A study by the Office of National Statistics shows the number of degree holders and those without any qualifications broken down by parliamentary constituency. The results highlight a startling educational divide throughout the UK from one locality to the next.
So how well-educated is Lewisham West compared with other areas of London? Very badly is the short answer!
The table below shows education qualifications in Lewisham West followed by a comparison with some other London constituencies – and we’re at the bottom of the graduates league!
But don’t despair. Lots of degrees don’t necessarily mean a more prosperous or more agreeable neighbourhood. For example, all of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset as well as Chichester and Eastbourne score lower on graduate qualifications than Lewisham West.
|Constituency||% with no qualifications||% with at least degree/ NVQ4|
|Dulwich & W Norwood||7.17||56.40|
|Greenwich & Woolwich||11.23||46.84|
|Kensington and Chelsea||5.3||62.25|
|Camberwell & Peckham||13.86||39.47|
|Poplar & Canning Town||25.03||29.45|
|Hackney S & Shoreditch||16.17||41.98|
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