Period, quarters 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 Q1 7.9 428.9 1,141.9 357.7 991.7 579.5 369.5 3,877.0
Q2 11.7 440.2 1,159.6 367.2 981.0 581.4 369.2 3,910.4
Q3 11.3 446.2 1,148.6 366.6 971.5 581.4 374.0 3,899.4
Q4 11.5 439.1 1,162.0 366.7 968.9 575.2 367.7 3,891.1
2010 Q1 11.1 413.5 1,114.1 358.9 983.3 564.5 376.3 3,821.8
Q2 13.6 422.4 1,150.1 355.2 982.0 561.6 386.0 3,870.9
Q3 16.0 434.7 1,159.4 355.6 990.5 567.8 383.8 3,907.8
Q4 13.3 428.1 1,135.6 347.2 992.1 589.4 389.0 3,894.7
2011 Q1 9.1 396.9 1,096.9 350.5 977.4 601.8 399.3 3,831.9
Q2 11.4 431.4 1,130.7 356.4 960.7 599.4 410.7 3,900.8
Q3 13.0 437.9 1,138.7 363.5 959.4 611.6 418.2 3,942.2
Q4 10.2 419.6 1,127.6 365.6 973.3 623.1 417.4 3,936.9
2012 Q1 7.8 388.6 1,099.9 358.0 963.1 631.1 421.7 3,870.3
Q2 12.1 416.6 1,116.0 362.1 982.4 642.8 418.2 3,950.3
Q3 13.3 428.6 1,133.9 368.4 992.2 661.0 422.2 4,019.6
Q4 13.5 404.6 1,131.1 362.5 984.3 668.4 430.3 3,994.7
2013 Q1 11.2 367.0 1,101.8 365.2 956.4 670.8 434.3 3,906.6
Q2 15.1 401.9 1,148.5 387.6 968.1 666.0 441.0 4,028.3
Q3 13.8 418.2 1,174.5 401.4 976.3 656.4 441.1 4,081.7
Q4 13.1 428.8 1,181.5 398.1 976.8 650.2 452.0 4,100.5
2014 Q1 12.9 441.5 1,186.5 403.7 995.1 669.1 456.3 4,165.1
Q2 12.4 449.2 1,181.9 423.7 993.8 678.3 457.0 4,196.3
Q3 17.3 458.0 1,176.8 438.0 1,021.1 685.3 473.7 4,270.1
Q4 16.7 461.0 1,168.1 452.0 991.2 687.7 482.2 4,258.8
2015 Q1 17.7 451.2 1,154.4 452.3 981.3 699.3 479.7 4,235.8
Q2 19.3 471.4 1,170.0 475.6 985.5 706.5 495.6 4,324.0
Q3 18.7 492.9 1,181.5 508.1 989.9 702.2 497.2 4,390.4
Q4 20.9 489.4 1,190.2 519.2 981.8 700.0 488.7 4,390.2
2016 Q1 17.5 484.8 1,174.6 530.5 986.7 710.2 486.2 4,390.5
Q2 21.6 502.4 1,207.2 551.1 1,005.4 719.5 469.1 4,476.4
Q3 22.8 514.4 1,214.7 580.6 1,005.0 714.0 469.6 4,521.1
Q4 20.6 532.9 1,222.1 558.8 996.0 729.5 481.0 4,540.9
2017 Q1 18.5 512.4 1,216.6 542.1 1,004.7 715.7 487.9 4,498.0
Q2 19.1 513.8 1,238.8 548.5 1,001.9 723.1 495.9 4,541.0
Q3 21.1 519.9 1,261.7 567.2 1,014.8 706.2 484.5 4,575.2
Q4 21.6 509.1 1,281.0 555.6 1,006.0 711.2 494.8 4,579.3
2018 Q1 22.1 493.1 1,271.8 542.2 979.5 719.2 542.6 4,570.6
Q2 22.1 507.7 1,285.1 561.8 984.2 690.8 555.2 4,606.9
Q3 16.5 498.6 1,265.5 576.2 1,014.1 675.4 581.1 4,627.4
Q4 17.5 507.1 1,267.7 552.1 994.0 666.9 615.2 4,620.6
2019 Q1 16.7 494.8 1,257.3 559.4 994.7 685.9 622.2 4,631.0
Q2 18.6 507.3 1,251.1 567.1 991.7 716.3 591.0 4,643.1
Q3 23.0 483.7 1,254.1 603.0 990.0 727.1 573.2 4,654.2
Q4 19.9 478.8 1,278.3 603.4 974.8 705.7 589.1 4,649.9
2020 Q1 19.2 481.0 1,239.0 600.5 969.4 707.5 590.1 4,606.8
Q2 15.9 422.6 1,183.7 571.8 999.1 723.7 639.4 4,556.4
Q3 20.1 479.1 1,212.9 606.7 951.6 702.5 654.2 4,627.2
Q4 21.1 468.5 1,198.6 596.4 928.6 697.7 711.8 4,622.6
2021 Q1 19.6 443.2 1,176.7 558.2 935.0 710.6 724.3 4,567.6
