Schools, classes, teaching staff, students, new entrants and graduates in programmes for attainment of a third level professional qualification by statistical zones, statistical regions, districts and municipalities


Time series: Edu_2.9.2_en.xls

SCHOOLS, CLASSES, TEACHING STAFF, STUDENTS, NEW ENTRANTS AND GRADUATES IN PROGRAMMES FOR ATTAINMENT OF A THIRD LEVEL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION BY STATISTICAL ZONES, STATISTICAL REGIONS, DISTRICTS AND MUNICIPALITIES IN 2018/2019 SCHOOL YEAR 1
(Number)
Statistical zones
Statistical regions
Districts
Municipalities
Schools Classes Teaching staff Students New entrants Graduates upper secondary education
Total of which: females Total of which: females Total of which: females Total Graduates of 2018
Total 354 4 705 9 748 7 206 107 542 42 501 22 841 9 118 19 445 18 464
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria 199 2 503 5 101 3 718 56 749 22 888 11 992 4 842 10 055 9 531
Severozapaden 47 543 1 092 790 11 740 4 932 2 447 993 2 144 2 013
Vidin 2 35 64 54 753 354 133 55 163 156
Bregovo - 4 - - 74 29 - - - -
Vidin 2 29 64 54 650 310 115 46 163 156
Ruzhintsi - 2 - - 29 15 18 9 - -
Vratsa 8 87 167 119 2 036 728 559 190 353 320
Byala Slatina 2 22 50 35 499 215 149 64 92 77
Vratsa 3 32 76 54 834 246 228 67 157 144
Kozloduy 1 15 19 17 374 115 91 22 52 50
Mezdra 1 9 10 9 168 71 65 21 19 17
Oryahovo - 5 - - 107 61 26 16 18 18
Roman 1 3 12 4 33 8 - - 3 2
Hayredin - 1 - - 21 12 - - 12 12
Lovech 7 107 153 107 2 090 881 486 219 351 326
Apriltsi - 5 - - 59 26 13 7 20 20
Lovech 3 30 60 45 635 214 110 43 118 109
Lukovit 1 20 22 14 341 195 121 65 33 24
Teteven 1 19 22 14 348 125 80 36 69 65
Troyan 2 24 45 32 496 216 107 47 95 93
Yablanitsa - 9 4 2 211 105 55 21 16 15
Montana 6 87 156 120 2 070 907 373 145 420 402
Berkovitsa 1 14 16 11 294 108 72 22 37 33
Varshets - 2 - - 44 25 6 4 5 5
Varshets - 1 - - 13 3 - - - -
Lom 2 22 46 34 538 228 97 41 86 85
Montana 3 48 94 75 1 181 543 198 78 292 279
Pleven 24 227 552 390 4 791 2 062 896 384 857 809
Belene 1 4 11 8 51 20 10 4 12 12
Gulyantsi - 4 - - 76 41 28 15 10 10
Dolni Dabnik 1 3 26 15 60 35 - - 5 5
Knezha 2 30 51 34 685 284 97 37 70 65
Levski 1 9 18 9 115 32 16 4 22 18
Pleven 15 147 383 279 3 196 1 399 610 265 664 633
Pordim - 2 - - 36 17 19 8 - -
Cherven Bryag 4 28 63 45 572 234 116 51 74 66
Severen tsentralen 54 599 1 269 888 13 266 5 329 2 838 1 168 2 378 2 238
Veliko Tarnovo 14 178 332 231 4 059 1 622 923 380 713 689
Veliko Tarnovo 5 79 136 98 1 761 738 417 180 329 323
Gorna Oryahovitsa 5 55 99 69 1 297 455 247 82 250 239
Elena - 8 - - 146 71 26 12 11 11
Lyaskovets - 1 - - 9 8 9 8 - -
Pavlikeni 1 11 29 19 270 102 77 33 38 36
Svishtov 2 17 52 36 408 203 112 54 71 67
Strazhitsa 1 7 16 9 168 45 35 11 14 13
Gabrovo 6 90 151 101 1 810 667 382 146 352 329
Gabrovo 2 47 74 53 947 323 192 78 209 202
Dryanovo 1 5 12 11 85 45 19 7 15 10
Sevlievo 2 33 44 30 672 242 145 47 108 97
Tryavna 1 5 21 7 106 57 26 14 20 20
Razgrad 11 105 237 159 2 256 884 467 202 374 332
