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 2018/2019 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 1 834 218 767 105 794 233 766 106.9 19 799 18 544 9 285
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria 996 106 062 51 121 118 281 111.5 9 715 9 081 4 574
Severozapaden 225 21 693 10 391 24 159 111.4 2 071 1 914 965
Vidin 25 2 193 1 067 2 458 112.1 221 207 102
Belogradchik 1 128 65 124 96.9 10 9 5
Boynitsa 1 20 14 20 100.0 2 2 1
Bregovo 2 108 56 129 119.4 11 10 5
Vidin 8 1 446 702 1 534 106.1 142 134 65
Gramada 1 31 17 40 129.0 4 4 2
Dimovo 3 161 77 163 101.2 15 14 7
Kula 1 54 22 75 138.9 7 6 3
Makresh 1 24 11 44 183.3 4 4 2
Novo Selo 1 61 31 88 144.3 9 8 4
Ruzhintsi 4 121 50 194 160.3 13 12 6
Chuprene 2 39 22 47 120.5 4 4 2
Vratsa 44 5 164 2 402 5 923 114.7 505 461 233
Borovan 2 208 92 239 114.9 20 18 10
Byala Slatina 5 710 339 709 99.9 65 60 30
Vratsa 16 2 099 999 2 231 106.3 201 185 85
Kozloduy 7 690 320 790 114.5 70 63 32
Krivodol 2 201 87 249 123.9 20 18 9
Mezdra 5 545 239 671 123.1 58 53 27
Mizia 1 156 69 356 228.2 17 16 12
Oryahovo 4 281 137 259 92.2 24 20 12
Roman 1 158 76 213 134.8 17 16 8
Hayredin 1 116 44 206 177.6 13 12 8
Lovech 32 3 698 1 814 3 971 107.4 349 316 165
Apriltsi 1 77 35 100 129.9 9 8 4
Letnitsa 1 97 48 154 158.8 10 9 6
Lovech 9 1 057 521 1 178 111.5 95 86 44
Lukovit 5 588 274 634 107.8 57 50 25
Teteven 6 607 291 657 108.2 65 59 30
Troyan 7 797 399 767 96.2 77 70 37
Ugarchin 2 200 102 190 95.0 16 15 8
Yablanitsa 1 275 144 291 105.8 20 19 11
Montana 48 3 955 1 900 4 324 109.3 345 323 168
Berkovitsa 6 497 214 559 112.5 46 43 23
Boychinovtsi 6 256 131 304 118.8 23 22 11
Brusartsi 3 131 67 153 116.8 12 12 7
Valchedram 6 265 126 311 117.4 22 22 11
Varshets 1 219 110 180 82.2 17 16 10
Georgi Damyanovo 1 21 12 20 95.2 2 2 1
Lom 9 622 306 647 104.0 57 53 29
Medkovets 2 114 46 137 120.2 8 8 5
Montana 12 1 667 807 1 778 106.7 143 131 63
Chiprovtsi 1 31 16 60 193.6 4 4 2
Yakimovo 1 132 65 175 132.6 11 10 6
Pleven 76 6 683 3 208 7 483 112.0 651 607 297
Belene 2 177 76 200 113.0 18 16 8
Gulyantsi 6 197 109 238 120.8 22 21 10
Dolna Mitropolia 8 414 178 476 115.0 43 41 21
Dolni Dabnik 7 248 115 299 120.6 27 26 14
Iskar 2 156 79 175 112.2 16 15 8
Knezha 5 417 209 586 140.5 40 36 19
Levski 4 423 192 517 122.2 38 36 19
Nikopol 4 165 68 230 139.4 18 17 9
Pleven 32 3 591 1 773 3 819 106.4 333 309 146
Pordim 1 149 70 164 110.1 17 16 8
Cherven Bryag 5 746 339 779 104.4 79 74 35
Severen tsentralen 204 22 009 10 614 26 736 121.5 2 098 1 956 971
Veliko Tarnovo 74 6 547 3 199 8 879 135.6 601 557 274
Veliko Tarnovo 22 2 631 1 290 2 724 103.5 217 204 93
Gorna Oryahovitsa 12 1 202 583 1 552 129.1 116 104 51
Elena 5 233 115 313 134.3 22 21 11
Zlataritsa 4 130 67 241 185.4 12 12 6
Lyaskovets 6 343 166 484 141.1 31 30 15
