(residents aged 16-64) 

Compared to the West Midlands and Great Britain, Sandwell has a substantially lower proportion of residents with qualifications.

Fewer skills or qualifications are more likely to lead to low paid work or even poor working conditions.

20.3% have no qualification (WM 10.3%; GB 7.8%)

68.4% have NVQ1 & Above (WM 81.4%; GB 85.4%)

21.1% have NVQ4 & Above (WM 33.1%; GB 39.3%)


Source: April 2018 – March 2019 (ONS Annual Population Survey Estimates)