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 secondary general education (VO) Caribbean Netherlands 2021SJ00 1,571
Total male and female Total secondary general education (VO) Bonaire 2021SJ00 1,284
Total male and female Total secondary general education (VO) St Eustatius 2021SJ00 184
Total male and female Total secondary general education (VO) Saba 2021SJ00 103
Total male and female VO: General programmes Caribbean Netherlands 2021SJ00 415
Total male and female VO: General programmes Bonaire 2021SJ00 341
Total male and female VO: General programmes St Eustatius 2021SJ00 32
Total male and female VO: General programmes Saba 2021SJ00 42
Male Total secondary general education (VO) Caribbean Netherlands 2021SJ00 809
Male Total secondary general education (VO) Bonaire 2021SJ00 656
Male Total secondary general education (VO) St Eustatius 2021SJ00 96
Male Total secondary general education (VO) Saba 2021SJ00 57
Male VO: General programmes Caribbean Netherlands 2021SJ00 175
Male VO: General programmes Bonaire 2021SJ00 143
Male VO: General programmes St Eustatius 2021SJ00 13
Male VO: General programmes Saba 2021SJ00 19
Female Total secondary general education (VO) Caribbean Netherlands 2021SJ00 762
Female Total secondary general education (VO) Bonaire 2021SJ00 628
Female Total secondary general education (VO) St Eustatius 2021SJ00 88
Female Total secondary general education (VO) Saba 2021SJ00 46
Female VO: General programmes Caribbean Netherlands 2021SJ00 240
Female VO: General programmes Bonaire 2021SJ00 198
Female VO: General programmes St Eustatius 2021SJ00 19
Female VO: General programmes Saba 2021SJ00 23
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. On account of the introduction of the CVQ-system, there are no longer MBO students as of school year 2021/’22 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 school year 2020/’21 are revised provisional and figures over school year 2021/’22 are provisional figures. All other figures are final.

Changes as of 15 March 2022:
The revised provisional figures over school year 2020/'21 and the provisional figures over school year 2021/'22 have been added.
The figures over school year 2019/'20 have become final.

When will new figures be published?
In the first quarter of 2023, the revised provisional figures over school year 2021/'22 and the provisional figures over school year 2022/'23 will come available.
The figures over school year 2020/'21 will become final.

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