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Theme: Children, Education and Skills

Key Publications

Article: Measuring National Well-being - Children's Well-being, 2012 26-Oct-2012
This article is published as part of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Measuring National Well-being Programme and discusses the well-being of children. The Programme aims to produce accepted and trusted measures of the well-being of the nation - how the UK as a whole is doing. The Programme is also publishing more in depth analyses.
Article: Measuring National Well-being, Education and Skills 05-Jul-2012
Latest in a series of articles which aim to explore in more detail the different domains that have been considered as important for the measurement of National Well-being. Focusing on various aspects of education and life-long learning.
Video: Video Summary: An Overview of Children's Well-being, 2013 26-Apr-2013
An Overview of Children's Well-being, 2013
Report: Full Report - Graduates in the UK Labour Market 2013 19-Nov-2013
Graduates in the labour market in 2013. This report covers headline labour market numbers for graduates, the industries they work in, their earnings and the differences in labour market experiences for male and female graduates. It also covers the concentration of graduates across different regions of Great Britain.
Report: Young People in Work, 2012 29-Feb-2012
Characteristics of employed people aged 16 to 24.

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Latest Publications

  • Urban Audit - Comparing United Kingdom and European towns and cities, 2010-12 23-Jul-2014
    Urban Audit is a European Commission sponsored project to provide comparable data on urban areas. Urban Audit, 2010- 2012, includes 185 main variables for the UK and further derived figures based on these. More than 800 towns and cities are covered across the EU28, (plus Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey), 163 of which are in the UK. This article sets out to provide an overview of key variables linked to urban policy themes that are relevant to EU, national and local government.
  • Urban Audit - Perceptions of city life in the United Kingdom and Europe, 2012 23-Jul-2014
    Urban Audit is a European Commission sponsored project to provide comparable data on urban areas. The 2012 Perception Survey, complementary to the quantitative data, interviewed people in 79 cities (of which 6 are in the UK), asking what they think about many issues, including their city’s built environment, cultural facilities, pollution, and safety. This article looks at data for cities to assess how typical or otherwise perceptions in UK cities are compared with other European cities.
  • Measuring National Well-being: Insights across Society, the Economy and the Environment, 2014 22-Jul-2014
    Summarises the outputs from the Measuring National Well-being (MNW) Programme since its launch in November 2010. Highlighting how Programme outputs have contributed to a better understanding of national well-being, domestic and international impacts and identifies future challenges.
  • Measuring National Well-being: European Comparisons, 2014 18-Jun-2014
    Comparing the UK with the European Union across key areas of well-being. Where available using directly comparable or proxy measure data from five sources: Eurostat, the European Quality of Life Survey, Eurobarometer, the Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA) and the World Gallup Poll.
  • Qualifications and Labour Market Participation in England and Wales 18-Jun-2014
    Analysis of labour market participation for usual residents aged 25 to 64 by their highest level of qualification in England and Wales using the 2011 Census.
  • Measuring National Well-being: Life in the UK, 2014 18-Mar-2014
    A snapshot of well-being is provided across the 10 domains of well-being, together with a brief overview of international comparisons. The report is the second summary of life in the UK to be delivered by the Measuring National Well-being programme and will be updated annually.

Key Data

Reference table: 2011 Census: KS501EW Qualifications and students, local authorities in England and Wales (Excel sheet 307Kb) 11-Dec-2012
This table provides 2011 Census estimates that classify the usual resident population aged 16 and over by their highest level of qualification, for regions, counties, London boroughs, districts and unitary authorities in England and Wales on census day (27 March 2011). Estimates of the economically active student population are also included.
Reference table: Measuring National Well-being - Education and skills data tables (Excel sheet 294Kb) 31-Oct-2011
Data tables for the Education and skills domain from the Measuring National Well-being discussion paper on domains and measures.
Reference table: A06: Educational status and labour market status for people aged from 16 to 24. Date of Publication:16 July 2014. Date of Next Publication:13 August 2014. (Excel sheet 2355Kb) 16-Jul-2014
Educational status and labour market status (employment, unemployment and inactivity) of people aged from 16 to 24. This table shows estimates for people in full-time education and people not in full-time education. Not in full-time education includes people in part-time education and/or some form of training. Estimates of young people not in employment, education or training ("NEET") cannot therefore be derived from this table. Estimates for young people who are NEET are published in a separate release on the website. This spreadsheet has been set up in printer-friendly format showing data for the last two years, with historic data appearing in hidden rows. The spreadsheet has macro buttons to unhide the rows to enable users to view the entire time series. If the macros do not work this is probably due to the security settings on your computer. You can either change the security settings or unhide the rows manually.
Reference table: Regional Trends Online Tables, 04: Education and Training (Excel sheet 771Kb) 08-Jun-2011
A central source of official statistics about the regions and sub-regions of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland providing information on education, qualifications, skills and training.

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