|Full name:||Qualification 1971|
|General description:||Classification of qualification in the census is according to the type and level of qualification obtained (Bachelor degree, Diploma, Doctorate etc.).|
The classification is concerned with qualifications at GCE ‘A level’ or equivalent and higher qualifications obtained after the age of 18. A ‘qualified person’ for census purposes, is one who holds a qualification above the GCE ‘A’ level standard. In 1971, classification of qualification was restricted to people aged 18-69.
Qualifications are grouped into three levels according to the academic standard of the qualification. In 1971 this was also described as educational attainment.
|Start date:||Census 1971|
|Equivalent classifications:||QUAL81 (Census 1981)|
PQUAL01 (Census 2001)
QUAL91 (Census 1991)