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House of Commons Hansard
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Qualifications: North East
01 March 2010
Volume 506
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To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the working age population in (a) Newcastle upon Tyne Central constituency, (b) Newcastle upon Tyne, (c) Tyne and Wear and (d) the North East region (i) had no qualifications, (ii) were qualified to level 2 and (iii) were qualified to level 4 in (A) 2001 and (B) each year since 2004. [318809]

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The table shows the proportion of the working age population in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear Local Education Authority, and the North East region qualified to at least level 4, 3, 2, below Level 2 and with no qualifications.

These estimates are taken from the Annual Population Survey (APS). The APS sample is not large enough to provide estimates for smaller geographies such as constituencies, but it is suitable for Local Education Areas estimates. However, please note that these estimates are subject to sampling variability and should therefore be treated with caution and viewed in conjunction with their Confidence Intervals (CIs), which indicate how accurate an estimate is. For example, a CI of +/- 2.7 percentage points (pp) means that the true value is between 2.7pp above the estimate and 2.7pp below the estimate.

Estimates of qualification levels in regions and local areas from 2000 to 2008 are published on the Further Education Data Service website at:

http://www.thedataservice.org/uk/NR/rdonlyres/AC4DC94B-54F2-4F31-A7FF-E4E08C2210C4/0/TABLES FORWEBAPSsupplementarytablesbroken downbylocallevelrevised25Aug.xls

The 2009 estimates are due to be published in July this year.

Table 1: Highest qualification of population aged 16 to 59/64 (percentages)

Proportion with highest qualification level at:

Area

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2008 95 per cent. Confidence Interval (percentage points)

Level 4 or above

North East

18.5

19.4

20.8

21.9

21.4

22.7

24.3

23.9

+/- 0.8

Newcastle Upon Tyne

25.0

26.0

28.0

26.9

24.6

27.9

30.4

27.3

+/- 27

Tyne and Wear

19.0

20.6

21.5

21.6

21.1

23.0

25.1

24.1

+/- 1.2

Level 3 or above

North East

37.8

38.7

39.7

41.0

41.2

43.6

45.0

44.8

+/- 0.9

Newcastle Upon Tyne

43.9

46.7

47.2

45.4

44.3

51.2

52.6

52.0

+/- 3.0

Tyne and Wear

38.3

40.4

40.4

40.7

40.6

42.7

45.4

45.3

+/- 1.4

Level 2 or above

North East

60.2

61.5

62.0

63.9

65.5

67.2

68.5

68.7

+/- 0.8

Newcastle Upon Tyne

63.6

67.3

65.1

64.6

66.2

70.8

70.1

71.1

+/- 2.7

Tyne and Wear

60.8

63.1

61.8

63.2

65.0

66.1

68.5

68.5

+/- 1.3

Below level 2

North East

20.1

20.1

20.2

19.1

19.1

18.7

17.7

17.9

+/- 0.7

Newcastle Upon Tyne

16.8

14.8

16.9

16.2

17.6

16.9

16.5

15.6

+/- 2.2

Tyne and Wear

19.8

19.6

20.7

19.6

20.2

19.4

17.8

18.1

+/- 1.1

No qualifications

North East

19.7

18.3

17.9

17.0

15.4

14.2

13.8

13.4

+/- 0.6

Newcastle Upon Tyne

19.6

17.8

18.0

19.2

16.2

12.3

13.3

13.3

+/- 2.0

Tyne and Wear

19.4

17.3

17.5

17.2

14.8

14.5

13.7

13.4

+/- 0.9

Base:

16 to 59/64-year-olds.

Source:

Annual Population Survey