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 2020/'21* 2,435
Total male and female Total primary education Bonaire 2020/'21* 1,958
Total male and female Total primary education St Eustatius 2020/'21* 318
Total male and female Total primary education Saba 2020/'21* 159
Total male and female Younger than 5 years Caribbean Netherlands 2020/'21* 237
Total male and female Younger than 5 years Bonaire 2020/'21* 190
Total male and female Younger than 5 years St Eustatius 2020/'21* 31
Total male and female Younger than 5 years Saba 2020/'21* 16
Total male and female 5 years Caribbean Netherlands 2020/'21* 281
Total male and female 5 years Bonaire 2020/'21* 225
Total male and female 5 years St Eustatius 2020/'21* 30
Total male and female 5 years Saba 2020/'21* 26
Total male and female 6 years Caribbean Netherlands 2020/'21* 291
Total male and female 6 years Bonaire 2020/'21* 229
Total male and female 6 years St Eustatius 2020/'21* 41
Total male and female 6 years Saba 2020/'21* 21
Total male and female 7 years Caribbean Netherlands 2020/'21* 296
Total male and female 7 years Bonaire 2020/'21* 241
Total male and female 7 years St Eustatius 2020/'21* 39
Total male and female 7 years Saba 2020/'21* 16
Total male and female 8 years Caribbean Netherlands 2020/'21* 284
Total male and female 8 years Bonaire 2020/'21* 234
Total male and female 8 years St Eustatius 2020/'21* 35
Total male and female 8 years Saba 2020/'21* 15
Total male and female 9 years Caribbean Netherlands 2020/'21* 313
Total male and female 9 years Bonaire 2020/'21* 255
Total male and female 9 years St Eustatius 2020/'21* 40
Total male and female 9 years Saba 2020/'21* 18
Total male and female 10 years Caribbean Netherlands 2020/'21* 334
Total male and female 10 years Bonaire 2020/'21* 261
Total male and female 10 years St Eustatius 2020/'21* 54
Total male and female 10 years Saba 2020/'21* 19
Total male and female 11 years Caribbean Netherlands 2020/'21* 290
Total male and female 11 years Bonaire 2020/'21* 228
Total male and female 11 years St Eustatius 2020/'21* 43
Total male and female 11 years Saba 2020/'21* 19
Total male and female 12 years or older Caribbean Netherlands 2020/'21* 109
Total male and female 12 years or older Bonaire 2020/'21* 95
Total male and female 12 years or older St Eustatius 2020/'21* 5
Total male and female 12 years or older Saba 2020/'21* 9
Total male and female Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) Caribbean Netherlands 2020/'21* 2,249
Total male and female Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) Bonaire 2020/'21* 1,847
Total male and female Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) St Eustatius 2020/'21* 266
Total male and female Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) Saba 2020/'21* 136
Total male and female Total secondary general education (VO) Caribbean Netherlands 2020/'21* 1,479
Total male and female Total secondary general education (VO) Bonaire 2020/'21* 1,201
Total male and female Total secondary general education (VO) St Eustatius 2020/'21* 178
Total male and female Total secondary general education (VO) Saba 2020/'21* 100
Total male and female VO: Practical education Caribbean Netherlands 2020/'21* 228
Total male and female VO: Practical education Bonaire 2020/'21* 199
Total male and female VO: Practical education St Eustatius 2020/'21* 17
Total male and female VO: Practical education Saba 2020/'21* 12
Total male and female VO: Lower forms Caribbean Netherlands 2020/'21* 650
Total male and female VO: Lower forms Bonaire 2020/'21* 465
Total male and female VO: Lower forms St Eustatius 2020/'21* 128
Total male and female VO: Lower forms Saba 2020/'21* 57
Total male and female VO: General programmes Caribbean Netherlands 2020/'21* 375
Total male and female VO: General programmes Bonaire 2020/'21* 311
Total male and female VO: General programmes St Eustatius 2020/'21* 33
Total male and female VO: General programmes Saba 2020/'21* 31
Total male and female VO: Pre-vocational programmes Caribbean Netherlands 2020/'21* 226
Total male and female VO: Pre-vocational programmes Bonaire 2020/'21* 226
Total male and female VO: Pre-vocational programmes St Eustatius 2020/'21* 0
Total male and female VO: Pre-vocational programmes Saba 2020/'21* 0
Total male and female Vocational education - CVQ Caribbean Netherlands 2020/'21* 70
Total male and female Vocational education - CVQ Bonaire 2020/'21*
Total male and female Vocational education - CVQ St Eustatius 2020/'21* 63
Total male and female Vocational education - CVQ Saba 2020/'21* 7
Total male and female Vocational education - MBO Caribbean Netherlands 2020/'21* 700
Total male and female Vocational education - MBO Bonaire 2020/'21* 646
Total male and female Vocational education - MBO St Eustatius 2020/'21* 25
Total male and female Vocational education - MBO Saba 2020/'21* 29
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 revised provisional and figures over the 2020/’21 school year are provisional figures. All other figures are final.

Changes as of 19 February 2021:
The revised provisional figures over the 2019/'20 school year and the provisional figures over the 2020/'21 school year are added.

When will new figures be published?
In the first quarter of 2022, the revised provisional figures over 2020/'21 school year and the provisional figures over the 2021/'22 school year will come available. The figures over the 2019/'20 school year will become final.

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