Kindergartens, children, pedagogical staff, places and groups in the kindergartens by statistical zones, statistical regions, districts and municipalities


Time series: Edu_1.5_en.xls

KINDERGARTENS, CHILDREN, PEDAGOGICAL STAFF, PLACES AND GROUPS IN THE KINDERGARTENS BY STATISTICAL ZONES, STATISTICAL REGIONS, DISTRICTS AND MUNICIPALITIES IN 2017/2018 SCHOOL YEAR
(Number)
Statistical zones
Statistical regions
Districts
Municipalities
Kindergartens Children Places Pedagogical staff 1 Children's groups
total of which: girls total per 100 children total of which: teachers
Total 1 834 220 877 106 881 234 551 106.2 19 617 18 370 9 355
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria 993 107 455 52 026 119 777 111.5 9 665 9 046 4 642
Severozapaden 227 22 384 10 756 24 875 111.1 2 067 1 914 985
Vidin 25 2 348 1 148 2 559 109.0 225 211 106
Belogradchik 1 148 76 149 100.7 12 11 6
Boynitsa 1 21 13 20 95.2 2 2 1
Bregovo 2 110 53 132 120.0 10 10 5
Vidin 8 1 551 768 1 607 103.6 144 136 68
Gramada 1 34 18 40 117.7 4 4 2
Dimovo 3 168 79 163 97.0 16 14 7
Kula 1 56 26 75 133.9 7 6 3
Makresh 1 26 13 44 169.2 4 4 2
Novo Selo 1 58 28 88 151.7 9 8 4
Ruzhintsi 4 136 57 194 142.7 13 12 6
Chuprene 2 40 17 47 117.5 4 4 2
Vratsa 44 5 355 2 533 6 151 114.9 517 473 247
Borovan 2 195 95 213 109.2 20 18 9
Byala Slatina 5 728 347 750 103.0 66 61 30
Vratsa 16 2 154 1 031 2 305 107.0 208 192 90
Kozloduy 7 753 354 930 123.5 70 63 39
Krivodol 2 211 98 220 104.3 20 18 7
Mezdra 5 591 260 721 122.0 61 56 28
Mizia 1 181 89 418 230.9 18 17 19
Oryahovo 4 270 131 235 87.0 24 20 11
Roman 1 160 82 209 130.6 17 16 8
Hayredin 1 112 46 150 133.9 13 12 6
Lovech 33 3 794 1 833 4 109 108.3 342 312 166
Apriltsi 1 84 33 100 119.1 9 8 4
Letnitsa 1 122 58 154 126.2 10 9 6
Lovech 9 1 087 519 1 223 112.5 98 89 46
Lukovit 5 550 257 567 103.1 52 47 24
Teteven 6 635 302 663 104.4 65 59 29
Troyan 8 811 395 887 109.4 74 68 36
Ugarchin 2 236 123 229 97.0 16 15 10
Yablanitsa 1 269 146 286 106.3 18 17 11
Montana 49 4 059 1 965 4 500 110.9 343 321 169
Berkovitsa 6 508 220 574 113.0 46 43 23
Boychinovtsi 6 240 130 277 115.4 22 21 11
Brusartsi 3 139 69 177 127.3 13 13 7
Valchedram 6 265 128 332 125.3 22 22 11
Varshets 1 197 98 215 109.1 17 16 10
Georgi Damyanovo 1 26 12 20 76.9 2 2 1
Lom 10 658 324 692 105.2 58 54 30
Medkovets 2 104 37 128 123.1 8 8 5
Montana 12 1 743 860 1 875 107.6 141 129 63
Chiprovtsi 1 36 19 60 166.7 4 4 2
Yakimovo 1 143 68 150 104.9 10 9 6
Pleven 76 6 828 3 277 7 556 110.7 640 597 297
Belene 2 178 75 200 112.4 18 16 8
Gulyantsi 6 221 116 262 118.6 25 24 12
Dolna Mitropolia 8 425 204 474 111.5 44 42 21
Dolni Dabnik 7 260 118 298 114.6 27 26 14
Iskar 2 159 75 169 106.3 16 15 8
Knezha 5 425 193 555 130.6 38 34 20
Levski 4 420 198 485 115.5 36 34 18
Nikopol 4 177 72 230 129.9 18 17 9
Pleven 32 3 674 1 799 3 879 105.6 328 304 145
Pordim 1 155 71 178 114.8 17 16 8
Cherven Bryag 5 734 356 826 112.5 73 69 34
Severen tsentralen 206 22 163 10 739 26 843 121.1 2 086 1 946 972
Veliko Tarnovo 74 6 639 3 314 8 893 134.0 607 564 277
Veliko Tarnovo 22 2 619 1 297 2 744 104.8 220 207 94
Gorna Oryahovitsa 12 1 254 638 1 557 124.2 117 105 52
Elena 5 235 116 313 133.2 22 21 11
