Research and analysis

UK skills levels and international competitiveness 2013

Presents UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) projections of skills levels in the UK and OECD member states to 2020. Also presents historical trend data from 2002-2012.


UK Skill Levels and International Competitiveness, 2013

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This report provides an assessment of the level of skills held by the UK population compared with other member states of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). It uses data on qualifications to project the skills of working age (19-64) people in the UK in 2020. The data is presented by qualification level and by gender.

The report also ranks the OECD member states by the proportion of working age population with low, medium, and high skills, allowing comparisons between the UK’s likely skills performance and that of its competitors.

This report is the second in a series of publications on skills projections, for 2012 findings see UK Skills levels and international competitiveness 2012.

Published 5 September 2014