Education and training statistics cover the following aspects:

  • Education systems
    • Pupils and students enrolled and new entrants
    • Graduates
    • Student mobility
    • Educational personnel
    • Education expenditure
  • Lifelong learning
    • Participation of adults in education and training
    • Characteristics of the adult learning
    • Obstacles to adults' participation in education and training
    • Continuing vocational training in enterprises
  • Educational attainment level of the population
  • Transition from education to work
    • Young people neither in employment nor in education and training (NEET)
    • Early leavers from education and training
    • Labour status of young people shortly after graduation
  • Languages
    • Language learning
    • Self-reported language skills

The main classification used in education and training statistics is the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED), developed by UNESCO. Education systems vary across countries and the ISCED provides internationally agreed definitions for the classification of education programmes which are essential for the production of comparable statistics.