Zavet 1 1 13 8 71 34 - - 3 3
Isperih 1 14 34 21 294 108 70 31 44 39
Kubrat 1 4 13 8 109 54 45 13 16 15
Loznitsa 1 10 22 15 184 107 31 20 44 37
Razgrad 7 76 155 107 1 598 581 321 138 267 238
Ruse 16 160 419 311 3 604 1 488 731 288 681 642
Byala 1 4 19 13 116 56 32 25 7 6
Vetovo - 1 - - 14 5 - - 4 4
Dve Mogili 1 9 17 11 163 33 38 6 25 24
Ruse 14 146 383 287 3 311 1 394 661 257 645 608
Silistra 7 66 130 86 1 537 668 335 152 258 246
Glavnitsa - 1 - - 18 - 18 - - -
Dulovo 1 10 23 15 222 171 45 35 41 40
Kaynardzha - 4 - - 112 56 25 16 - -
Silistra 6 48 107 71 1 110 411 199 79 217 206
Tutrakan - 3 - - 75 30 48 22 - -
Severoiztochen 48 597 1 278 945 13 675 5 486 2 895 1 138 2 297 2 182
Varna 21 310 678 525 7 223 3 021 1 585 674 1 342 1 298
Aksakovo - 2 - - 52 28 25 14 - -
Beloslav - 2 - - 53 21 27 9 - -
Byala 1 3 8 7 46 17 - - 13 13
Varna 15 248 576 458 5 804 2 330 1 300 553 1 183 1 148
Vetrino - 6 - - 114 60 21 11 17 16
Valchi Dol 1 7 12 5 128 49 38 11 32 32
Devnya - 4 - - 105 51 27 11 15 15
Dolni Chiflik 1 8 17 12 169 58 24 - 16 15
Provadia 2 23 49 34 568 308 81 44 66 59
Suvorovo 1 7 16 9 184 99 42 21 - -
Dobrich 9 75 175 124 1 728 688 381 142 266 255
General Toshevo 1 11 23 14 229 90 55 20 14 12
Dobrich 6 53 113 82 1 273 520 271 109 221 214
Kavarna 1 4 15 10 102 23 23 3 15 15
Tervel 1 5 24 18 91 39 18 4 16 14
Shabla - 2 - - 33 16 14 6 - -
Targovishte 9 102 205 140 2 139 781 421 126 303 276
Omurtag 1 11 22 11 245 69 49 - 32 27
Popovo 2 33 60 41 667 270 147 46 117 109
Targovishte 6 58 123 88 1 227 442 225 80 154 140
Shumen 9 110 220 156 2 585 996 508 196 386 353
Veliki Preslav 2 19 36 26 428 170 72 27 59 54
Novi Pazar 1 7 17 10 160 39 29 11 4 4
Shumen 6 84 167 120 1 997 787 407 158 323 295
Yugoiztochen 50 764 1 462 1 095 18 068 7 141 3 812 1 543 3 236 3 098
Burgas 15 280 478 392 6 838 2 706 1 432 546 1 234 1 195
Aytos 1 14 18 14 321 104 66 16 32 32
Burgas 12 217 408 335 5 387 2 140 1 145 435 1 067 1 040
Karnobat 1 17 25 19 457 163 105 43 53 50
Malko Tarnovo - 5 8 8 61 25 18 7 5 5
Nesebar - 11 - - 244 106 40 18 31 26
Pomorie 1 10 19 16 228 116 29 15 29 27
Sungurlare - 6 - - 140 52 29 12 17 15
Sliven 11 133 299 200 3 055 1 166 670 292 503 476
Kotel 1 15 44 29 292 158 67 40 50 50
Nova Zagora 2 20 45 30 427 141 69 40 60 47
Sliven 8 98 210 141 2 336 867 534 212 393 379
Stara Zagora 17 267 507 382 6 270 2 561 1 307 550 1 191 1 147
Galabovo 1 13 21 16 328 137 50 19 38 35
Kazanlak 4 63 113 85 1 460 589 307 120 286 278
Maglizh 1 13 17 10 271 89 60 23 16 14
Pavel Banya - - - - - - - - - -
Radnevo 1 16 23 22 324 100 50 15 68 52
Stara Zagora 9 154 307 231 3 708 1 561 814 356 728 713
Chirpan 1 8 26 18 179 85 26 17 55 55
Yambol 7 84 178 121 1 905 708 403 155 308 280
Elhovo - 5 - - 59 53 13 13 2 2
Yambol 7 79 178 121 1 846 655 390 142 306 278
Yugozapadna i Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria 155 2 202 4 647 3 488 50 793 19 613 10 849 4 276 9 390 8 933
Yugozapaden 84 1 253 2 701 2 060 29 278 11 318 6 366 2 613 5 564 5 312
