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UK Population With a Degree (Latest)

UK Open Government License (UK-GOV)Office of National Statistics (ONS)
Data is from the England and Wales 2021 Census, Northern Ireland 2021 Census, and the Scotland 2011 Census (2022 Census data is yet to be released)

Map Highlights

🎓 Education Elevation! London is leading the way when it comes to higher education. With 46.7% of the population holding a degree or above, it's a city bursting with knowledge and innovation.

🌍 North-South Divide? The South East of England isn't far behind London, with 35.8% of its population having a degree or higher. It seems that the South of England is a hotspot for higher education.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland's Learning Leap! Despite data from 2011 showing Scotland lagging behind with only 26.1% of its population holding a degree or higher, more recent data from other regions suggests the country might be catching up. Keep going, Scotland!

Data Summary

📚 It's clear that the UK is a nation that values education, with a significant proportion of the population in each region holding a degree or higher. While London leads the pack, other regions like the South East and Northern Ireland aren't far behind. Even Scotland, despite older data, is likely making strides to catch up. It's a testament to the power of education and the thirst for knowledge across the UK. 🇬🇧 Keep learning, UK!

About the Data

These regions in the census could also be known as:

  • ITL 1, a new UK standard to replace the EU NUTS standard
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