This Statistical First Release updates key statistics on the level of highest qualification held by people of working age in England, published on 23 February 2006. Attainment figures are broken down by gender, age, geography, ethnicity, disability and economic activity. It also contains statistics on specific subsets of the population used to measure progress towards post-16 attainment targets within the Department and Learning and Skills Council.

The figures are calculated from the final quarter 2006 Labour Force Survey (carried out by the Office for National Statistics) using the detailed information collected about qualifications gained by individuals.

Contact details

Andy Blinston
Telephone: 0114 207 5022
Email: Andy.Blinston@bis.gsi.gov.uk