Education levels of Muslims in England and Wales, by highest qualification

This statistic shows the highest levels of education for the Muslim population of England and Wales as of the 2011 Census. As can be seen in the statistic, the majority of Muslims have attained at least some level of education or qualification. Despite this, there are still 25.6 percent of Muslims in England and Wales who have no qualifications. Almost a quarter are educated to at least degree level, with 24 percent of Muslims here having level 4 or above qualifications.

Share of Muslim population in England and Wales as of the 2011 Census, by highest level of qualification*

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Sources

Release date

December 2012

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

March 27, 2011

Supplementary notes

* Qualifications are defined as follows:
Level 1 qualifications: 1-4 O Levels/CSE/GCSEs (any grades), Entry Level, Foundation Diploma, NVQ level 1, Foundation GNVQ, Basic/Essential Skills.
Level 2 qualifications: 5+ O Level (Passes)/CSEs (Grade 1)/GCSEs (Grades A*-C), School Certificate, 1 A Level/ 2-3 AS Levels/VCEs, Intermediate/Higher Diploma, Welsh Baccalaureate Intermediate Diploma, NVQ level 2, Intermediate GNVQ, City and Guilds Craft, BTEC First/General Diploma, RSA Diploma Apprenticeship.
Level 3 qualifications: 2+ A Levels/VCEs, 4+ AS Levels, Higher School Certificate, Progression/Advanced Diploma, Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma, NVQ Level 3; Advanced GNVQ, City and Guilds Advanced Craft, ONC, OND, BTEC National, RSA Advanced Diploma.
Level 4+ qualifications: Degree (for example BA, BSc), Higher Degree (for example MA, PhD, PGCE), NVQ Level 4-5, HNC, HND, RSA Higher Diploma, BTEC Higher level, Foundation degree (NI), Professional qualifications (for example teaching, nursing, accountancy).

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