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


Time series: Edu_2.9.3_en.xls

SCHOOLS, CLASSES, TEACHING STAFF, STUDENTS, NEW ENTRANTS AND GRADUATES IN PROGRAMMES FOR ATTAINMENT OF A SECOND LEVEL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION BY STATISTICAL ZONES, STATISTICAL REGIONS, DISTRICTS AND MUNICIPALITIES IN 2020/2021 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 2020
Total 47 1 143 1 069 774 24 872 10 113 6 339 2 623 2 794 2 475
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria 33 696 707 502 15 232 6 137 3 675 1 472 1 746 1 543
Severozapaden 13 206 216 145 4 278 1 927 942 408 434 367
Vidin 2 43 35 24 942 366 215 92 82 73
Belogradchik - 5 - - 86 24 25 8 20 16
Vidin 2 15 24 20 466 180 117 50 37 35
Dimovo - 8 - - 141 62 23 9 7 6
Kula - 5 - - 70 32 13 8 10 10
Novo Selo - 5 - - 82 34 17 7 5 4
Ruzhintsi - 5 11 4 97 34 20 10 3 2
Vratsa 5 53 65 47 1 150 572 248 116 104 93
Borovan - - - - 139 52 18 - - -
Byala Slatina 1 10 - - 186 94 41 28 - -
Vratsa 2 14 43 32 300 158 73 39 36 35
Krivodol - 6 - - 139 73 46 18 19 15
Mezdra - 5 - - 70 37 21 6 - -
Mizia 1 6 11 9 118 65 18 9 17 11
Oryahovo - 4 - - 69 24 - - 14 14
Roman 1 4 11 6 42 16 11 4 - -
Hayredin - 4 - - 87 53 20 12 18 18
Lovech 1 28 52 34 545 244 100 47 67 57
Letnitsa - 7 10 9 132 75 26 13 15 14
Lovech - 9 25 14 133 54 24 7 29 24
Lukovit - 4 - - 80 20 - - 2 -
Teteven 1 5 17 11 129 60 25 11 15 14
Troyan - 3 - - 71 35 25 16 6 5
Montana 5 29 64 40 778 333 178 59 90 65
Boychinovtsi 1 10 22 12 267 96 58 14 47 30
Valchedram 1 5 9 7 101 66 26 15 13 11
Varshets - 3 - - 70 27 29 10 - -
Georgi Damyanovo 1 2 7 4 36 10 3 2 8 6
Lom 1 6 13 7 221 95 34 12 6 3
Montana 1 3 13 10 83 39 28 6 16 15
Pleven - 53 - - 863 412 201 94 91 79
Belene - 2 - - 28 12 10 4 - -
Gulyantsi - 1 - - 18 8 - - 11 11
Dolni Dabnik - 10 - - 217 77 23 8 19 18
Knezha - 10 - - 165 90 46 23 8 8
Levski - 5 - - 49 18 14 5 1 -
Nikopol - 3 - - 47 25 17 6 - -
Pleven - 17 - - 251 125 75 39 49 39
Cherven Bryag - 5 - - 88 57 16 9 3 3
Severen tsentralen 6 133 128 84 2 772 1 017 651 230 467 429
Veliko Tarnovo 1 33 13 8 814 350 225 92 95 92
Veliko Tarnovo - 6 - - 116 77 13 9 42 42
Gorna Oryahovitsa - - - - 21 5 - - 2 2
Zlataritsa 1 7 8 4 125 51 31 13 7 7
Lyaskovets - - - - 34 10 5 5 - -
Pavlikeni - - - - 46 11 35 6 - -
Polski Trambesh - 7 - - 156 46 51 17 3 2
Svishtov - 5 - - 111 61 23 10 29 28
Strazhitsa - 8 - - 149 73 57 32 6 6
Suhindol - - 5 4 56 16 10 - 6 5
Gabrovo 1 14 15 9 247 97 86 33 6 4
Gabrovo - 9 - - 101 49 45 23 - -
Dryanovo - - - - 1 1 - - - -
Sevlievo 1 5 15 9 145 47 41 10 6 4
Razgrad 1 23 39 25 458 144 96 24 85 73
Zavet - 1 - - 9 - - - 6 5
Isperih 1 6 39 25 109 41 6 5 9 9
Kubrat - 3 - - 75 38 12 9 3 2
Loznitsa - 3 - - 49 10 - - 11 11
Razgrad - 10 - - 216 55 78 10 56 46
Ruse - 25 - - 559 259 120 59 133 126
Byala - 6 - - 156 57 39 23 10 10
Vetovo - 6 - - 87 36 18 8 17 17
Ruse - 13 - - 316 166 63 28 106 99
Silistra 3 38 61 42 694 167 124 22 148 134
Glavinitsa - 3 - - 52 2 18 - - -
Dulovo 1 12 26 18 205 4 44 2 31 23
Kaynardzha 1 7 23 17 134 24 46 12 30 30
Silistra - 8 - - 166 76 - - 39 36
Sitovo 1 5 12 7 81 33 16 8 12 10
Tutrakan - 3 - - 56 28 - - 36 35
Severoiztochen 3 145 88 64 3 126 1 403 801 359 384 345
Varna 2 51 36 26 1 149 488 326 151 121 104
Avren - 8 - - 136 61 31 19 1 1
Aksakovo - 6 - - 177 80 37 19 34 27
Beloslav 1 5 12 9 105 41 41 13 15 13
