This volume provides a detailed breakdown of the educational background of the population as well as an analysis of the economically active population as emerging from the Census. Detailed definitions and extensive methodological explanations were provided in volume one of this report. However, it is felt necessary to provide additional methodological notes on some of the most important areas being covered in this volume in order to serve as easy reference to the reader.
For Census purposes, literacy is defined as the ability both to read and to write. A person who can, with understanding, both read and write a short, simple statement on his everyday life is literate. A person who cannot, with understanding, both read and write a short, simple statement on his everyday life is illiterate.
1.2 Educational Attainment
Educational attainment is defined as the most advanced level which a person has completed in the educational system of the country where the education was received. Such a level of education need not have been attained in Malta. All education-related information was collected in respect of persons above the minimum school-leaving age (16 years and over). For a very detailed definition and breakdown of the various educational levels used in the Census, the reader is referred to volume 1, Chapter 3, pages xxiii-xxv.
1.3 Educational Qualifications
These are the degrees, diplomas and other certificates which have been conferred on a person by the educational authorities and special examining bodies on the successful completion of a course of full-time, part-time or private study.
1.4 Economic Activity
In the Census, information on the "currently active population" was collected. Therefore, the information contained in the Census refers to the week leading to Census Day, that is the week between Monday the 20th November and Sunday, the 26th November 1995. The reader is also asked to consult volume 1, chapter 3, pages xxvi-xxviii for more detailed information on this area.
Volume 4 Tables
Education and Economic Activity
Volume 4 Chapter 2: Education and Economic Activity