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Higher Education: Admissions

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people aged (a) 21 years and under and (b) over 21 years old in each socio-economic group resident in (i) Twickenham constituency, (ii) Richmond-upon-Thames, (iii) London and (iv) England attended university in each of the last five years. (294755)

The latest available information from the Higher Education Statistics Agency is shown in tables 1 to 4. The figures are for full-time undergraduate entrants as socio-economic class information is not available for part-time higher education students.

Figures for the 2008/09 academic year will be available from the Higher Education Statistics Agency in January 2010.

Table 1: Full-time undergraduate entrants1 from Twickenham parliamentary constituency by age and socio-economic classification2, UK higher education institutions, academic years 2003/04 to 2007/08

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

Socio-economic classification

21 and under

Over 21

21 and under

Over 21

21 and under

Over 21

21 and under

Over 21

21 and under

Over 21

Higher managerial and professional occupation

170

10

205

10

185

5

185

5

205

5

Lower managerial and professional occupations

155

20

205

20

200

10

195

15

230

15

Intermediate occupations

90

10

80

10

85

10

85

10

95

15

Small employers and own account workers

25

0

40

0

35

5

30

0

40

5

Lower supervisory and technical occupations

10

0

20

0

15

0

10

0

20

0

Semi-routine occupations

35

10

40

10

45

10

35

15

55

5

Routine occupations

10

0

10

5

15

5

10

5

10

5

Never worked and long-term unemployed3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

495

50

600

55

585

45

550

55

655

50

Missing4

110

90

120

80

200

85

170

80

150

115

1 The table does not include entrants where the constituency of the student cannot be established due to missing or invalid home postcodes.

2 This field collects the socio-economic classification of students participating in HE if 21 or over at the start of their course or parental classification if under 21.

3 Information is not comprehensively collected on the “Never worked and long-term unemployed” category for students. Students who fit this group are usually classed as having missing information.

4 Covers students whose socio-economic classification was missing or not classified: not classified includes occupations which were inadequately described, not classifiable or unstated.

Note:

Figures are based on a HESA standard registration population and have been rounded up or down to the nearest five, therefore components may not sum totals.

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

Table 2: Full-time undergraduate entrants1 from Richmond Upon Thames local authority area by age and socio-economic classification2, UK higher education institutions, academic years 2003/04 to 2007/08

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

Socio-economic classification

21 and under

Over 21

21 and under

Over 21

21 and under

Over 21

21 and under

Over 21

21 and under

Over 21

Higher managerial and professional occupation

320

10

350

15

325

15

320

10

370

15

Lower managerial and professional occupations

285

40

335

35

330

20

325

25

370

30

Intermediate occupations

140

15

130

20

130

20

130

15

140

25

Small employers and own account workers

50

5

55

0

55

5

45

5

60

10

Lower supervisory and technical occupations

20

0

25

0

20

0

15

0

25

0

Semi-routine occupations

55

15

55

15

70

15

50

20

90

25

Routine occupations

20

5

15

5

25

10

15

10

20

5

Never worked and long-term unemployed3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

885

95

960

90

955

85

905

90

1,070

100

Missing4

185

155

205

165

310

150

260

150

230

200

1 The table does not include entrants where the constituency of the student cannot be established due to missing or invalid home postcodes.

2 This field collects the socio-economic classification of students participating in HE if 21 or over at the start of their course or parental classification if under 21.

3 Information is not comprehensively collected on the “Never worked and long-term unemployed” category for students. Students who fit this group are usually classed as having missing information.

4 Covers students whose socio-economic classification was missing or not classified: not classified includes occupations which were inadequately described, not classifiable or unstated.

Note:

Figures are based on a HESA standard registration population and have been rounded up or down to the nearest five, therefore components may not sum totals.