Blagoevgrad 15 187 383 293 4 524 1 913 924 426 879 817
Bansko 3 19 36 23 471 138 70 14 93 83
Belitsa 1 6 9 8 132 94 20 15 16 14
Blagoevgrad 3 51 106 91 1 242 418 253 96 255 245
Gotse Delchev 1 24 56 43 616 277 148 82 92 89
Petrich 1 26 38 31 620 277 105 59 118 109
Razlog 3 26 62 42 662 333 149 78 175 152
Sandanski 3 29 76 55 671 328 145 64 117 112
Yakoruda - 6 - - 110 48 34 18 13 13
Kyustendil 8 75 147 117 1 699 686 419 181 402 358
Bobov dol 1 2 9 5 46 20 18 10 8 -
Dupnitsa 3 28 60 52 603 233 156 70 144 127
Kyustendil 4 41 78 60 953 384 220 88 225 210
Sapareva Banya - 4 - - 97 49 25 13 25 21
Pernik 8 92 170 139 2 053 861 475 206 409 387
Pernik 6 78 143 118 1 811 757 414 179 358 343
Radomir 2 13 27 21 229 99 61 27 51 44
Tran - 1 - - 13 5 - - - -
Sofia 13 172 277 222 3 784 1 440 874 361 652 602
Botevgrad 1 17 24 20 425 175 132 58 60 51
Dolna Banya - 4 - - 69 22 - - - -
Elin Pelin 1 7 13 11 147 68 31 16 16 12
Zlatitsa 1 6 12 9 124 36 19 4 24 21
Ihtiman 1 11 25 20 254 104 81 37 28 14
Koprivshtitsa - 6 - - 93 46 15 6 17 17
Kostenets 1 9 18 14 170 73 37 16 31 28
Kostinbrod 1 10 21 17 235 106 52 28 36 36
Pirdop 2 17 29 28 319 152 72 40 82 73
Pravets 1 28 34 23 744 182 162 35 128 126
Samokov 3 35 62 50 733 293 163 78 140 135
Svoge 1 18 39 30 384 162 94 38 72 71
Slivnitsa - 4 - - 87 21 16 5 18 18
Sofia (stolitsa) 40 727 1 724 1 289 17 218 6 418 3 674 1 439 3 222 3 148
Stolichna 40 727 1 724 1 289 17 218 6 418 3 674 1 439 3 222 3 148
Yuzhen tsentralen 71 949 1 946 1 428 21 515 8 295 4 483 1 663 3 826 3 621
Kardzhali 8 71 119 88 1 559 532 278 80 235 221
Dzhebel 1 7 9 7 173 74 30 11 25 24
Kardzhali 6 52 94 70 1 213 380 217 57 163 155
Momchilgrad 1 12 16 11 173 78 31 12 47 42
Pazardzhik 13 194 361 265 4 395 1 722 927 345 813 737
Batak 1 8 8 5 107 18 11 3 16 9
Belovo - 4 - - 79 46 38 24 - -
Velingrad 3 42 73 55 907 364 157 60 219 184
Pazardzhik 6 96 200 145 2 273 883 511 186 464 446
Panagyurishte 1 18 39 30 418 154 85 29 71 62
Peshtera 1 7 19 16 169 68 39 21 31 26
Septemvri 1 16 22 14 379 162 62 18 12 10
Surnitsa - 3 - - 63 27 24 4 - -
Plovdiv 31 455 1 019 746 10 788 4 272 2 314 907 1 909 1 857
Asenovgrad 3 31 62 51 745 196 162 38 118 117
Brezovo 1 3 15 10 65 29 34 14 - -
Karlovo 3 25 55 39 651 228 150 53 81 74
Kuklen 1 7 14 6 135 36 27 9 9 8
Maritsa - 2 - - 19 11 10 6 - -
Plovdiv 18 321 736 541 7 663 3 045 1 619 630 1 474 1 442
Parvomay 1 13 30 23 298 146 57 36 61 59
Rakovski 2 16 39 28 322 126 71 28 27 20
Sadovo 1 7 19 9 146 106 41 29 - -
Sopot 1 25 49 39 640 299 129 57 120 118
Hisarya - 5 - - 104 50 14 7 19 19
Smolyan 9 73 144 99 1 245 437 217 53 237 216
Devin 1 7 12 8 139 72 17 7 20 20
Zlatograd - 5 - - 80 34 13 4 10 7
Madan 1 10 19 14 172 38 29 4 39 34
Smolyan 5 41 88 63 732 270 134 36 159 146
Chepelare 2 10 25 14 122 23 24 2 9 9
Haskovo 10 156 303 230 3 528 1 332 747 278 632 590
Dimitrovgrad 1 9 27 27 229 72 79 26 37 26
Svilengrad 1 13 28 23 326 149 76 40 58 58
Topolovgrad - 7 - - 160 74 - - 8 3
Harmanli 1 16 21 17 283 82 75 26 66 66
Haskovo 7 111 227 163 2 530 955 517 186 463 437

