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Well educated people in Västerbotten

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The average level of education in Västerbotten is higher than the national average. The concentrations of researchers and Ph.D students are also higher in Västerbotten compared to Sweden in general.  Another noticeable point is that women to a higher extent than men attend university studies for more than three years, although men are still more represented at Ph.D level, both on national and regional level.

Population age 25-64 according to level of education  year 2010 

Västerbottens province
Percentage (%)
Women Men Total
University/college < 3 yrs

15,5

14,6

15

University/college > 3 yrs

29,4

18,2

23,6

Ph.D level

1,6

2,2

1,9

       
National level, Sweden
Percentage (%)
Women Men Total
University/college < 3 yrs 15,3

14,1

14,7

University/college > 3 yrs

26,4

18,6

22,4

Ph.D level

0,9

1,4

1,1
Source: Statistiska Centralbyrån, http://www.scb.se/default____2154.aspx 
(Statistics Sweden)