The percent of highly educated people in the Netherlands has increased in every age group in recent years. The increase was highest for Turks and Moroccans, from 5% in 2001 to 9% in 2007, according to the Dutch statistics bureau.
In 2007 there were for the first time almost as many highly educated as low educated Dutch, going up from 22% in 2001 to 29% in 2007. The percent of highly educated Antilleans, Arubans and Surinamese went up from 15% in 2001 to 20% in 2007.
The percent of highly educated went up most sharply in the group of 25-34 year old. This group is also the most highly educated. In 2007 about a third of Dutch in this age group had at least an HBO degree (BA). Among youth 15-24 years old the increase was the smallest and the percent of highly educated much lower. This gives a distorted image, since many of them are still getting their education, and are not counted in the study. A large percentage of this group will end up highly educated.
Most Dutch, more than 40% last year, have a secondary school education.
Source: Wereld Journalisten (Dutch)