1 Excl. teaching staff in interschools centres; excl. director and deputy director with teacher work.
25.04.2019


Euro-SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS)

Basic and secondary education (primary, lower secondary and upper secondary)
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

'Education and Culture Statistics' Department

Contact name

Svilen Kateliev

Contact person function

Head of department

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 469

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified25 April 2019
Metadata last posted25 April 2019
Metadata last update25 April 2019
Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistics on basic and secondary education provide data on educational activity in all types of schools and vocational training after secondary education in vocational colleges. Main units of the survey are students (new entrants and graduates) and teaching staff. The main breakdowns of characteristics for collecting data on enrolled students are following: sex, year of birth, grade, repeating a grade, level of education, mode of attendance, type, profile and location of the basic (secondary) school, profession/specialty studied, studying of foreign languages, studying of mother tongue. The date of the observation is October 1.

Classification system

· International Standard Classification of Education, 2011 version (ISCED 2011);

· Classification of the fields of education and specialties taught in the vocational secondary schools and art schools;

· Classification of the fields of education and profession taught in the vocational training schools and classes.

Sector coverage

The survey covers all governmental, municipal and created according to the existing legal order private schools.

Statistical concepts and definitions

A pupil/student is every person enrolled in an educational program of formal education according to ISCED irrespective of the mode of attendance. Formal education includes the educational programmes implement in the legitimate educational institutions created according to the existing legal order.

Newly enrolled pupils/students - pupils/students who have been enrolled for the first time in the initial grade or course of the respective educational level are considered newly enrolled. This means that those which have been enrolled in the same educational level previous years are not included to the number of the newly enrolled.

Graduates are those pupils/students who have received a document for a completed level from a legitimate education institution, containing all the necessary records and stamps according to the law.

Students who have left school are defined as students who were enrolled in the beginning of the previous school year but before its end due to some of the listed reasons had left the school. Those who have left school cannot be treated as dropouts from the educational system because they could continue their education during the next school year and those who were under 16 years of age are obliged to continue their education.

The teachers are official persons who directly conduct the training sessions according to curriculum irrespective of whether they are full or part time employees. Directors and assistant directors are observed separately although a great part of them may have lecturing functions as well.

