Newly immigrated people have high educational level
In general, the people who have immigrated in recent years have an educational level which is higher than both those who immigrated a longer time ago and the population as a whole. Among those immigrating in the period 2001–2006, 28 percent have a post upper secondary education of three years or more. A majority of the new immigrants are relatively young, which partly explains the high educational level. Slightly over half of the people (25–64 years) who immigrated to Sweden during the period 2001–2006 were in the age group 25–34 years. Data on education is missing for 25 percent of people who immigrated during this period, which means that the actual share of highly educated people is probably higher than that presented below.