What are the career pathways statistics?
The statistics in this publication are focused on employees, the industry sectors they work in and their education achievements. They help us to understand:
- The distribution of young employees across different industry sectors and regions in England (ages 25-30 in the 2018/19 tax year).
- The education levels of employees within each industry sector.
- The subject and qualification choices of employees within industry sectors.
- The earnings of employees and how these vary by industry sector, education level, qualification choices and region.
- The education pathways followed by employees of different industry sector.
The publication uses the Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) study and the Inter-Departmental Business Register (IDBR) to bring together information on the education history of employees with their earnings and industry sector of their employment in the 2018-19 tax year.
Why have we published the career pathways statistics?
The data and dashboard have been produced to support the aims of the Unit for Future Skills (UFS). You can read more about the UFS here.
The publication aims to:
- Explore how LEO can be used to understand the education pathways of employees in different industry sectors.
- Demonstrate how LEO data could be used to develop a careers information tool via an interactive dashboard.
The interactive dashboard is a first attempt to present LEO data as a tool to aid careers advice. It is designed to showcase the potential of LEO data rather than function as a service for users.