The management personnel include official persons performing management functions at the level of the educational institution.

An educational institution is defined as a centre taking independent decisions, which performs educational services for persons and organizations and is created according to the rules of the law. This means that the institution has a manager (director, rector or another manager) i.e. that this is an 'independent' educational institution. 'Dependent' educational institutions are branches or units known under other names and are typically subordinate to an independent institution.

 

Statistical unit

Pupils/students (incl. newly enrolled and graduates) and education personnel.

Statistical population

Participants in formal education.

Reference area

Whole country. Data is published down to municipality level.

Time coverage

2000 - 2018

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Number and per cent.

Reference period

School year.

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements
  • Law on Vocational Education and Training;
  • Law on National Education and the Rules on its implementation;
  • Methodological documents of Eurostat;
  • Regulation (EC) N 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning;
  • Commission regulation (EU) No 88/2011;
  • Law on Statistics;
  • Law of the Level of Education, Educational Minimum and Curricu
  • Pre-school and School education act.
Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

In compliance to the Law on Statistics (Articles 25 and 26).

Release policy
Release calendar

In accordance to the dates defined in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Frequency of dissemination

Annual

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Regular press release in the internet site.

Publications

· Education in the Republic of Bulgaria;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· 'Bulgaria' (brochure).

On-line database

Data on Basic and secondary education (primary, lower secondary and upper secondary) are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Education and Lifelong Learning: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4810 and Informational System "Infostat": https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=140

Micro-data access

In accordance to the Rules on Provision of the Anonymised Individual Data for Scientific and Research purposes.

Other

Information services by order in accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Survey Methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Edu_Meth_en.pdf

Quality documentation

Quality report in accordance to the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality management
Quality assurance

A set of quality criteria have been set up within the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality assessment

The national quality report provides users with basic information on quality at national level.

Relevance
User needs

State and regional authorities, international organisations, national and foreign users.

User satisfaction

Information is not available.

Completeness

Information is not available.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable (census).

Sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Non-sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

· Reference date: October 1;

· Fieldwork: October - November;

· Processing: December - March;

· Dissemination of national results: April;

· Transmission of data to Eurostat: September.

Punctuality

All deliverables were sent in time.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Fully comparable with all EU member states.

Comparability - over time

From 2000/2001 to 2016/2017 school year, there is partial comparability due to the changes of national legislation.

Since 2017/2018 school year, there is break in the time series due to changes in the national education system (Pre-school and School Education Act, promulgated SG No.79 of 13 October 2015). The data are not comparable to the previous school years.

Coherence - cross domain

Data is coherent with 'Adult education survey'.

Coherence - internal

Carried out quality tests, mainly on the coherency of the gathered information.

Cost and burden

Information is not available.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - practice

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Statistical processing
Source data

All types of state, municipal and private (created according to the existing legal order) schools, from I to XII grade and the vocational colleges after secondary education.

Frequency of data collection

Annual

Data collection

Census via statistical questionnaire 'Report on schools'.

Data validation

Data validation is done by the National Statistical Institute and quality tests are carried out by the Eurostat.

Data compilation

Not applicable.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Comment
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ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS)

Basic and secondary education (primary, lower secondary and upper secondary)
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

'Education and Culture Statistics' Department

Contact name

Svilen Kateliev

Contact person function

Head of department

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 469

Contact fax number
Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistics on basic and secondary education provide data on educational activity in all types of schools and vocational training after secondary education in vocational colleges. Main units of the survey are students (new entrants and graduates) and teaching staff. The main breakdowns of characteristics for collecting data on enrolled students are following: sex, year of birth, grade, repeating a grade, level of education, mode of attendance, type, profile and location of the basic (secondary) school, profession/specialty studied, studying of foreign languages, studying of mother tongue. The date of the observation is October 1.

Classification system

· International Standard Classification of Education, 2011 version (ISCED 2011);

· Classification of the fields of education and specialties taught in the vocational secondary schools and art schools;

· Classification of the fields of education and profession taught in the vocational training schools and classes.

Sector coverage

The survey covers all governmental, municipal and created according to the existing legal order private schools.

