Likelihood of future learning

These charts show adults’ likelihood of future learning. Each year, survey respondents are asked how likely they are to take part in any learning over the next three years.

Year-on-year, around two-fifths of adults say that they are fairly or very likely to participate in learning in the next three years. Participation in learning is a key predictor of future intentions to learn; the more recently respondents took part in learning the more likely they are to do so in the future.

Use the buttons at the top of the chart to explore breakdowns of likelihood by demographic characteristics.

The buttons at the side can be used to select survey respondents by how recently they had participated in learning. The ‘all recent learning’ button includes adults who were currently learning or who had done so in the previous three years.