Item 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)

% 2019 97.5 na 97.3 na
Males % 2019 98.9 na 98.9 na
Females % 2019 96.1 na 95.9 na

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

% 2019 57.3 na 55.8 na
Males % 2019 61.3 na 60.4 na
Females % 2019 53.6 na 51.5 na
Item 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
2019  11.2  na 11.1  na
Males Years
2019  11.6  na 11.6  na
Females Years
2019  10.8  na 10.6  na
Annual Output - University Graduates 5/ Number   2018  18,997 2.5 18,537 16.6
Annual Output - Polytechnic Graduates 6/ Number
2018 24,239 -6.1 25,805 -1.8

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).
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

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