Table 3: Women aged 5-9 years in 1981: age at first birth by highest qualification in 2001 (when women aged 25-29)
 
Age at first birth
Under 20 years
20-24 years
25-29 years
No children by 2001
All
Highest qualification 2001
No qualifications
585
342
81
263
1,271
1-4 GCSEs or Foundation GNVQ
481
901
384
1,182
2,948
5+ GCSEs or 1 A Level or Intermediate GNVQ
452
811
398
1,914
3,575
2+ A Levels or Advanced GNVQ
62
201
136
921
1,320
Degree or higher
55
217
311
3,368
3,951
Other qualifications e.g. City & Guilds, other professional
79
119
32
113
343
All
1,714
2,591
1,342
7,761
13,408
Data extracted from ONS Longitudinal Study June 2006