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Table 2 Educational attainment of immigrants aged 18–65 at arrival, 2000–2006

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

  Missing educational information Primary or lower secondary education Upper secondary education Tertiary education Total
% % % % N %
Year of arrival
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
Migrant types
With residence permit
 Family migrants 50.2 9.7 13.1 27.0 98,812 100
 Refugees 57.0 12.8 12.7 17.5 33,056 100
 Labour migrants 58.4 1.5 7.8 32.3 21,273 100
 Students 64.8 0.1 0.8 34.2 16,234 100
 Other migrants 51.7 11.9 10.1 26.3 20,900 100
Without residence permit
 Nordic migrants 57.3 3.3 10.9 28.5 28,746 100
 EU migrants 71.4 1.9 7.6 19.1 7018 100
 Born outside EU 68.8 4.8 6.6 19.8 4276 100
Age at immigration
18–25 66.8 6.9 10.8 15.4 56,423 100
25–45 49.0 8.1 11.3 31.6 148,293 100
45–55 56.4 8.8 10.2 24.6 17,213 100
55–65 77.7 5.7 5.1 11.5 8386 100
Gender       
Men 56.4 7.3 11.1 25.2 114,860 100
Women 53.5 8.2 10.7 27.6 115,455 100
Total 55.0 7.8 10.9 26.3 230,315 100
  1. Source: Swedish register data, author’s calculations
  2. Variables measured on December 31 in year of arrival