Zlataritsa 4 131 69 241 184.0 12 12 6
Lyaskovets 6 352 179 484 137.5 30 30 15
Pavlikeni 10 593 277 770 129.9 55 52 25
Polski Trambesh 3 299 153 494 165.2 27 24 13
Svishtov 7 735 369 1 566 213.1 76 69 39
Strazhitsa 4 378 191 636 168.3 44 40 20
Suhindol 1 43 25 88 204.7 4 4 2
Gabrovo 19 2 902 1 375 3 167 109.1 276 259 122
Gabrovo 10 1 579 745 1 715 108.6 147 137 63
Dryanovo 1 199 93 199 100.0 18 18 8
Sevlievo 5 927 441 1 005 108.4 91 86 41
Tryavna 3 197 96 248 125.9 20 18 10
Razgrad 52 3 544 1 744 4 614 130.2 370 344 180
Zavet 6 283 145 418 147.7 24 22 13
Isperih 14 709 335 779 109.9 67 63 32
Kubrat 5 443 202 641 144.7 55 50 25
Loznitsa 1 205 92 223 108.8 23 22 11
Razgrad 22 1 606 823 2 059 128.2 164 153 80
Samuil 2 179 92 314 175.4 21 19 12
Tsar Kaloyan 2 119 55 180 151.3 16 15 7
Ruse 37 5 887 2 778 6 361 108.1 535 503 251
Borovo 1 87 31 102 117.2 9 8 4
Byala 2 288 144 339 117.7 28 26 14
Vetovo 3 312 139 421 134.9 30 27 14
Dve Mogili 2 187 89 204 109.1 20 18 9
Ivanovo 1 134 63 175 130.6 14 13 7
Ruse 22 4 506 2 145 4 699 104.3 400 379 186
Slivo Pole 2 290 125 290 100.0 24 22 12
Tsenovo 4 83 42 131 157.8 10 10 5
Silistra 24 3 191 1 528 3 808 119.3 298 276 142
Alfatar 1 71 36 90 126.8 11 10 4
Glavinitsa 1 282 135 369 130.9 33 31 16
Dulovo 7 855 415 1 126 131.7 87 81 43
Kaynardzha 1 179 91 194 108.4 16 15 8
Silistra 9 1 283 610 1 369 106.7 102 94 46
Sitovo 2 146 64 200 137.0 13 12 6
Tutrakan 3 375 177 460 122.7 36 33 19
Severoiztochen 298 28 760 13 959 32 031 111.4 2 704 2 542 1 289
Varna 94 15 328 7 426 14 404 94.0 1 342 1 258 612
Avren 2 257 127 341 132.7 31 29 15
Aksakovo 7 606 285 722 119.1 59 55 29
Beloslav 3 327 162 434 132.7 37 34 17
Byala 1 109 53 96 88.1 9 8 4
Varna 58 11 528 5 613 9 924 86.1 980 926 434
Vetrino 2 99 48 135 136.4 13 11 6
Valchi Dol 4 254 116 294 115.8 25 22 12
Devnya 2 280 121 326 116.4 26 24 12
Dolni Chiflik 5 612 294 672 109.8 49 45 26
Dalgopol 4 400 197 492 123.0 39 35 18
Provadia 5 607 292 684 112.7 57 53 29
Suvorovo 1 249 118 284 114.1 17 16 10
Dobrich 85 5 030 2 482 6 485 128.9 517 489 277
Balchik 13 578 327 756 130.8 69 65 33
General Toshevo 11 377 203 510 135.3 40 38 20
Dobrich 14 2 280 1 097 2 337 102.5 208 194 100
Dobrich - selska 30 650 317 1 217 187.2 70 70 65
Kavarna 7 433 215 546 126.1 48 45 22
Krushari 1 123 56 166 135.0 14 13 6
Tervel 8 484 221 754 155.8 54 51 25
Shabla 1 105 46 199 189.5 14 13 6
Targovishte 21 3 255 1 563 3 858 118.5 310 290 152
Antonovo 1 127 46 154 121.3 15 14 7
Omurtag 2 486 234 695 143.0 47 45 28
Opaka 1 142 64 200 140.9 17 16 8
Popovo 4 682 297 821 120.4 68 64 32
Targovishte 13 1 818 922 1 988 109.4 163 151 77
Shumen 98 5 147 2 488 7 284 141.5 535 505 248
Veliki Preslav 6 282 124 435 154.3 32 31 15
Venets 7 171 80 463 270.8 23 22 10
Varbitsa 12 306 155 590 192.8 38 37 19
Kaolinovo 16 409 194 940 229.8 46 44 23
Kaspichan 6 216 98 308 142.6 21 20 11
Nikola Kozlevo 7 212 94 350 165.1 23 22 11
Novi Pazar 9 544 248 785 144.3 50 46 23
Smyadovo 3 140 72 260 185.7 15 14 7
Hitrino 4 77 40 212 275.3 13 12 6
Shumen 28 2 790 1 383 2 941 105.4 274 257 123
Yugoiztochen 262 34 148 16 572 36 028 105.5 2 808 2 644 1 396
Burgas 107 14 008 6 819 14 444 103.1 1 143 1 076 552
Aytos 6 842 424 1 075 127.7 79 74 40
