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 2019/2020 SCHOOL YEAR 1
(Number)
Statistical zones
Statistical regions
Districts
Municipalities
Schools Classes Teaching staff Students New entrants Graduates uppersecondary education
Total of which: females Total of which: females Total of which: females Total Graduates of 2019
Total 357 4 809 10 108 7 436 107 183 42 352 23 491 9 393 18 660 17 835
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria 199 2 574 5 303 3 840 56 281 22 678 12 216 4 961 9 466 9 046
Severozapaden 45 569 1 103 793 11 441 4 745 2 308 960 1 815 1 738
Vidin 2 33 65 56 686 304 118 48 148 141
Bregovo - 3 4 3 52 17 - - 9 9
Vidin 2 27 61 53 587 266 97 40 131 124
Ruzhintsi - 3 - - 47 21 21 8 8 8
Vratsa 6 125 155 104 2 165 788 486 179 241 229
Borovan - 2 - - 20 11 20 11 - -
Byala Slatina 1 22 28 17 484 210 112 54 64 64
Vratsa 2 43 60 41 894 253 192 42 116 113
Kozloduy 1 17 23 16 407 144 77 27 20 15
Mezdra 1 32 12 11 199 88 51 26 13 12
Oryahovo - 6 14 10 123 65 34 19 14 14
Roman 1 2 12 4 20 6 - - 6 6
Hayredin - 1 6 5 18 11 - - 8 5
Lovech 7 107 167 119 2 093 868 476 209 329 318
Apriltsi - 5 8 7 50 16 6 2 12 12
Lovech 3 27 58 44 594 217 93 37 108 103
Lukovit 1 17 22 15 357 171 106 50 52 52
Teteven 1 20 23 15 361 139 93 44 58 55
Troyan 2 28 50 36 508 231 126 53 83 80
Yablanitsa - 10 6 2 223 94 52 23 16 16
Montana 6 87 151 116 2 010 873 419 185 352 337
Berkovitsa 1 14 18 13 303 109 71 27 41 36
Varshets - 1 - - 26 14 - - - -
Georgi Damyanovo - 2 - - 31 7 18 4 - -
Lom 2 25 46 35 515 230 100 52 78 72
Montana 3 45 87 68 1 135 513 230 102 233 229
Pleven 24 217 565 398 4 487 1 912 809 339 745 713
Belene 1 4 11 8 44 19 11 4 10 10
Gulyantsi - 4 22 17 76 39 33 16 2 -
Dolni Dabnik 1 1 26 15 22 10 0 - - -
Knezha 2 26 50 33 647 269 72 41 48 43
Levski 1 5 18 9 93 15 19 3 26 23
Pleven 15 147 380 277 3 027 1 315 562 228 576 555
Pordim - 3 3 - 50 19 14 4 - -
Cherven Bryag 4 27 55 39 528 226 98 43 83 82
Severen tsentralen 55 616 1 310 931 13 250 5 327 2 791 1 139 2 202 2 101
Veliko Tarnovo 15 175 385 270 4 036 1 599 845 336 684 664
Veliko Tarnovo 6 79 165 121 1 794 765 421 193 336 326
Gorna Oryahovitsa 5 49 107 76 1 227 417 210 75 221 215
Elena - 8 17 13 139 61 27 10 5 5
Lyaskovets - - - - 13 13 4 4 - -
Pavlikeni 1 13 30 20 280 108 57 24 40 39
Svishtov 2 18 49 31 418 192 94 26 77 76
Strazhitsa 1 8 17 9 165 43 32 4 5 3
Gabrovo 6 90 158 106 1 836 693 418 176 321 309
Gabrovo 2 50 79 59 971 349 238 106 187 183
Dryanovo 1 6 9 8 86 37 18 8 13 13
Sevlievo 2 29 45 29 667 242 140 48 104 96
Tryavna 1 5 25 10 112 65 22 14 17 17
Razgrad 10 110 198 139 2 260 906 467 192 331 305
Zavet 1 4 13 7 70 28 18 5 4 4
Isperih - 16 -   325 118 78 28 31 29
Kubrat 1 4 13 10 110 69 29 23 4 4
Loznitsa 1 9 21 14 139 90 37 25 23 21
Razgrad 7 77 151 108 1 616 601 305 111 269 247
Ruse 16 168 426 319 3 631 1 490 768 308 606 570
Byala 1 4 18 12 85 39 - - 11 11
Vetovo - - - - - - - - 8 6
Dve Mogili 1 9 16 10 162 40 32 12 16 16
Ruse 14 155 392 297 3 384 1 411 736 296 571 537
Silistra 8 73 143 97 1 487 639 293 127 260 253
Dulovo 1 10 30 20 208 153 43 29 36 33
Kaynardzha - 5 - - 126 67 30 21 - -
Silistra 7 52 113 77 1 030 366 163 53 224 220
Sitovo - 1 - - 12 1 12 1 - -
Tutrakan - 5 - - 111 52 45 23 - -
Severoiztochen 48 617 1 399 1 010 13 765 5 577 3 120 1 263 2 312 2 208
Varna 21 333 765 580 7 430 3 143 1 881 804 1 263 1 240
Aksakovo - 3 7 7 73 40 27 15 - -
Beloslav - 2 - - 54 20 - - - -
Byala 1 3 8 7 49 19 24 14 15 14
