Portugal Data

The EASIE data collection takes place every two years. Country data is added to this website as and when it becomes available. The default view is the most recent school year available. The data is presented in up to six tables, focusing on different aspects of inclusive education. Unless stated otherwise in the notes, the data displayed is from the selected school year.

2014/2015 Data:

Portugal - 2014_2015 - Table 1

Question ISCED 1 ISCED 2 Sources used Notes
1 How many school aged children are there at: 579,752 311,786 Eurostat (demo_r_d2jan) data for mainland Portugal ISCED 1: ages 6 to 11; ISCED 2: ages 12 to 14.
2 How many pupils are enrolled in all formal educational settings in: 566,108 271,001 Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics (data for mainland Portugal). The service is going to report this information to Eurostat. The differences are due to the nature of the reported information. Question 1: population estimates are produced by Statistics Portugal. Question 2 is administrative data relating to pupils enrolled in primary and lower-secondary education. In both situations, the date of respective age has been counted: ISCED 1: ages 6 to 11; ISCED 2: ages 12 to 14. If the repetition that exists in Portugal is taken into account, the number of pupils to be considered in ISCED level 1 is 611,017 and the number of pupils to be considered in ISCED level 2 is 347,450.
3 How many pupils are out of any formal educational settings in: M M Data not available. In Portugal, compulsory education lasts for 12 years or up to the age of 18 years. School leavers or children excused from school attendance due to health problems, according to legislation, remain outside the formal education system. There is no information about those pupils.
4 How many pupils are enrolled in mainstream formal educational settings with their non-disabled peers in: 565,884 270,073 Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics (data for mainland Portugal) Data concerning pupils enrolled in public and private mainstream schools.
5 How many pupils are enrolled and educated in mainstream classes with their non-disabled peers for at least 80% of the time in: 560,740 265,199 Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics (data for mainland Portugal) Actual data is available to verify the 80% benchmark.

Portugal - 2014_2015 - Table 2

Question 9 years 15 years Sources used Notes
1 How many children are aged: 99,075 107,405 Statistics Portugal (data for mainland Portugal). The service is going to report this information to Eurostat
2 How many pupils are enrolled in all formal educational settings aged: 97,721 107,125 Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics (data for mainland Portugal). The service is going to report this information to Eurostat.
3 How many pupils are out of any formal educational settings aged: M M Data not available. In Portugal, compulsory education lasts for 12 years or up to the age of 18 years. School leavers or children excused from school attendance due to health problems, according to legislation, remain outside the formal education system. There is no information about those pupils.
4 How many pupils are enrolled in mainstream formal educational settings with their non-disabled peers in: 97,676 106,970 Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics (data for mainland Portugal) Data concerning pupils enrolled in public and private mainstream schools.
5 How many pupils are enrolled and educated in mainstream classes with their non-disabled peers for at least 80% of the time in: 97,181 105,663 Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics (data for mainland Portugal) Actual data is available to verify the 80% benchmark.

Portugal - 2014_2015 - Table 3

Question ISCED 1 ISCED 2 Sources used Notes
1 How many pupils have an official decision of SEN in: 40,385 22,900 Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics (data for mainland Portugal) Pupils with SEN enrolled in 'regular or special schools'.
2 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in: 35,017 17,098 Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics (data for mainland Portugal)
3 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in: 5,144 4,874 Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics (data for mainland Portugal) It is now possible to report information about this indicator because Portugal changed the way of collecting data, during the 2014/2015 school year.
4 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in: 224 928 Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics (data for mainland Portugal) The curriculum in special schools is not related to the curriculum for mainstream schools. However, the data has been calculated according to the pupils' ages: ISCED 1: ages 6 to 11; ISCED 2: ages 12 to 18.
5 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in: M M Pupils in this situation may be those who are excused from school attendance due to health problems, according to legislation. The Directorate-General of Education and Science Statistics does not collect this information.

Portugal - 2014_2015 - Table 4

Question ISCED 1 Male ISCED 1 Female ISCED 2 Male ISCED 2 Female Sources used Notes
1 How many male and female pupils have an official decision of SEN in: 25,420 14,965 13,883 9,017 Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics (data for mainland Portugal)
2 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in: 22,003 13,014 10,334 6,764 Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics (data for mainland Portugal)
3 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in: 3,268 1,876 2,907 1,967 Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics (data for mainland Portugal)
4 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in: 149 75 642 286 Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics (data for mainland Portugal) The curriculum in special schools is not related to the curriculum for mainstream schools. However, the data has been calculated according to the pupils' ages: ISCED 1: ages 6 to 11; ISCED 2: ages 12 to 18.
5 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in: M M M M Data not available. In Portugal, compulsory education lasts for 12 years or up to the age of 18 years. School leavers or children excused from school attendance due to health problems, according to legislation, remain outside the formal education system. There is no information about those pupils.

Portugal - 2014_2015 - Table 5

Ages 1 How many pupils of each age have an official decision of SEN in ISCED level 1: 2 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in ISCED level 1: 3 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in ISCED level 1: 4 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in ISCED level 1: 5 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in ISCED level 1: Sources used Notes
< 3 year olds 0 0 0 0 0 Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics (data for mainland Portugal) The curriculum in special schools is not related to the curriculum for mainstream schools. However, the data has been calculated according to the pupils' ages: ISCED 1: ages 6 to 11. Question 5: The Directorate-General of Education and Science Statistics does not collect this information.
3 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
4 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
5 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
6 year olds 1,310 1,145 160 5 M
7 year olds 3,124 2,825 287 12 M
8 year olds 4,940 4,520 385 35 M
9 year olds 6,531 5,991 495 45 M
10 year olds 7,034 6,308 673 53 M
11 year olds 7,454 6,435 945 74 M
12 year olds 5,332 4,299 1,033 0 M
13 year olds 2,804 2,178 626 0 M
14 year olds 1,200 909 291 0 M
15 year olds 421 286 135 0 M
16 year olds 155 85 70 0 M
17 year olds 63 31 32 0 M
18 year olds 9 2 7 0 M
19 year olds 2 0 2 0 M
20 year olds 3 0 3 0 M
21 year olds 0 0 0 M
22 year olds 0 0 0 M
23 year olds 1 1 0 M
>23 year olds 2 2 0 M

Portugal - 2014_2015 - Table 6

Ages 1 How many pupils of each age have an official decision of SEN in ISCED level 2: 2 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in ISCED level 2: 3 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in ISCED level 2: 4 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in ISCED level 2: 5 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in ISCED level 2: Sources used Notes
< 3 year olds 0 0 0 0 0 Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics (data for mainland Portugal) The curriculum in special schools is not related to the curriculum for mainstream schools. However, the data has been calculated according to the pupils' ages: ISCED 2: ages 12 to 18. Question 5: The Directorate-General of Education and Science Statistics does not collect this information.
3 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
4 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
5 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
6 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
7 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
8 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
9 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
10 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
11 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
12 year olds 2,233 1,927 215 91 M
13 year olds 4,799 3,830 827 142 M
14 year olds 6,505 5,027 1,309 169 M
15 year olds 5,181 3,719 1,307 155 M
16 year olds 2,759 1,850 731 178 M
17 year olds 1,135 621 365 149 M
18 year olds 224 84 96 44 M
19 year olds 34 21 13 0 M
20 year olds 10 6 4 0 M
21 year olds 5 3 2 0 M
22 year olds 4 3 1 0 M
23 year olds 3 1 2 0 M
>23 year olds 8 6 2 0 M

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