Key data on education statistics and indicators – 2014/15 has been published; with a new look for the 2016 edition.

This publication aims to provide key figures on education to stakeholders and the general public: it includes number of teachers and pupils, diplomas and certificates delivered, languages spoken by students, school infrastructure and budget.

For the 2014/15 school year, 98 929 pupils were registered in Luxembourg; 87 682 were enrolled in public education institutions and private schools following official national education programmes. At the secondary education level, 31.5% of pupils have completed general secondary education programmes and 68.5% technical secondary education programmes, in which learners are prepared both for professional life and enrolment in higher education ([1]). The annual education budget has reached EUR 1.93 billion for the 2014/15 academic year; detailed analysis of education expenditure for 2013 shows that over 65% was for teachers’ salaries.

The Ministry of Education, Children and Youth published two additional statistical compendiums describing general secondary education and technical secondary education. They present comprehensive statistics on the number of learners by gender, nationality, age, programmes, secondary schools and the type of education (public or private). They also include detailed analysis of school results by programme, gender and nationality.

Among the 27 152 learners in technical secondary education, 52.5% were male and 47.5% were female; 45.7% were foreign nationals, mostly Portuguese (29.5%).

Of learners who attended secondary technical education during the 2014/15 school year, 48.8% were in the lower cycle: 24.2% were in technical programmes, 12.8% in technician programmes, and 14.5% in vocational programmes.


([1]) Technical programmes leading to the technical secondary school leaving diploma in administrative and commercial, general technical and artistic fields, or in health and social care. The curriculum includes general and technical education (theory and advanced practical training). Graduates can enter the labour market or move on to higher education.