Pavlikeni 10 590 265 770 130.5 54 51 25
Polski Trambesh 3 308 147 516 167.5 28 25 14
Svishtov 7 707 356 1 555 219.9 73 66 37
Strazhitsa 4 361 188 636 176.2 44 40 20
Suhindol 1 42 22 88 209.5 4 4 2
Gabrovo 19 2 849 1 383 3 226 113.2 278 261 124
Gabrovo 10 1 511 728 1 689 111.8 149 139 64
Dryanovo 1 190 90 208 109.5 18 18 8
Sevlievo 5 945 463 1 078 114.1 90 85 43
Tryavna 3 203 102 251 123.7 21 19 9
Razgrad 49 3 543 1 752 4 341 122.5 362 336 176
Zavet 5 272 143 359 132.0 26 24 13
Isperih 14 712 341 755 106.0 72 68 33
Kubrat 5 453 222 589 130.0 54 49 25
Loznitsa 1 202 92 202 100.0 21 20 10
Razgrad 20 1 611 807 1 937 120.2 152 141 76
Samuil 2 164 91 319 194.5 21 19 12
Tsar Kaloyan 2 129 56 180 139.5 16 15 7
Ruse 38 5 873 2 768 6 443 109.7 550 518 258
Borovo 1 84 39 102 121.4 9 8 4
Byala 2 326 164 354 108.6 30 28 15
Vetovo 3 288 121 425 147.6 32 29 15
Dve Mogili 2 192 88 219 114.1 20 18 9
Ivanovo 1 146 70 181 124.0 15 14 7
Ruse 23 4 475 2 136 4 725 105.6 410 388 191
Slivo Pole 2 260 100 295 113.5 24 23 12
Tsenovo 4 102 50 142 139.2 10 10 5
Silistra 24 3 197 1 512 3 847 120.3 307 284 139
Alfatar 1 76 33 110 144.7 10 9 4
Glavinitsa 1 273 133 399 146.2 35 33 16
Dulovo 7 853 372 1 125 131.9 87 81 42
Kaynardzha 1 189 100 193 102.1 17 16 9
Silistra 9 1 272 617 1 360 106.9 107 99 45
Sitovo 2 150 75 200 133.3 16 14 7
Tutrakan 3 384 182 460 119.8 35 32 16
Severoiztochen 300 28 431 13 723 31 688 111.5 2 695 2 531 1 247
Varna 97 15 179 7 320 14 073 92.7 1 340 1 254 603
Avren 2 235 101 341 145.1 31 29 15
Aksakovo 7 599 275 724 120.9 57 52 29
Beloslav 5 344 161 434 126.2 40 36 15
Byala 1 104 53 103 99.0 9 8 4
Varna 59 11 447 5 566 9 583 83.7 977 922 428
Vetrino 2 106 51 135 127.4 13 12 6
Valchi Dol 4 260 116 298 114.6 27 24 12
Devnya 2 260 117 333 128.1 25 23 12
Dolni Chiflik 5 555 261 654 117.8 49 45 25
Dalgopol 4 405 199 481 118.8 37 33 17
Provadia 5 613 301 703 114.7 58 54 30
Suvorovo 1 251 119 284 113.2 17 16 10
Dobrich 84 4 966 2 394 6 563 132.2 518 489 250
Balchik 13 567 292 756 133.3 67 63 33
General Toshevo 11 352 190 510 144.9 40 38 20
Dobrich 14 2 327 1 121 2 397 103.0 205 191 100
Dobrich - selska 30 619 296 1 223 197.6 72 72 36
Kavarna 7 424 188 546 128.8 48 45 22
Krushari 1 109 50 166 152.3 14 13 7
Tervel 7 466 213 766 164.4 58 54 26
Shabla 1 102 44 199 195.1 14 13 6
Targovishte 21 3 176 1 532 3 772 118.8 308 288 150
Antonovo 1 140 63 154 110.0 15 14 7
Omurtag 2 432 209 640 148.2 47 45 26
Opaka 1 142 57 202 142.3 17 16 8
Popovo 4 676 293 800 118.3 66 62 30
Targovishte 13 1 786 910 1 976 110.6 163 151 79
Shumen 98 5 110 2 477 7 280 142.5 529 500 244
Veliki Preslav 6 276 130 435 157.6 33 32 15
Venets 7 152 74 463 304.6 22 21 10
Varbitsa 11 306 161 590 192.8 37 36 18
Kaolinovo 16 379 177 940 248.0 46 44 23
Kaspichan 6 216 111 308 142.6 21 20 11