Burgas 33 7 391 3 612 6 794 91.9 554 525 259
Kameno 6 324 159 466 143.8 34 33 15
Karnobat 7 775 383 850 109.7 62 57 31
Malko Tarnovo 2 71 26 175 246.5 6 6 3
Nesebar 11 1 045 518 1 136 108.7 94 85 40
Pomorie 8 926 441 1 000 108.0 79 73 34
Primorsko 1 175 79 245 140.0 22 21 10
Ruen 13 901 421 1 023 113.5 81 76 55
Sozopol 6 361 194 359 99.5 30 29 17
Sredets 5 531 237 552 104.0 41 38 19
Sungurlare 7 388 189 430 110.8 35 34 17
Tsarevo 2 278 136 339 121.9 26 25 12
Sliven 61 6 252 3 038 6 780 108.5 479 454 271
Kotel 6 462 225 527 114.1 42 40 24
Nova Zagora 22 1 100 552 1 219 110.8 100 95 53
Sliven 27 4 090 1 970 4 380 107.1 290 275 168
Tvarditsa 6 600 291 654 109.0 47 44 26
Stara Zagora 75 10 231 4 945 10 764 105.2 850 797 415
Bratya Daskalovi 4 218 117 278 127.5 23 22 12
Gurkovo 1 114 48 146 128.1 11 10 5
Galabovo 2 323 146 357 110.5 32 30 17
Kazanlak 14 2 386 1 147 2 633 110.4 208 194 97
Maglizh 4 345 135 327 94.8 27 26 14
Nikolaevo 1 196 97 213 108.7 18 17 9
Opan 1 27 20 27 100.0 2 2 1
Pavel Banya 9 420 209 508 121.0 36 35 18
Radnevo 6 562 290 713 126.9 57 53 28
Stara Zagora 29 4 988 2 406 4 889 98.0 386 360 185
Chirpan 4 652 330 673 103.2 50 48 29
Yambol 19 3 657 1 770 4 040 110.5 336 317 158
Bolyarovo 1 91 52 240 263.7 11 10 5
Elhovo 2 388 187 416 107.2 39 37 18
Straldzha 2 457 222 459 100.4 34 32 18
Tundzha 5 525 248 645 122.9 59 54 29
Yambol 9 2 196 1 061 2 280 103.8 193 184 88
Yugozapadna I Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria 841 113 422 54 855 114 774 101.2 9 952 9 324 4 713
Yugozapaden 460 70 357 33 954 69 238 98.4 6 091 5 714 2 826
Blagoevgrad 68 10 885 5 252 12 666 116.4 979 920 461
Bansko 3 473 237 538 113.7 39 37 19
Belitsa 1 293 151 397 135.5 22 21 15
Blagoevgrad 13 2 617 1 276 2 860 109.3 242 229 105
Gotse Delchev 10 1 334 624 1 452 108.9 119 109 54
Garmen 6 607 278 696 114.7 55 50 26
Kresna 1 152 76 196 129.0 15 14 7
Petrich 10 1 644 793 1 991 121.1 138 129 68
Razlog 1 711 345 896 126.0 62 61 30
Sandanski 8 1 360 670 1 384 101.8 113 106 53
Satovcha 8 488 228 747 153.1 56 53 26
Simitli 2 383 194 500 130.6 42 40 20
Strumyani 1 173 74 170 98.3 14 13 7
Hadzhidimovo 3 347 165 471 135.7 33 30 16
Yakoruda 1 303 141 368 121.5 29 28 15
Kyustendil 19 3 176 1 550 3 547 111.7 279 259 135
Bobov dol 2 153 77 172 112.4 16 14 7
Boboshevo 1 41 21 48 117.1 4 4 2
Dupnitsa 6 1 240 608 1 279 103.2 98 90 47
Kocherinovo 1 82 43 125 152.4 10 9 5
Kyustendil 6 1 354 644 1 547 114.3 120 113 59
Nevestino 1 43 23 50 116.3 4 4 2
Rila 1 68 34 108 158.8 9 8 4
Sapareva Banya 1 188 95 208 110.6 17 16 8
Treklyano 7 5 10 142.9 1 1 1
Pernik 22 3 583 1 707 3 640 101.6 310 290 146
Breznik 1 146 57 125 85.6 11 10 5
Zemen 1 26 16 66 253.9 2 2 1
Kovachevtsi 1 14 10 24 171.4 2 2 1
Pernik 15 2 782 1 334 2 807 100.9 241 226 115
Radomir 3 530 254 543 102.5 48 45 21
Tran 1 85 36 75 88.2 6 5 3
Sofia 74 7 357 3 611 7 867 106.9 648 605 319
Anton 1 31 13 50 161.3 4 4 2
Bozhurishte 2 324 146 324 100.0 29 27 13
Botevgrad 12 1 097 531 1 074 97.9 97 91 42
Godech 1 125 84 120 96.0 8 7 4
Gorna Malina 1 164 83 179 109.2 15 14 7
Dolna Banya 1 164 84 290 176.8 14 13 8
Dragoman 1 94 46 110 117.0 11 10 5
Elin Pelin 11 773 401 875 113.2 75 71 35
