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Unemployment rates in local areas across England

This map indicates the unemployment rates in local areas across England, according to the 2011 Census.

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Explanatory notes

  • Areas have been divided into six groups based on their unemployment rate, and then colour coded to show the distribution across the country. 

Percentage of the adult population holding a higher education qualification

This map shows the percentage of the adult population in each local area in England that holds an HE qualification or above, according to the 2011 Census.  

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Explanatory notes

  • Areas have been divided into six groups based on this percentage and colour coded to show the distribution across the country. 

Technical notes

  • This data is based on the 2011 Census.
  • In the ‘Unemployment across England’ map, local areas have been divided into six groups, where each group contains an equal number of the economically active population.
  • In the ‘Graduates across England’ map, local areas across England have been divided into six groups, where each group contains an equal number of the adult population.
  • The geography level used for this map is 2001 census ward level, where each ward has an approximately equal overall population, although these might differ in terms of spatial area size.