Nikola Kozlevo 7 207 94 350 169.1 23 22 11
Novi Pazar 9 520 248 785 151.0 50 46 23
Smyadovo 3 132 67 260 197.0 15 14 7
Hitrino 5 102 39 212 207.8 12 12 6
Shumen 28 2 820 1 376 2 937 104.2 270 253 120
Yugoiztochen 267 33 929 16 393 35 698 105.2 2 851 2 680 1 391
Burgas 109 13 651 6 604 14 259 104.5 1 177 1 107 551
Aytos 6 822 411 997 121.3 75 70 38
Burgas 34 7 157 3 518 6 787 94.8 582 552 263
Kameno 6 315 142 453 143.8 32 31 15
Karnobat 7 754 372 823 109.2 63 58 30
Malko Tarnovo 2 77 29 175 227.3 6 6 3
Nesebar 11 1 050 513 1 195 113.8 100 92 41
Pomorie 8 918 421 951 103.6 82 76 35
Primorsko 1 179 84 251 140.2 19 18 9
Ruen 14 891 398 982 110.2 83 76 52
Sozopol 6 340 179 338 99.4 31 29 15
Sredets 5 491 221 519 105.7 42 39 19
Sungurlare 7 400 189 449 112.3 36 35 19
Tsarevo 2 257 127 339 131.9 26 25 12
Sliven 61 6 432 3 138 6 792 105.6 487 461 269
Kotel 6 446 218 493 110.5 42 40 23
Nova Zagora 21 1 078 542 1 159 107.5 97 92 50
Sliven 28 4 175 2 028 4 506 107.9 301 285 170
Tvarditsa 6 733 350 634 86.5 47 44 26
Stara Zagora 78 10 268 4 900 10 763 104.8 858 802 417
Bratya Daskalovi 7 224 113 310 138.4 23 22 12
Gurkovo 1 123 62 149 121.1 11 10 5
Galabovo 2 331 142 343 103.6 32 30 17
Kazanlak 14 2 352 1 085 2 468 104.9 210 195 93
Maglizh 4 332 154 336 101.2 26 25 15
Nikolaevo 1 193 94 224 116.1 18 17 9
Opan 1 25 19 25 100.0 2 2 1
Pavel Banya 9 439 208 509 116.0 36 35 18
Radnevo 6 611 303 723 118.3 57 53 29
Stara Zagora 29 5 020 2 426 5 026 100.1 393 366 189
Chirpan 4 618 294 650 105.2 50 47 29
Yambol 19 3 578 1 751 3 884 108.6 329 310 154
Bolyarovo 1 90 47 240 266.7 11 10 5
Elhovo 2 371 186 416 112.1 39 37 18
Straldzha 2 408 204 497 121.8 34 32 18
Tundzha 5 543 261 651 119.9 57 52 27
Yambol 9 2 166 1 053 2 080 96.0 188 179 86
Yugozapadna I Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria 838 112 705 54 673 115 485 102.5 10 084 9 463 4 711
Yugozapaden 456 69 973 33 989 70 536 100.8 6 213 5 847 2 839
Blagoevgrad 65 10 872 5 293 12 428 114.3 972 915 463
Bansko 3 514 240 420 81.7 40 38 19
Belitsa 1 283 140 415 146.6 22 21 15
Blagoevgrad 13 2 573 1 242 2 860 111.2 240 227 107
Gotse Delchev 10 1 333 641 1 473 110.5 116 106 54
Garmen 6 629 296 710 112.9 55 50 24
Kresna 1 145 77 175 120.7 15 14 7
Petrich 7 1 677 820 1 980 118.1 138 131 67
Razlog 1 670 341 881 131.5 60 59 30
Sandanski 8 1 335 656 1 347 100.9 111 104 55
Satovcha 8 479 213 758 158.3 56 53 27
Simitli 2 402 205 500 124.4 43 41 20
Strumyani 1 173 81 170 98.3 14 13 7
Hadzhidimovo 3 349 172 371 106.3 32 29 16
Yakoruda 1 310 169 368 118.7 30 29 15
Kyustendil 19 3 092 1 552 3 587 116.0 272 255 130
Bobov dol 2 159 74 175 110.1 16 14 7
Boboshevo 1 43 22 48 111.6 4 4 2
Dupnitsa 6 1 226 625 1 347 109.9 98 92 48
Kocherinovo 1 81 45 120 148.2 9 8 4
Kyustendil 6 1 295 634 1 535 118.5 115 109 55
