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University Students

Volume 82: debated on Tuesday 2 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what is the percentage of the population in Scotland attending universities in the United Kingdom in each of the last 20 years;(2) what is the percentage of the population in England attending universities in the United Kingdom in each of the last 20 years;(3) what is the percentage of the population in Wales attending universities in the United Kingdom in each of the last 20 years.

[pursuant to his reply, 24 June, c. 313]: The percentages of the population in Scotland, in England and in Wales attending universities full-time in the United Kingdom in the last 12 years were:

ScotlandEnglandWales
19830·670·440·46
19820·680·450·47

Scotland

England

Wales

19810·690·460·49
19800·680·450·49
19790·660·440·47
19780·670·430·46
19770·660·420·45
19760·650·400·43
19750·630·390·42
19740·620·380·41
19730·580·370·40
19720·550·380·39

Figures for earlier years are not available.