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Levels of highest qualification held by working age adults

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  • Release date: 22 April 2015
  • Period covered: Year to 31 December 2014
  • Next update: 20 April 2016
An annual report presenting data by age, gender, qualification, ethnicity, disability status, Welsh language and UK country and region.

Key points

  • Overall, qualification levels in Wales increased in 2014, continuing the general increase seen in recent years.
  • An estimated 9 per cent of working age adults in Wales reported having no qualifications, compared to 10 per cent in 2013.
  • 78 per cent of working age adults in Wales held at least level 2 qualifications compared with 76 per cent in 2013.
  • 58 per cent of working age adults in Wales were qualified to the level 3 threshold compared with 56 per cent in 2013.
  • The proportion holding degree-level qualifications (NQF levels 4 or above) was 36 per cent compared with 33 per cent in 2013.

This information is derived from the Annual Population Survey.


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