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
34
13
6
3
9
1-4 GCSEs or Foundation GNVQ
28
35
29
15
22
5+ GCSEs or 1 A Level or Intermediate GNVQ
26
31
30
25
27
2+ A Levels or Advanced GNVQ
4
8
10
12
10
Degree or higher
3
8
23
43
29
Other qualifications e.g. City & Guilds, other professional
5
5
2
1
3
Total
100
100
100
100
100
Data extracted from ONS Longitudinal Study June 2006