High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Wednesday, 8 May, 2013
The Scottish Survey of Adult Literacies 2009 (SSAL) is the official source for information on adult literacies skills. As the Scottish Adult Literacies Survey cannot provide annual data, a proxy indicator is used to monitor progress. The proxy measure, of the proportion of working age adults with low or no qualifications, Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Level 4 or below, shows an overall reduction since 2004. The latest figures also show a reduction in the proportion of adults aged 16-64 with low or no qualifications from 13.9% in 2011 to 13.0% in 2012.
Note: SCQF level 4 refers to qualifications at a level at or equivalent to Intermediate level 1 and General Standard Grade.
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Source: Annual Population Survey, Non Seasonally Adjusted data, Office for National Statistics