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 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 51 1 160 788 552 25 364 10 486 4 833 2 025 3 560 3 198
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria 32 730 436 297 15 816 6 510 3 138 1 271 2 135 1 931
Severozapaden 12 221 161 106 4 259 1 885 928 454 575 522
Vidin 2 48 31 24 977 375 276 127 83 73
Belogradchik - 3 - - 56 16 23 9 9 8
Vidin 2 27 31 24 581 197 132 52 49 41
Dimovo - 7 - - 136 59 55 34 5 4
Kula - 5 - - 80 48 22 13 14 14
Novo Selo - 5 - - 102 47 22 11 6 6
Ruzhintsi - 1 - - 22 8 22 8 - -
Vratsa 4 69 46 32 1 134 548 228 112 136 128
Borovan 1 10 15 11 200 84 43 21 25 23
Byala Slatina - 9 - - 191 92 26 11 - -
Vratsa 1 5 9 8 179 99 26 10 44 42
Krivodol - 5 - - 131 81 31 20 9 9
Mezdra 1 22 10 4 83 20 12 4 11 8
Mizia 1 7 12 9 133 72 26 17 17 17
Oryahovo - 4 - - 91 42 27 10 16 16
Roman - 3 - - 54 12 14 5 2 1
Hayredin - 4 - - 72 46 23 14 12 12
Lovech 1 29 20 15 633 264 114 48 132 128
Letnitsa - 6 6 6 157 91 52 31 14 14
Lovech - 11 - - 185 78 20 13 60 60
Lukovit - 5 - - 106 11 23 - 36 32
Teteven 1 5 14 9 146 67 19 4 22 22
Troyan - 2 - - 39 17 - - - -
Montana 5 36 64 35 826 378 169 85 118 95
Boychinovtsi 1 10 19 8 257 91 50 18 28 23
Valchedram 1 5 12 7 104 70 16 9 10 10
Varshets - 2 - - 46 23 25 13 26 24
Georgi Damyanovo 1 4 9 5 75 20 15 6 5 5
Lom 1 11 14 8 254 110 46 22 40 26
Montana 1 4 10 7 90 64 17 17 9 7
Pleven - 39 - - 689 320 141 82 106 98
Belene - 1 - - 17 8 - - 1 1
Dolni Dabnik - 10 - - 196 71 45 21 5 5
Knezha - 6 - - 113 53 21 15 6 6
Levski - 5 - - 63 20 12 8 22 18
Nikopol - 1 - - 21 11 21 11 - -
Pleven - 12 - - 205 103 26 15 63 59
Cherven Bryag - 4 - - 74 54 16 12 9 9
Severen tsentralen 6 146 84 57 3 525 1 413 512 148 548 481
Veliko Tarnovo 2 39 22 18 810 352 124 46 121 113
Veliko Tarnovo 1 10 11 11 172 113 5 2 23 20
Gorna Oryahovitsa - 1 - - 53 21 - - 10 9
Zlataritsa 1 6 7 4 108 29 36 13 6 5
Lyaskovets - 2 - - 25 8 11 - - -
Pavlikeni - 1 - - 24 3 - - 6 6
Polski Trambesh - 5 - - 95 24 21 4 7 7
Svishtov - 6 - - 184 79 - - 55 53
Strazhitsa - 4 - - 104 57 40 22 11 10
Suhindol - 4 4 3 45 18 11 5 3 3
Gabrovo 1 8 11 7 174 75 51 17 3 2
Gabrovo - 3 - - 51 27 20 8 1 1
Dryanovo - 1 - - 16 8 - - - -
Sevlievo 1 4 11 7 107 40 31 9 2 1
Razgrad - 23 - - 561 209 97 12 112 97
Zavet - - - - 46 - - - 5 3
Isperih - 7 - - 131 36 23 - 11 11
Kubrat - 3 - - 69 42 14 7 13 13
Loznitsa - 6 - - 99 24 25 4 25 23
Razgrad - 7 - - 216 107 35 1 58 47
Ruse - 30 14 7 921 399 130 54 123 115
Byala - 6 - - 292 125 25 - 8 6
Vetovo - 3 14 7 87 37 26 10 - -
Dve mogili - - - - - - - - - -
Ruse - 21 - - 542 237 79 44 115 109
Silistra 3 46 37 25 1 059 378 110 19 189 154
Glavinitsa - 1 - - 16 - - - - -
