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Data by age, gender, qualification, ethnicity, disability status, Welsh language and UK country and region for 2017.

Overall, qualification levels in Wales increased in 2017, continuing the general increase seen over time. 

Main points

  • An estimated 9% of working age adults in Wales reported having no qualifications compared with 10% in 2016.
  • 79% of working age adults in Wales held at least level 2 qualifications compared with 78% in 2016.
  • 58% of working age adults in Wales were qualified to the level 3 threshold the same as in 2016.
  • The proportion holding Higher Education or equivalent level qualifications (NQF level 4 or above) was 37% the same as in 2016.

This information is derived from the Annual Population Survey.


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