Caribbean Netherlands; pupils in primary and secondary education

Caribbean Netherlands; pupils in primary and secondary education

Gender Pupil characteristics Caribbean Netherlands Periods Participants (number)
Total male and female Total primary education Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 2,437
Total male and female Total primary education Bonaire 2019/'20* 1,946
Total male and female Total primary education St Eustatius 2019/'20* 333
Total male and female Total primary education Saba 2019/'20* 158
Total male and female Younger than 5 years Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 265
Total male and female Younger than 5 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 210
Total male and female Younger than 5 years St Eustatius 2019/'20* 32
Total male and female Younger than 5 years Saba 2019/'20* 23
Total male and female 5 years Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 288
Total male and female 5 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 223
Total male and female 5 years St Eustatius 2019/'20* 45
Total male and female 5 years Saba 2019/'20* 20
Total male and female 6 years Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 309
Total male and female 6 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 247
Total male and female 6 years St Eustatius 2019/'20* 44
Total male and female 6 years Saba 2019/'20* 18
Total male and female 7 years Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 278
Total male and female 7 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 225
Total male and female 7 years St Eustatius 2019/'20* 34
Total male and female 7 years Saba 2019/'20* 19
Total male and female 8 years Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 296
Total male and female 8 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 242
Total male and female 8 years St Eustatius 2019/'20* 38
Total male and female 8 years Saba 2019/'20* 16
Total male and female 9 years Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 329
Total male and female 9 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 258
Total male and female 9 years St Eustatius 2019/'20* 54
Total male and female 9 years Saba 2019/'20* 17
Total male and female 10 years Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 296
Total male and female 10 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 235
Total male and female 10 years St Eustatius 2019/'20* 43
Total male and female 10 years Saba 2019/'20* 18
Total male and female 11 years Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 287
Total male and female 11 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 230
Total male and female 11 years St Eustatius 2019/'20* 37
Total male and female 11 years Saba 2019/'20* 20
Total male and female 12 years or older Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 89
Total male and female 12 years or older Bonaire 2019/'20* 76
Total male and female 12 years or older St Eustatius 2019/'20* 6
Total male and female 12 years or older Saba 2019/'20* 7
Total male and female Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 2,081
Total male and female Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) Bonaire 2019/'20* 1,730
Total male and female Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) St Eustatius 2019/'20* 238
Total male and female Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) Saba 2019/'20* 113
Total male and female Total secondary general education (VO) Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 1,466
Total male and female Total secondary general education (VO) Bonaire 2019/'20* 1,188
Total male and female Total secondary general education (VO) St Eustatius 2019/'20* 183
Total male and female Total secondary general education (VO) Saba 2019/'20* 95
Total male and female VO: Practical education Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 237
Total male and female VO: Practical education Bonaire 2019/'20* 209
Total male and female VO: Practical education St Eustatius 2019/'20* 19
Total male and female VO: Practical education Saba 2019/'20* 9
Total male and female VO: Lower forms Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 648
Total male and female VO: Lower forms Bonaire 2019/'20* 462
Total male and female VO: Lower forms St Eustatius 2019/'20* 128
Total male and female VO: Lower forms Saba 2019/'20* 58
Total male and female VO: General programmes Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 353
Total male and female VO: General programmes Bonaire 2019/'20* 289
Total male and female VO: General programmes St Eustatius 2019/'20* 36
Total male and female VO: General programmes Saba 2019/'20* 28
Total male and female VO: Pre-vocational programmes Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 228
Total male and female VO: Pre-vocational programmes Bonaire 2019/'20* 228
Total male and female VO: Pre-vocational programmes St Eustatius 2019/'20* 0
Total male and female VO: Pre-vocational programmes Saba 2019/'20* 0
Total male and female Vocational education - CVQ Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 47
Total male and female Vocational education - CVQ Bonaire 2019/'20*
Total male and female Vocational education - CVQ St Eustatius 2019/'20* 44
Total male and female Vocational education - CVQ Saba 2019/'20* 3
Total male and female Vocational education - MBO Caribbean Netherlands 2019/'20* 568
Total male and female Vocational education - MBO Bonaire 2019/'20* 542
Total male and female Vocational education - MBO St Eustatius 2019/'20* 11
Total male and female Vocational education - MBO Saba 2019/'20* 15
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains information about pupils who participate in primary, secondary general and secondary vocational education on the islands of the Caribbean Netherlands. Only education that is funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science is included in the tables. The numbers of pupils are given by region (Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba), by age and gender in primary education and by level (as of the 2014/’15 school year) and gender in secondary general education. As of school year 2019/’20 the students of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) are added; this vocationally oriented education was introduced as of that school year on St Eustatius and Saba.

As of 10 October 2010, the islands of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba have the status of ‘special municipalities’ of the Netherlands. The education in the Caribbean Netherlands forms part of the Dutch national education system. The Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science is responsible for education policies.

Data available from: the 2009/'10 school year.

Status of the figures:
Figures over the 2019/’20 school year are provisional and figures over the 2018/’19 school year are revised provisional figures. All other figures are final.

Changes as of 1 July 2020:
One of the hyperlinks is changed.

When will new figures be published?
In the second quarter of 2021, provisional figures over the 2020/’21 school year will be added; the provisional figures over 2019/’20 will be replaced by revised provisional figures, and the revised provisional figures over 2018/’19 will be replaced by final figures.

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