Dulovo - 9 - - 204 9 47 9 30 24
Kaynardzha 1 7 18 12 187 43 45 3 18 8
Silistra 1 17 8 6 382 205 - - 93 77
Sitovo 1 5 11 7 124 48 18 7 14 14
Tutrakan - 7 - - 146 73 - - 34 31
Severoiztochen 3 163 49 38 3 508 1 598 759 355 580 536
Varna 1 57 11 9 1 307 569 318 143 252 221
Avren - 7 - - 131 57 36 19 14 -
Aksakovo - 8 - - 212 90 35 14 36 36
Beloslav 1 3 11 9 78 27 - - 21 20
Byala - 2 - - 36 12 19 5 - -
Varna - 16 - - 375 234 100 58 106 95
Valchi Dol - 4 - - 95 49 - - 10 8
Dolni Chiflik - 3 - - 68 40 43 23 - -
Dalgopol - 4 - - 62 30 18 8 6 6
Provadia - 5 - - 153 30 46 16 21 18
Suvorovo - 5 - - 97 - 21 - 38 38
Dobrich 1 54 17 12 1 111 475 204 87 144 140
Balchik - 10 3 3 198 96 50 24 27 27
General Toshevo - 2 - - 22 2 - - - -
Dobrich 1 25 14 9 607 282 98 47 81 80
Kavarna - 4 - - 72 20 19 5 9 9
Tervel - 10 - - 159 41 37 11 15 13
Shabla - 3 - - 53 34 - - 12 11
Targovishte - 20 - - 412 236 94 62 92 90
Omurtag - 2 - - 32 21 21 21 6 6
Popovo - - - - 52 36 13 8 - -
Targovishte - 18 - - 328 179 60 33 86 84
Shumen 1 32 21 17 678 318 143 63 92 85
Veliki Preslav - 3 - - 59 19 - - - -
Varbitsa - 4 - - 83 45 28 13 - -
Nikola Kozlevo - 5 5 5 99 53 27 14 7 5
Novi Pazar 1 9 16 12 194 103 43 21 12 12
Hitrino - 1 - - 19 5 19 5 - -
Shumen - 10 - - 224 93 26 10 73 68
Yugoiztochen 11 200 142 96 4 524 1 614 939 314 432 392
Burgas 4 63 56 37 1 452 543 300 99 155 142
Burgas 2 35 18 15 919 342 194 55 99 95
Kameno - 6 - - 105 46 29 12 13 12
Karnobat - - - - - - - - 4 -
Nesebar 1 8 19 12 83 28 1 - 24 22
Pomorie - 4 - - 111 50 29 13 - -
Sredets 1 10 19 10 234 77 47 19 15 13
Sliven - 28 13 9 647 203 164 41 66 64
Kotel - 5 8 5 136 85 28 18 23 23
Nova Zagora - 7 - - 129 1 52 - 1 1
Sliven - 15 5 4 353 107 84 23 42 40
Tvarditsa - 1 - - 29 10 - - - -
Stara Zagora 4 59 41 28 1 223 449 273 107 98 84
Gurkovo - 6 - - 113 45 47 18 12 12
Galabovo - 1 - - 24 9 - - - -
Kazanlak - 4 - - 108 54 26 24 15 15
Nikolaevo 1 8 10 5 188 68 26 15 12 7
Pavel Banya 1 12 12 9 236 102 53 22 19 12
Stara Zagora 2 19 19 14 368 136 69 25 36 34
Chirpan - 9 - - 186 35 52 3 4 4
Yambol 3 50 32 22 1 202 419 202 67 113 102
Elhovo 2 16 32 22 389 128 67 23 36 35
Tundzha - 5 - - 80 29 18 6 6 6
Yambol 1 29 - - 733 262 117 38 71 61
Yugozapadna i Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria 19 430 352 255 9 548 3 976 1 695 754 1 425 1 267
Yugozapaden 11 201 216 158 4 532 1 963 716 322 655 582
Blagoevgrad 4 48 88 69 1 281 509 204 71 245 207
Blagoevgrad 1 4 14 12 136 61 - - 27 21
Gotse Delchev 1 17 30 25 444 173 73 21 108 92
Petrich 1 8 26 17 206 55 54 12 57 51
Razlog - 5 - - 189 67 26 4 18 17
Sandanski - 10 - - 225 102 51 34 10 6
Yakoruda 1 4 18 15 81 51 - - 25 20
