MORE than a third of people in York have the highest level of qualifications, new census results show.

The Office for National Statistics found that 38.8 per cent of Yorkers had a higher qualification (level 4 or above), such as a university degree, post-graduate qualification or Higher National Certificate or Diploma, when the last census was taken in March. 2021 year.

This was a higher proportion than the national average of 33.8 per cent of all census respondents in England and Wales who gained a higher qualification.

At the other end of the scale, 13.3 per cent of Yorkers said they had no qualifications at the last census, below the national average of 18.2 per cent.

The North East had the lowest proportion of people with a level 4 qualification or higher, with a similar level in the East Midlands.

It found that London has the highest proportion of people with higher qualifications, with almost half of all residents in the capital holding a higher level degree or certificate.

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