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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. 42.5% of Warrington’s residents work in senior management/professional/associate professional & technical roles.
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 41.0% 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 in Warrington, and the nearby universities of Manchester and Liverpool ; only within a 30 minute drive time 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)||53,900||41.4||34.5||38.6|
|% with NVQ3+ (2 or more A Levels)||77,500||59.5||54.2||57.2|
|% with no qualifications (NVQ)||7,500||5.8||9.0||7.7|