Etropole 3 419 198 422 100.7 38 35 16
Zlatitsa 2 172 86 179 104.1 17 15 8
Ihtiman 4 601 300 632 105.2 45 42 25
Koprivshtitsa 1 44 23 44 100.0 6 6 3
Kostenets 3 301 151 365 121.3 27 24 13
Kostinbrod 5 552 261 550 99.6 41 38 25
Mirkovo 1 58 26 88 151.7 6 6 4
Pirdop 1 281 139 283 100.7 25 24 12
Pravets 4 289 145 360 124.6 25 22 15
Samokov 5 1 035 478 1 018 98.4 88 83 42
Svoge 11 411 192 476 115.8 43 41 22
Slivnitsa 2 261 136 266 101.9 22 21 11
Chavdar 1 31 19 38 122.6 3 3 2
Chelopech 1 130 69 124 95.4 9 8 5
Sofia (stolitsa) 277 45 356 21 834 41 518 91.5 3 875 3 640 1 765
Stolichna 277 45 356 21 834 41 518 91.5 3 875 3 640 1 765
Yuzhen tsentralen 381 43 065 20 901 45 536 105.7 3 861 3 610 1 887
Kardzhali 59 4 330 2 082 5 518 127.4 427 396 203
Ardino 3 213 105 410 192.5 26 23 13
Dzhebel 4 224 129 285 127.2 24 21 11
Kirkovo 12 462 236 820 177.5 48 46 25
Krumovgrad 9 508 232 648 127.6 51 49 26
Kardzhali 23 2 317 1 085 2 395 103.4 209 193 96
Momchilgrad 6 370 183 565 152.7 44 41 20
Chernoochene 2 236 112 395 167.4 25 23 12
Pazardzhik 75 7 690 3 812 8 377 108.9 631 586 344
Batak 3 133 71 146 109.8 13 11 6
Belovo 2 171 86 183 107.0 15 14 8
Bratsigovo 4 216 111 229 106.0 22 20 10
Velingrad 8 1 071 546 1 124 105.0 90 83 44
Lesichovo 2 104 53 119 114.4 9 9 7
Pazardzhik 32 3 378 1 659 3 706 109.7 260 246 134
Panagyurishte 8 654 322 715 109.3 62 57 30
Peshtera 6 519 245 637 122.7 42 38 24
Rakitovo 4 566 274 592 104.6 44 40 41
Septemvri 4 630 307 650 103.2 53 49 28
Strelcha 1 106 59 115 108.5 8 7 5
Surnitsa 1 142 79 161 113.4 13 12 7
Plovdiv 162 21 490 10 377 20 756 96.6 1 901 1 777 910
Asenovgrad 10 1 965 1 004 1 906 97.0 162 152 80
Brezovo 2 127 59 175 137.8 13 12 7
Kaloyanovo 8 283 122 364 128.6 28 27 15
Karlovo 9 1 604 761 1 403 87.5 133 125 62
Krichim 2 251 123 269 107.2 22 20 11
Kuklen 1 170 62 157 92.4 15 14 7
Laki 1 50 25 126 252.0 4 4 3
Maritsa 16 1 080 531 1 076 99.6 98 92 49
Perushtitsa 2 166 83 188 113.3 19 17 8
Plovdiv 57 11 406 5 519 10 377 91.0 972 913 461
Parvomay 7 715 329 744 104.1 70 66 32
Rakovski 6 927 442 826 89.1 75 69 40
Rodopi 12 827 398 958 115.8 92 84 40
Sadovo 10 482 223 584 121.2 57 52 25
Sopot 3 336 177 308 91.7 32 29 14
Stamboliyski 8 612 276 592 96.7 59 53 26
Saedinenie 3 263 133 289 109.9 26 25 13
Hisarya 5 226 110 414 183.2 24 23 17
Smolyan 49 2 872 1 380 3 962 138.0 323 304 152
Banite 1 63 29 160 254.0 10 9 6
Borino 2 51 26 147 288.2 7 7 4
Devin 4 265 133 355 134.0 28 26 14
Dospat 7 272 118 370 136.0 31 29 15
Zlatograd 5 278 165 332 119.4 31 28 14
Madan 5 257 119 340 132.3 27 26 13
Nedelino 3 106 47 222 209.4 14 14 7
Rudozem 7 332 151 366 110.2 34 33 16
Smolyan 12 1 089 512 1 429 131.2 120 112 54
Chepelare 3 159 80 241 151.6 21 20 9
Haskovo 36 6 683 3 250 6 923 103.6 579 547 278
Dimitrovgrad 7 1 349 671 1 322 98.0 119 112 57
Ivaylovgrad 2 129 65 138 107.0 13 12 6
Lyubimets 1 301 148 268 89.0 22 21 11
Madzharovo 1 16 9 22 137.5 2 2 1
Mineralni Bani 1 150 74 218 145.3 15 14 7
Svilengrad 5 733 339 767 104.6 64 59 29
Simeonovgrad 2 299 151 298 99.7 21 20 12
Stambolovo 1 118 54 122 103.4 15 14 7
Topolovgrad 2 222 105 259 116.7 23 22 10
Harmanli 3 730 349 794 108.8 61 58 32
Haskovo 11 2 636 1 285 2 715 103.0 224 213 106

