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Work Force and Education
As well as a high level of economic activity, the strength of Warrington’s labour market is also illustrated by the high proportion of management and professional staff resident in the Borough.
- 13% of Warrington residents work in senior management roles compared to the national average of 10%
- 21% of Warrington residents work in professional occupations compared to the national average of 20%
Businesses in Warrington benefit from access to one of the largest labour pools in the UK. There are 3.5 million people within a 30 minutes’ drive time of Warrington and 6.2 million people within 45 minutes’ drive time.
Warrington has a well educated workforce, with 37.7% of the Working Age Population educated to degree level and above, a proportion that is in line with the national average and higher than for the North West as a whole.
The University of Chester has a large Campus at Warrington, and the nearby universities of Manchester and Liverpool also provide a young dynamic source of new talent.
|Selected NVQ Levels Within Working Age Population 16-64||Warrington No.||Warrington %||North West %||Great Britain %|
|% with NVQ4+ (equivalent to 1st degree)||49,900||37.7||33.9||38.2|
|% with NVQ3+ (2 or more A Levels)||73,900||55.9||53.7||56.0|
|% with no qualifications (NVQ)||8,700||6.6||9.5||8.0|