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

Table 3: Full-time undergraduate entrants1 domiciled in Greater London by age and socio-economic classification2, UK higher education institutions, academic years 2003/04 to 2007/08

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

Socio-economic classification

21 and under

Over 21

21 and under

Over 21

21 and under

Over 21

21 and under

Over 21

21 and under

Over 21

Higher managerial and professional occupation

6,595

450

10,125

335

10,140

370

9,690

275

10,695

345

Lower managerial and professional occupations

8,520

1,350

10,750

925

10,780

910

10,155

775

10,730

865

Intermediate occupations

4,550

1,130

4,520

745

4,595

800

4,200

635

4,475

750

Small employers and own account workers

2,265

225

2,075

150

2,095

165

2,095

165

2,250

205

Lower supervisory and technical occupations

1,215

95

1,395

110

1,545

95

1,505

105

1,490

100

Semi-routine occupations

3,850

1,230

2,730

795

3,035

910

2,885

815

3,200

1,035

Routine occupations

1,325

270

945

190

1,095

225

1,140

255

1,165

270

Never worked and long-term unemployed3

10

10

20

5

15

10

10

10

25

10

Total

28,335

4,760

32,560

3,255

33,310

3,485

31,680

3,040

34,035

3,575

Missing4

12,145

11,420

7,560

6,330

9,980

6,090

8,495

6,235

8,735

6,185

1 The table does not include entrants where the constituency of the student cannot be established due to missing or invalid home postcodes.

2 This field collects the socio-economic classification of students participating in HE if 21 or over at the start of their course or parental classification if under 21.

3 Information is not comprehensively collected on the “Never worked and long-term unemployed” category for students. Students who fit this group are usually classed as having missing information.

4 Covers students whose socio-economic classification was missing or not classified: not classified includes occupations which were inadequately described, not classifiable or unstated.

Note:

Figures are based on a HESA standard registration population and have been rounded up or down to the nearest five, therefore components may not sum totals.

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

Table 4: Full-time undergraduate entrants1 domiciled in England by age and socio-economic classification2, UK higher education institutions, academic years 2003/04 to 2007/08

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

Socio-economic classification

21 and under

Over 21

21 and under

Over 21

21 and under

Over 21

21 and under

Over 21

21 and under

Over 21

Higher managerial and professional occupation

45,215

1,905

45,400

1,725

45,735

1,955

44,625

1,635

48,435

1,790

Lower managerial and professional occupations

57,135

5,800

58,895

5,640

60,395

6,400

57,855

5,265

60,635

5,660

Intermediate occupations

24,715

5,395

25,370

4,990

26,295

5,520

24,885

4,385

26,285

5,105

Small employers and own account workers

13,185

1,045

13,425

895

13,965

1,155

14,260

890

14,870

1,090

Lower supervisory and technical occupations

9,355

600

9,000

575

9,630

750

9,310

560

9,605

725

Semi-routine occupations

20,210

5,470

20,260

5,260

22,505

6,155

22,085

5,585

24,065

6,845

Routine occupations

9,270

1,700

9,165

1,515

9,975

1,865

10,340

1,820

10,840

2,175

Never worked and long-term unemployed3

120

35

110

30

165

100

155

60

635

350

Total

179,210

21,945

181,630

20,625

188,665

23,895

183,515

20,200

195,370

23,740

Missing4

54,980

46,725

56,710

47,855

66,745

46,515

60,780

44,570

62,010

45,630

1 The table does not include entrants where the constituency of the student cannot be established due to missing or invalid home postcodes.

2 This field collects the socio-economic classification of students participating in HE if 21 or over at the start of their course or parental classification if under 21.

3 Information is not comprehensively collected on the “Never worked and long-term unemployed” category for students. Students who fit this group are usually classed as having missing information.

4 Covers students whose socio-economic classification was missing or not classified: not classified includes occupations which were inadequately described, not classifiable or unstated.

Note:

Figures are based on a HESA standard registration population and have been rounded up or down to the nearest five, therefore components may not sum totals.

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).