Location, location, location - the widening education gap in Britain and how where you live determines your chances

Where you live will determine your chances of educational success and people living in traditionally underachieving areas are proportionately less likely to have a degree now than they were at the last election.

The 'Location, location, location - the widening education gap in Britain and how where you live determines your chances' report from UCU analyses educational achievement by Westminster parliamentary constituency in England, Scotland and Wales and ranks each according to the percentage of people with at least some qualifications and the percentage of people with a degree or above.

The 21 cities individually analysed in the report are Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London , Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Plymouth, Sheffield, Southampton, Stoke and Wolverhampton.

Location, location, location: full report [496kb]

Location, location, location: full report [408kb]

Location report: national ranking tables [306kb]

The data within the report comes from the Annual Population Survey which is a combined survey of households in Britain. The datasets were extracted from the NOMIS website and are subject to ONS Crown Copyright.