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 15.6 554.7 1,280.7 388.5 1,060.9 605.1 375.2 4,280.6
Q2 19.8 558.8 1,297.0 398.4 1,054.5 605.2 377.0 4,310.7
Q3 17.8 571.4 1,297.5 400.4 1,048.9 609.5 385.2 4,330.6
Q4 18.8 565.1 1,308.4 402.2 1,046.4 606.0 378.8 4,325.7
2010 Q1 20.0 554.3 1,284.4 399.7 1,073.9 594.0 389.2 4,315.5
Q2 23.5 556.9 1,309.8 390.9 1,071.3 589.6 399.5 4,341.4
Q3 26.4 558.6 1,307.0 392.6 1,080.9 601.0 399.3 4,365.7
Q4 25.1 558.1 1,284.0 385.0 1,076.9 617.1 402.5 4,348.8
2011 Q1 21.4 538.6 1,265.1 388.9 1,065.0 632.8 412.3 4,324.1
Q2 22.3 555.8 1,287.4 394.0 1,050.0 626.3 423.3 4,359.2
Q3 22.9 562.7 1,288.4 404.9 1,045.1 642.8 431.8 4,398.5
Q4 19.9 546.1 1,273.6 406.8 1,061.7 654.3 429.6 4,391.9
2012 Q1 19.4 526.8 1,264.7 401.4 1,063.1 663.6 437.3 4,376.3
Q2 22.5 541.5 1,272.7 406.5 1,070.9 675.4 432.7 4,422.2
Q3 21.1 551.1 1,275.8 415.2 1,080.1 692.1 437.8 4,473.3
Q4 21.7 527.3 1,281.0 410.7 1,068.2 701.0 444.4 4,454.1
2013 Q1 21.4 498.7 1,272.3 411.0 1,049.5 701.7 446.7 4,401.3
Q2 24.0 520.0 1,294.5 430.7 1,049.7 696.5 452.9 4,468.1
Q3 20.3 536.7 1,313.3 442.8 1,057.6 685.8 454.1 4,510.6
Q4 20.9 536.7 1,307.3 436.7 1,054.6 678.5 463.2 4,497.9
2014 Q1 20.2 538.2 1,297.1 444.0 1,067.0 694.4 467.2 4,528.2
Q2 22.4 550.4 1,295.1 458.0 1,059.3 701.5 468.3 4,555.1
Q3 25.2 552.8 1,273.0 475.1 1,081.0 710.7 483.6 4,601.5
Q4 22.6 556.2 1,265.9 481.7 1,046.6 712.0 492.1 4,577.1
2015 Q1 27.8 556.6 1,264.0 485.1 1,041.8 720.4 487.3 4,583.1
Q2 28.6 568.3 1,258.4 509.7 1,039.4 724.8 505.2 4,634.3
Q3 24.9 581.1 1,266.4 540.3 1,040.1 722.3 507.7 4,682.8
Q4 27.9 577.8 1,273.4 550.6 1,027.5 715.6 498.0 4,670.8
2016 Q1 24.0 566.1 1,260.1 564.7 1,026.5 726.3 495.2 4,663.0
Q2 27.5 577.4 1,277.0 579.2 1,043.1 729.4 476.7 4,710.5
Q3 28.0 585.4 1,278.5 606.5 1,042.2 726.0 480.7 4,747.3
Q4 26.6 598.7 1,279.2 583.4 1,029.7 739.7 488.6 4,745.9
2017 Q1 25.0 579.0 1,273.3 565.4 1,035.5 730.0 496.4 4,704.6
Q2 26.2 577.5 1,292.9 574.7 1,029.2 734.5 502.1 4,737.2
Q3 27.7 575.0 1,315.4 595.8 1,042.2 718.4 489.0 4,763.4
Q4 28.1 560.7 1,330.8 580.0 1,031.1 723.5 500.4 4,754.5
