Facebook penetration rate in European countries

26/11/2016


Key observations:
  • In 70% of analysed countries between 40% and 60% of the population uses Facebook.
  • Countries from Northern Europe have the highest Facebook penetration rate.
  • The lowest Facebook penetration rate have countries from Eastern Europe. One of the reasons behind it can be Internet access rate in these countries.

Methodology and data source information:
Facebook penetration rate for a given country was calculated by dividing the number of Facebook users in a given country by the population of that country. The sources of data were Facebook and World Bank.

Bachelor's graduates in European countries

11/11/2016


Key observations:
  • In 2/3 of analysed countries between 0.35% and 0.60% of the population obtained the Bachelor's degree in a given year.
  • The lowest percent of Bachelor's graduates is in Luxembourg (0.11% of population, more than 60% less than in the country with the second lowest value - Serbia: 0.30%). One of the reasons behind it can be short history of higher education in Luxembourg - the first and only public university in Luxembourg was founded in 2003.
  • Countries with the highest percent of Bachelor's graduates are Poland, Ireland and Lithuania (more than 0.8% of population a year). If the rate continues to be high, the question is if there are enough workplaces for Bachelor's graduates in these countries.

Methodology and data source information:
Bachelor's graduates a year as a percent of population for a given country was calculated by dividing the number of Bachelor's graduates in a given year by the population of the country on the 1st January of that year. The source of all data was Eurostat (latest available data).