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)

% 2017 97.2 na 97.0 na
Males % 2017 98.8   na 98.7 na
Females %  2017   95.7  na 95.4 na

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

%  2017  54.2 na 52.8 na
Males %  2017  58.5  na 57.4 na
Females %  2017   50.3  na 48.5 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
2017  10.9  na 10.7  na
Males Years
 2017   11.3  na 11.2  na
Females Years
2017  10.4  na 10.3  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

Data are preliminary when first released.
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

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