Table 1

Population distribution by sex and educational level in the Netherlands, 1981–1999

N (%)
Sex and educational level1981–19841985–19881989–19921993–19961997–1999Trend (difference between % in first and last period)
Men
    I (low)3031 (22.1)2306 (18.4)2126 (18.1)2413 (18.2)1677 (15.6)−6.5
    II4069 (29.7)3278 (26.1)2747 (23.3)3071 (23.1)2380 (22.2)−7.6
    III4335 (31.7)4645 (37.0)4497 (38.2)4766 (35.9)4045 (37.7)+6.0
    IV (high)2256 (16.5)2327 (18.5)2400 (20.4)3016 (22.7)2641 (24.6)+8.1
Total13691 (100)12556 (100)11770 (100)13266 (100)10743 (100)
Women
    I (low)4480 (31.5)3552 (26.9)3311 (26.5)3725 (26.2)2588 (22.8)−8.7
    II4705 (33.1)4301 (32.5)3567 (28.5)3865 (27.2)3239 (28.5)−4.5
    III3550 (25.0)3659 (27.7)3848 (30.8)4414 (31.1)3559 (31.4)+6.4
    IV (high)1484 (10.4)1704 (12.9)1780 (14.2)2190 (15.4)1961 (17.3)+6.8
Total14219 (100)13216 (100)12506 (100)14194 (100)11347 (100)