Share of adults in education and training (2010)

Definition. For improving and maintaining the skills of the labour force, adult education is an important instrument. Life-long learning is the reality and a pressing demand of today’s labour market. Furthermore, it can be an important tool to improve the general level of education in the population and thereby potentially reduce the risk of poverty. The map shows the percentage of the working age population (age 25-64) attending adult education or training.

Key facts at European level. The map reveals a sharp North-South divide, with the exception of Switzerland and Slovenian regions. The Nordic countries, the UK and the Netherlands have more than 15% of the working age population participating in adult education. Looking at the rest of Europe, in most Spanish, Austrian, Slovenian and Estonian regions still 10-15% of the working age population are in adult education. For the group of countries with a share below 10%, a further West-East divide becomes apparent. Eastern European countries generally have the lowest share of population in adult education, while German, French, Italian and Irish regions show a better performance. It is interesting to see once again that the country to a great extent is a determinant factor for the performance of a region. Explanations of this pattern can be as simple as a lack of opportunities to attend adult education, which can be linked to traditions and infrastructure of adult education or training opportunities in the individual countries (lack of supply, support from employer or financial means to do so).


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Austria

  • AT11 Burgenland (AT)
  • AT12 Niederösterreich
  • AT13 Wien
  • AT21 Kärnten
  • AT22 Steiermark
  • AT31 Oberösterreich
  • AT32 Salzburg
  • AT33 Tirol
  • AT34 Vorarlberg

Belgium

  • BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
  • BE21 Prov. Antwerpen
  • BE22 Prov. Limburg (BE)
  • BE23 Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen
  • BE24 Prov. Vlaams-Brabant
  • BE25 Prov. West-Vlaanderen
  • BE31 Prov. Brabant Wallon
  • BE32 Prov. Hainaut
  • BE33 Prov. Liège
  • BE34 Prov. Luxembourg (BE)
  • BE35 Prov. Namur

Bulgaria

  • BG31 Северозападен (Severozapaden)
  • BG32 Северен централен (Severen tsentralen)
  • BG33 Североизточен (Severoiztochen)
  • BG34 Югоизточен (Yugoiztochen)
  • BG41 Югозападен (Yugozapaden)
  • BG42 Южен централен (Yuzhen tsentralen)

Croatia

  • HR03 Jadranska Hrvatska
  • HR04 Kontinentalna Hrvatska

Cyprus

  • CY00 Κύπρος (Kýpros)

Czech Republic

  • CZ01 Praha
  • CZ02 Střední Čechy
  • CZ03 Jihozápad
  • CZ04 Severozápad
  • CZ05 Severovýchod
  • CZ06 Jihovýchod
  • CZ07 Střední Morava
  • CZ08 Moravskoslezsko

Denmark

  • DK01 Hovedstaden
  • DK02 Sjælland
  • DK03 Syddanmark
  • DK04 Midtjylland
  • DK05 Nordjylland

Estonia

  • EE00 Eesti

Finland

  • FI19 Länsi-Suomi
  • FI1B Helsinki-Uusimaa
  • FI1C Etelä-Suomi
  • FI1D Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi
  • FI20 Åland

France

  • FR10 Île de France
  • FR21 Champagne-Ardenne
  • FR22 Picardie
  • FR23 Haute-Normandie
  • FR24 Centre
  • FR25 Basse-Normandie
  • FR26 Bourgogne
  • FR30 Nord - Pas-de-Calais
  • FR41 Lorraine
  • FR42 Alsace
  • FR43 Franche-Comté
  • FR51 Pays de la Loire
  • FR52 Bretagne
  • FR53 Poitou-Charentes
  • FR61 Aquitaine
  • FR62 Midi-Pyrénées
  • FR63 Limousin
  • FR71 Rhône-Alpes
  • FR72 Auvergne
  • FR81 Languedoc-Roussillon
  • FR82 Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
  • FR83 Corse
  • FR91 Guadeloupe
  • FR92 Martinique
  • FR93 Guyane
  • FR94 Réunion

Germany

  • DE11 Stuttgart
  • DE12 Karlsruhe
  • DE13 Freiburg
  • DE14 Tübingen
  • DE21 Oberbayern
  • DE22 Niederbayern
  • DE23 Oberpfalz
  • DE24 Oberfranken
  • DE25 Mittelfranken
  • DE26 Unterfranken
  • DE27 Schwaben
  • DE30 Berlin
  • DE40 Brandenburg
  • DE50 Bremen
  • DE60 Hamburg
  • DE71 Darmstadt
  • DE72 Gießen
  • DE73 Kassel
  • DE80 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • DE91 Braunschweig
  • DE92 Hannover
  • DE93 Lüneburg
  • DE94 Weser-Ems
  • DEA1 Düsseldorf
  • DEA2 Köln
  • DEA3 Münster
  • DEA4 Detmold
  • DEA5 Arnsberg
  • DEB1 Koblenz
  • DEB2 Trier
  • DEB3 Rheinhessen-Pfalz
  • DEC0 Saarland
  • DED2 Dresden
  • DED4 Chemnitz
  • DED5 Leipzig
  • DEE0 Sachsen-Anhalt
  • DEF0 Schleswig-Holstein
  • DEG0 Thüringen

Greece

  • EL11 Aνατολική Μακεδονία, Θράκη (Anatoliki Makedonia, Thraki)
  • EL12 Κεντρική Μακεδονία (Kentriki Makedonia)
  • EL13 Δυτική Μακεδονία (Dytiki Makedonia)
  • EL14 Θεσσαλία (Thessalia)
  • EL21 Ήπειρος (Ipeiros)
  • EL22 Ιόνια Νησιά (Ionia Nisia)
  • EL23 Δυτική Ελλάδα (Dytiki Ellada)
  • EL24 Στερεά Ελλάδα (Sterea Ellada)
  • EL25 Πελοπόννησος (Peloponnisos)
  • EL30 Aττική (Attiki)
  • EL41 Βόρειο Αιγαίο (Voreio Aigaio)
  • EL42 Νότιο Αιγαίο (Notio Aigaio)
  • EL43 Κρήτη (Kriti)