2018 Q1 29.0 549.1 1,320.4 566.2 1,005.6 728.9 549.1 4,748.3
Q2 27.1 564.4 1,329.5 582.4 1,008.9 698.6 561.0 4,772.0
Q3 20.7 547.9 1,311.5 599.7 1,045.4 689.2 591.3 4,805.6
Q4 22.8 559.3 1,313.9 570.3 1,021.1 676.2 623.4 4,786.9
2019 Q1 23.3 547.5 1,302.5 579.8 1,016.2 695.1 631.5 4,796.0
Q2 23.0 557.1 1,297.6 584.3 1,012.4 724.2 599.6 4,798.3
Q3 26.7 533.0 1,294.5 622.7 1,015.0 740.6 584.0 4,816.6
Q4 23.8 525.1 1,315.4 624.4 1,002.6 713.3 598.6 4,803.1
2020 Q1 24.3 534.3 1,285.7 621.7 996.2 719.0 598.6 4,779.8
Q2 18.9 475.3 1,243.2 604.4 1,040.4 739.7 648.7 4,770.5
Q3 25.5 533.6 1,270.1 635.1 991.6 713.9 665.3 4,835.0
Q4 25.7 522.0 1,252.6 619.2 960.7 713.4 724.4 4,817.9
2021 Q1 23.2 499.4 1,233.4 591.9 969.9 726.4 738.3 4,782.4
Q2 20.6 518.2 1,226.7 611.7 977.3 737.5 725.3 4,817.2
Q3 21.5 533.4 1,222.3 599.6 991.8 752.2 732.3 4,853.1
Q4
Of which:
male
2009 Q1 8.9 276.8 861.6 136.1 522.6 230.3 203.7 2,239.8
Q2 11.5 280.2 875.8 144.1 525.7 221.4 205.6 2,264.3
Q3 10.1 293.4 881.3 143.4 514.2 220.9 204.5 2,267.8
Q4 9.8 283.9 887.3 145.5 511.4 219.0 202.5 2,259.4
2010 Q1 9.9 277.6 863.5 142.2 518.6 218.9 206.0 2,236.7
Q2 11.9 277.8 882.8 138.7 523.0 214.4 209.0 2,257.6
Q3 11.9 282.4 875.7 138.2 530.8 217.7 212.8 2,269.5
Q4 11.7 281.7 854.5 135.2 532.5 227.6 215.7 2,258.8
2011 Q1 10.0 270.2 844.4 138.3 526.0 235.6 220.7 2,245.0
Q2 11.4 278.5 859.0 138.6 521.8 236.7 223.0 2,269.0
Q3 11.8 288.6 864.5 146.5 520.7 236.9 227.5 2,296.6
Q4 10.0 281.4 849.9 150.5 524.7 246.6 222.9 2,286.0
2012 Q1 10.0 274.8 848.3 147.3 520.0 248.5 231.3 2,280.1
Q2 13.2 282.4 854.3 150.3 528.7 260.3 220.0 2,309.3
Q3 12.6 283.3 861.2 155.5 538.1 261.4 216.6 2,328.7
Q4 12.3 279.4 866.2 156.5 529.0 264.2 220.3 2,327.9
2013 Q1 10.9 259.8 858.4 153.9 520.1 264.6 228.5 2,296.2
Q2 13.0 271.8 880.3 168.0 521.7 257.9 230.1 2,342.8
Q3 11.8 282.3 886.4 170.4 529.8 259.3 233.2 2,373.2
Q4 11.6 279.8 875.5 171.8 527.7 254.1 242.8 2,363.3
2014 Q1 9.3 281.2 866.3 173.5 540.4 264.8 241.7 2,377.1
Q2 11.6 289.7 870.4 181.6 536.0 261.6 248.3 2,399.3
Q3 13.8 293.6 864.4 189.8 545.8 265.1 252.5 2,425.1
Q4 14.1 298.0 851.7 188.1 537.1 269.2 250.9 2,409.0
