Edinburgh is home to the most educated workforce in Scotland

Published: 16 October 2017

According to recent figures from the Labour Market Statistics, 55.4 per cent of economically active people in the capital had an undergraduate degree or higher in 2016.

It means Edinburgh has the 16th highest percentage of highly educated people in work or looking for a job in the UK. That works out as 141,200 people with degrees out of 254,900 who are economically active, and most of them are women (73,800 against 67,500 women).

Edinburgh is also in the top 20 places with the lowest percentages of economically active people with no academic or professional qualifications in the country. There were 1,800 people who were economically active with no qualifications or 3.7% of the total economically active people.

East Dunbartonshire followed locally with 50.5 per cent of economically active people with an undergraduate degree or higher in 2016 - or 25,200 out of 49,800 - while the percentage of people with no qualifications was 3.7 per cent. On the other hand, Orkney Islands saw the lowest percentage locally with 17.9 per cent of economically active people with an undergraduate degree or higher...

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