Statistical concepts and definitions

A pupil/student is every person enrolled in an educational program of formal education according to ISCED irrespective of the mode of attendance. Formal education includes the educational programmes implement in the legitimate educational institutions created according to the existing legal order.

Newly enrolled pupils/students - pupils/students who have been enrolled for the first time in the initial grade or course of the respective educational level are considered newly enrolled. This means that those which have been enrolled in the same educational level previous years are not included to the number of the newly enrolled.

Graduates are those pupils/students who have received a document for a completed level from a legitimate education institution, containing all the necessary records and stamps according to the law.

Students who have left school are defined as students who were enrolled in the beginning of the previous school year but before its end due to some of the listed reasons had left the school. Those who have left school cannot be treated as dropouts from the educational system because they could continue their education during the next school year and those who were under 16 years of age are obliged to continue their education.

The teachers are official persons who directly conduct the training sessions according to curriculum irrespective of whether they are full or part time employees. Directors and assistant directors are observed separately although a great part of them may have lecturing functions as well.

The management personnel include official persons performing management functions at the level of the educational institution.

An educational institution is defined as a centre taking independent decisions, which performs educational services for persons and organizations and is created according to the rules of the law. This means that the institution has a manager (director, rector or another manager) i.e. that this is an 'independent' educational institution. 'Dependent' educational institutions are branches or units known under other names and are typically subordinate to an independent institution.

 

Statistical unit

Pupils/students (incl. newly enrolled and graduates) and education personnel.

Statistical population

Participants in formal education.

Reference area

Whole country. Data is published down to municipality level.

Time coverage

2000 - 2018

Base period

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

All types of state, municipal and private (created according to the existing legal order) schools, from I to XII grade and the vocational colleges after secondary education.

Frequency of data collection

Annual

Data collection

Census via statistical questionnaire 'Report on schools'.

Data validation

Data validation is done by the National Statistical Institute and quality tests are carried out by the Eurostat.

Data compilation

Not applicable.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

A set of quality criteria have been set up within the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality assessment

The national quality report provides users with basic information on quality at national level.

Relevance
User needs

State and regional authorities, international organisations, national and foreign users.

User satisfaction

Information is not available.

Completeness

Information is not available.

Data completeness - rate

Not applicable (census).

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable (census).

Sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Sampling errors - indicators

Not applicable (census).

Non-sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Coverage error

Not applicable (census).

Over-coverage - rate

Not applicable (census).

Common units - proportion

Not applicable (census).

Measurement error

Not applicable (census).

Non response error

Not applicable (census).

Unit non-response - rate

Not applicable (census).

Item non-response - rate

Not applicable (census).

Processing error

Not applicable (census).

Imputation - rate

Not applicable (no imputations).

Model assumption error

Not applicable (census).

Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable (no seasonal adjustments).

Data revision - policy

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - practice

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - average size

Not applicable (preliminary data not published).

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

· Reference date: October 1;

· Fieldwork: October - November;

· Processing: December - March;

· Dissemination of national results: April;

· Transmission of data to Eurostat: September.

Time lag - first results

26 weeks.

Time lag - final results

Not applicable (only final results published).

Punctuality

All deliverables were sent in time.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

Not applicable (data published on exact date).

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Fully comparable with all EU member states.

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable (no flows).

Comparability - over time

From 2000/2001 to 2016/2017 school year, there is partial comparability due to the changes of national legislation.

Since 2017/2018 school year, there is break in the time series due to changes in the national education system (Pre-school and School Education Act, promulgated SG No.79 of 13 October 2015). The data are not comparable to the previous school years.

Length of comparable time series

Until 2016/2017 school year - 17 years. 

From 2017/2018 school year - 2 years

Coherence - cross domain

Data is coherent with 'Adult education survey'.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

Not applicable (annual survey).

Coherence - National Accounts

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Carried out quality tests, mainly on the coherency of the gathered information.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Regular press release in the internet site.

Publications

· Education in the Republic of Bulgaria;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· 'Bulgaria' (brochure).