2015 Q1 17.7 294.1 843.7 183.1 539.6 275.7 253.3 2,407.2
Q2 16.7 303.6 837.4 203.3 541.0 279.1 260.4 2,441.5
Q3 14.6 313.4 846.8 211.9 553.1 277.3 254.1 2,471.1
Q4 16.3 314.6 846.4 217.7 541.1 276.7 251.3 2,464.1
2016 Q1 14.0 303.7 839.2 234.3 536.2 287.0 246.8 2,461.2
Q2 14.2 317.0 858.6 237.7 540.7 278.0 244.3 2,490.5
Q3 14.2 314.1 869.4 249.4 542.8 271.2 244.7 2,505.9
Q4 13.3 313.3 870.9 240.4 528.7 281.4 254.9 2,503.0
2017 Q1 11.4 301.8 858.5 240.2 532.5 281.5 261.0 2,486.9
Q2 12.2 301.7 882.7 239.9 529.2 286.3 265.8 2,517.7
Q3 13.5 298.5 903.9 247.6 529.9 278.8 256.0 2,528.1
Q4 14.3 293.7 909.6 244.8 516.6 287.1 253.9 2,520.0
2018 Q1 13.9 291.8 906.4 237.4 498.3 284.4 283.3 2,515.5
Q2 13.0 308.0 907.0 243.8 508.0 268.1 283.3 2,531.3
Q3 9.7 291.9 889.3 253.3 538.5 260.9 300.2 2,543.8
Q4 9.9 305.8 892.7 243.2 534.5 249.9 310.8 2,546.8
2019 Q1 10.2 297.6 889.5 249.8 541.7 259.1 314.7 2,562.6
Q2 10.4 299.5 883.2 245.0 543.8 275.5 302.9 2,560.3
Q3 12.6 300.3 883.4 269.2 544.0 277.8 285.2 2,572.5
Q4 10.8 294.0 902.2 261.9 538.2 264.3 297.8 2,569.2
2020 Q1 11.4 287.7 890.7 261.5 525.8 270.1 302.3 2,549.6
Q2 8.9 256.6 861.7 257.6 555.6 284.2 320.2 2,544.9
Q3 14.7 294.3 867.8 269.9 537.7 274.1 329.4 2,587.9
Q4 13.5 288.8 854.3 269.9 520.3 265.4 370.4 2,582.7
2021 Q1 10.7 276.9 855.6 264.0 507.4 271.6 376.1 2,562.3
Q2 9.9 287.5 834.0 268.6 521.7 276.8 369.7 2,568.2
Q3 9.6 296.5 832.7 261.0 534.0 274.1 369.6 2,577.6
Q4
female
2009 Q1 6.7 278.0 419.2 252.4 538.3 374.8 171.5 2,040.8
Q2 8.3 278.6 421.2 254.3 528.8 383.8 171.4 2,046.4
Q3 7.6 278.1 416.2 257.0 534.6 388.6 180.7 2,062.8
Q4 9.0 281.2 421.1 256.7 535.1 387.1 176.2 2,066.4
2010 Q1 10.1 276.7 420.9 257.5 555.3 375.1 183.3 2,078.8
Q2 11.6 279.1 427.0 252.2 548.3 375.2 190.5 2,083.9
Q3 14.4 276.2 431.4 254.4 550.0 383.3 186.5 2,096.2
Q4 13.4 276.4 429.5 249.8 544.5 389.5 186.8 2,090.0
2011 Q1 11.4 268.4 420.7 250.6 539.1 397.2 191.7 2,079.1
Q2 10.9 277.3 428.5 255.4 528.2 389.6 200.3 2,090.2
Q3 11.1 274.1 423.9 258.4 524.3 405.9 204.3 2,101.9
Q4 9.8 264.7 423.7 256.3 537.1 407.7 206.7 2,105.9
