Figure 1: Overeducation rate stood at 16.1% in 2017
Percentage of those in employment defined as "Overeducated", 16 to 64 years, UK, 2006 to 2017
Source: Annual Population Survey – Office for National Statistics
The data for estimates prior to 2011 were collected on the previous SOC basis (SOC 2000) and have been mapped to an equivalent SOC 2010 basis. As a result there may be some inconsistencies with estimates before and after 2011.