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
Total
Highest qualification 2001
%
%
%
%
%
No qualifications
46
27
6
21
100
1-4 GCSEs or Foundation GNVQ
16
31
13
40
100
5+ GCSEs or 1 A Level or Intermediate GNVQ
13
23
11
54
100
2+ A Levels or Advanced GNVQ
5
15
10
70
100
Degree or higher
1
5
8
85
100
Other qualifications e.g. City & Guilds, other professional
23
35
9
33
100
All
13
19
10
58
100
Data extracted from ONS Longitudinal Study June 2006