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 7.8 125.8 138.8 30.8 69.2 25.6 5.7 403.6
Q2 8.1 118.6 137.4 31.1 73.5 23.8 7.8 400.3
Q3 6.5 125.3 148.9 33.8 77.4 28.1 11.2 431.2
Q4 7.3 126.1 146.4 35.5 77.5 30.8 11.1 434.7
2010 Q1 8.9 140.8 170.3 40.8 90.6 29.5 13.0 493.8
Q2 9.8 134.4 159.6 35.7 89.4 28.1 13.5 470.6
Q3 10.4 123.9 147.6 37.0 90.3 33.3 15.4 457.9
Q4 11.8 130.0 148.4 37.8 84.8 27.8 13.5 454.1
2011 Q1 12.3 141.7 168.2 38.4 87.6 31.0 13.0 492.2
Q2 10.9 124.4 156.7 37.6 89.2 26.9 12.6 458.3
Q3 9.9 124.9 149.7 41.4 85.7 31.2 13.6 456.3
Q4 9.7 126.5 146.0 41.2 88.4 31.1 12.1 455.0
2012 Q1 11.6 138.2 164.7 43.4 100.0 32.5 15.5 506.0
Q2 10.4 124.9 156.7 44.4 88.5 32.6 14.4 471.9
Q3 7.8 122.5 141.9 46.9 87.9 31.1 15.5 453.7
Q4 8.2 122.6 149.9 48.2 83.9 32.6 14.1 459.5
2013 Q1 10.2 131.7 170.5 45.8 93.2 30.9 12.4 494.7
Q2 8.8 118.0 146.0 43.0 81.5 30.5 11.9 439.8
Q3 6.5 118.5 138.8 41.4 81.3 29.4 13.0 428.9
Q4 7.9 107.8 125.7 38.6 77.8 28.3 11.3 397.4
2014 Q1 7.3 96.7 110.7 40.3 71.9 25.3 10.8 363.0
Q2 10.0 101.2 113.2 34.4 65.5 23.2 11.3 358.8
Q3 8.0 94.8 96.3 37.1 59.9 25.4 9.9 331.4
Q4 5.9 95.2 97.9 29.7 55.4 24.3 9.9 318.3
2015 Q1 10.2 105.5 109.6 32.8 60.5 21.1 7.7 347.3
Q2 9.3 96.8 88.3 34.1 53.9 18.3 9.6 310.3
Q3 6.2 88.3 84.9 32.1 50.2 20.2 10.5 292.4
Q4 7.0 88.4 83.2 31.3 45.7 15.6 9.3 280.6
2016 Q1 6.5 81.3 85.5 34.2 39.8 16.1 9.0 272.6
Q2 5.9 75.1 69.8 28.1 37.7 9.9 7.6 234.1
Q3 5.2 71.0 63.8 25.9 37.2 11.9 11.1 226.2
Q4 6.0 65.8 57.1 24.6 33.7 10.2 7.6 205.0
2017 Q1 6.5 66.6 56.7 23.2 30.8 14.2 8.6 206.6
Q2 7.1 63.7 54.1 26.2 27.4 11.5 6.3 196.2
Q3 6.6 55.1 53.7 28.6 27.5 12.2 4.5 188.2
Q4 6.5 51.6 49.7 24.4 25.0 12.4 5.5 175.2
2018 Q1 6.9 56.0 48.6 24.1 26.1 9.6 6.5 177.8
Q2 5.0 56.7 44.4 20.6 24.8 7.8 5.8 165.0
Q3 4.2 49.3 46.0 23.5 31.2 13.8 10.2 178.2
Q4 5.3 52.2 46.2 18.1 27.1 9.3 8.2 166.3
2019 Q1 6.5 52.7 45.2 20.5 21.5 9.2 9.3 165.0
Q2 4.4 49.8 46.5 17.2 20.7 7.9 8.6 155.2
Q3 3.7 49.3 40.4 19.7 25.0 13.5 10.8 162.4
Q4 3.9 46.3 37.1 21.0 27.7 7.5 9.5 153.1
2020 Q1 5.1 53.3 46.7 21.2 26.8 11.5 8.5 173.0
Q2 3.0 52.6 59.5 32.6 41.2 15.9 9.3 214.2
Q3 5.4 54.4 57.2 28.4 40.0 11.4 11.1 207.8
Q4 4.7 53.5 54.0 22.8 32.1 15.7 12.5 195.4
2021 Q1 3.6 56.2 56.7 33.7 34.9 15.8 13.9 214.8
