Highest education qualification

Highest educational qualifications by gender and age in Glasgow

Highest qual Glasgow age sex 2018 2

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Among adults aged 16 years and over in Glasgow, around a third (35%) have a degree and a fifth (20%) have no qualifications. A slightly larger proportion of women have a degree than men (36% compared with 33%) and a higher proportion have no qualifications (23% compared with 16%).

There is a clear age gradient in the distribution of qualifications. The 16-39 year old group has the highest proportion of graduates with around half (51%) while just 12% of those age 60 or older have a degree or professional qualification. Just under half of those aged 60 or older (45%) have no qualifications compared with 6% of 16-39 year olds.

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