Q2 16.0 463.3 1,175.4 580.5 946.6 724.9 712.5 4,619.2
Q3 18.2 479.3 1,173.2 569.4 962.5 739.4 721.5 4,663.4
Q4
Of which:
male
2009 Q1 4.9 205.2 770.6 124.5 489.5 219.8 199.9 2,014.5
Q2 7.3 214.6 785.9 130.8 488.8 212.3 200.7 2,040.4
Q3 6.4 224.2 782.8 130.3 475.0 211.8 198.4 2,029.0
Q4 6.5 216.6 791.3 132.1 470.4 207.8 195.6 2,020.2
2010 Q1 6.0 197.1 748.5 126.2 473.3 205.0 197.6 1,953.8
Q2 7.3 201.9 771.7 126.5 480.9 201.2 201.0 1,990.6
Q3 7.5 213.6 777.1 126.7 487.9 202.8 205.0 2,020.6
Q4 6.6 207.6 755.6 123.9 492.2 216.0 208.7 2,010.7
2011 Q1 4.4 191.9 727.5 127.5 483.4 221.8 213.5 1,970.1
Q2 6.9 214.2 753.0 127.8 480.3 226.0 215.5 2,023.8
Q3 7.0 222.2 766.9 132.2 480.2 225.4 219.4 2,053.3
Q4 5.7 213.9 756.5 134.2 481.2 235.3 216.6 2,043.4
2012 Q1 4.0 199.2 738.1 129.7 471.1 234.8 222.8 1,999.6
Q2 7.2 215.9 746.5 129.4 484.8 245.7 213.4 2,043.0
Q3 8.1 217.9 765.1 134.9 493.2 250.2 208.8 2,078.2
Q4 8.4 212.5 767.8 135.5 485.6 253.0 214.0 2,076.9
2013 Q1 5.3 184.1 742.4 135.9 470.9 252.3 222.9 2,013.8
Q2 8.3 208.8 785.6 150.0 482.2 247.8 224.4 2,107.0
Q3 8.7 216.8 798.6 153.1 492.0 249.4 226.1 2,144.6
Q4 6.9 222.3 797.9 154.6 491.5 244.1 235.8 2,153.0
2014 Q1 6.0 228.8 793.8 159.0 504.8 256.9 235.9 2,185.2
Q2 6.4 237.0 799.8 168.9 501.8 252.0 241.9 2,207.8
Q3 10.3 242.4 803.0 175.1 518.9 253.5 249.4 2,252.6
Q4 10.9 247.2 787.5 175.9 509.5 259.3 247.8 2,238.1
2015 Q1 11.2 236.2 773.8 172.6 509.8 267.7 249.7 2,220.9
Q2 12.1 254.4 781.8 190.1 512.8 271.1 255.6 2,278.0
Q3 11.1 268.6 796.8 199.3 523.9 269.2 250.3 2,319.3
Q4 11.8 269.2 796.0 205.1 518.3 271.2 246.3 2,318.0
2016 Q1 10.2 258.5 787.5 220.5 514.9 281.1 241.6 2,314.2
Q2 10.6 272.2 815.4 226.6 519.8 275.6 238.9 2,359.1
Q3 11.1 274.8 831.5 238.7 523.3 267.6 237.2 2,384.2
Q4 10.0 278.5 834.4 230.4 510.7 278.7 250.5 2,393.1
2017 Q1 8.5 265.4 822.4 229.3 518.4 277.6 256.3 2,378.0
Q2 9.7 268.8 850.3 228.3 517.0 282.0 261.5 2,417.6
Q3 10.6 269.3 871.5 238.3 519.0 275.0 253.5 2,437.2
Q4 11.3 266.6 881.1 237.5 506.7 282.3 251.4 2,437.0
2018 Q1 12.0 262.3 877.5 228.6 485.3 279.7 281.9 2,427.2
Q2 10.6 274.8 877.7 236.1 496.8 264.7 282.3 2,443.1
Q3 8.1 267.0 862.4 244.4 523.4 254.9 297.9 2,458.1
Q4 7.8 276.1 862.2 235.8 521.3 245.1 308.3 2,456.6
2019 Q1 7.6 266.6 858.6 240.6 533.7 254.6 311.1 2,472.8
Q2 8.8 273.5 851.4 233.8 534.1 271.8 299.0 2,472.4
Q3 11.0 273.1 857.8 260.5 532.3 272.6 280.0 2,487.4
Q4 9.2 269.8 879.7 252.1 523.0 260.6 293.3 2,487.7
2020 Q1 8.9 257.2 861.0 253.4 513.1 266.4 297.5 2,457.6
Q2 6.9 230.0 821.7 246.2 534.7 277.8 315.6 2,432.9
Q3 11.1 265.1 831.0 260.1 515.7 271.1 323.6 2,477.6
Q4 10.3 260.7 819.0 261.5 502.5 261.4 364.7 2,480.1
2021 Q1 9.0 248.3 821.6 252.4 489.8 265.6 369.5 2,456.1
Q2 7.0 258.9 802.5 253.8 506.7 271.1 363.8 2,463.8
Q3 8.2 265.4 801.9 250.6 518.9 268.1 366.1 2,479.1
