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Higher Education

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 23 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) how many and what proportion of people from each UCAS tariff band from each socio-economic group (a) were applicants for and (b) were accepted for full-time undergraduate degree courses in the last year for which information is available; (196657)

(2) how many and what proportion of applicants from each socio-economic group for full-time undergraduate courses were in each UCAS tariff band in the last year for which figures are available.

The latest available information for the 2007 year of entry from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is shown in the table. This table covers applicants and accepted applicants to all full-time undergraduate courses that are covered by UCAS broken down by tariff band and socio-economic background.

The number and proportion of applicants from each socio-economic group to full-time undergraduate courses from each UCAS tariff band can also be found in the table.

Number and proportion of English domiciled applicants and accepted applicants to all full—time undergraduate courses1 from each UCAS tariff band and national statistics socio—economic classification (NS—SEC): Year of entry 2007

Applicants

Accepted applicants

Tariff Band

NS—SEC Group

Number

Percentage of known

Number

Percentage of known

02

1. Higher managerial and professional occupations

11,124

13.6

8,233

14.1

2. Lower managerial and professional occupations

23,376

28.7

16,764

28.8

3. Intermediate occupations

13,322

16.3

9,345

16.0

4. Small employers and own account workers

5.743

7.0

4,247

7.3

5. Lower supervisory and technical occupations

3,130

3.8

2,337

4.0

6, Semi—routine occupations

18,120

22.2

12,462

21.4

7, Routine occupations

6,683

8.2

4,861

8.3

Total Known

81,498

100.0

58,249

100.0

Unknown

61,134

45,837

Total

142,632

104,086

Number of known in groups 1—3

47,822

58.7

34,342

59.0

Number of known in groups 4—7

33,676

41.3

23,907

41.0

1 - 119

1. Higher managerial and professional occupants

2,499

13.2

1,878

13.6

2. Lower managerial and professional occupations

5,258

27.8

3,833

27.9

3. Intermediate occupations

2,599

13.8

1,919

13.9

4. Small employers and own account workers

1,878

9.9

1,337

9.7

5. Lower supervisory and technical occupations

1,168

6.2

832

6.0

6. Semi—routine occupations

3,658

19.4

2,653

19.3

7. Routine occupations

1,833

9.7

1,309

9.5

Total Known

18,893

100.0

13,761

100,0

Unknown

6,828

4,849

Total

25,721

18,610

Number of known in groups 1—3

10,356

54.8

7,630

55

Number of known in groups 4—7

8,537

452

6,131

44.6

120-239

1. Higher managerial and professional occupations

6,633

17.6

5,404

17.9

2. Lower managerial and professional occupations

11,432

30.3

9.204

30.5

3. Intermediate occupations

5,067

13.4

4,037

13.4

4. Small employers and own account workers

3,526

9.3

2,756

9.1

5. Lower supervisory and technical occupations

2,275

6.0

1,795

5.9

6. Semi—routine occupations

5,934

15.7

4,714

15.6

7. Routine occupations

2,893

7.7

2,262

7.5

Total Known

37,760

100.0

30,172

100.0

Unknown

10,019

7,886

Total

47,779

38,058

Number of known in groups 1—3

23,132

61.3

18,645

61.8

Number of known in groups 4—7

14,628

38.7

11,527

38.2

240-159

1 . Higher managerial and professional occupations

15,026

23.l

13,290

23.2

2. Lower managerial and professional occupations

21,011

32.2

18,510

32.3

3. Intermediate occupations

9,024

13.8

7,993

13.9

4. Small employers and own account workers

5,347

8.2

4,657

8.1

5 Lower supervisory and technical occupations

3,384

5.2

2,955

5.2

6. Semi—routine occupations

7,926

12.2

6,931

12.1

7. Routine occupations

3,456

5.3

3.008

5.2

Total Known

65,174

100.0

57,344

100.0

Unknown

12,831

11,101

Total

78,005

68,445

Number of known in groups 1—3

45,061

69.1

39,793

69.4

Number of known in groups 4—7

20,113

30.9

17.551

30.6

360-479

1 . Higher managerial and professional occupations

16,072

31.1

14,571

31.3

2. Lower managerial and professional occupations

17,122

33.1

15,453

33.1

3. Intermediate occupations

6,808

11.2

6,169

13.2

4. Small employers and own account workers

3,438

6.6

3,084

6.6

5. Lower supervisory and technical Occupations

2,079

4.0

1,874

4.0

6. Semi—routine occupations

4,451

8.6

3,928

8.4

7. Routine occupations

1J37

3.4

1,532

3.3

Total Known

51,707

100.0

46,619

100.0

Unknown

7,759

6,885

Total

59,466

53,504

Number of known in groups 1—3

40,002

77.4

36,201

77.7

Number of known in groups 4—7

11,705

22.6

10,418

22.3

480 and over

1 . Higher managerial and professional occupations

9,084

38.6

8,408

38.8

2. Lower managerial and professional occupations

7,509

31.9

6,962

32.2

3. Intermediate occupations

2,950

12.5

2,721

12.6

4. Small employers and own account Workers

1,092

4.6

984

4.5

5. Lower supervisory and technical occupations

699

3.0

651

3.0

6. Semi—routine occupations

1,674

7.1

1,466

6.8

7. Routine occupations

531

2.3

459

2.1

Total Known

23,539

100.0

21,651

100.0

Unknown

2,935

2,605

Total

26,474

24,256

Number of known in groups 1—3

19,543

83.0

18,091

83.6

Number of known in groups 4—7

3,996

17.0

3,560

16.4

Total

1. Higher managerial and professional occupations

60,438

21.7

51,792

22.7

2. Lower managerial and professional occupations

85,708

30.8

70,726

31.0

3. Intermediate occupations

39,770

14.3

32,184

14.1

4 . Small employers and own account workers

21,024

7.5

17,065

7.5

5. Lower supervisory and technical occupations

12,735

4.6

10,444

4.6

6. Semi—routine occupations

41,763

15.0

32,154

14.1

7. Routine occupations

17,133

6.2

13,431

5.9

Total Known

278,571

100.0

227,796

100.0

Unknown

101,506

79,163

Total

380,077

306,959

Number of known in groups 1—3

185,916

66.7

154,702

67.9

Number of known in groups 4—7

92,655

33.3

73,094

32.1

1 Includes applicants and accepted applicants to all full-time undergraduate courses that are covered by UCAS. 2 Applicants and accepted applicants in the tariff band of zero either had qualifications that were not covered buy the UCAS tariff or their tariff score was unknown. Source: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Overall, for all students from England, the UCAS figures show that, compared to 2006, applicants to full-time undergraduate courses who had 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 in England are up by 7.1 per cent. compared to 2007.