1 Incl. directors without teaching activities, music instructors, methodologists and educators.
27.04.2018


Euro-SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS)

Kindergartens (Pre-primary education)
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

'Education and Culture Statistics' Department

Contact name

Svilen Kateliev

Contact person function

Head of department

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 469

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified27 April 2018
Metadata last posted27 April 2018
Metadata last update27 April 2018
Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistics on pre-primary education provides data on activity of the kindergartens and pre-school grades in schools. Main statistical units are children, teachers, educators and other category personnel. Main breakdowns of characteristics for collecting data on children and pedagogic personnel are: sex and year of birth. The date of the observation is December 1.

Classification system

International Standard Classification of Education, 2011 version (ISCED 2011)

Sector coverage

The survey covers all state, municipal and created according to the established legal order private kindergartens.

Statistical concepts and definitions

A pupil/student (incl. children in kindergartens) is every person enrolled in an educational program of formal education according to ISCED irrespective of the mode of attendance. Formal education includes the educational programmes implement in the legitimate educational institutions created according to the existing legal order.

The teachers are official persons who directly conduct the training sessions according to curriculum irrespective of whether they are full or part time employees. Directors and assistant directors are observed separately although a great part of them may have lecturing functions as well.

The management personnel include official persons performing management functions at the level of the educational institution.

An educational institution is defined as a centre taking independent decisions, which performs educational services for persons and organizations and is created according to the rules of the law. This means that the institution has a manager (director, rector or another manager) i.e. that this is an 'independent' educational institution. 'Dependent' educational institutions are branches or units known under other names and are typically subordinate to an independent institution.

Statistical unit

Pupils and education personnel.

Statistical population

Participants in formal education.

Reference area

Whole country. Data is published down to municipality level.

Time coverage

2000 - 2017

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Number and per cent.

Reference period

School year.

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements
  • Law of the Level of Education, Educational Minimum and Curriculum;
  • Law on Statistics;
  • Commission regulation (EU) No 88/2011;
  • Regulation (EC) N 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning;
  • Methodological documents of Eurostat;
  • Law on National Education and the Rules on its implementation;
  • Pre-school and school education act.
Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

In compliance to the Law on Statistics (Articles 25 and 26).

