Young women have highest education
Women have a higher educational level than men. More women than men have post-secondary education and fewer only have primary and lower secondary education. However, regarding postgraduate education on the whole, women are still behind men. The proportion of women with postgraduate education is 38 percent.
Women aged 25-34 are a particularly well-educated group. Half of the women in this age group have some kind of post-secondary education. Roughly one in three women, 37 percent, in this age group have at least a three year post-secondary education, while the corresponding share for men is one in four. This difference is because more women continue with higher education. Currently about 50 percent more women than men are registered at Swedish universities and institutes of higher education.