These simple graphs compare North Ayrshire with national trends:
Since 1951, the census has gathered information on what point in the education system
did they leave school as soon as was legal, without qualifications?
did they get GCSEs?
and did they go to university and get a degree?
In general, this information covers everyone of working age, so it has to be
seen as an 'average' of decisions to stay on at school or leave taken during
the forty or fifty years prior to the census.
Unfortunately, the variation in what was reported by different censuses means none of our measures can be presented for every census, and also that the precise definitions of measures vary from census to census, so precise rates cannot generally be compared over time, only relative positions.
We hold these detailed statistics for North Ayrshire, which we graph and tabulate here:
|Available datasets||Period covered||Variables
(number of categories)
|Educational Level: Graduate||1951 to 2011||
|Educational Level: Unqualified||1951 to 2011||
Obtaining basic qualifications
Read more about how we hold statistics here.