In 2011 Gypsy/Travellers in Scotland, compared to the population as a whole, were less likely to be full-time students (16-24 year olds) and more likely to have no qualifications.
The following analysis presents some important education variables which show that Gypsy/Travellers were less likely to be full-time students and more likely to have no qualifications.
Chart 27 shows that Gypsy/Travellers were less likely to be full-time students than the general population aged 16-24. Just under two fifths (38 per cent) of Gypsy/Travellers were full-time students compared to just under half (46 per cent) of the population in this age group.
Chart 28: Gypsy/Travellers by Highest Level of Qualification – people aged 16 and over, Scotland, 2011
Chart 28 shows that half (50 per cent) of Gypsy/Travellers aged 16 and over had no qualifications compared to only around a quarter (27 per cent) of the population as a whole.
Conversely, only 16 per cent of Gypsy/Travellers held Level 4 or above (degree) qualifications compared to 26 per cent of the population as a whole.
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