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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 16-74 according to level of education 2013

Västerbottens province
Population (age 16-74): 195 455
Percentage (%) of population age 16-74
Women Men Total
University/college < 3 yrs

7,3% (14 324)

7% (13 717)

14,3% (28 041)

University/college > 3 yrs

11,7% (22 956)

7,6% (14 960)

19,3% (37 916)

Ph.D level

0,6% (1 286)

0,9% (1 844)

1,5% (3 130)

National level, Sweden
Population (age 16-74): 7 178 742
Percentage (%) of population age 16-74
Women Men Total
University/college < 3 yrs 7,1% (513 673)

6,6% (473 736)

13,7% (987 409)

University/college > 3 yrs

11,2% (804 146)

8% (573 023)

19,2% (1 377 169)

Ph.D level

0,4% (27 820)

0,6% (44 742)

1% (72 562)
Source: Statistiska Centralbyrån (Statistics Sweden)