Newham among Europe's most educated places

PUBLISHED: 11:57 24 August 2016 | UPDATED: 12:26 24 August 2016

University of East London's Stratford Campus

University of East London's Stratford Campus


The borough is part of a region with the second-highest proportion of residents with university degrees in Europe.

According to Eurostat, which is run by the European Union, 58.3 per cent of people aged between 25 and 64 living in “Inner London East” – which includes Newham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Islington and others – have tertiary education.

In first place, with 69.7pc, is “Inner London West” – which includes the likes of Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, Camden and Wandsworth.

The nearest competitor is the Belgian province of Brabant Wallon, where 54.1pc have degrees.

Eurostat’s data show education levels in 2015 – the latest information available – and was update over the summer.

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