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Table 1 Educational level of immigrants aged 18–65 at arrival, measured in year of arrival

From: Registration of immigrants’ educational attainment in Sweden: an analysis of sources and time to registration

Year of arrival Missing educational information Primary or lower secondary education Upper secondary education Tertiary education Total
% % % % N %
2000 52.2 7.1 11.2 29.4 25,666 100
2001 52.5 7.3 11.0 29.1 26,602 100
2002 48.2 8.7 12.6 30.4 29,361 100
2003 52.5 8.4 11.4 27.7 30,264 100
2004 51.6 7.6 11.7 29.1 30,298 100
2005 58.5 6.1 10.1 25.3 33,908 100
2006 62.1 8.6 9.4 19.8 54,216 100
2007 53.1 8.6 11.7 26.6 56,919 100
2008 54.6 7.5 10.8 27.1 55,012 100
2009 56.2 8.2 10.1 25.5 56,944 100
2010 53.0 10.6 10.4 26.0 55,471 100
2011 47.9 12.7 11.9 27.4 51,353 100
2012 45.2 14.0 12.8 28.0 54,497 100
2013 43.0 16.0 12.5 28.5 59,261 100
2014 37.4 17.7 14.0 30.9 69,796 100
2015 38.8 18.0 13.7 29.4 73,952 100
2016 41.8 17.5 13.3 27.5 96,442 100
Total 48.6 12.1 11.9 27.4 859,962 100
  1. Source: Swedish register data, author’s calculations