Nevestino 1 40 23 50 125.0 4 4 2
Rila 1 69 34 106 153.6 9 8 4
Sapareva Banya 1 179 95 206 115.1 17 16 8
Pernik 22 3 515 1 694 3 633 103.4 307 287 141
Breznik 1 152 69 125 82.2 11 10 5
Zemen 1 22 13 66 300.0 2 2 1
Kovachevtsi 1 15 11 24 160.0 2 2 1
Pernik 15 2 728 1 322 2 796 102.5 240 225 111
Radomir 3 517 247 547 105.8 45 42 20
Tran 1 81 32 75 92.6 7 6 3
Sofia 74 7 546 3 721 8 061 106.8 661 617 323
Anton 1 35 14 50 142.9 4 4 2
Bozhurishte 2 374 174 375 100.3 32 30 14
Botevgrad 12 1 075 522 1 081 100.6 97 91 43
Godech 1 120 64 120 100.0 8 7 4
Gorna Malina 1 144 69 179 124.3 16 15 7
Dolna Banya 1 174 87 245 140.8 13 11 6
Dragoman 1 85 43 110 129.4 11 10 5
Elin Pelin 11 899 461 981 109.1 77 73 41
Etropole 3 382 177 389 101.8 41 38 16
Zlatitsa 2 169 91 205 121.3 16 14 8
Ihtiman 4 601 319 663 110.3 45 42 25
Koprivshtitsa 1 48 29 48 100.0 6 6 3
Kostenets 3 330 127 381 115.5 27 24 14
Kostinbrod 5 567 264 547 96.5 41 38 24
Mirkovo 1 59 29 66 111.9 6 6 3
Pirdop 1 269 140 270 100.4 24 23 11
Pravets 4 314 150 384 122.3 27 24 14
Samokov 5 1 007 506 1 005 99.8 89 84 40
Svoge 11 438 214 489 111.6 46 44 23
Slivnitsa 2 286 149 298 104.2 22 21 13
Chavdar 1 36 21 41 113.9 4 4 2
Chelopech 1 134 71 134 100.0 9 8 5
Sofia (stolitsa) 276 44 948 21 729 42 827 95.3 4 001 3 773 1 782
Stolichna 276 44 948 21 729 42 827 95.3 4 001 3 773 1 782
Yuzhen tsentralen 382 42 732 20 684 44 949 105.2 3 871 3 616 1 872
Kardzhali 59 4 192 1 994 5 530 131.9 432 400 200
Ardino 3 208 97 410 197.1 27 24 13
Dzhebel 4 219 120 297 135.6 25 22 11
Kirkovo 13 445 221 795 178.7 50 47 24
Krumovgrad 9 515 228 712 138.3 53 51 27
Kardzhali 22 2 252 1 055 2 401 106.6 211 195 94
Momchilgrad 6 347 171 565 162.8 43 40 20
Chernoochene 2 206 102 350 169.9 23 21 11
Pazardzhik 75 7 508 3 687 8 309 110.7 635 588 331
Batak 3 136 74 151 111.0 15 13 6
Belovo 2 165 75 174 105.5 15 14 8
Bratsigovo 4 214 105 225 105.1 22 19 10
Velingrad 8 1 025 502 1 073 104.7 89 82 48
Lesichovo 2 104 49 116 111.5 9 9 6
Pazardzhik 32 3 328 1 619 3 741 112.4 261 247 137
Panagyurishte 8 650 309 705 108.5 61 56 29
Peshtera 6 489 242 630 128.8 43 39 24
Rakitovo 4 529 261 560 105.9 44 40 22
Septemvri 4 626 320 643 102.7 55 50 29
Strelcha 1 114 63 134 117.5 8 7 5
Surnitsa 1 128 68 157 122.7 13 12 7
Plovdiv 162 21 382 10 272 19 972 93.4 1 887 1 763 901
Asenovgrad 10 1 938 959 1 946 100.4 165 155 79
Brezovo 2 132 61 175 132.6 12 11 7
Kaloyanovo 8 279 131 366 131.2 31 30 14
Karlovo 9 1 594 752 1 449 90.9 134 126 64
Krichim 2 261 125 271 103.8 23 21 11
Kuklen 1 170 75 176 103.5 16 15 8
Laki 1 48 23 69 143.8 4 4 3
Maritsa 16 1 078 513 1 063 98.6 101 94 46
Perushtitsa 2 187 90 188 100.5 18 16 8
Plovdiv 58 11 274 5 394 9 686 85.9 948 892 461
Parvomay 7 723 331 734 101.5 72 68 32
Rakovski 6 944 458 821 87.0 77 71 38
Rodopi 11 858 411 953 111.1 92 83 40