Release policy
Release calendar

In accordance to the dates defined in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Frequency of dissemination

Annual

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Regular press release in the internet site.

Publications

· Education in the Republic of Bulgaria;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· "Bulgaria" (brochure).

On-line database

Data on Kindergartens (Pre-primary education) are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Education and Lifelong Learning: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4792 and Informational System "Infostat": https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=66

Micro-data access

In accordance to the Rules on Provision of the Anonymised Individual Data for Scientific and Research purposes.

Other

Information services by order in accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Survey Methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Edu_Meth_en.pdf

Quality documentation

Quality report in accordance to the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality management
Quality assurance

A set of quality criteria have been set up within the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality assessment

The national quality report provides users with basic information on quality at national level.

Relevance
User needs

State and regional authorities, international organisations, national and foreign users.

User satisfaction

Information is not available.

Completeness

Information is not available.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable (census).

Sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Non-sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

· Reference date: December 1;

· Fieldwork: December - January;

· Processing: February - March;

· Dissemination of national results: April;

· Transmission of data to Eurostat: September.

Punctuality

Data was disseminated at national level and delivered to Euorostat in time.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Fully comparable with all EU member states.

Comparability - over time

Partially comparable due to the changes of national legislation.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Carried out quality tests, mainly on the coherency of the gathered information.

Cost and burden

Information is not available.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - practice

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Statistical processing
Source data

All kindergartens and pre-school grades in schools, which conduct compulsory pre-school training of the children.

Frequency of data collection

Annual

Data collection

Census via statistical questionnaire 'Report on kindergarten'

Data validation

Data validation is done by the National Statistical Institute and quality tests are carried out by the Eurostat.

Data compilation

Not applicable.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS)

Kindergartens (Pre-primary education)
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

'Education and Culture Statistics' Department

Contact name

Svilen Kateliev

Contact person function

Head of department

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 469

Contact fax number
Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistics on pre-primary education provides data on activity of the kindergartens and pre-school grades in schools. Main statistical units are children, teachers, educators and other category personnel. Main breakdowns of characteristics for collecting data on children and pedagogic personnel are: sex and year of birth. The date of the observation is December 1.

Classification system

International Standard Classification of Education, 2011 version (ISCED 2011)

Sector coverage

The survey covers all state, municipal and created according to the established legal order private kindergartens.

Statistical concepts and definitions

A pupil/student (incl. children in kindergartens) is every person enrolled in an educational program of formal education according to ISCED irrespective of the mode of attendance. Formal education includes the educational programmes implement in the legitimate educational institutions created according to the existing legal order.

The teachers are official persons who directly conduct the training sessions according to curriculum irrespective of whether they are full or part time employees. Directors and assistant directors are observed separately although a great part of them may have lecturing functions as well.

The management personnel include official persons performing management functions at the level of the educational institution.

An educational institution is defined as a centre taking independent decisions, which performs educational services for persons and organizations and is created according to the rules of the law. This means that the institution has a manager (director, rector or another manager) i.e. that this is an 'independent' educational institution. 'Dependent' educational institutions are branches or units known under other names and are typically subordinate to an independent institution.

Statistical unit

Pupils and education personnel.

Statistical population

Participants in formal education.

Reference area

Whole country. Data is published down to municipality level.

Time coverage

2000 - 2017

Base period

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

All kindergartens and pre-school grades in schools, which conduct compulsory pre-school training of the children.

Frequency of data collection

Annual

Data collection

Census via statistical questionnaire 'Report on kindergarten'

Data validation

Data validation is done by the National Statistical Institute and quality tests are carried out by the Eurostat.

Data compilation

Not applicable.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

A set of quality criteria have been set up within the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality assessment

The national quality report provides users with basic information on quality at national level.

Relevance
User needs

State and regional authorities, international organisations, national and foreign users.

User satisfaction

Information is not available.

Completeness

Information is not available.

Data completeness - rate

Not applicable (census).

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable (census).

Sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Sampling errors - indicators

Not applicable (census).

Non-sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Coverage error

Not applicable (census).

Over-coverage - rate

Not applicable (census).

Common units - proportion

Not applicable (census).

Measurement error

Not applicable (census).

Non response error

Not applicable (census).

Unit non-response - rate

Not applicable (census).

Item non-response - rate

Not applicable (census).

Processing error

Not applicable (census).

Imputation - rate

Not applicable (no imputations).

Model assumption error

Not applicable (census).

Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable (no seasonal adjustments).

Data revision - policy

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - practice

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - average size

Not applicable (preliminary data not published).

