Caribbean Netherlands; pupils in primary and secondary education


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:
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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.

Caribbean Netherlands; pupils in primary and secondary education

Gender Pupil characteristics Caribbean Netherlands Periods Participants (number)
Total male and female Total primary education Bonaire 2019/'20* 1,946
Total male and female Younger than 5 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 210
Total male and female 5 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 223
Total male and female 6 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 247
Total male and female 7 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 225
Total male and female 8 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 242
Total male and female 9 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 258
Total male and female 10 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 235
Total male and female 11 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 230
Total male and female 12 years or older Bonaire 2019/'20* 76
Total male and female Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) Bonaire 2019/'20* 1,730
Total male and female Total secondary general education (VO) Bonaire 2019/'20* 1,188
Total male and female VO: Practical education Bonaire 2019/'20* 209
Total male and female VO: Lower forms Bonaire 2019/'20* 462
Total male and female VO: General programmes Bonaire 2019/'20* 289
Total male and female VO: Pre-vocational programmes Bonaire 2019/'20* 228
Total male and female Vocational education - CVQ Bonaire 2019/'20*
Total male and female Vocational education - MBO Bonaire 2019/'20* 542
Male Total primary education Bonaire 2019/'20* 1,034
Male Younger than 5 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 116
Male 5 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 112
Male 6 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 130
Male 7 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 107
Male 8 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 142
Male 9 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 137
Male 10 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 129
Male 11 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 120
Male 12 years or older Bonaire 2019/'20* 41
Male Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) Bonaire 2019/'20* .
Male Total secondary general education (VO) Bonaire 2019/'20* 602
Male VO: Practical education Bonaire 2019/'20* 152
Male VO: Lower forms Bonaire 2019/'20* 210
Male VO: General programmes Bonaire 2019/'20* 121
Male VO: Pre-vocational programmes Bonaire 2019/'20* 119
Male Vocational education - CVQ Bonaire 2019/'20*
Male Vocational education - MBO Bonaire 2019/'20* .
Female Total primary education Bonaire 2019/'20* 912
Female Younger than 5 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 94
Female 5 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 111
Female 6 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 117
Female 7 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 118
Female 8 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 100
Female 9 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 121
Female 10 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 106
Female 11 years Bonaire 2019/'20* 110
Female 12 years or older Bonaire 2019/'20* 35
Female Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) Bonaire 2019/'20* .
Female Total secondary general education (VO) Bonaire 2019/'20* 586
Female VO: Practical education Bonaire 2019/'20* 57
Female VO: Lower forms Bonaire 2019/'20* 252
Female VO: General programmes Bonaire 2019/'20* 168
Female VO: Pre-vocational programmes Bonaire 2019/'20* 109
Female Vocational education - CVQ Bonaire 2019/'20*
Female Vocational education - MBO Bonaire 2019/'20* .
Source: CBS.
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