Kyustendil 3 23 29 21 469 203 81 37 59 53
Bobov dol - 3 - - 32 - 3 - 1 1
Dupnitsa 1 11 12 6 256 119 23 11 56 50
Kyustendil 2 9 17 15 181 84 55 26 2 2
Pernik - 13 - - 264 131 37 21 56 49
Zemen - 2 - - 20 9 6 3 - -
Pernik - 6 - - 140 85 31 18 35 32
Radomir - 5 - - 104 37 - - 21 17
Sofia 4 69 71 44 1 445 607 183 71 159 143
Botevgrad 1 16 27 17 426 180 30 8 20 19
Gorna Malina - 6 - - 114 60 21 7 17 16
Dolna Banya 1 7 12 8 81 41 21 14 - -
Elin Pelin - 1 - - 18 9 - - 9 6
Etropole 1 11 18 11 209 71 45 14 32 29
Zlatitsa - 2 - - 35 16 - - - -
Ihtiman - 8 - - 163 57 19 1 4 1
Koprivshtitsa - 5 - - 84 26 16 10 11 11
Kostenets - 1 - - 35 13 - - - -
Pirdop - 5 - - 109 61 17 6 10 10
Svoge - 3 - - 90 36 - - 31 30
Slivnitsa 1 4 14 8 81 37 14 11 25 21
Sofia (stolitsa) - 48 28 24 1 073 513 211 122 136 130
Stolichna - 48 28 24 1 073 513 211 122 136 130
Yuzhen tsentralen 8 229 136 97 5 016 2 013 979 432 770 685
Kardzhali 3 39 55 38 872 363 148 61 131 120
Kirkovo - 4 - - 48 7 9 - 15 13
Krumovgrad 1 10 20 9 277 114 62 26 12 9
Kardzhali 1 19 22 18 416 185 61 28 88 82
Momchilgrad 1 6 13 11 131 57 16 7 16 16
Pazardzhik 3 37 35 26 793 273 153 57 119 106
Velingrad - 5 - - 105 38 29 12 16 13
Pazardzhik 2 21 24 20 439 134 94 34 45 38
Peshtera - 1 - - 21 9 - - - -
Septemvri 1 3 11 6 68 5 - - 20 17
Strelcha - 5 - - 122 61 30 11 19 19
Surnitsa - 2 - - 38 26 - - 19 19
Plovdiv 2 100 30 22 2 229 870 468 200 295 260
Asenovgrad - 10 - - 263 164 52 33 34 29
Brezovo - 5 - - 103 32 - - 19 19
Karlovo - 3 - - 96 68 25 15 30 29
Perushtitsa 1 11 15 12 227 74 51 17 3 1
Plovdiv 1 45 15 10 954 354 216 111 160 138
Parvomay - 5 - - 105 26 35 - 15 10
Rakovski - 11 - - 278 117 51 19 25 25
Sadovo - 5 - - 104 - 23 - - -
Hisarya - 5 - - 99 35 15 5 9 9
Smolyan - 13 - - 206 81 50 28 53 49
Banite - 1 - - 13 6 13 6 - -
Dospat - 1 - - 9 4 - - 10 9
Nedelino - 2 - - 51 27 23 14 18 18
Smolyan - 3 - - 46 21 14 8 12 12
Chepelare - 6 - - 87 23 - - 13 10
Haskovo - 40 16 11 916 426 160 86 172 150
Dimitrovgrad - 4 - - 80 54 - - 14 8
Ivaylovgrad - 2 7 2 29 10 - - 12 12
Mineralni bani - 5 - - 106 27 29 14 27 19
Lyubimets - 2 - - 34 17 22 12 - -
Svilengrad - 2 - - 50 16 - - 55 55
Simeonovgrad - - - - 19 9 2 1 - -
Stambolovo - 5 9 9 104 59 25 14 12 9
Topolovgrad - 3 - - 67 30 40 17 - -
Haskovo - 17 - - 427 204 42 28 52 47

1 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 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.

  • Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2017
    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 2017.

    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 2012/2013 to 2016/2017 school (academic) years.

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