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Levels of highest qualification held by working age adults

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  • Release date: 20 April 2016
  • Period covered: Year to 31 December 2015
  • Next update: April 2017
An annual report presenting data by age, gender, qualification, ethnicity, disability status, Welsh language and UK country and region.

Overall, qualification levels in Wales showed little change compared with 2014.

Key points

  • An estimated 10 per cent of working age adults in Wales reported having no qualifications, the same as in 2014.
  • 76 per cent of working age adults in Wales held at least level 2 qualifications compared with 77 per cent in 2014.
  • 57 per cent of working age adults in Wales were qualified to the level 3 threshold, the same as in 2014.
  • The proportion holding Higher Education or equivalent level qualifications (NQF level 4 or above) was 36 per cent compared with 35 per cent in 2014.

This information is derived from the Annual Population Survey.

Data on new working age basis will be added to the StatsWales website shortly.


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