Local area analysis of qualifications across England and wales

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Great Britain. Office for National Statistics
Office for National Statistics
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7 March 2014
Education and Skills
Social welfare
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Qualifications and skill attainment are indicators of employability and productivity among those in employment. This analysis of 2011 Census data looks at the general pattern of qualifications across England and Wales by age and gender. Of the 45.5 million usual residents aged 16 and over in England and Wales in March 2011, over a fifth (22.7%) had no qualifications, while over three quarters (77.3%) had at least one qualification. For those aged between 16 and 64, these rates were 15.0% with no qualifications and 85.0% with at least one qualification. Over half (52.9%) of the population aged 65 and over had no qualifications, dropping to a quarter (25.1%) of those aged 50 to 64 and only 9.1% of those aged 25 to 34.

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