Average number of weekly hours of formal care by age group - Children with or without formal care - From 3 years to minimum compulsory school age

Based on a comparison of 30 countries in 2015, Iceland ranked the highest in Average number of weekly hours of formal care by age group - Children with or without formal care - From 3 years to minimum compulsory school age with 37.1 followed by Estonia and Portugal. On the other end of the scale was Switzerland with 10.8, Romania with 14.2 and United Kingdom with 15.2.

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Countries Unit 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Austria         19.5 21.0 21.5 19.2 19.9    
Belgium         31.8 30.3 31.2 32.3 33.4    
Bulgaria ...       20.6 20.9 23.9 31.3 28.1    
Croatia ... ... ... ... ... 15.5 17.6 13.9 15.3    
Cyprus         27.6 25.4 22.9 23.4 24.7    
Czech Republic         18.5 20.0 22.2 23.3 24.4    
Denmark         28.4 30.0 33.6 32.6 34.6    
Estonia         35.6 36.5 35.3 35.2 34.8    
European Union ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...    
Finland         25.9 32.4 32.6 31.8 32.5    
France         27.9 27.8 28.7 28.2 27.4    
Germany         23.9 25.4 25.0 26.3 27.3    
Hungary         25.0 28.1 26.0 26.9 30.0    
Iceland         36.2 36.1 36.5 36.9 37.1    
Ireland         18.9 20.5 17.8 20.7 21.7    
Italy         30.8 28.8 31.5 30.0 29.8    
Latvia         27.9 24.6 27.9 30.0 29.5    
Lithuania         22.0 25.7 26.7 28.7 28.7    
Luxembourg         17.0 21.4 19.6 22.2 21.4    
Malta         20.5 18.9 20.1 25.1 25.6    
Netherlands         17.2 18.1 18.5 18.9 17.5    
Norway         28.0 27.1 30.3 28.8 30.3    
Poland         13.3 14.6 15.1 11.8 13.3    
Portugal         31.8 30.3 31.3 33.2 33.4    
Romania ... ...     18.0 18.3 14.0 15.4 13.9    
Slovakia         26.1 25.5 25.5 24.3 25.2    
Slovenia         30.8 31.8 32.7 32.7 32.3    
Spain         27.4 27.4 24.6 25.5 25.9    
Sweden         31.0 31.3 31.8 32.6 33.2    
Switzerland ... ...     12.1 12.4 14.7 13.7 10.4   ...
Turkey ...       3.40 ... ... ... ... ... ...
United Kingdom         16.3 17.0 18.5 14.9 14.5