Highest qualification level and participation in education and training 2021

Date published: 23 November 2022


The following tables provide updated figures to 2021 for the highest qualification level held by working aged adults (aged 16 to 64) and the participation of those in education or training of people aged 25 to 64  (as measured by the lifelong learning indicator).

Also provided are additional breakdowns of working aged adults qualified to level 2 and above and level 3 and above in Northern Ireland.

The Labour Force Survey Annual tables have also been updated to include 2021 data and can be accessed here.

Correction notice: 28/11/22 - Following the identification of errors in Table 2.2 and 3 of the 'Highest qualification level and participation in education/training' document, revised tables have now been uploaded. Further detail is contained within the cover sheet of the revised document. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.