Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Question 10. Education (for persons aged 15 years and over)
For persons 15 years of age and over the code is to be marked, which corresponds to one of the prompts listed.
In marking codes of educational attainment, it should be kept in mind that the current educational levels correspond to the following levels used before:
higher vocational to higher:
secondary vocational to secondary specialized
primary vocational to vocational
primary general to primary
basic general to incomplete secondary
"Higher vocational (higher)" is to be marked for those graduated from higher education institutions: institute, academy, university, higher college, the higher fire-technical school of the MIA of the Republic of Belarus, etc.
"Secondary vocational (secondary specialized)" is to be marked for those graduated from secondary specialized education institutions: technical school, training school (e.g., medical, normal), college, technical school at enterprise, etc.
"Primary vocational (vocational)" is to be marked for those graduated from primary vocational education institutions (vocational school, technical school, vocational education center, etc.) and who along with profession received a certificate or diploma.
"Secondary general" is to be marked for those graduated from secondary general education schools (including those with in-depth study of some subjects), lyceums, gymnasia, etc.
In marking codes for "basic general (incomplete secondary)" and "primary general" it is expedient to use the following table.
Table for determining the educational attainment for persons without the secondary general education on the basis of the number of grades completed
Basic general (incomplete secondary)
Completed an incomplete secondary school (seven-year school in 1961 or before, eight-year school from 1963 to 1989, nine-year school from 1990 to 1991), basic general education school in 1992 and later
Completed 7 grades in 1961 or before
Completed 8 grades in 1989 or before
Completed 9 grades
Completed 10 grades of an eleven-year or twelve-year secondary school
Completed 11 grades of a twelve-year secondary school
Attends the 10th-11th (12th) grade
Dropped out the 8th grade in the 1961/62 academic year or before
Dropped out the 9th grade in the 1988/89 academic year or before
Dropped out the 10th-11th (12th) grade
Completed a primary general education school
Completed 3 grades of a three-year primary general education school in 1972 or later
Completed 4-6 grades
Completed 7 grades in 1962 or later
Completed 8 grades in 1990 or later
Attends the 5th - 9th grades
Dropped out the 4th grade in the 1972/73 - 1989/89 academic years
Dropped out the 5th -7th grades
Dropped out the 8th grade in the 1962/63 academic year or later
Dropped out the 9th grade in1989/90 academic year or later
"Illiterate" is to be recorded for those who cannot write and read.
For persons who have no primary education but can read and write the question "Education" is not to be completed.
Educations in correspondence or evening educational institutions, as well as external studies, are to be considered equal to the corresponding full-time educational institutions.
For pupils and graduates of educational institutions not providing general education (e.g., trade schools, sectoral vocational schools, factory schools, training stations, field training units, refresher courses, access courses at educational institutions, etc.) the educational attainment is to be recorded, which was reached before the admission to those educational institutions.
For persons having academic degrees the code corresponding to one of responses listed is to be marked.
For persons under 15 years of age the answer to this question is not to be completed.
This variable indicates the highest level of education that the person was attending or had completed at the time of the census.