Average Education Level In South Africa

What is Education Level?


Educational stages are subdivisions of formal learning, typically covering early childhood education, primary education, secondary education and tertiary education.

Average Education Level In South Africa

Educational attainment is still low in South Africa. In 2018, over half (59%) of 25-64 year-olds in South Africa had attained an upper secondary education as the highest level achieved, well above the G20 average of 32% and the OECD average of 38%, while 26% had not attained upper secondary education.

What percentage of South Africa is educated?

Tertiary education and international student mobility

In 2018, the gross tertiary education enrollment ratio was 23.8 percent. Generation X individuals holding a higher education certificate in South Africa made up 16.4 percent.

What is the level of the average education?

General attainment of degrees/diplomas

In 2018, nearly 9/10 (90 percent) of all adults 25 years or older reported they had completed at least high school, or obtained a GED/high school equivalency certificate. Over one in three adults (35 percent) had attained at least a bachelor’s degree.

Is South Africa educated?

While 38,2% of South Africans over the age of 60 years did not at least complete a Grade 7 qualification, this figure dropped to only 4,5% for those aged 20 to 39 years of age. In 2019, 32,4% of individuals aged five years and older attended an educational institution, according to the GHS of 2019.

What is quality education in South Africa?

Quality schools help children become quality citizens. These citizens create a quality society. SAQI believes that every South African school has the potential to be a place of educational excellence. Money is not essential to create such a school. All that is needed is dedication, hard work and ‘know how’.

Is South Africa a third world country?

The truth is that South Africa is neither a First World nor a Third World country, or rather that it is both. South Africa’s rich whites make up 17 percent of the population and account for 70 percent of the wealth, and those figures make it an exact microcosm of the world at large.