Varna 15 262 632 483 5 968 2 461 1 488 628 1 134 1 116
Vetrino - 6 11 10 121 66 26 17 16 16
Valchi Dol 1 8 21 14 125 43 27 9 4 4
Devnya - 6 - - 134 67 43 23 - -
Dolni Chiflik 1 7 18 12 145 43 52 15 24 22
Provadia 2 22 49 36 526 272 110 51 58 56
Suvorovo 1 14 19 11 235 112 84 32 12 12
Dobrich 10 81 222 155 1 710 701 374 160 291 281
General Toshevo 1 13 27 17 258 99 61 24 18 14
Dobrich 7 56 140 97 1 228 516 261 113 235 231
Kavarna 1 4 19 13 97 24 25 9 18 17
Tervel 1 5 25 18 84 41 9 4 17 16
Shabla - 3 11 10 43 21 18 10 3 3
Targovishte 8 95 201 129 2 137 774 377 108 318 289
Omurtag 1 13 26 15 281 90 57 16 37 31
Popovo 2 27 68 44 677 270 108 28 87 79
Targovishte 5 55 107 70 1 179 414 212 64 194 179
Shumen 9 108 211 146 2 488 959 488 191 440 398
Veliki Preslav 2 17 33 23 377 144 69 24 57 51
Novi Pazar 1 6 11 6 140 32 23 5 20 17
Shumen 6 85 167 117 1 971 783 396 162 363 330
Yugoiztochen 51 772 1 491 1 106 17 825 7 029 3 997 1 599 3 137 2 999
Burgas 15 280 479 388 6 736 2 671 1 535 596 1 203 1 171
Aytos 1 16 18 14 319 100 87 24 26 26
Burgas 12 218 410 331 5 322 2 105 1 210 477 1 061 1 033
Karnobat 1 16 23 18 415 156 82 30 30 28
Malko Tarnovo - 5 8 8 63 32 22 10 9 9
Nesebar - 11 - - 292 132 61 25 24 24
Pomorie 1 8 20 17 173 86 23 11 48 47
Sungurlare - 6 - - 152 60 50 19 5 4
Sliven 11 143 306 206 3 047 1 140 715 271 481 456
Kotel 1 15 49 32 295 156 66 33 52 52
Nova Zagora 2 16 44 31 348 111 38 12 71 59
Sliven 8 112 213 143 2 404 873 611 226 358 345
Stara Zagora 17 261 514 385 6 104 2 508 1 324 574 1 179 1 124
Galabovo 1 13 21 15 312 111 62 18 45 35
Kazanlak 4 63 122 91 1 439 575 321 137 250 244
Maglizh 1 13 18 11 281 101 71 22 26 22
Radnevo 1 16 22 20 300 90 63 25 54 45
Stara Zagora 9 148 303 230 3 566 1 542 743 343 753 733
Chirpan 1 8 28 18 206 89 64 29 51 45
Yambol 8 88 192 127 1 938 710 423 158 274 248
Elhovo - 5 - - 57 53 13 13 9 9
Yambol 8 83 192 127 1 881 657 410 145 265 239
Yugozapadna i Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria 158 2 235 4 805 3 596 50 902 19 674 11 275 4 432 9 194 8 789
Yugozapaden 87 1 287 2 803 2 111 29 537 11 486 6 668 2 646 5 297 5 093
Blagoevgrad 17 194 422 299 4 558 1 887 1 003 396 831 769
Bansko 3 18 34 19 444 127 69 22 121 100
Belitsa 1 6 9 8 116 75 33 17 37 37
Blagoevgrad 3 51 105 86 1 223 419 291 96 286 269
Gotse Delchev 2 29 81 60 742 330 208 88 85 82
Petrich 1 28 38 30 646 273 125 55 82 80
Razlog 3 26 64 28 611 291 105 44 100 87
Sandanski 3 30 76 54 655 314 145 61 113 108
Yakoruda 1 6 15 14 121 58 27 13 7 6
Kyustendil 9 78 165 128 1 704 696 385 161 340 326
Bobov dol 1 2 8 2 44 21 17 6 19 19
Dupnitsa 4 27 69 56 609 236 143 55 139 130
Kyustendil 4 44 80 62 945 386 190 80 162 157
Sapareva Banya - 5 8 8 106 53 35 20 20 20
Pernik 8 104 181 149 2 252 939 553 253 353 335
Pernik 6 87 158 132 1 985 826 485 221 302 288
Radomir 2 16 23 17 256 109 68 32 41 38
Tran - 1 - - 11 4 - - 10 9
Sofia 14 172 314 250 3 743 1 436 866 360 587 560
Botevgrad 1 19 25 21 463 187 128 56 56 50
Dolna Banya - 1 - - 14 5 - - 14 14
Elin Pelin 1 8 14 12 140 64 21 5 13 12
Zlatitsa 1 5 10 8 101 24 19 8 16 16
Ihtiman 1 14 30 25 333 136 124 51 11 9
Koprivshtitsa - 3 8 6 74 31 15 5 11 10
Kostenets 1 9 18 13 160 66 31 10 26 26
Kostinbrod 1 10 21 16 246 128 56 35 37 35
Pirdop 2 16 33 31 290 138 58 31 56 53
Pravets 1 29 38 27 751 173 155 35 132 132
Samokov 3 34 65 53 711 298 151 77 101 95
Svoge 1 17 37 29 376 171 92 46 100 95
Slivnitsa 1 7 15 9 84 15 16 1 14 13
