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Higher Education: Enfield

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people went into higher education from (a) Enfield and (b) Enfield North in each of the last 10 years. (190259)

The latest information is shown in the table. Comparable figures for the 2007/08 academic year will be available in January 2009.

Entrants to undergraduate courses at UK higher education institutions from Enfield local authority and Enfield, North parliamentary constituency—academic years 1997/98 to 2006/07

Academic year

Enfield

Enfield, North

1997/981

2,385

635

1996/99

2,625

720

1999/2000

2,875

750

2000/01

2,990

850

2001/02

3,210

925

2002/03

3,435

1,010

2003/04

3,470

1,070

2004/052

3,695

1,185

2005/06

3,780

1,200

2006/07

3,540

1,125

1 Figures for 1997/98 exclude the Open University because there are no figures available for entrants to undergraduate courses at the Open University by parliamentary constituency or local authority for this year.

2 Figures for the Open University for 2004/05 have been included but these are known to undercount entrants to undergraduate courses at the Open University.

Note:

Figures are on a snapshot basis as at 1 December excluding those writing up, on sabbatical or dormant and are rounded to the nearest five.

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

Overall, for all students from England, the UCAS figures show that, compared to 2006, applicants who have been accepted for entry in 2007, rose by 6.1 per cent. to 307,000, the highest ever. Latest figures for students applying for entry in 2008, show that applicants from England are up by 7.1 per cent. compared to 2007.