Q2 4.6 54.9 51.3 31.2 30.7 12.6 12.8 198.0
Q3 3.4 54.1 49.1 30.2 29.4 12.7 10.8 189.7
Q4
Of which:
male
2009 Q1 4.0 71.5 90.9 11.5 33.0 10.5 3.8 225.4
Q2 4.2 65.6 89.9 13.3 36.9 9.1 4.9 224.0
Q3 3.7 69.2 98.4 13.1 39.2 9.1 6.1 238.9
Q4 3.3 67.3 96.0 13.4 41.0 11.2 7.0 239.1
2010 Q1 3.9 80.5 114.9 16.0 45.3 13.9 8.3 282.9
Q2 4.6 75.9 111.1 12.1 42.1 13.2 8.0 266.9
Q3 4.5 68.8 98.6 11.5 42.9 14.9 7.8 248.9
Q4 5.1 74.0 98.9 11.2 40.3 11.6 7.1 248.2
2011 Q1 5.6 78.3 116.9 10.7 42.6 13.7 7.1 274.9
Q2 4.5 64.3 105.9 10.7 41.5 10.7 7.5 245.1
Q3 4.8 66.4 97.6 14.3 40.6 11.5 8.1 243.3
Q4 4.3 67.5 93.4 16.3 43.5 11.3 6.3 242.6
2012 Q1 6.0 75.6 110.2 17.6 48.9 13.7 8.5 280.5
Q2 6.0 66.5 107.8 20.8 43.9 14.6 6.6 266.3
Q3 4.5 65.4 96.1 20.6 44.9 11.2 7.8 250.5
Q4 3.9 66.9 98.3 21.0 43.3 11.3 6.3 251.0
2013 Q1 5.6 75.6 116.1 18.0 49.2 12.3 5.5 282.4
Q2 4.8 62.9 94.7 18.0 39.5 10.1 5.7 235.7
Q3 3.1 65.5 87.8 17.3 37.8 9.9 7.1 228.6
Q4 4.7 57.5 77.6 17.2 36.3 10.1 7.0 210.3
2014 Q1 3.3 52.4 72.5 14.5 35.6 8.0 5.8 192.0
Q2 5.3 52.7 70.6 12.8 34.2 9.6 6.3 191.5
Q3 3.5 51.2 61.4 14.7 26.9 11.6 3.2 172.5
Q4 3.2 50.8 64.2 12.2 27.6 9.9 3.1 171.0
2015 Q1 6.5 57.9 69.9 10.6 29.8 8.0 3.6 186.3
Q2 4.5 49.2 55.7 13.2 28.2 8.0 4.8 163.5
Q3 3.4 44.7 50.0 12.6 29.2 8.1 3.8 151.8
Q4 4.5 45.4 50.4 12.6 22.8 5.6 5.0 146.1
2016 Q1 3.8 45.3 51.8 13.8 21.3 5.9 5.2 147.0
Q2 3.6 44.8 43.2 11.0 20.9 2.5 5.3 131.4
Q3 3.1 39.3 38.0 10.6 19.5 3.6 7.5 121.6
Q4 3.3 34.9 36.5 10.0 18.1 2.7 4.5 109.9
2017 Q1 2.9 36.3 36.1 10.9 14.1 3.9 4.6 108.9
Q2 2.5 32.9 32.4 11.6 12.1 4.2 4.3 100.1
Q3 2.9 29.1 32.3 9.3 11.0 3.8 2.5 90.9
Q4 3.1 27.1 28.4 7.3 9.9 4.8 2.4 83.0
2018 Q1 1.9 29.5 29.0 8.8 13.0 4.8 1.4 88.3
Q2 2.4 33.2 29.4 7.7 11.2 3.4 1.0 88.2
Q3 1.6 24.9 26.9 8.9 15.0 6.0 2.3 85.7
Q4 2.2 29.7 30.5 7.3 13.2 4.8 2.5 90.2
2019 Q1 2.7 31.0 30.9 9.2 7.9 4.6 3.7 89.9
Q2 1.6 26.0 31.8 11.2 9.7 3.7 3.9 87.9
Q3 1.5 27.3 25.6 8.7 11.8 5.1 5.1 85.1
Q4 1.6 24.2 22.5 9.7 15.2 3.7 4.6 81.5
2020 Q1 2.4 30.5 29.7 8.2 12.7 3.7 4.8 92.0
Q2 2.0 26.6 40.0 11.4 20.9 6.4 4.6 111.9
Q3 3.5 29.2 36.8 9.8 22.0 3.1 5.8 110.2
Q4 3.2 28.1 35.3 8.4 17.8 4.1 5.8 102.7
2021 Q1 1.7 28.6 34.1 11.6 17.7 6.0 6.6 106.2
Q2 2.9 28.6 31.5 14.8 15.1 5.7 5.9 104.4
Q3 1.4 31.2 30.8 10.4 15.2 6.1 3.5 98.5
