Early school leavers

Long-term trends

In Austria, the number of early school leavers as a proportion of the corresponding age group decreased since the mid-1990s over a longer period. Recently increasing figures were observed which, however, still stay significantly below EU average.

The term early school leavers (or more accurately: early leavers from education and training) refers to people between 18 and 24 years of age whose highest qualification is below upper secondary level and who are not participating in education, training or further education.

Since 2014, according to ISCED 2011 the successful completion of the third grade of a five-year College for higher vocational education has been classified as attainment of ISCED level 3; previously, under ISCED97 this certificate was included in attainment on ISCED level 2.

Current results

In 2020, the proportion of early school leavers was 8.1% (EU-27: 10.1%). Consequently, a total of around 52 000 people in Austria had no further educational qualifications and did not pursue educational activities at that time, of whom almost 32 000 were young men and 20 000 were young women.

Results (overview): Early school leavers

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