Scottish Cities

Highest educational qualifications of working age population across Scottish Cities

Highest qual 1659 Scot cities 2018

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Across Scotland in 2018, just over one third (35%) of those aged 16-59 had a degree or professional qualification, while 9% had no qualifications.  A slightly higher proportion of working age adults in Glasgow had a degree or professional qualification (39%), but a higher proportion also did not have any qualifications (14%). Edinburgh had the highest proportion with a degree or professional qualification (55%).


We have used 16-59 years of age as an approximation for the working age population.  Clearly some people work into their 60s and beyond, and the current UK state pension, which is under review, has risen above 65 for many people. 

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