Median 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, Croatia ranked the highest in Median 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 40.0 followed by Lithuania and Bulgaria. On the other end of the scale was Switzerland with 16.0, United Kingdom with 16.0 and Austria with 20.0.

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Countries Unit 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Austria         20.0 20.0 21.0 20.0 25.0    
Belgium         32.0 31.0 32.0 32.0 33.0    
Bulgaria ...       40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
Croatia ... ... ... ... ... 35.0 40.0 35.0 40.0    
Cyprus         30.0 30.0 30.0 30.0 30.0    
Czech Republic         30.0 30.0 35.0 35.0 35.0    
Denmark         35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0    
Estonia         40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
European Union ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...    
Finland         35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0    
France         28.0 29.0 30.0 30.0 30.0    
Germany         25.0 29.0 28.0 30.0 30.0    
Hungary         40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
Iceland         40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
Ireland         23.0 24.0 22.0 23.0 25.0    
Italy         35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0    
Latvia         40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
Lithuania         40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
Luxembourg         22.0 26.0 26.0 26.0 30.0    
Malta         30.0 30.0 30.0 30.0 30.0    
Netherlands         23.0 23.0 23.0 23.0 23.0    
Norway         35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0    
Poland         38.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0    
Portugal         40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
Romania ... ...     20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0    
Slovakia         37.0 40.0 36.0 38.0 35.0    
Slovenia         38.0 35.0 40.0 40.0 37.0    
Spain         27.0 30.0 27.0 25.0 25.0    
Sweden         33.0 34.0 35.0 35.0 35.0    
Switzerland ... ...     15.0 15.0 17.0 16.0 12.0   ...
Turkey ...       30.0 ... ... ... ... ... ...
United Kingdom         15.0 15.0 15.0 17.0 16.0