Education

Public, Private, and In Between

June 20, 2001 1 min read

The following shows the distribution of primary and secondary students in OECD countries by the type of schools they attended in 1999.

Country

Public Government-
dependent
private
Independent
private
Australia 74.8% 25.2% -%
Austria 93.0 7.0 -
Belgium 41.7 58.3 -
Canada 94.8 2.0 3.2
Czech Republic 96.2 3.8 -
Denmark 88.7 11.3 -
Finland 96.2 3.8 -
France 79.2 16.8 4.0
Germany 94.9 5.1 -
Greece 94.1 - 5.9
Hungary 94.2 5.8 -
Iceland 97.3 2.7 -
Ireland 99.3 - 0.7
Italy 93.7 0.8 5.5
Japan 89.1 - 9.9
South Korea 78.3 21.0 0.7
Luxembourg 87.7 5.9 6.4
Mexico 90.0 - 10.0
Netherlands 23.3 76.3 0.5
New Zealand 93.7 1.4 4.9
Norway 96.0 4.0 -
Poland 97.7 2.3 0.1
Portugal 89.4 - 10.6
Slovak Republic 95.1 4.9 -
Spain 69.8 24.5 5.7
Sweden 97.7 2.3 -
Switzerland 94.4 2.2 3.4
Turkey 98.2 - 1.8
United Kingdom 65.1 30.7 4.2
United States 89.3 - 10.7

NOTES: Blank spaces denotes such factors as unavailable data, disaggregated data, too few schools to count, or the absence of a specific type of school in a given country.

SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

A version of this article appeared in the June 20, 2001 edition of Education Week as Public, Private, and In Between