On-line database

Data on Basic and secondary education (primary, lower secondary and upper secondary) are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Education and Lifelong Learning: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4810 and Informational System "Infostat": https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=140

Data tables - consultations

Not available.

Micro-data access

In accordance to the Rules on Provision of the Anonymised Individual Data for Scientific and Research purposes.

Other

Information services by order in accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Metadata - consultations

Not available.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Survey Methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Edu_Meth_en.pdf

Metadata completeness – rate

Not avaliable.

Quality documentation

Quality report in accordance to the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Cost and burden

Information is not available.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality – data treatment

In compliance to the Law on Statistics (Articles 25 and 26).

Comment
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  • Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 11:00

    The main results from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) annual comprehensive surveys characterizing the activity of educational institutions are as follows:

    • In the 2018/2019 academic year in kindergartens are enrolled 218.8 thousand children or with 1.0% less in comparison with the previous year.
    • In 2018, high school graduates from general and vocational schools are respectively 26.5 and 23.0 thousand students.
    • Enrolled in the varying degrees of higher education in 2018/2019 academic year are 229.5 thousand persons.
    • As of 31.12.2018 for acquiring educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’ in the country are trained 6 467, of which 504 foreign citizens.
  • Friday, 27 April 2018 - 11:00

    The main results from the National Statistical Institute annual comprehensive surveys characterizing the activity of educational institutions are as follows:

    • In the 2017/2018 academic year in kindergartens are enrolled 220.9 thousand children or with 1.6% less in comparison with the previous year.
    • In 2017, upper-secondary graduates in general and vocational schools are respectively 26.6 thousand and 21.7 thousand students.
    • Enrolled in the varying degrees of higher education in 2017/2018 academic year are 236.3 thousand.
    • As of 31.12.2017 for acquiring educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’ in the country are trained 6 564 persons, of which 529 foreign citizens.
  • Friday, 15 September 2017 - 11:10

    Adult Education Survey is conducted once every five years in all EU Member States through a common methodology and a harmonized toolkit that provides comparable data for assessment on lifelong learning. 

    The National Statistical Institute presents final results from the survey conducted in the end of 2016.

  • Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 11:00

    The main results from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) annual comprehensive studies characterizing the activity of educational institutions are as follows:

    • In the 2016/2017 academic year in kindergartens are enrolled 224.4 thousand children or with 3.3% less in comparison with the previous year.
    • In 2016, high school graduates in general and vocational schools are respectively 24.4 and 20.6 thousand students.
    • Enrolled in the varying degrees of higher education in 2016/2017 academic year are 249.9 thousand.
    • As of 31.12.2016 for acquiring educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’ in the country are trained 6 738, of which 503 foreign citizens.
     
  • Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 11:00

    The main results from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) annual comprehensive studies characterizing the activity of educational institutions are as follows:

    • In the 2015/2016 academic year in kindergartens are enrolled 232.0 thousand children or with 3.8% less in comparison with the previous year.
    • In primary education (I - IV grade) 262.0 thousand pupils were enrolled and in the lower secondary (V - VIII grade) - 216.4 thousand.
    • In 2015, high school graduates in general and vocational schools are respectively 27.0 and 23.3 thousand students.
    • Enrolled in the varying degrees of higher education in 2015/2016 academic year are 266.7 thousand.
    • Continues the trend for increasing the number of Ph.D. students, as of 31.12.2015 for acquiring educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’ in the country trained 6 750. 
     
  • Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 11:00

    The main results of the yearly exhaustive surveys that characterize the activity of the educational institutions, conducted by the National Statistical Institute (NSI), are:

    • The number of children in kindergartens for 2014/2015 was 241.1 thousand as an increase of 0.2% is observed in comparison with the previous school year.
    • In 2014, 27.3 and 26.2 thousand students graduated secondary education in respectively general and vocational schools.
    • For the 2014/2015 academic year, the number of enrolments in higher education was 279.0 thousand persons, which is a decrease with 1.5% in comparison to the previous year.
    • Significant increase of the number of Ph.D. students is observed. As of 31.12.2014, 6 671 Ph.D. students were enrolled in the country, or 9.3% more than the previous year.
     
  • Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 11:00

    The main results of the yearly exhaustive surveys that characterize the activity of the educational institutions, conducted by the National Statistical Institute, are:

    • The number of children in kindergartens for 2013/2014 was 240.6 thousand as an increase of 2.4% is observed in comparison with the previous school year.
    • In 2013, 28.9 and 27.4 thousand students graduated secondary education in respectively general and vocational schools.
    • For the 2013/2014 academic year, the number of enrollments in higher education remained almost unchanged in comparison with the previous academic year - 277.2 thousand persons as a decrease in the number of students in private universities is registered.
    • Significant increase of the number of Ph.D. students is observed. As of 31.12.2013, 6 055 Ph.D. students were enrolled in the country, or 12.7% more than the previous academic year.
  • Tuesday, 30 April 2013 - 11:00

    The main results of the yearly exhaustive surveys that characterize the activity of the educational institutions, conducted by the National Statistical Institute (NSI), are:

    • The number of children in kindergartens for 2012/2013 was 235.0 thousand as an increase of 3.1% is observed in comparison with the previous school year.
    • In 2012, 30.3 and 29.4 thousand students graduated secondary education in respectively general and vocational schools.
    • For the 2012/2013 academic year, the number of enrollments in higher education remained almost unchanged in comparison with the previous academic year - 278.6 thousand persons as a decrease in the number of students in colleges (education-qualification degree "Professional Bachelor") and in private universities is registered.
    • Significant increase of the number of Ph.D. students is observed. As of 31.12.2012, 5 371 Ph.D. students were enrolled in the country, or 14.2% more than the previous academic year.

  • Wednesday, 26 September 2012 - 11:00

    Adult Education Survey covers broad range of topics, connected to the education and training of adults, like participation in different forms of Lifelong Learning (formal, non-formal and informal), reasons for non-participation, access to information on possibilities for education and training, use of computers, language skills, participation in cultural and social events.

  • Wednesday, 2 May 2012 - 11:00

    The educational structure of population aged 7 and more improves considerably, following the clearly expressed tendency of increase of the number and share of population with tertiary and upper secondary education and decrease the number of people with lower secondary or lower education.

    As of 1.02.2011 the Population census results shows 1 348.7 thousand persons with tertiary education, or each fifth person (19.6%). With upper secondary education are 2 990.4 thousand persons (43.4%). The proportion of persons with primary or lower education is 13.9% (or every seventh in 100).

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  • Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2019
    The National Statistical Institute presents to the attention of users interested in social statistics the newest annual bilingual (Bulgarian and English) electronic publication Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2019.

    The publication contains main data from the five carried out annual comprehensive statistical surveys, which characterizing the activity of educational institutions in Bulgaria for the period from 2014/2015 to 2018/2019 school (academic) years.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2018 in infographics
    The National Statistical Institute presents to your attention the 86th edition of the Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria in infographics.

    In 2018, for the first time, we presented the results of the statistical surveys through graphics, images and other visualization tools, which resulted in a positive response among a wide range of users. We believe that this modern way of presenting statistical information will trigger the interest in those who for the first time encounter the meaning of numbers revealing important aspects of socio-economic life.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2019
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2019 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2015 - 2018 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2019 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2019 in Bulgarian.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2015 - 2018 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2018
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 86th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2012 - 2017 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2018
    The National Statistical Institute presents to the attention of users interested in social statistics the newest annual bilingual (Bulgarian and English) electronic publication Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2018.

    The publication contains main data from the five carried out annual comprehensive statistical surveys, which characterizing the activity of educational institutions in Bulgaria for the period from 2013/2014 to 2017/2018 school (academic) years.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2018
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2018 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2014 - 2017 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2017 in infographics
    The National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria offers a different view of the statistical information included in the 85th edition of the Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria.

    The publication is intended for a wider audience as statistical data are presented in a plain and easy understandable way.

    The current state and changes in the socio-economic and cultural life in the country are presented not in the traditional way in tables and text, but through infographics - images, graphics and other visualization tools.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2018 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2018 in Bulgarian.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2014 - 2017 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2017
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 84th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2012 - 2016 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

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