Before the 1917 Russian Revolution, six of eight Primorye residents were
illiterate as against only 0.6% at present. Again, 60% of basically illiterate
people belong to the age group above 70.
People with middle school and college education are broadly represented among the literate population. Seventy-six odd percent of Primorye’s residents have secondary education as against 75.3% in Russia. Eighty percent of them are secondary school graduates, and 30% of them have professional training in addition. Of every 1,000 workers occupied in social production, 170 have higher education and 260 special secondary education. In the past decade alone, the number of college graduates has grown by 40%
Vladivostok’s population is characterized by highest educational level. About 90% of its residents have higher and secondary education, and 554 of every thousand higher and specialized secondary schooling. People with college education are chiefly based in Vladivostok due to the its numerous colleges and secondary specialized schools, research, planning and design institutes, computer centers and research-consuming production facilities.
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with higher education are employed by administrative and commercial enterprises.
In other cities and districts of Primorye, the share of specialists with
higher education is not so high, amounting from 10 to 15%, and from 8 to
12% in rural areas. The level of schooling is changing, too. In over 33%
of rural residents, it is limited to incomplete secondary and primary education.
Younger residents of Primorye are more educated. Most of them have secondary specialized and general secondary education. Conversely, persons with incomplete secondary education broadly represent the elderly bracket. Thirty three percent of people from the older generation have finished only primary schools.