2012 Q1 9.4 252.1 416.3 254.1 543.2 415.1 206.0 2,096.2
Q2 9.3 259.1 418.4 256.2 542.1 415.1 212.7 2,112.9
Q3 8.5 267.7 414.6 259.8 542.0 430.7 221.2 2,144.6
Q4 9.3 247.9 414.8 254.2 539.2 436.8 224.0 2,126.2
2013 Q1 10.5 238.9 413.8 257.0 529.4 437.1 218.2 2,105.1
Q2 10.9 248.2 414.1 262.7 528.0 438.6 222.8 2,125.3
Q3 8.5 254.4 427.0 272.4 527.8 426.5 220.9 2,137.4
Q4 9.3 256.8 431.8 265.0 526.8 424.4 220.5 2,134.6
2014 Q1 10.9 257.0 430.9 270.5 526.6 429.6 225.5 2,151.0
Q2 10.8 260.7 424.7 276.4 523.3 439.9 220.1 2,155.8
Q3 11.4 259.2 408.7 285.3 535.2 445.6 231.0 2,176.5
Q4 8.5 258.2 414.2 293.6 509.5 442.9 241.2 2,168.0
2015 Q1 10.2 262.5 420.3 302.0 502.2 444.8 234.1 2,175.9
Q2 12.0 264.7 421.0 306.4 498.4 445.6 244.7 2,192.8
Q3 10.3 267.8 419.6 328.4 487.0 445.1 253.6 2,211.7
Q4 11.6 263.3 427.0 332.9 486.4 438.8 246.7 2,206.6
2016 Q1 10.0 262.4 420.9 330.5 490.4 439.3 248.4 2,201.8
Q2 13.3 260.5 418.4 341.6 502.4 451.4 232.4 2,219.9
Q3 13.8 271.4 409.1 357.1 499.3 454.7 235.9 2,241.4
Q4 13.3 285.4 408.3 342.9 501.0 458.3 233.7 2,242.8
2017 Q1 13.6 277.2 414.8 325.2 503.1 448.5 235.5 2,217.7
Q2 14.0 275.8 410.2 334.8 500.1 448.3 236.4 2,219.6
Q3 14.2 276.5 411.5 348.2 512.3 439.6 233.0 2,235.3
Q4 13.7 267.0 421.2 335.2 514.5 436.4 246.5 2,234.6
2018 Q1 15.1 257.3 414.0 328.8 507.3 444.4 265.9 2,232.8
Q2 14.1 256.4 422.5 338.6 500.9 430.5 277.7 2,240.7
Q3 11.0 255.9 422.2 346.4 506.9 428.3 291.0 2,261.8
Q4 12.8 253.6 421.2 327.1 486.5 426.3 312.6 2,240.1
2019 Q1 13.0 249.9 413.0 330.1 474.6 435.9 316.8 2,233.3
Q2 12.6 257.6 414.4 339.3 468.6 448.8 296.7 2,238.0
Q3 14.1 232.7 411.1 353.5 471.0 462.9 298.8 2,244.0
Q4 13.0 231.1 413.2 362.5 464.4 449.0 300.8 2,233.9
2020 Q1 13.0 246.5 395.0 360.2 470.4 448.9 296.2 2,230.1
Q2 10.0 218.7 381.5 346.8 484.7 455.4 328.6 2,225.7
Q3 10.8 239.3 402.3 365.1 453.9 439.8 335.9 2,247.2
Q4 12.2 233.2 398.3 349.3 440.4 447.9 353.9 2,235.2
2021 Q1 12.5 222.5 377.7 327.9 462.4 454.8 362.2 2,220.0
Q2 10.7 230.6 392.7 343.0 455.5 460.7 355.7 2,249.0
Q3 11.9 236.9 389.6 338.5 457.8 478.0 362.8 2,275.6
Q4

Footnotes

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