The GB percentage of working age people with high qualifications is 32.9 – Southend has 19.6%
April 12, 2013 3 Comments
Centre for cities Cities Outlook 2013 has much data contained within that will interest and perhaps intrigued Southenders.
This report looks at the performance of 64 cities across the United kingdom (I know Southend-on-Sea is a town but I guess its inclusion is down to its size and status as a unitary authority). Anyway, here is how my town does in some categories:
9th cities with the highest start-up rate (business births) – 44.0 Business start-ups per 10,000
10th cities with the highest business stocks (business stock per 10,000 population) – 341.0 Business stock 2011
58th cities with lowest number of patents approved (patents approved per 100,000 population) – 1.4
61st cities with the lowest percentage of high qualifications (residents with high level qualifications) – 19.6% Percentage working age population with NVQ4 & above 2011
9th cities with highest earnings growth (average earnings) – £512 per week
4th cities with the lowest emissions per capita (CO2 emissions per capita) – 4.8 Total CO2 emissions per capita (t) 2010
A mixed bag, to say the least. Bearing in mind my recent local battles with those who run education in Southend-on-Sea the fact that we are 61st in terms of high qualifications only seeks to emphasise the points I have been making.