These data were collected from the 2001 Census, Key Statistics. The table provides information in numbers and percentages on Population by Qualifications and Students.
Highest qualification In England and Wales, the highest level of qualification is derived from responses to both the qualifications question and the professional qualification question. England and Wales: Level 1: 1+ ‘O’ level passes, 1+ CSE/GCSE any grades, NVQ level 1, Foundation GNVQ Level 2: 5+ ‘O’ level passes, 5+ CSEs (grade 1). 5+ GCSEs (grades A-C), School Certificate, 1+’A’ levels/ AS levels, NVQ level 2, Intermediate GNVQ Level 3: 2+ ‘A’ levels, 4+ AS levels, Higher School Certificate, NVQ level 3, Advanced GNVQ Level 4/5: First degree, Higher degree, NVQ levels 4 and 5, HNC, HND, Qualified Teacher status, Qualified Medical Doctor, Qualified Dentist, Qualified Nurse, Midwife, Health Visitor. Full-time student A full-time student is a person of any age who has indicated that they were a schoolchild or student in full-time education.
Full-time students and schoolchildren who were economically active are identified separately in the economic activity tables. They are not included in other categories of economically active such as ’employees’ or ‘unemployed’. In the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification all full-time students are recorded in the ‘full-time students’ category regardless of whether they are economically active or not. ‘Student’ is also a category of Economically Inactive. This does not necessarily mean in full-time education and excludes students who were working or in some other way were economically active.
All people who were working in the week before the Census are described as economically active. A person who is looking for work but is not available to start work within 2 weeks is counted as Economically Inactive. Any person who carried out paid work in the week before the Census, whether self-employed or an employee, is described as employed or in employment. A person is defined as unemployed if he or she is not in employment, is available to start work in the next 2 weeks.
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Authoring Entity: Office of National Statistics (ONS)
Producer: Milton Keynes Council
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Date of Production: 2004-08-13