School size by type of education and ideological basis

School size by type of education and ideological basis

Type of education Ideological basis of the school Schoolsize Periods Enrolled pupils/students (number)
Total primary schools Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 81,948
Total primary schools Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 337,262
Total primary schools Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 870,363
Total primary schools Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 168,863
Total primary schools Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 13,753
Total primary schools Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 5,749
Total primary schools Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total primary schools Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total primary schools Public schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 30,362
Total primary schools Public schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 101,521
Total primary schools Public schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 236,437
Total primary schools Public schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 60,135
Total primary schools Public schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 2,458
Total primary schools Public schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total primary schools Public schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total primary schools Public schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total primary schools Special schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 51,586
Total primary schools Special schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 235,741
Total primary schools Special schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 633,926
Total primary schools Special schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 108,728
Total primary schools Special schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 11,295
Total primary schools Special schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 5,749
Total primary schools Special schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total primary schools Special schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total primary schools Protestant Schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 26,529
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 108,323
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 232,899
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 27,255
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total primary schools Protestant Schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total primary schools Roman Catholic Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 18,831
Total primary schools Roman Catholic 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 99,129
Total primary schools Roman Catholic 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 294,809
Total primary schools Roman Catholic 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 56,016
Total primary schools Roman Catholic 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 2,375
Total primary schools Roman Catholic 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 3,116
Total primary schools Roman Catholic 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total primary schools Roman Catholic More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total primary schools Other special schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 6,226
Total primary schools Other special schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 28,289
Total primary schools Other special schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 106,218
Total primary schools Other special schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 25,457
Total primary schools Other special schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 8,920
Total primary schools Other special schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 2,633
Total primary schools Other special schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total primary schools Other special schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total (special) primary education Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 79,592
Total (special) primary education Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 321,971
Total (special) primary education Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 840,849
Total (special) primary education Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 158,423
Total (special) primary education Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 5,498
Total (special) primary education Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total (special) primary education Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total (special) primary education Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total (special) primary education Public schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 29,927
Total (special) primary education Public schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 96,970
Total (special) primary education Public schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 231,598
Total (special) primary education Public schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 58,084
Total (special) primary education Public schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 1,203
Total (special) primary education Public schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total (special) primary education Public schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total (special) primary education Public schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total (special) primary education Special schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 49,665
Total (special) primary education Special schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 225,001
Total (special) primary education Special schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 609,251
Total (special) primary education Special schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 100,339
Total (special) primary education Special schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 4,295
Total (special) primary education Special schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total (special) primary education Special schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total (special) primary education Special schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 26,161
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 105,611
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 228,071
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 27,255
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 18,088
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 95,187
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 287,769
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 54,248
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 1,295
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total (special) primary education Other special schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 5,416
Total (special) primary education Other special schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 24,203
Total (special) primary education Other special schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 93,411
Total (special) primary education Other special schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 18,836
Total (special) primary education Other special schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 3,000
Total (special) primary education Other special schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total (special) primary education Other special schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Total (special) primary education Other special schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0
Primary schools Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 73,387
Primary schools Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 301,425
Primary schools Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 832,201
Primary schools Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 158,423
Source: CBS
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Table description


This table contains figures on schools and educational institutions by type of education, ideological basis and school size. It concerns schools and educational institutions financed by the government. Figures for the adult education are left out of this table, because the number of institutions is not available.

Data available from: School-/academic year 1990/91.

Status of the figures:
The figures up to and including school-/academic year 2020/21 are final and the figures of school-/academic year 2021/22 are provisional.

Changes on 29 July 2022:
The final figures of school-/academic year 2020/21 and the provisional figures of school-/academic year 2021/22 are added.

When will new figures be published?
In the third quarter of 2023 the provisional figures of school-/academic year 2021/22 will be replaced by final figures and the provisional figures of school-/academic year 2022/23 will be added in this publication.

Description topics

Enrolled pupils/students
Number of pupils/students at schools or educational institutions which are financed by the government.