Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service



31/01/2018
New Electronic Publication: Adult Education Survey, 2016

The Statistical Service of Cyprus announces that the report “Adult Education Survey, 2016” has been published.

The Report provides statistical information related to the participation of the population aged 25-64 in education and training covered byFormalEducation, Non-Formal Education and Informal Learning. The participation is analysed by gender, age group, highest educational attainment level and place of residence of the respondent. Also, information is presented regarding the expenditure for participating, the taught hours received, the reason for participating as well as information related to the participants’knowledge of foreign languages.


The main information presented is:

(a) The participation of the population aged 25-64 in Formal or Non-Formal learning activities, “Lifelong Learning” indicator,was 48,1%. Men participated with 56,6% and women with 40,4%.

(b) The participation of the population aged 25-64 in Formal learning activities, was 3,0%. Men participated with 3,1% and women with 2,9%.

(c) The participation of the population aged 25-64 in Non-Formal learning activities was 47,2%. Men participated with 55,6% and women with 39,4%.

(d) The percentage of the population with Tertiary education as their highest educational attainment level in Formal or Non-Formal learning activities, “Lifelong Learning” indicator was 64,2%.

(e) Among those participated in Non-Formal learning activities, 50,7% participated in only one activity, 25,7% in two, 10,5% in three and 13,1% in four or more.

(f) Among those participated in Non-Formal learning activities, 70,8% participated in at least one job related activity.

(g) Among those participated in Non-Formal learning activities, 68,6% participated in at least one activity which was during paid working hours.

(h) The annual average expenditure per learning activity in Non-Formal learning activities was €372.

(i) The average number of teaching hours devoted per learning activity in Non-Formal learning activities was 38 hours.

(j) The participation of the population aged 25-64 in Informal learning activities was 96,1%. Men participated with 94,9% and women with 97,1%.

(k) Among those participated in Informal learning activities 79,4% “Asked to learn something from a relative or friend or colleague”.

The Report can be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Statistical Service.


STATISTICAL SUBTHEME

ADULT EDUCATION SURVEY










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