In Saxony, the total proportion of the population aged between 25 and 64 who earned at least a Secondary Level II degree (at least the general university entrance qualification / completed vocational training, without a master craftsman’s degree) was 96 %. Germany’s nationwide average amounts to 87 %.
Likewise, Saxony does not need to fear an international comparison. With a value of 96 %, Saxony is ahead of all EU and OECD countries. And it is well above the OECD average of 76 %.
From a structural perspective, there are significantly more persons in Saxony who completed a vocational training than those who earned a university and/or college degree. With 29 % of the population having earned a tertiary level degree, Saxony is slightly above the German average (27 %) and slightly below the OECD average (33 %).
With just 4 %, Saxony exhibits the lowest proportion of persons with little qualifications (Secondary Level I or below).