A geography of employment 

These interactive maps show the distribution of graduates in highly skilled jobs and how this varies across the country.

  • Both maps show geography of employment groupings which are based on Graduate Outcomes data and the types of job done by graduates. The first map shows the outcomes for undergraduate qualifiers, and the second one taught postgraduate qualifiers.
  • In both maps, quintile 1 shows areas with the lowest proportion of graduates in highly skilled jobs.
  • Graduates living in quintile 5 areas have the highest chance of having a highly skilled job.
  • Hover over each area to see the graduate population for each area and proportion in highly skilled jobs.
  • Areas are ranked by the employment outcomes for those based in the area, and then put into five groups with equal numbers of graduates.
  • The Graduate Outcomes measure is based on a graduate survey 15 months after graduation. It measures the proportion in professional or managerial jobs or further study.
See our report and get the supporting data on this measure
Official statistics

Read our report

Read the report on the geography of employment

Also see:

A geography of English higher education

Interactive dashboards showing the geographical distribution of higher education teaching provision in England for 2019-20
Published 02 June 2021
Last updated 30 September 2022
30 September 2022
Updated data which incorporates a Graduates Outcomes grouping for postgraduate qualifiers.
04 November 2021
Updated data which incorporates a Graduates Outcomes grouping.

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