DDS Entity Definition: R_EDUC_GRAD
- Percentage of persons with university degrees or equivalent
- EDUC_LEVEL_GRAD_GEN:grad *
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- It maybe tells us something about priorities that the census lets us count the
unqualified for only two censuses but graduates for five.
However, definitions vary a good deal over time:
For 1951, our figures are for people who remained in education past age 20.
For 1971, the figures are for people with degrees or Higher National Certificates.
For 1981, the definition is particularly broad, covering all with "degrees,
professional or vocational qualifications", while in 1991 it is simply degrees.
Unsurprisingly. the overall rate for England and Wales dropped from 9.7% to
7.2% between these two years.
The 2001 data cover all with degrees, "NVQ levels 4 and 5; HNC; HND;", or
formal medical or teaching qualifications.
Despite these complications, the geographical pattern changes very little over time,
districts with high proportions of graduates being strongly concentrated
into the south east.
The exceptions, like north Cheshire and the Tynedale and Castle Morpeth districts
in the north east are also generally constant.
Lower Thameside was consistently the area in the south east with fewest graduates:
In 2001, Barking and Dagenham, and Thurrock (both 10% graduate) were in the bottom
twenty districts, while the highest proportions were in the City of London (60%),
Kensington and Chelsea (52%) and Westminster (48%).
Kensington and Chelsea were the top two districts in 1951, while Barking and
Dagenham, and Tower Hamlets, were the bottom two.
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