Sadovo 10 464 225 584 125.9 55 50 25
Sopot 3 332 166 302 91.0 29 26 13
Stamboliyski 8 614 314 631 102.8 59 52 27
Saedinenie 3 256 130 285 111.3 27 26 13
Hisarya 5 230 114 273 118.7 24 23 12
Smolyan 49 2 779 1 386 3 898 140.3 316 298 148
Banite 1 70 37 200 285.7 10 9 6
Borino 2 49 25 147 300.0 8 8 4
Devin 4 244 129 354 145.1 27 25 13
Dospat 7 243 119 348 143.2 24 23 12
Zlatograd 5 261 158 300 114.9 30 27 14
Madan 5 254 118 340 133.9 27 26 13
Nedelino 3 108 40 222 205.6 14 14 7
Rudozem 7 304 138 368 121.1 35 34 19
Smolyan 12 1 102 546 1 377 125.0 120 112 51
Chepelare 3 144 76 242 168.1 21 20 9
Haskovo 37 6 871 3 345 7 240 105.4 601 567 292
Dimitrovgrad 7 1 322 646 1 309 99.0 122 115 58
Ivaylovgrad 2 127 59 138 108.7 13 12 6
Lyubimets 1 292 149 263 90.1 22 21 11
Madzharovo 1 25 10 22 88.0 2 2 1
Mineralni Bani 1 137 56 204 148.9 17 16 8
Svilengrad 5 710 335 740 104.2 63 58 27
Simeonovgrad 2 278 124 290 104.3 22 21 12
Stambolovo 1 123 55 124 100.8 11 10 5
Topolovgrad 2 222 110 261 117.6 24 22 11
Harmanli 3 789 392 853 108.1 61 58 34
Haskovo 12 2 846 1 409 3 036 106.7 244 232 119

1 Incl. directors without teaching activities, music instructors, methodologists and educators.
25.04.2019


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

SKateliev[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 469

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified25 April 2019
Metadata last posted25 April 2019
Metadata last update25 April 2019
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 - 2018

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.

Comment
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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 - 2018

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

From 2000 year.

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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  • Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 11:00

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

    • In the 2018/2019 academic year in kindergartens are enrolled 218.8 thousand children or with 1.0% less in comparison with the previous year.
    • In 2018, high school graduates from general and vocational schools are respectively 26.5 and 23.0 thousand students.
    • Enrolled in the varying degrees of higher education in 2018/2019 academic year are 229.5 thousand persons.
    • As of 31.12.2018 for acquiring educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’ in the country are trained 6 467, of which 504 foreign citizens.
  • 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).

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  • 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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