348
1995 0.355
1996 0.368
1997 0.339
1998 0.326
1999 0.314
2000 0.324
2001 0.695
2002 0.689
2003 0.719
2004 0.798
2005 0.749
2006 0.916
2007 0.817
2008 0.792
2009 0.884
2010 0.853
2011 0.828
2012 0.847
2013 0.798
2014 0.754
2015 0.952
2016 0.897
2017 0.954

Other Notes: Data retrieved via API in March 2019. For detailed information on the observation level (e.g. National Estimation, UIS Estimation, or Category not applicable), please visit UIS.Stat (

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The percentage of over-age students is calculated by dividing the number of students who are older than the official school-age range for primary education by primary school enrollment, and multiplying by 100. Data on education are collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics from official responses to its annual education survey. All the data are mapped to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) to ensure the comparability of education programs at the international level. The current version was formally adopted by UNESCO Member States in 2011. Population data are drawn from the United Nations Population Division. Using a single source for population data standardizes definitions, estimations, and interpolation methods, ensuring a consistent methodology across countries and minimizing potential enumeration problems in national censuses. The reference years reflect the school year for which the data are presented. In some countries the school year spans two calendar years (for example, from September 2010 to June 2011); in these cases the reference year refers to the year in which the school year ended (2011 in the example).

Periodicity: Annual


Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Efficiency