Average number of weekly hours of formal care by age group - Children with at least 1 hour of formal care - From 3 years to minimum compulsory school age

Based on a comparison of 30 countries in 2015, Lithuania ranked the highest in Average number of weekly hours of formal care by age group - Children with at least 1 hour of formal care - From 3 years to minimum compulsory school age with 39.9 followed by Latvia and Bulgaria. On the other end of the scale was Switzerland with 16.3, United Kingdom with 20.9 and Netherlands with 20.9.

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Countries Unit 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Austria         24.3 25.2 25.4 24.1 25.0    
Belgium         32.1 30.7 31.9 32.4 34.2    
Bulgaria ...       37.3 38.8 38.8 35.4 36.1    
Croatia ... ... ... ... ... 32.7 34.7 35.1 32.7    
Cyprus         32.9 32.1 31.4 31.7 31.2    
Czech Republic         28.8 28.2 29.9 30.8 32.2    
Denmark         33.7 33.3 34.3 34.8 35.0    
Estonia         38.5 39.6 38.5 38.1 38.3    
European Union ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...    
Finland         33.4 33.8 33.4 33.2 33.6    
France         29.4 29.4 30.3 29.7 29.9    
Germany         26.9 27.7 27.6 29.1 30.4    
Hungary         33.7 35.6 34.6 35.8 35.4    
Iceland         36.5 36.7 36.8 37.5 37.9    
Ireland         21.7 22.9 21.8 23.3 24.2    
Italy         33.3 33.0 33.3 33.1 33.1    
Latvia         38.4 37.1 38.5 37.7 37.1    
Lithuania         39.8 37.7 37.8 38.7 39.1    
Luxembourg         23.9 27.3 26.9 27.8 29.5    
Malta         26.9 26.2 27.7 27.6 27.7    
Netherlands         19.8 19.9 20.8 21.1 20.3    
Norway         33.7 33.6 35.0 33.8 34.5    
Poland         34.6 34.4 34.8 33.4 35.0    
Portugal         39.5 38.3 38.6 39.0 39.3    
Romania ... ...     25.6 24.7 25.1 23.2 24.6    
Slovakia         34.1 35.3 34.0 34.2 34.1    
Slovenia         34.4 34.9 35.4 35.7 35.4    
Spain         29.5 29.5 29.0 27.6 28.7    
Sweden         32.9 33.2 33.4 33.7 34.6    
Switzerland ... ...     16.5 17.2 19.1 17.5 14.9   ...
Turkey ...       28.2 ... ... ... ... ... ...
United Kingdom         17.9 19.0 19.9 20.6 20.5