(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)