In 2018, 85 per cent of adults held some kind of qualification as compared to 77 per cent of adults in 2007.
The increase between 2007 and 2018 was mainly due to an increase in people holding a degree or professional qualification.
The proportion of women in work has increased since 1999, narrowing the gap between the number of men and women currently in work*.
Men were employed predominantly full-time (58 per cent) or self-employed (10 per cent), while the employment of women showed greater variation; 40 per cent were employed full-time, and 21 per cent were employed part-time.
*In work includes full and part-time employment and the self-employed. Based on adults aged 16+.