Educational attainment levels
"Almost one inhabitant in two aged between 25-64 in Inner London in the United Kingdom had attained a tertiary level education in 2002. Brabant Wallon in Belgium followed with a share of 41.6%. The regions of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire (37.4%), Outer London (37.0%), North Eastern Scotland (36.4%) and Eastern Scotland (35.2%) and Surrey, East & West Sussex (35.5%) in the United Kingdom, Bruxelles/Brussels (37.3%) in Belgium, Etelä-Suomi (35.9%) in Finland, Stockholm (35.1%) in Sweden and Île-de France (35.0%) in France all had shares of above or equal to 35%.
Madeira in Portugal had the lowest attainment level in tertiary education with a share of 5.1%, followed by Açores (5.2%), Algarve (6.8%), Norte (7.2%) and Centro (7.9%) in Portugal, Severozápad (7.2%) in the Czech Republic, Valle d’Aosta/Vallée d’Aoste (7.7%) and Bolzano/Bozen (7.8%) in Italy and Sterea Ellada (7.8%) in Greece."
Outra constatação deste estudo é que a região que tem o maior valor em Portugal, Lisboa 14.8, consegue ser inferior ao valor mínimo da maioria das regiões da UE15.
Ou seja, andamos a fingir que em Portugal a educação tem alguma importância.