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Volume 690: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the percentage of Manchester residents without any qualifications.[HL2638]

In the 2005 Annual Population Survey, 22.1 per cent of working-age residents in Manchester had no qualifications. The table below shows how this compares with wider geographical areas:

Geographical area

Proportion of working-age residents with no qualifications


22.1 per cent

Greater Manchester2

17.8 per cent


17.0 per cent


14.1 per cent

1. Local education authority

2. Learning and Skills Council area

3. Government Office region