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 2021/'22* 2,448
Total male and female Total primary education Bonaire 2021/'22* 1,953
Total male and female Total primary education St Eustatius 2021/'22* 321
Total male and female Total primary education Saba 2021/'22* 174
Total male and female Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) Caribbean Netherlands 2021/'22* 2,385
Total male and female Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) Bonaire 2021/'22* 2,009
Total male and female Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) St Eustatius 2021/'22* 252
Total male and female Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) Saba 2021/'22* 124
Total male and female Total secondary general education (VO) Caribbean Netherlands 2021/'22* 1,571
Total male and female Total secondary general education (VO) Bonaire 2021/'22* 1,284
Total male and female Total secondary general education (VO) St Eustatius 2021/'22* 184
Total male and female Total secondary general education (VO) Saba 2021/'22* 103
Total male and female VO: Practical education Caribbean Netherlands 2021/'22* 214
Total male and female VO: Practical education Bonaire 2021/'22* 183
Total male and female VO: Practical education St Eustatius 2021/'22* 20
Total male and female VO: Practical education Saba 2021/'22* 11
Total male and female Vocational education - CVQ Caribbean Netherlands 2021/'22* 89
Total male and female Vocational education - CVQ Bonaire 2021/'22*
Total male and female Vocational education - CVQ St Eustatius 2021/'22* 68
Total male and female Vocational education - CVQ Saba 2021/'22* 21
Total male and female Vocational education - MBO Caribbean Netherlands 2021/'22* 725
Total male and female Vocational education - MBO Bonaire 2021/'22* 725
Total male and female Vocational education - MBO St Eustatius 2021/'22*
Total male and female Vocational education - MBO Saba 2021/'22*
Male Total primary education Caribbean Netherlands 2021/'22* 1,226
Male Total primary education Bonaire 2021/'22* 982
Male Total primary education St Eustatius 2021/'22* 160
Male Total primary education Saba 2021/'22* 84
Male Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) Caribbean Netherlands 2021/'22* .
Male Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) Bonaire 2021/'22* .
Male Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) St Eustatius 2021/'22* .
Male Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) Saba 2021/'22* .
Male Total secondary general education (VO) Caribbean Netherlands 2021/'22* 809
Male Total secondary general education (VO) Bonaire 2021/'22* 656
Male Total secondary general education (VO) St Eustatius 2021/'22* 96
Male Total secondary general education (VO) Saba 2021/'22* 57
Male VO: Practical education Caribbean Netherlands 2021/'22* 144
Male VO: Practical education Bonaire 2021/'22* 121
Male VO: Practical education St Eustatius 2021/'22* 16
Male VO: Practical education Saba 2021/'22* 7
Male Vocational education - CVQ Caribbean Netherlands 2021/'22* 31
Male Vocational education - CVQ Bonaire 2021/'22*
Male Vocational education - CVQ St Eustatius 2021/'22* 26
Male Vocational education - CVQ Saba 2021/'22* 5
Male Vocational education - MBO Caribbean Netherlands 2021/'22* .
Male Vocational education - MBO Bonaire 2021/'22* .
Male Vocational education - MBO St Eustatius 2021/'22*
Male Vocational education - MBO Saba 2021/'22*
Female Total primary education Caribbean Netherlands 2021/'22* 1,222
Female Total primary education Bonaire 2021/'22* 971
Female Total primary education St Eustatius 2021/'22* 161
Female Total primary education Saba 2021/'22* 90
Female Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) Caribbean Netherlands 2021/'22* .
Female Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) Bonaire 2021/'22* .
Female Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) St Eustatius 2021/'22* .
Female Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO) Saba 2021/'22* .
Female Total secondary general education (VO) Caribbean Netherlands 2021/'22* 762
Female Total secondary general education (VO) Bonaire 2021/'22* 628
Female Total secondary general education (VO) St Eustatius 2021/'22* 88
Female Total secondary general education (VO) Saba 2021/'22* 46
Female VO: Practical education Caribbean Netherlands 2021/'22* 70
Female VO: Practical education Bonaire 2021/'22* 62
Female VO: Practical education St Eustatius 2021/'22* 4
Female VO: Practical education Saba 2021/'22* 4
Female Vocational education - CVQ Caribbean Netherlands 2021/'22* 58
Female Vocational education - CVQ Bonaire 2021/'22*
Female Vocational education - CVQ St Eustatius 2021/'22* 42
Female Vocational education - CVQ Saba 2021/'22* 16
Female Vocational education - MBO Caribbean Netherlands 2021/'22* .
Female Vocational education - MBO Bonaire 2021/'22* .
Female Vocational education - MBO St Eustatius 2021/'22*
Female Vocational education - MBO Saba 2021/'22*
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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