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

· Reference date: December 1;

· Fieldwork: December - January;

· Processing: February - March;

· Dissemination of national results: April;

· Transmission of data to Eurostat: September.

Time lag - first results

20 weeks.

Time lag - final results

Not applicable (only final results published).

Punctuality

Data was disseminated at national level and delivered to Euorostat in time.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

Not applicable (data published on exact date).

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Fully comparable with all EU member states.

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable (no flows).

Comparability - over time

Partially comparable due to the changes of national legislation.

Length of comparable time series

18 years.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

Not applicable (annual survey).

Coherence - National Accounts

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Carried out quality tests, mainly on the coherency of the gathered information.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Regular press release in the internet site.

Publications

· Education in the Republic of Bulgaria;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· "Bulgaria" (brochure).

On-line database

Data on Kindergartens (Pre-primary education) are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Education and Lifelong Learning: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4792 and Informational System "Infostat": https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=66

Data tables - consultations

Not available.

Micro-data access

In accordance to the Rules on Provision of the Anonymised Individual Data for Scientific and Research purposes.

Other

Information services by order in accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Metadata - consultations

Not available.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Survey Methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Edu_Meth_en.pdf

Metadata completeness – rate

Not avaliable.

Quality documentation

Quality report in accordance to the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Cost and burden

Information is not available.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality – data treatment

In compliance to the Law on Statistics (Articles 25 and 26).

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  • Friday, 27 April 2018 - 11:00

    The main results from the National Statistical Institute annual comprehensive surveys characterizing the activity of educational institutions are as follows:

    • In the 2017/2018 academic year in kindergartens are enrolled 220.9 thousand children or with 1.6% less in comparison with the previous year.
    • In 2017, upper-secondary graduates in general and vocational schools are respectively 26.6 thousand and 21.7 thousand students.
    • Enrolled in the varying degrees of higher education in 2017/2018 academic year are 236.3 thousand.
    • As of 31.12.2017 for acquiring educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’ in the country are trained 6 564 persons, of which 529 foreign citizens.
  • Friday, 15 September 2017 - 11:10

    Adult Education Survey is conducted once every five years in all EU Member States through a common methodology and a harmonized toolkit that provides comparable data for assessment on lifelong learning. 

    The National Statistical Institute presents final results from the survey conducted in the end of 2016.

  • Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 11:00

    The main results from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) annual comprehensive studies characterizing the activity of educational institutions are as follows:

    • In the 2016/2017 academic year in kindergartens are enrolled 224.4 thousand children or with 3.3% less in comparison with the previous year.
    • In 2016, high school graduates in general and vocational schools are respectively 24.4 and 20.6 thousand students.
    • Enrolled in the varying degrees of higher education in 2016/2017 academic year are 249.9 thousand.
    • As of 31.12.2016 for acquiring educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’ in the country are trained 6 738, of which 503 foreign citizens.
     
  • Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 11:00

    The main results from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) annual comprehensive studies characterizing the activity of educational institutions are as follows:

    • In the 2015/2016 academic year in kindergartens are enrolled 232.0 thousand children or with 3.8% less in comparison with the previous year.
    • In primary education (I - IV grade) 262.0 thousand pupils were enrolled and in the lower secondary (V - VIII grade) - 216.4 thousand.
    • In 2015, high school graduates in general and vocational schools are respectively 27.0 and 23.3 thousand students.
    • Enrolled in the varying degrees of higher education in 2015/2016 academic year are 266.7 thousand.
    • Continues the trend for increasing the number of Ph.D. students, as of 31.12.2015 for acquiring educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’ in the country trained 6 750. 
     
  • Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 11:00

    The main results of the yearly exhaustive surveys that characterize the activity of the educational institutions, conducted by the National Statistical Institute (NSI), are:

    • The number of children in kindergartens for 2014/2015 was 241.1 thousand as an increase of 0.2% is observed in comparison with the previous school year.
    • In 2014, 27.3 and 26.2 thousand students graduated secondary education in respectively general and vocational schools.
    • For the 2014/2015 academic year, the number of enrolments in higher education was 279.0 thousand persons, which is a decrease with 1.5% in comparison to the previous year.
    • Significant increase of the number of Ph.D. students is observed. As of 31.12.2014, 6 671 Ph.D. students were enrolled in the country, or 9.3% more than the previous year.
     
  • Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 11:00

    The main results of the yearly exhaustive surveys that characterize the activity of the educational institutions, conducted by the National Statistical Institute, are:

    • The number of children in kindergartens for 2013/2014 was 240.6 thousand as an increase of 2.4% is observed in comparison with the previous school year.
    • In 2013, 28.9 and 27.4 thousand students graduated secondary education in respectively general and vocational schools.
    • For the 2013/2014 academic year, the number of enrollments in higher education remained almost unchanged in comparison with the previous academic year - 277.2 thousand persons as a decrease in the number of students in private universities is registered.
    • Significant increase of the number of Ph.D. students is observed. As of 31.12.2013, 6 055 Ph.D. students were enrolled in the country, or 12.7% more than the previous academic year.
  • Tuesday, 30 April 2013 - 11:00

    The main results of the yearly exhaustive surveys that characterize the activity of the educational institutions, conducted by the National Statistical Institute (NSI), are:

    • The number of children in kindergartens for 2012/2013 was 235.0 thousand as an increase of 3.1% is observed in comparison with the previous school year.
    • In 2012, 30.3 and 29.4 thousand students graduated secondary education in respectively general and vocational schools.
    • For the 2012/2013 academic year, the number of enrollments in higher education remained almost unchanged in comparison with the previous academic year - 278.6 thousand persons as a decrease in the number of students in colleges (education-qualification degree "Professional Bachelor") and in private universities is registered.
    • Significant increase of the number of Ph.D. students is observed. As of 31.12.2012, 5 371 Ph.D. students were enrolled in the country, or 14.2% more than the previous academic year.

  • Wednesday, 26 September 2012 - 11:00

    Adult Education Survey covers broad range of topics, connected to the education and training of adults, like participation in different forms of Lifelong Learning (formal, non-formal and informal), reasons for non-participation, access to information on possibilities for education and training, use of computers, language skills, participation in cultural and social events.

  • Wednesday, 2 May 2012 - 11:00

    The educational structure of population aged 7 and more improves considerably, following the clearly expressed tendency of increase of the number and share of population with tertiary and upper secondary education and decrease the number of people with lower secondary or lower education.

    As of 1.02.2011 the Population census results shows 1 348.7 thousand persons with tertiary education, or each fifth person (19.6%). With upper secondary education are 2 990.4 thousand persons (43.4%). The proportion of persons with primary or lower education is 13.9% (or every seventh in 100).

  • Friday, 29 April 2011 - 11:00

    During the 2006 - 2010 period the educational attainment of the population aged 25 - 64 continues to improve following the clear-cut tendency towards an increase of the number and share of the population with tertiary and secondary education together with the decrease of the number and share of people with primary and lower education. The relative share of the population with tertiary education (college and university) increased from 21.9% in 2006 to 23.2% in 2010 or by 1.3 points and the share of the population with secondary education increased from 52.5 to 56.2% or by 3.7 points. Parallel to this, the relative share of persons with primary and lower education decreased by 5.0 points - from 25.6 to 20.6%. This means that 79.4% of the population at the most active working age (25 - 64 years of age) is with secondary or higher education.

  • Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2018
    The National Statistical Institute presents to the attention of users interested in social statistics the newest annual bilingual (Bulgarian and English) electronic publication Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2018.

    The publication contains main data from the five carried out annual comprehensive statistical surveys, which characterizing the activity of educational institutions in Bulgaria for the period from 2013/2014 to 2017/2018 school (academic) years.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2018
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2018 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2014 - 2017 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2017 in infographics
    The National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria offers a different view of the statistical information included in the 85th edition of the Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria.

    The publication is intended for a wider audience as statistical data are presented in a plain and easy understandable way.

    The current state and changes in the socio-economic and cultural life in the country are presented not in the traditional way in tables and text, but through infographics - images, graphics and other visualization tools.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2018 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2018 in Bulgarian.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2014 - 2017 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2017
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 84th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2012 - 2016 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2017
    The National Statistical Institute presents to the attention of users interested in social statistics the newest annual bilingual (Bulgarian and English) electronic publication Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2017.

    The publication contains main data from the five carried out annual comprehensive statistical surveys, which characterizing the activity of educational institutions in Bulgaria for the period from 2012/2013 to 2016/2017 school (academic) years.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2017
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2017 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2013 - 2016 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2017 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2017 in Bulgarian.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2013 - 2016 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2016
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 84th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2011 - 2015 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2016
    The National Statistical Institute presents to the attention of users interested in social statistics the newest annual bilingual (Bulgarian and English) electronic publication Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2016.

    The publication contains main data from the five carried out annual comprehensive statistical surveys, which characterizing the activity of educational institutions in Bulgaria for the period from 2011/2012 to 2015/2016 school (academic) years.

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