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Statistics on educational institutions

Austria

2.Organisation and governance

2.8Statistics on educational institutions

Last update: 11 October 2022

This section provides the most recent available data on the number of educational institutions from pre-primary to post-secondary non-tertiary education level (ISCED levels 0-4). Statistics on numbers and characteristics of higher education institutions can be found in the European Tertiary Education Register. A general overview of the categories of institutions providing publicly-subsidised adult education and training can be found in the chapter on adult education. The notes below the tables provide methodological explanations necessary for a good interpretation of data. For an overwiew about the schematic structure of Austrian educational system look here

 

Statistics on educational institutions providing regular education

 

Type of educational institution in English (and in national language)

ISCED levels provided

Main orientation of the programmes provided

Number of educational institutions
   TotalPublicGovernment-dependent privatePrivate inde-pendent
Crèches (Krippen)0(-)231010641246(:)

Kindergartens, mixed-age child care institutions (Kindergärten, altersgemischte Betreuungs-einrichtungen)

0(-)615337122441(:)

Primary schools (Volksschulen)

0,1(-)29572850107(:)

Compulsory secondary schools: General secondary and pre-vocational schools (Mittelschulen, Polytechnische Schulen)

2,3G1265119372(:)

Academic secondary schools (Allgemein bildende höhere Schulen)

2,3G35227082(:)

Other general schools (Sonstige allgemein bildende Schulen)

1,2,3G134(-)134(:)

Vocational schools for apprentices (Berufsschulen)

3V1421366(:)

Schools for intermediate and Colleges for higher vocational education (Berufsbildende mittlere und höhere Schulen)

3,5V492336156(:)

Other technical and voational schools (Sonstige berufsbildende Schulen)

3,4V60(-)60(:)

Health care system schools (Schulen im Gesundheitswesen)

3,4V330204126(:)

Abbreviations: G= General; V= Vocational; (:) Data not available; (-) Not applicable

Table download (including separate special needs institutions table below):

Sources:

Terminology The 2018 version of the Unesco/OECD/Eurostat Manual on concepts, definitions and classification (accessed 2021-08-11) can be consulted for the definitions of regular education (p.10); general and vocational programmes of education (p.19); as well as public institution, government-dependent private institution and private independent institution (pp. 24-26)

Notes

1) ”Private independent” is no descriptive category of national school statistics; additionally, national school statistics don’t include the necessary information in order to identify private independent institutions among all private institutions. Data on private independent institutions are included in column Government dependent private.

2) A very small amount of schools offer both, four years of primary education and four years of lower secondary education. These schools are classified either as a primary or as a secondary school according to the majority of classes observed in each school.

3) The category “Other general schools” depicts only private schools.

4) The educational institutions are counted in accordance with the legal entity approach.

 

Statistics on separate educational institutions providing special needs education

 

Type of educational institution in English (and in national language)

ISCED levels provided

Main orientation of the programmes provided

Number of educational institutions
   TotalPublicGovernment-dependent privatePrivate inde-pendent

Special (SEN) schools (Sonderschulen)

0,1,2,3G22421410(:)
Abbreviations: G= General; V= Vocational; (:) Data not available; (-) Not applicable

 

Sources:

Terminology The 2018 version of the Unesco/OECD/Eurostat Manual on concepts, definitions and classification (accessed 2021-08-11) can be consulted for the definitions of regular education (p.10); general and vocational programmes of education (p.19); as well as public institution, government-dependent private institution and private independent institution (pp. 24-26).

Notes

1) All special schools provide several ISCED levels.

2) The Austrian School Organisation Act distinguishes between ten different types of special needs school.

3) The educational institutions are counted in accordance with the legal entity approach.