Edinburgh by Numbers shows large rise in degree educated workers

The percentage of the Edinburgh workforce with a degree level qualification or equivalent has risen from 46 per cent in 2013 to 54 per cent in 2015.

This is according to the education and skills section of the latest Edinburgh by Numbers.

This is just one of many fascinating facts about the city in the latest online document, produced by the City of Edinburgh Council for investors, entrepreneurs and anyone else with an interest in Edinburgh. It also includes sections on people, quality of life, environment, work, social economy, economy and enterprise, tourism, travel and connectivity, and housing.

Cllr Frank Ross, Convener of the Economy Committee, said: “The facts in the latest edition of Edinburgh by Numbers speak for themselves and show the city has much to celebrate this year. The document is an essential resource for anyone looking to invest in the city or simply looking for key facts and figures about the capital.

“The data is extremely encouraging and shows that the number of people educated to degree level has shot up since 2013. It also further strengthens our reputation as a knowledge based economy, enhancing the attractiveness of Edinburgh for employers to locate or expand their business.

“The figures relating to the economy are strong with foreign direct investments creating 1,860 jobs in 2014. In terms of our social economy, the largest 70 local charities recorded £28.9m in donations in 2014. On a lighter note, those planning to visit Edinburgh in the winter will be pleased to know that our average rainfall from November to February is almost half that of the UK average.” 

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