Hungary

  • HU10 Közép-Magyarország
  • HU21 Közép-Dunántúl
  • HU22 Nyugat-Dunántúl
  • HU23 Dél-Dunántúl
  • HU31 Észak-Magyarország
  • HU32 Észak-Alföld
  • HU33 Dél-Alföld

Ireland

  • IE01 Border, Midland and Western
  • IE02 Southern and Eastern

Italy

  • ITC1 Piemonte
  • ITC2 Valle d'Aosta/Vallée d'Aoste
  • ITC3 Liguria
  • ITC4 Lombardia
  • ITE1 Toscana
  • ITE2 Umbria
  • ITE3 Marche
  • ITE4 Lazio
  • ITF1 Abruzzo
  • ITF2 Molise
  • ITF3 Campania
  • ITF4 Puglia
  • ITF5 Basilicata
  • ITF6 Calabria
  • ITG1 Sicilia
  • ITG2 Sardegna
  • ITH1 Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano/Bozen
  • ITH2 Provincia Autonoma di Trento
  • ITH3 Veneto
  • ITH4 Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • ITH5 Emilia-Romagna

Latvia

  • LV00 Latvija

Lithuania

  • LT00 Lietuva

Luxembourg

  • LU00 Luxembourg

Malta

  • MT00 Malta

Netherlands

  • NL11 Groningen
  • NL12 Friesland (NL)
  • NL13 Drenthe
  • NL21 Overijssel
  • NL22 Gelderland
  • NL23 Flevoland
  • NL31 Utrecht
  • NL32 Noord-Holland
  • NL33 Zuid-Holland
  • NL34 Zeeland
  • NL41 Noord-Brabant
  • NL42 Limburg (NL)

Poland

  • PL11 Łódzkie
  • PL12 Mazowieckie
  • PL21 Małopolskie
  • PL22 Śląskie
  • PL31 Lubelskie
  • PL32 Podkarpackie
  • PL33 Świętokrzyskie
  • PL34 Podlaskie
  • PL41 Wielkopolskie
  • PL42 Zachodniopomorskie
  • PL43 Lubuskie
  • PL51 Dolnośląskie
  • PL52 Opolskie
  • PL61 Kujawsko-Pomorskie
  • PL62 Warmińsko-Mazurskie
  • PL63 Pomorskie

Portugal

  • PT11 Norte
  • PT15 Algarve
  • PT16 Centro (PT)
  • PT17 Lisboa
  • PT18 Alentejo
  • PT20 Região Autónoma dos Açores
  • PT30 Região Autónoma da Madeira

Romania

  • RO11 Nord-Vest
  • RO12 Centru
  • RO21 Nord-Est
  • RO22 Sud-Est
  • RO31 Sud - Muntenia
  • RO32 Bucureşti - Ilfov
  • RO41 Sud-Vest Oltenia
  • RO42 Vest

Slovenia

  • SI01 Vzhodna Slovenija
  • SI02 Zahodna Slovenija

Slovakia

  • SK01 Bratislavský kraj
  • SK02 Západné Slovensko
  • SK03 Stredné Slovensko
  • SK04 Východné Slovensko

Spain

  • ES11 Galicia
  • ES12 Principado de Asturias
  • ES13 Cantabria
  • ES21 País Vasco
  • ES22 Comunidad Foral de Navarra
  • ES23 La Rioja
  • ES24 Aragón
  • ES30 Comunidad de Madrid
  • ES41 Castilla y León
  • ES42 Castilla-La Mancha
  • ES43 Extremadura
  • ES51 Cataluña
  • ES52 Comunidad Valenciana
  • ES53 Illes Balears
  • ES61 Andalucía
  • ES62 Región de Murcia
  • ES63 Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta
  • ES64 Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla
  • ES70 Canarias

Sweden

  • SE11 Stockholm
  • SE12 Östra Mellansverige
  • SE21 Småland med öarna
  • SE22 Sydsverige
  • SE23 Västsverige
  • SE31 Norra Mellansverige
  • SE32 Mellersta Norrland
  • SE33 Övre Norrland

United Kingdom

  • UKC1 Tees Valley and Durham
  • UKC2 Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
  • UKD1 Cumbria
  • UKD3 Greater Manchester
  • UKD4 Lancashire
  • UKD6 Cheshire
  • UKD7 Merseyside
  • UKE1 East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire
  • UKE2 North Yorkshire
  • UKE3 South Yorkshire
  • UKE4 West Yorkshire
  • UKF1 Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
  • UKF2 Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire
  • UKF3 Lincolnshire
  • UKG1 Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire
  • UKG2 Shropshire and Staffordshire
  • UKG3 West Midlands
  • UKH1 East Anglia
  • UKH2 Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire
  • UKH3 Essex
  • UKI1 Inner London
  • UKI2 Outer London
  • UKJ1 Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
  • UKJ2 Surrey, East and West Sussex
  • UKJ3 Hampshire and Isle of Wight
  • UKJ4 Kent
  • UKK1 Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area
  • UKK2 Dorset and Somerset
  • UKK3 Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
  • UKK4 Devon
  • UKL1 West Wales and The Valleys
  • UKL2 East Wales
  • UKM2 Eastern Scotland
  • UKM3 South Western Scotland
  • UKM5 North Eastern Scotland
  • UKM6 Highlands and Islands
  • UKN0 Northern Ireland