Year Less than 8 grades of primary school 8 grades of primary education Secondary education without G. C. E. and with qualification Secondary education with G. C. E. Tertiary education Total
and without qualification and with qualification bachelor or equivalent master or equivalenta
Total
2009 5.6 21.2 64.0 42.1 65.3 75.8 76.3 50.7
2010 8.1 21.1 62.7 41.2 64.3 75.0 76.0 50.6
2011 7.2 21.3 62.1 41.9 63.9 75.5 77.3 51.0
2012 8.4 21.6 61.7 42.7 64.1 75.7 77.0 51.8
2013 9.9 22.3 62.0 44.3 65.1 75.0 78.8 52.9
2014 11.9 26.3 64.2 46.9 67.6 75.3 78.9 55.8
2015 15.1 28.6 65.0 49.7 68.8 76.5 80.7 57.5
2016 17.8 31.3 66.1 54.0 70.3 78.7 81.3 59.7
2017 17.9 33.4 67.1 54.5 71.1 78.0 81.9 61.0
2018 18.1 34.1 68.3 55.0 70.7 77.6 83.6 62.0
2019 19.0 34.0 69.3 55.9 71.3 78.5 82.3 62.6
2020 19.7 33.1 67.7 57.0 70.1 77.0 81.8 62.1
Male
2009 8.8 24.0 68.1 41.5 68.8 74.3 76.3 55.1
2010 10.7 23.6 65.6 41.0 67.5 73.2 75.3 54.3
2011 9.7 24.7 65.2 42.7 67.3 75.0 77.0 55.1
2012 12.7 25.6 64.7 42.4 67.8 75.5 76.8 55.7
2013 13.3 26.5 65.7 45.5 70.1 75.3 77.7 57.4
2014 15.4 31.6 68.2 50.1 73.4 75.4 79.5 60.8
2015 21.0 35.1 69.0 52.3 74.6 78.1 80.9 62.7
2016 20.5 38.1 70.8 58.3 75.9 80.5 80.8 65.1
2017 19.5 40.5 72.3 59.2 77.3 80.6 82.4 66.9
2018 20.3 42.1 73.2 60.6 76.6 79.0 84.4 67.9
2019 19.9 42.2 74.2 60.7 78.7 82.6 83.5 68.8
2020 21.8 40.6 72.8 61.9 77.8 81.5 83.3 68.2
Female
2009 3.7 19.0 56.8 42.5 62.2 76.7 76.3 46.7
2010 6.5 19.2 57.6 41.3 61.6 76.0 76.8 47.1
2011 5.4 18.8 56.6 41.4 60.8 75.8 77.6 47.3
2012 5.6 18.5 56.3 42.9 60.9 75.8 77.1 48.2
2013 7.6 19.1 55.4 43.5 60.7 74.8 79.9 48.8
2014 9.2 22.1 57.1 45.0 62.4 75.2 78.3 51.1
2015 10.6 23.5 58.0 48.1 63.4 75.6 80.5 52.6
2016 15.7 26.1 58.1 51.3 65.2 77.7 81.7 54.7
2017 16.5 28.0 58.0 51.5 65.5 76.5 81.4 55.4
2018 16.5 28.0 59.5 51.6 65.5 76.7 82.8 56.4
2019 18.2 27.5 60.6 52.8 64.3 76.3 81.1 56.8
2020 18.0 27.1 58.5 53.8 62.9 74.5 80.4 56.3

Footnotes

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Source: Labour Force Survey, HCSO.
a
Including doctoral or equivalent.
.