Qualifications

Profile of qualifications of the working age population in the North East

In 2020, the North East LEP area had a lower qualifications profile than England excluding London and England with:

  • A larger proportion of working age people with no or low (Level 1 and 2) qualifications, the highest among the eight core city LEPs
  • A smaller proportion of working age people with high (Level 4 and above) qualifications, the lowest among the core city LEPs

The qualifications profile of the North East has changed in recent years, with the proportion of 16-64 population qualified to Level 4 and above increasing by 6.4 percentage points between 2014 and 2020, a similar percentage point increase to that of England excluding London.

Within the North East in 2020, among local authority areas:

  • The percentage of working age people qualified to Level 4 and above was highest in Newcastle upon Tyne and North Tyneside
  • it was lowest in South Tyneside and Sunderland
  • the percentage with no or low (Level 1 and 2) qualifications was lowest in Newcastle upon Tyne and North Tyneside
  • it was fairly similar in the other five local authority areas.

Qualifications, level 4+, % of 16-64 population, North East LEP, England, core city LEPs

Last updated:
28/04/2021
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Annual Population Survey  [Nomis, last updated on 20 April 2021]

Data information: Based on core city LEPs, England excluding London and England


Qualifications, none or low level, % of 16-64 population, North East LEP, England, core city LEPs

Last updated:
28/04/2021
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Annual Population Survey  [Nomis, last updated on 20 Apr 2021]

Data information: Based on core city LEPs, England excluding London and England. Low level qualifications are defined as those at NVQ levels 1 or 2 or equivalent.


Qualifications, 16-64, NVQ levels, % point change in proportions since 2014, North East LEP area

Last updated:
28/04/2021
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Annual Population Survey  [Nomis, last updated on 20 Apr 2021]

Data information: Based on North East LEP, England excluding London and England


Qualifications, level 4+, % of 16-64 population, North East local authority areas

Last updated:
28/04/2021
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Annual Population Survey  [Nomis, last updated on 20 April 2021]

Data information: Based on local authority areas, North East LEP and England excluding London


Qualifications, none or low level, % of 16-64 population, North East local authority areas

Last updated:
28/04/2021
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Annual Population Survey  [Nomis, last updated on 20 Apr 2021]

Data information: Based on local authority areas, North East LEP and England excluding London.  Low level qualifications are defined as those at NVQ levels 1 or 2 or equivalent. 


Qualifications, highest level by age group, North East LEP

Last updated:
04/05/2021
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Annual Population Survey  [Nomis, last updated on 20 April 2021]

Data information: Based on North East LEP area


Qualifications, highest level by age group, North East LEP (%)

Last updated:
04/05/2021
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Annual Population Survey  [Nomis, last updated on 20 April 2021]

Data information: Based on North East LEP area