Q4
female
2009 Q1 3.7 54.2 47.9 19.2 36.2 15.1 1.9 178.2
Q2 3.9 53.0 47.4 17.8 36.6 14.6 3.0 176.4
Q3 2.8 56.1 50.5 20.7 38.2 19.0 5.1 192.3
Q4 4.0 58.8 50.4 22.1 36.5 19.6 4.1 195.6
2010 Q1 5.0 60.2 55.3 24.8 45.3 15.6 4.6 210.9
Q2 5.3 58.6 48.5 23.6 47.3 14.9 5.5 203.6
Q3 5.9 55.1 49.1 25.5 47.4 18.3 7.7 209.0
Q4 6.7 56.0 49.5 26.5 44.5 16.2 6.5 205.9
2011 Q1 6.7 63.4 51.3 27.7 45.0 17.3 5.9 217.2
Q2 6.4 60.1 50.8 26.8 47.8 16.2 5.1 213.2
Q3 5.1 58.5 52.0 27.0 45.1 19.7 5.5 213.0
Q4 5.3 59.0 52.6 24.8 44.9 19.9 5.9 212.4
2012 Q1 5.6 62.6 54.5 25.8 51.1 18.8 7.0 225.5
Q2 4.4 58.4 48.9 23.6 44.6 18.0 7.8 205.7
Q3 3.4 57.1 45.8 26.3 42.9 19.9 7.8 203.2
Q4 4.3 55.7 51.6 27.2 40.6 21.3 7.8 208.4
2013 Q1 4.6 56.1 54.4 27.8 43.9 18.6 6.9 212.3
Q2 4.0 55.1 51.2 25.1 42.0 20.4 6.2 204.1
Q3 3.4 53.0 51.0 24.1 43.4 19.6 5.8 200.3
Q4 3.2 50.3 48.2 21.5 41.5 18.2 4.3 187.2
2014 Q1 4.0 44.4 38.2 25.8 36.3 17.3 5.0 171.1
Q2 4.8 48.5 42.6 21.6 31.3 13.6 5.0 167.3
Q3 4.4 43.6 34.9 22.4 33.1 13.8 6.8 158.9
Q4 2.7 44.4 33.6 17.5 27.8 14.4 6.8 147.3
2015 Q1 3.7 47.5 39.7 22.3 30.7 13.1 4.1 161.0
Q2 4.8 47.7 32.7 20.9 25.7 10.2 4.8 146.8
Q3 2.8 43.5 34.9 19.6 21.0 12.1 6.8 140.7
Q4 2.5 43.1 32.9 18.7 22.9 10.0 4.3 134.4
2016 Q1 2.8 36.1 33.8 20.4 18.5 10.2 3.8 125.6
Q2 2.3 30.3 26.6 17.1 16.7 7.4 2.2 102.6
Q3 2.1 31.8 25.8 15.3 17.7 8.3 3.6 104.6
Q4 2.7 30.9 20.6 14.5 15.6 7.5 3.2 95.0
2017 Q1 3.6 30.2 20.6 12.3 16.7 10.4 3.9 97.8
Q2 4.6 30.8 21.7 14.6 15.3 7.2 2.0 96.2
Q3 3.7 26.0 21.3 19.4 16.5 8.4 2.0 97.3
Q4 3.4 24.5 21.3 17.1 15.1 7.6 3.1 92.2
2018 Q1 5.0 26.5 19.6 15.3 13.1 4.8 5.2 89.4
Q2 2.7 23.5 15.0 12.9 13.6 4.4 4.8 76.9
Q3 2.6 24.4 19.1 14.6 16.2 7.8 7.8 92.4
Q4 3.1 22.5 15.7 10.8 13.9 4.5 5.6 76.1
2019 Q1 3.9 21.7 14.3 11.3 13.6 4.7 5.6 75.1
Q2 2.8 23.8 14.7 6.0 11.0 4.2 4.7 67.3
Q3 2.2 22.0 14.8 11.0 13.2 8.4 5.7 77.3
Q4 2.3 22.1 14.6 11.3 12.6 3.9 4.9 71.6
2020 Q1 2.7 22.7 17.0 13.0 14.1 7.8 3.7 81.0
Q2 1.0 26.0 19.5 21.2 20.3 9.5 4.8 102.2
Q3 1.9 25.2 20.4 18.6 18.0 8.3 5.3 97.6
Q4 1.5 25.4 18.7 14.5 14.3 11.6 6.8 92.7
2021 Q1 1.9 27.7 22.6 22.1 17.3 9.8 7.3 108.5
Q2 1.7 26.3 19.8 16.4 15.6 7.0 6.9 93.6
Q3 1.9 23.0 18.3 19.8 14.2 6.7 7.3 91.2
Q4

Footnotes

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