Liverpool City Region is ranked as the most deprived of England’s 38 LEP areas and Liverpool is considered the 3rd most deprived of 317 local authority areas.
Our city has:
One of lowest educational attainment and skilled worker rates – 12% of working age residents lack any formal qualifications compared with 9% nationally, with Liverpool at 14% and Knowsley at 16%.
Only 29% of residents have attained high level qualifications compared to 37% nationally. A disconnect between skill supply and skill demand due to lack of awareness of the skills
required to enter and succeed in different sectors and businesses.
Poor work readiness due to skills deficit including generic skills, team working, literacy and numeracy, attitude, motivation and communication.
The City Region is home to some of the country’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Liverpool and Knowsley are among the most deprived local authority areas in the country.