Data set from Graduate labour market statistics

Employment rates by graduate type

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Employment, high-skilled employment, inactivity and unemployment rates by graduate type (postgraduates, graduates and non-graduates) from 2007-2023.

Data set details

Higher education
Graduate labour market statistics
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Employment Rate
  • High-Skilled Employment Rate
  • Inactivity Rate
  • Age Group
  • Graduate Type
Time period
2007 to 2023

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2007Calendar yearNationalE92000001England16-64Graduate87.368.72.810.20000
2007Calendar yearNationalE92000001England16-64Non-Graduate72.
2007Calendar yearNationalE92000001England16-64Postgraduate89.
2007Calendar yearNationalE92000001England21-30Graduate86.960.14.19.40000
2007Calendar yearNationalE92000001England21-30Non-Graduate72.620.07.821.20000

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
age_groupAge Group - Select the Age Group you are interested in
employment_rateEmployment Rate
graduate_typeGraduate Type - Select the Graduate Type you are interested in
hs_employment_rateHigh-Skilled Employment Rate
inactivity_rateInactivity Rate


  1. The sum of the employment, unemployment, and inactivity rates do not equal 100% because of rounding and the rates are based on average (mean) figures over four different calendar quarters from the Labour Force Survey.
  2. Labour Force Survey data are routinely reweighted in line with population estimates, further details are in the methodology. 
  3. This release is classified as ‘official statistics in development’ due to sampling variability from low response rates, impacting the data quality as some figures are calculated using small sample sizes, for more information refer to the methodology. 

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