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)

% 2021 97.6 na 97.1 na
Males % 2021 98.9 na 98.5 na
Females % 2021 96.4 na 95.8 na

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

% 2021 61.8 na 58.3 na
Males % 2021 65.6 na 61.8 na
Females % 2021 58.4 na 55.1 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
2021  11.6  na 11.3  na
Males Years
2021  12.0  na 11.7  na
Females Years
2021  11.3  na 10.9  na
Annual Output - University Graduates 5/ Number  2020 19,818 3.4 19,173 0.9
Annual Output - Polytechnic Graduates 6/ Number
2020 24,822 4.3 23,798 -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 were not attending educational institutions as full-time students and include those who were upgrading their qualifications through part-time courses.
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, Republic Polytechnic, and National Institute of Early Childhood Development.


Detailed Statistical Time Series

Mean Years of Schooling

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