Classification: QUAL71
Short name: QUAL71
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.
LS description:
Keyword: Education
Start date: Census 1971
Equivalent classifications: QUAL81 (Census 1981)
PQUAL01 (Census 2001)
QUAL91 (Census 1991)