Highest qualification levels of working age adults in employment by occupation and qualification
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TitleLevels of highest qualifications held by working age adults in employment by occupation group
Last updateApril 2017
Next updateApril 2018 (provisional)
Publishing organisationWelsh Government
Source 1Annual Population Survey, Office for National Statistics
Lowest level of geographical disaggregationWales
Languages coveredEnglish only
Data licensingYou may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence
General descriptionData are presented for working age adults i.e. on basis of 1. males and females aged 18-64 and 2. males aged 18-64 and females aged 18-59 as referred to in earlier releases (prior to 2015 data) – according to their age at the start of the academic year.
Data collection and calculationSource: Annual Population Survey, Office for National Statistics
The data are based on the results of the Annual Population Survey for 2011 onwards, a household survey carried out by the Office for National Statistics.
The survey asks respondents for the highest qualification that they hold. The highest qualifications are subsequently grouped into National Qualification Framework (NQF) levels. Figures are provided for those obtaining qualifications at least at a certain level, and qualifications up to and including a certain level.
Data have previously been presented as NVQ equivalencies. From September 2004, the National Qualification Framework (NQF) was expanded and the former levels 4 and 5 were divided into more precise levels (4-8). Data are now presented according to this classification.