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Table 4.1 % of Italian resident population (15–64) and emigrants (25–64) by educational attainment, 2002–2013

From: Emigration from Italy After the Crisis: The Shortcomings of the Brain Drain Narrative

  Resident population (15–64) Italian emigrants (25–64)
Tertiary (%) Primary/lower secondary (%) Secondary/higher (%) Tertiary (%)
2002 8.6 51 37.1 11.9
2003 9.1 51.4 36.8 11.8
2004 10 56.4 31.4 12.2
2005 10.7 51.5 31.1 17.4
2006 11.4 50.4 29 20.6
2007 12 41.7 33.2 25.1
2008 12.7 40.6 33.5 25.9
2009 12.8 42.6 33.6 23.8
2010 13 38.3 34.8 26.9
2011 13.1 37.9 34.5 27.6
2012 13.8 36 36.4 27.6
2013 14.4 34.6 34.8 30.6
  1. Source: ISTAT and Eurostat