Byala - 3 - - 47 15 14 5 - -
Varna - 10 - - 221 98 69 25 33 28
Valchi Dol - - - - 10 9 - - 18 16
Dolni Chiflik 1 7 22 15 185 115 80 52 - -
Dalgopol - 4 2 2 61 30 18 12 4 3
Provadia - 6 - - 157 36 36 6 11 11
Suvorovo - 2 - - 50 3 - - 5 5
Dobrich - 51 9 8 1 039 463 231 110 113 105
Balchik - 10 9 8 174 85 39 20 5 5
General Toshevo - - - - - - - - - -
Dobrich - 23 - - 517 258 106 48 75 70
Dobrich - selska - 3 - - 93 29 26 11 - -
Kavarna - 3 - - 62 17 - - 11 10
Tervel - 10 - - 147 52 33 19 10 8
Shabla - 2 - - 46 22 27 12 12 12
Targovishte - 15 11 6 363 216 121 61 45 42
Omurtag - - - - 23 - 23 - - -
Popovo - 5 - - 120 93 35 27 - -
Targovishte - 10 11 6 220 123 63 34 45 42
Shumen 1 28 32 24 575 236 123 37 105 94
Veliki Preslav - 1 - - 20 7 - - 11 10
Varbitsa - 4 - - 99 52 30 14 17 17
Nikola Kozlevo - 5 8 7 96 42 19 6 11 8
Novi Pazar 1 9 17 13 184 75 45 12 21 21
Hitrino - 2 7 4 29 10 - - - -
Shumen - 7 - - 147 50 29 5 45 38
Yugoiztochen 11 212 275 209 5 056 1 790 1 281 475 461 402
Burgas 4 77 130 100 1 849 689 479 181 236 217
Burgas 3 52 106 84 1 239 450 308 115 166 160
Kameno - 5 - - 100 33 29 10 18 15
Karnobat - 1 - - 26 5 - - - -
Nesebar - 1 - - 16 7 - - 15 9
Pomorie - 6 - - 141 66 26 15 15 14
Sredets 1 11 23 15 307 122 96 35 22 19
Tsarevo - 1 1 1 20 6 20 6 - -
Sliven - 36 10 8 793 230 196 57 23 21
Kotel - 5 7 6 140 89 28 19 21 21
Nova Zagora - 14 - - 285 59 100 32 - -
Sliven - 13 3 2 278 62 42 3 2 -
Tvarditsa - 4 - - 90 20 26 3 - -
Stara Zagora 5 56 92 74 1 288 480 345 139 86 72
Gurkovo - 7 8 7 140 56 55 20 13 11
Galabovo - 1 - - 21 8 21 8 5 5
Kazanlak - 6 - - 133 81 49 37 2 1
Nikolaevo 1 7 13 10 144 61 28 15 8 5
Pavel Banya 1 12 16 11 261 104 57 19 15 10
Stara Zagora 3 23 55 46 474 157 135 40 40 40
Chirpan - - - - 115 13 - - 3 -
Yambol 2 43 43 27 1 126 391 261 98 116 92
Elhovo 2 16 31 18 416 168 78 34 85 63
Tundzha - 5 12 9 79 30 18 7 7 5
Yambol - 22 - - 631 193 165 57 24 24
Yugozapadna i Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria 14 447 362 272 9 640 3 976 2 664 1 151 1 048 932
Yugozapaden 9 221 258 188 4 573 1 991 1 303 592 522 464
Blagoevgrad 2 48 63 46 1 095 448 224 86 147 126
Bansko - 2 - - 40 27 13 8 - -
Blagoevgrad - 6 - - 123 53 - - 22 18
Gotse Delchev 1 12 35 27 305 119 45 16 53 48
Petrich 1 7 28 19 152 35 54 14 16 9
Razlog - 7 - - 164 51 36 7 18 18
Sandanski - 10 - - 216 119 25 15 13 9
Simitli - 2 - - 50 17 32 13 - -
Strumyani - 1 - - 19 13 19 13 - -
Yakoruda - 1 - - 26 14 - - 25 24
Kyustendil 2 26 23 19 532 218 178 68 63 49
Bobov dol - 3 - - 27 - 1 - 5 4
Dupnitsa - 11 - - 247 107 83 31 54 42
Kyustendil 2 12 23 19 258 111 94 37 4 3
Pernik - 13 - - 200 91 49 19 41 41
Zemen - 4 - - 39 14 14 4 - -
Pernik - 8 - - 141 73 35 15 41 41
Radomir - 1 - - 20 4 - - - -
Sofia 3 54 66 45 1 233 467 276 99 139 130
Botevgrad 1 8 27 16 216 86 46 19 20 19
Gorna Malina - 5 13 11 110 62 24 11 15 14
Dolna Banya 1 - 9 6 76 44 10 8 7 7
Elin Pelin - 2 - - 28 6 13 4 - -
Etropole 1 9 17 12 179 53 52 15 37 33
Zlatitsa - 2 - - 42 9 27 3 - -
Ihtiman - 8 - - 158 43 23 1 4 4
Koprivshtitsa - 6 - - 150 56 27 14 7 6
Kostenets - 2 - - 42 16 38 15 - -
Pirdop - 6 - - 117 42 14 8 8 8
Svoge - 3 - - 63 27 - - 22 21
Slivnitsa - 3 - - 52 23 2 1 19 18
Sofia (stolitsa) 2 80 106 78 1 513 767 576 320 132 118
Stolichna 2 80 106 78 1 513 767 576 320 132 118
Yuzhen tsentralen 5 226 104 84 5 067 1 985 1 361 559 526 468
