Qualifications

Profile of qualifications in the North East

The North East has a lower qualifications profile than England excluding London and England with:

  • A larger proportion of individuals with no or low (Level 1 and 2) qualifications
  • A smaller proportion of individuals with high (Level 4 and above) qualifications


The qualifications profile of the North East is beginning to change, with the proportion of 16-64 population qualified to Level 4 and above increasing by 4.2 percentage points between 2014 and 2019, which was a smaller percentage point increase to that of England excluding London.


Within the North East in 2019, among local authority areas:

  • The percentage of working age people qualified to Level 4 and above ranged from 27.4% in Sunderland to 41.9% in Newcastle upon Tyne
  • The percentage with no or low (Level 1 and 2) qualifications ranged from 30.4% in Newcastle upon Tyne to 46.5% in Gateshead

Qualifications - % of 16-64 population with level 4+ qualifications, 2019

Last updated:
22/04/2020
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Annual Population Survey  [Nomis, last updated on 21 April 2020]

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


Qualifications - % of 16-64 population with no or low qualifications, 2019

Last updated:
22/04/2020
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Annual Population Survey  [Nomis, last updated on 21 April 2020]

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


Qualifications - % point change in the proportions with different levels (16-64, NVQ) 2014-2019

Last updated:
22/04/2020
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Annual Population Survey  [Nomis, last updated on 21 April 2020]

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


Qualifications - % of 16-64 population with level 4+ qualifications, 2019, North East local authority areas

Last updated:
10/06/2020
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Annual Population Survey  [Nomis, last updated on 21 April 2020]

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


Qualifications - % of 16-64 population with no or low qualifications, 2019, North East local authority areas

Last updated:
10/06/2020
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Annual Population Survey  [Nomis, last updated on 21 April 2020]

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