Sofia (stolitsa) 39 739 1 721 1 285 17 280 6 528 3 861 1 476 3 186 3 103
Stolichna 39 739 1 721 1 285 17 280 6 528 3 861 1 476 3 186 3 103
Yuzhen tsentralen 71 948 2 002 1 485 21 365 8 188 4 607 1 786 3 897 3 696
Kardzhali 8 71 121 87 1 523 519 284 103 273 248
Ardino - 4 - - 68 39 13 11 10 10
Dzhebel 1 6 10 8 156 71 13 6 25 21
Kardzhali 6 50 96 69 1 141 344 240 79 198 180
Momchilgrad 1 11 15 10 158 65 18 7 40 37
Pazardzhik 13 197 338 258 4 575 1 792 984 386 705 642
Batak 1 7 20 5 86 20 11 3 21 16
Belovo - 6 8 - 112 61 38 18 45 44
Velingrad 3 36 67 47 826 348 164 58 161 145
Pazardzhik 6 103 189 150 2 509 949 543 203 366 337
Panagyurishte 1 17 33 24 394 146 100 37 88 78
Peshtera 1 8 21 19 158 63 33 21 18 16
Septemvri 1 16 - 13 411 163 72 30 6 6
Surnitsa - 4 - - 79 42 23 16 - -
Plovdiv 31 466 1 087 803 10 803 4 276 2 466 990 2 035 1 984
Asenovgrad 3 28 65 55 661 173 126 38 136 135
Brezovo 1 5 17 12 95 38 36 15 42 42
Karlovo 3 27 61 43 636 218 159 56 55 52
Kuklen 1 6 14 9 109 33 31 12 9 7
Maritsa - 3 - - 42 23 21 10 - -
Plovdiv 18 332 769 566 7 665 3 060 1 722 701 1 542 1 514
Parvomay 1 14 33 24 328 162 103 50 50 48
Rakovski 2 13 41 28 334 116 66 20 55 47
Sadovo 1 8 23 13 174 109 44 22 9 8
Sopot 1 25 51 42 651 291 132 50 118 112
Hisarya - 5 13 11 108 53 26 16 19 19
Smolyan 9 67 143 101 1 133 375 201 59 241 227
Devin 1 5 12 8 108 51 9 - 20 20
Zlatograd - 3 - - 48 18 - - 8 7
Madan 1 10 18 13 156 38 25 9 46 42
Rudozem - 1 - - 9 - 9 - - -
Smolyan 5 39 88 65 692 241 128 41 141 134
Chepelare 2 9 25 15 120 27 30 9 26 24
Haskovo 10 147 313 236 3 331 1 226 672 248 643 595
Dimitrovgrad 1 9 26 24 216 73 49 24 30 24
Svilengrad 1 16 29 24 278 134 52 27 71 70
Topolovgrad - 5 - - 129 55 3 1 18 13
Harmanli 1 14 21 18 298 93 73 23 55 48
Haskovo 7 103 237 170 2 410 871 495 173 469 440

1 Excl. teaching staff in interschools centres; excl. director and deputy director with teacher work.
24.04.2020


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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  • Friday, 24 April 2020 - 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 2019/2020 academic year in kindergartens are enrolled 217.9 thousand children or with 0.4% less in comparison with the previous year.
    • In 2019, high school graduates from general and vocational schools are respectively 25.8 and 21.6 thousand students.
    • In 2019/2020 academic year, 220.2 thousand persons were enrolled in the different tertiary education levels.
    • As of 31.12.2019 for acquiring a ‘Doctor’ educational and scientific degree in the country were trained 6 440 persons, of whom 558 foreign citizens.
  • 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.

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  • Statistical Reference Book 2020
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2020 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 2016 - 2019 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2020 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2020 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 2016 - 2019 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2019
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 87th 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 2013 - 2018 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • 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.

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