Kardzhali 3 30 47 35 666 262 163 65 98 88
Kirkovo - 3 - - 37 3 - - 10 6
Krumovgrad 1 10 18 10 258 113 59 27 12 11
Kardzhali 1 13 18 16 288 116 77 30 58 53
Momchilgrad 1 4 11 9 83 30 27 8 18 18
Pazardzhik 1 38 14 12 844 290 202 77 105 98
Velingrad - 11 - - 192 65 71 30 20 18
Pazardzhik 1 20 14 12 493 162 104 35 26 25
Peshtera - 1 - - 13 1 - - 14 14
Septemvri - 1 - - 22 3 - - 18 16
Strelcha - 5 - - 124 59 27 12 10 8
Surnitsa - - - - - - - - 17 17
Plovdiv 1 85 28 25 2 148 857 588 236 168 150
Asenovgrad - 9 - - 231 104 56 18 30 23
Brezovo - 1 - - 26 7 - - 13 12
Karlovo - 4 - - 103 73 45 33 2 2
Maritsa - 2 - - 26 8 26 8 - -
Perushtitsa 1 11 15 13 217 78 56 24 6 5
Plovdiv - 29 - - 839 346 240 100 72 64
Parvomay - 6 13 12 113 36 25 7 1 1
Rakovski - 11 - - 335 133 72 24 30 30
Sadovo - 5 - - 106 - 24 - 2 2
Sopot - 2 - - 46 30 19 13 - -
Hisarya - 5 - - 106 42 25 9 12 11
Smolyan - 17 - - 271 95 108 31 36 34
Banite - 3 - - 49 23 16 10 - -
Devin - 1 - - 23 - 23 - - -
Dospat - 2 - - 29 11 15 5 - -
Zlatograd - 2 - - 15 5 6 2 - -
Madan - 1 - - 22 3 22 3 - -
Nedelino - 4 - - 83 45 15 10 - -
Smolyan - 1 - - 10 5 - - 19 19
Chepelare - 3 - - 40 3 11 1 17 15
Haskovo - 56 15 12 1 138 481 300 150 119 98
Dimitrovgrad - 3 - - 36 9 - - 15 15
Ivaylovgrad - 3 3 1 45 5 16 - 11 11
Lyubimets - 5 - - 101 29 24 11 5 3
Mineralni bani - 4 5 4 55 28 12 6 - -
Svilengrad - 4 - - 98 43 26 11 - -
Simeonovgrad - 8 - - 158 64 36 22 12 10
Stambolovo - 5 7 7 115 62 31 16 14 10
Topolovgrad - 8 - - 191 95 68 39 - -
Haskovo - 16 - - 339 146 87 45 62 49

1 Excl. director and deputy director with teacher work.
05.05.2021


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
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.1: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.1.xml
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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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  • Monday, 26 April 2021 - 11:00

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

    • In 2020/2021 school year in pre-primary education (kindergartens and preparatory groups at schools) were enrolled 215.7 thousand children.
    • In 2020, the number of basic education graduates was 59.9 thousand students and graduates from general and vocational schools were respectively 25.5 and 19.6 thousand students.
    • In 2020/2021 academic year, there were 219.8 thousand students enrolled in the different tertiary education levels (‘professional bachelor’, ‘bachelor’ and ‘master’).
    • As of 31.12.2020, for acquiring a ‘Doctor’ educational and scientific degree in the country were trained 6 570 persons, of whom 608 were foreign citizens.
  • 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.

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    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2021 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 - 2020 period.

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    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2021 in Bulgarian.

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    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 88th 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 2014 - 2019 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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