A report presenting data by age, gender, qualification, ethnicity, disability status, Welsh language and UK country and region for 2018.

Overall, qualification levels in Wales increased in 2018, continuing the general increase seen over time.

Key points

  • An estimated 8% of working age adults in Wales reported having no qualifications compared with 9% in 2017.
  • 79% of working age adults in Wales held at least level 2 qualifications compared with 78% in 2017.
  • 59% of working age adults in Wales were qualified to the level 3 threshold compared with 58% in 2017.
  • The proportion holding Higher Education or equivalent level qualifications (NQF level 4 or above) was 38% the same as in 2017.

This information is derived from the Annual Population Survey.


Levels of highest qualification held by working age adults, 2018
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