1. Home
  2. Studies
  3. In Berlin and Upper Bavaria, over Half of the 30 to 34-Year-Olds are Highly Qualified: An Analysis of the Qualification Structures in the German Regions
Wido Geis-Thöne IW-Report No. 64 7. December 2020 In Berlin and Upper Bavaria, over Half of the 30 to 34-Year-Olds are Highly Qualified: An Analysis of the Qualification Structures in the German Regions

The qualification structures of the population vary greatly in the German (NUTS2) regions. While 42.5 percent of 25-64-year olds in Berlin and 40.5 percent in Upper Bavaria are highly qualified, the corresponding percentages in Lower Bavaria and the Weser-Ems region are only 22.8 percent each.

Download PDF
An Analysis of the Qualification Structures in the German Regions
Wido Geis-Thöne IW-Report No. 64 7. December 2020

In Berlin and Upper Bavaria, over Half of the 30 to 34-Year-Olds are Highly Qualified: An Analysis of the Qualification Structures in the German Regions

IW-Report

Download PDF

Share this article:

or copy the following link:

The link was added to your clipboard!

German Economic Institute German Economic Institute

The qualification structures of the population vary greatly in the German (NUTS2) regions. While 42.5 percent of 25-64-year olds in Berlin and 40.5 percent in Upper Bavaria are highly qualified, the corresponding percentages in Lower Bavaria and the Weser-Ems region are only 22.8 percent each.

Looking only at the 30 to 34-year-olds, the range is between 51.3 percent in Berlin and 50.8 percent in Upper Bavaria on the one hand and 21.1 percent in Brandenburg and 21.9 percent in Saxony-Anhalt on the other hand even higher. The proportions of low-skilled workers among 25 to 64-year-olds in Bremen at 19.7 percent and the administrative districts of Düsseldorf at 18.4 percent and Arnsberg at 18.3 percent, each of which covers large parts of the Ruhr area, are also around four times higher than in Thuringia and the Dresden region at 4.8 percent each. Since the level of education of the population is of great importance for the growth potential of the economy and influences local social structures, the development prospects for the regions are very different. This can hardly be changed in the foreseeable future, since improvements in the education system only have an effect on the qualification structures in the regions with a long time lag and, interregional migration movements, which are also relevant for these regions, can only be changed more fundamentally in the long term by the establishment of universities and scientific institutions and similar measures. It should therefore be examined at which points qualification structures give rise to different needs and opportunities for action by the municipalities and other regional players, and where necessary, follow-up action should be taken.

Download PDF
An Analysis of the Qualification Structures in the German Regions
Wido Geis-Thöne IW-Report No. 64 7. December 2020

Wido Geis-Thöne: In Berlin und Oberbayern sind über die Hälfte der 30- bis 34-Jährigen hochqualifiziert – Eine Betrachtung der Qualifikationsstrukturen in den deutschen Regionen

IW-Report

Download PDF

German Economic Institute German Economic Institute

Share this article:

or copy the following link:

The link was added to your clipboard!

More on the topic

Read the article
Design paths and design practices of digitalisation in elderly care in NRW
Michaela Evans / Jessica Kemper / Alexander Kucharski / Susanne Seyda / Helen Hickmann / Sarah Pierenkemper IW-Report No. 15 8. April 2022

Design paths and design practices of digitalisation in elderly care in NRW

The project "Digitalisation and Work Design in Elderly Care" focuses on company design paths and design practices of digitalisation.

IW

Read the article
Wido Geis-Thöne IW-Report No. 1 4. January 2022

Immigration from India: A great success for Germany

With the retirement of the baby boomers from the labour market, Germany will be increasingly dependent on skilled workers from abroad in the coming years in order to stabilise its economic performance.

IW

More about this topic

Content element with id 8880 Content element with id 9713