Q4
female
2009 Q1 3.0 223.7 371.3 233.2 502.1 359.7 169.6 1,862.6
Q2 4.5 225.6 373.7 236.4 492.2 369.1 168.5 1,870.0
Q3 4.8 222.0 365.8 236.3 496.4 369.6 175.6 1,870.5
Q4 5.0 222.4 370.7 234.6 498.5 367.4 172.1 1,870.8
2010 Q1 5.0 216.4 365.6 232.7 510.0 359.5 178.6 1,867.9
Q2 6.3 220.5 378.5 228.6 501.0 360.3 185.0 1,880.2
Q3 8.5 221.1 382.3 228.9 502.6 365.0 178.8 1,887.2
Q4 6.7 220.4 380.1 223.3 499.9 373.3 180.3 1,884.1
2011 Q1 4.6 205.0 369.4 223.0 494.1 380.0 185.7 1,861.8
Q2 4.5 217.3 377.7 228.6 480.4 373.4 195.2 1,877.0
Q3 6.0 215.7 371.8 231.3 479.2 386.2 198.7 1,888.9
Q4 4.5 205.7 371.1 231.4 492.2 387.8 200.8 1,893.5
2012 Q1 3.8 189.5 361.8 228.3 492.0 396.3 199.0 1,870.7
Q2 4.9 200.7 369.5 232.7 497.5 397.0 204.8 1,907.2
Q3 5.2 210.6 368.8 233.5 499.1 410.8 213.4 1,941.4
Q4 5.1 192.1 363.2 227.0 498.6 415.5 216.2 1,917.8
2013 Q1 5.9 182.9 359.4 229.3 485.5 418.5 211.3 1,892.8
Q2 6.9 193.1 362.9 237.6 486.0 418.3 216.6 1,921.3
Q3 5.1 201.4 375.9 248.3 484.4 407.0 215.0 1,937.1
Q4 6.1 206.5 383.6 243.5 485.3 406.2 216.2 1,947.5
2014 Q1 6.9 212.7 392.7 244.7 490.3 412.3 220.4 1,980.0
Q2 6.0 212.2 382.1 254.8 492.0 426.3 215.1 1,988.6
Q3 7.0 215.6 373.8 262.9 502.2 431.9 224.3 2,017.6
Q4 5.8 213.8 380.6 276.1 481.7 428.4 234.4 2,020.7
2015 Q1 6.5 215.0 380.6 279.7 471.5 431.6 230.0 2,014.9
Q2 7.2 217.0 388.3 285.5 472.7 435.4 239.9 2,046.0
Q3 7.5 224.2 384.7 308.8 466.0 433.0 246.8 2,071.1
Q4 9.1 220.2 394.2 314.1 463.5 428.8 242.3 2,072.2
2016 Q1 7.3 226.3 387.1 310.0 471.8 429.1 244.6 2,076.3
Q2 11.0 230.2 391.8 324.5 485.7 443.9 230.2 2,117.3
Q3 11.7 239.6 383.2 341.9 481.7 446.4 232.4 2,136.8
Q4 10.6 254.4 387.7 328.4 485.3 450.8 230.5 2,147.8
2017 Q1 9.9 247.0 394.3 312.9 486.4 438.1 231.5 2,120.0
Q2 9.4 245.0 388.5 320.2 484.8 441.0 234.4 2,123.4
Q3 10.5 250.5 390.2 328.8 495.8 431.2 231.0 2,138.0
Q4 10.3 242.5 399.9 318.1 499.4 428.8 243.4 2,142.4
2018 Q1 10.1 230.9 394.4 313.6 494.2 439.6 260.7 2,143.4
Q2 11.4 232.9 407.4 325.7 487.3 426.1 272.9 2,163.8
Q3 8.4 231.5 403.2 331.8 490.7 420.6 283.2 2,169.4
Q4 9.7 231.0 405.5 316.3 472.6 421.8 307.0 2,164.0
2019 Q1 9.2 228.2 398.8 318.7 461.0 431.3 311.2 2,158.2
Q2 9.8 233.8 399.7 333.3 457.6 444.5 292.0 2,170.7
Q3 12.0 210.6 396.3 342.5 457.7 454.5 293.2 2,166.8
Q4 10.7 208.9 398.6 351.2 451.8 445.1 295.9 2,162.3
2020 Q1 10.3 223.8 378.0 347.1 456.3 441.1 292.6 2,149.2
Q2 9.0 192.6 362.0 325.6 464.4 445.9 323.8 2,123.4
Q3 9.0 214.1 381.9 346.6 435.9 431.5 330.6 2,149.6
Q4 10.7 207.8 379.6 334.8 426.1 436.3 347.1 2,142.5
2021 Q1 10.6 194.9 355.1 305.8 445.2 445.0 354.9 2,111.5
Q2 9.1 204.3 372.9 326.7 439.9 453.8 348.8 2,155.5
Q3 10.0 213.9 371.3 318.8 443.6 471.4 355.4 2,184.3
Q4

Footnotes

*
Source: labour force survey, HCSO.
a
Including doctoral or equivalent.
.