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- Statistics & Research
- Overall, qualification levels in Wales increased in 2013, continuing the general increase seen in recent years.
- An estimated 10 per cent of working age adults in Wales reported having no qualifications, compared to 11 per cent in 2012.
- 76 per cent of working age adults in Wales held at least level 2 qualifications compared with 75 per cent in 2012.
- 56 per cent of working age adults in Wales were qualified to the level 3 threshold compared with 54 per cent in 2012.
- The proportion holding degree-level qualifications (NQF levels 4 or above) was 34 per cent compared with 33 per cent in 2012.
- In general, qualification levels were highest in Monmouthshire, The Vale of Glamorgan, and Cardiff, and lowest in the South Wales valleys authorities.
- In general, qualification levels in Wales were lower than in England, Scotland and the UK as a whole, but higher than in Northern Ireland.
This information is derived from the Annual Population Survey.
In previous years publication of this data has been through a statistical headline followed by a more detailed statistical bulletin of commentary and charts later in the year. In line with our plans set out in the consultation earlier this year “Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics” we have developed the headline into a statistical release, and intend to produce the detailed bulletin on an occasional basis rather than annually. As such there will be no further bulletin of this 2013 data.
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