Participation in continuing education

Long-term trends

Lifelong learning has gained increasing importance in recent years. According to the definition of the European Council, it includes “all learning activity undertaken throughout life, with the aim of improving knowledge, skills and competences within a personal, civic, social and/or employment-related perspective”. The “lifelong learning” structural indicator was developed to measure participation in training and further education. This indicator measures the proportion of the population aged between 25 and 64 that participates in training and further education activities.

Participation in continuing education courses has increased in recent years by tendency, nevertheless there was a marked drop in the first year of the Corona pandemic. One of the most important factors in the willingness to participate in continuing education is the existing level of basic education, with more frequent participation in courses and training being observed as the level of education increases.

Current results

The “lifelong learning” structural indicator was 11.7% in 2020 (annual average) which is 3 points less than in the previous year. About 7% of the population aged 15 years and older participated during the last 4 weeks in continuing training; that is also 3 points less compared to 2019.

Please consult our German website for tables and charts containing further information.

Results (overview): Participation in continuing education

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Betriebliche Weiterbildung 2015
The publication provides information on the nature and extent of education activities financed by Austrian companies in the year 2015. The survey focuses on continuing vocational training courses ...

Release date: 03/2018 ISBN:

 
 

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Betriebliche Weiterbildung 2010
The publication provides information on the nature and extent of education activities financed by Austrian companies in the year 2010.

The survey focuses on continuing vocational training courses ...

Release date: 03/2013 ISBN:

 
 

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Betriebliche Weiterbildung 2005
This publication provides information about the type and extent of training activities funded by Austrian enterprises in the 2005 year under review.

The emphasis of the survey is on continuing ...

Release date: 6/2008 ISBN:978-3-902587-49-7

 
 

25,00

 
 

(PDF, 2 MB)

 
 

Bildung in Zahlen 2019/20 - Schlüsselindikatoren und Analysen
Education in Figures 2019/20 provides a comprehensive overview of the educational situation in Austria. Selected educational indicators with short analytical background texts provide information on ...

Release date: 05/2021 ISBN:978-3-903264-78-6

 
 

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(PDF, 23 MB)

 
 

Bildung in Zahlen 2019/20 - Tabellenband
This volume of tables, part of the publication Bildung in Zahlen (Education in figures), supplements the "Key indicators and analyses" volume and provides, in tabular form, comprehensive and detailed ...

Release date: 05/2021 ISBN:978-3-903264-81-6

 
 

42,00

 
 

(PDF, 9 MB)

 
 

Bildung in Zahlen 2018/19 - Schlüsselindikatoren und Analysen
Education in figures 2018/19 gives an overview about the state of education in Austria. Results and indicators of different statistical domains are presented in form of texts, tables and figures by ...

Release date: 05/2020 ISBN:978-3-903264-47-2

 
 

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(PDF, 16 MB)

 
 

Bildung in Zahlen 2018/19 - Tabellenband
This volume of tables, part of the publication Bildung in Zahlen (Education in figures), supplements the "Key indicators and analyses" volume and provides, in tabular form, comprehensive and detailed ...

Release date: 05/2020 ISBN:978-3-903264-44-1

 
 

42,00

 
 

(PDF, 7 MB)

 
 

Bildung in Zahlen 2017/18 - Schlüsselindikatoren und Analysen
Education in figures 2017/18 gives an overview about the state of education in Austria. Results and indicators of different statistical domains are presented in form of texts, tables and figures by ...

Release date: 06/2019 ISBN:978-3-903264-12-0

 
 

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(PDF, 9 MB)

 
 

Bildung in Zahlen 2017/18 - Tabellenband
This volume of tables, part of the publication Bildung in Zahlen (Education in figures), supplements the "Key indicators and analyses" volume and provides, in tabular form, comprehensive and detailed ...

Release date: 06/2019 ISBN:978-3-903264-08-3

 
 

42,00

 
 

(PDF, 9 MB)

 
 

Erwachsenenbildung 2007
The Adult Education Survey 2007 (AES) provides an extensive overview of learning activities of the Austrian population aged between 25 to 64 years during a twelve months period. It covers ...

Release date: 5/2009 ISBN:978-3-902587-99-2

 
 

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(PDF, 2 MB)

 
 

Erwachsenenbildung 2016-2017, Ergebnisse der AES
The Adult Education Survey 2016/17 (AES) provides an extensive overview of learning activities of the Austrian population aged from 25 to 64 years during a twelve months period. It covers ...

Release date: 10/2018 ISBN:978-3-903106-90-1

 
 

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(PDF, 2 MB)

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