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Higher Education: Student Numbers

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people normally resident (a) in Jarrow constituency, (b) in South Tyneside, (c) in the north-east and (d) nationwide have been registered at university in each year since 1997. (249562)

The latest available information is given in the table. Comparable figures for the 2007/08 academic year will be available on 29 January 2009.

Enrolments1 at UK higher education institutions from Jarrow parliamentary constituency, South Tyneside local authority, North-east government office region2 and England, academic years 1997/98 to 2006/07

Academic year

Jarrow

South Tyneside

North-east

England

1997/98

1,765

3,055

267,795

1,272,780

1998/99

1,805

3,125

270,715

1,308,300

1999/2000

1,790

3,090

60,890

1,309,505

2000/01

1,715

2,930

62,940

1,339,120

2001/02

1,775

3,000

64,705

1,377,475

2002/03

1,875

3,250

68,120

1,435,655

2003/04

1,985

3,420

69,980

1,492,580

2004/05

2,160

3,765

70,590

1,524,120

2005/06

2,095

3,625

71,240

1,533,770

2006/07

2,040

3,595

72,465

1,494,595

1 Covers all students on any year of a course. Includes students on both full-time or part-time courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level including the Open University.

2 Figures for the 1997/98 and 1998/99 academic years relate to the north of England, rather than the north-east due to a change in the classification of government office regions. Therefore, figures for this region from these two years cannot be directly compared to other years in the time series.

Notes:

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 2007, applicants to full-time undergraduate courses who had been accepted for entry in 2008, rose by 7.4 per cent. to 329,700, the highest ever. This comes on the back of a rise in accepted applicants of 6.1 per cent. between 2006 and 2007.