Portugal - Expenditure on tertiary education (% of government expenditure on education)

Expenditure on tertiary education (% of government expenditure on education) in Portugal was 17.83 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 41 years was 22.68 in 2007, while its lowest value was 9.98 in 1974.

Definition: Expenditure on tertiary education is expressed as a percentage of total general government expenditure on education. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Year Value
1973 11.59
1974 9.98
1975 11.29
1976 10.39
1978 12.91
1979 12.08
1980 11.69
1981 11.88
1982 12.63
1983 13.20
1984 14.23
1985 14.67
1986 16.51
1987 17.43
1988 17.65
1989 18.36
1990 18.71
1991 16.42
1992 18.23
1993 16.40
1994 16.66
1995 18.43
1996 18.13
1999 18.66
2000 18.13
2001 18.39
2002 17.23
2003 18.04
2004 16.48
2005 18.12
2006 19.04
2007 22.68
2008 19.34
2009 18.53
2010 20.15
2011 19.70
2013 16.99
2014 17.83

Development Relevance: The share of government expenditure for a specific education level allows an assessment of the priority a government assigns to a level of education relative to other levels. Enrolment and the relative costs per student between different levels of education should be also taken into account.

Limitations and Exceptions: Data disaggregated by level of education are estimates in some instances. It is often difficult to separate lower from upper secondary education expenditure, or pre-primary from primary.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The share of expenditure on tertiary education to total government expenditure on education is calculated by dividing government expenditure on tertiary education by total government expenditure on education (all levels combined), and multiplying by 100. Aggregate data are based on World Bank estimates. 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. 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).

Aggregation method: Median

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Inputs