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 95 %. Germany’s nationwide average amounts to 87 %.
Likewise, Saxony does not need to fear an international comparison. With the value of 95 %, Saxony is ahead of all EU and OECD countries. And it is well above the OECD average of 79 %.
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 30 % of the population having earned a tertiary level degree, Saxony corresponds to the German average (29 %) and is slightly below the OECD average (38 %).
With just 5 %, Saxony exhibits the second lowest proportion of persons with little qualifications (Secondary Level I or below) - compared to the other German federal states.