Items Unit Latest Period Latest Data % Change
(Y‑o‑Y) 1/
Previous
Period Data
% Change
(Y‑o‑Y) 2/
Education, Language Spoken and Literacy 3/            

Literacy Rate (among residents aged 15 yrs & over)

% 2018 97.3 na 97.2 na
Males % 2018 98.9   na 98.8 na
Females %  2018   95.9  na 95.7 na

% with Post-Secondary Qualifications (among residents aged 25 years & over) 4/

%  2018  55.8 na 54.2 na
Males %  2018  60.4  na 58.5 na
Females %  2018   51.5  na 50.3 na
Items Unit Latest Period Latest Data % Change
(Y‑o‑Y) 1/
Previous
Period Data
% Change
(Y‑o‑Y) 2/

Mean Years of Schooling (among residents aged 25 years & over) 4/

Years
2018  11.1  na 10.9  na
Males Years
 2018   11.6  na 11.3  na
Females Years
2018  10.6  na 10.4  na
Annual Output - University Graduates 5/ Number   2017  18,537 16.6 15,895 2.5
Annual Output - Polytechnic Graduates 6/ Number
2017 25,805 -1.8 26,266 1.0

na not available or not applicable
1 Refers to % change in latest period over the same period in the previous year.
2 Refers to % change in the previous period over the same period in the previous year.
3 Refers to the resident population.
4 Refers to residents who are not attending educational institutions as full-time students. The data include those who are upgrading their qualifications through part-time courses while working.
5 Refers to graduates from university first degree courses from national University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) (for 2015).
6 Refers to graduates from polytechnic diploma courses from Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic and Republic Polytechnic.


Detailed Statistical Time Series

Mean Years of Schooling

Students and Teachers