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Higher Education: East of England

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) West Suffolk constituency, (ii) Suffolk and (iii) the East of England attended university in each of the last five years. (296062)

The latest available information from the Higher Education Statistics Agency is shown in Tables 1 to 3. The figures are shown for full-time undergraduate entrants as socio-economic class (SEC) information is not available for part-time higher education students. Figures are provided for entrants aged under 21, and 21 and over as the socio-economic class data have a different basis for these two distinct age groups. Socio-economic class is based on occupation information: those aged under 21 provide their parent's occupation, and those aged 21 and over provide their own occupation.

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

Table 1: Full-time undergraduate entrants from West Suffolk parliamentary constituency1UK higher education institutions2: Academic years 2003-04 to 2007-08

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Socio economic classification

Under 21

21 and over

Under 21

21 and over

Under 21

21 and over

Under 21

21 and over

Under 21

21 and over

Higher managerial and professional occupations

55

5

50

5

50

0

55

5

55

0

Lower managerial and professional occupations

55

5

80

5

70

5

85

0

100

15

Intermediate occupations

30

5

25

5

35

5

30

5

45

10

Small employers and own account workers

10

0

20

0

30

0

20

0

20

0

Lower supervisory and technical occupations

10

0

15

0

15

0

20

0

20

0

Semi-routine occupations

20

5

30

5

30

10

30

5

35

5

Routine occupations

5

0

15

5

15

0

15

0

20

10

Missing3

60

40

50

55

65

55

70

35

85

30

1 The table does not include entrants whose constituency cannot be established due to missing or invalid home postcodes.

2 Excludes the Open University due to inconsistencies in their coding of entrants across the time series.

3 Includes those classified as "Never worked and long-term unemployed", "Not classified" and "Missing".

Note:

Figures are based on a HESA standard registration population and have been rounded to the nearest five.

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

Table 2: Full-time undergraduate entrants from Suffolk local authority1—UK higher education institutions2: Academic years 2003-04 to 2007-08

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Socioeconomic classification

Under 21

21 and over

Under 21

21 and over

Under 21

21 and over

Under 21

21 and over

Under 21

21 and over

Higher managerial and professional occupations

530

20

515

25

565

20

550

20

665

25

Lower managerial and professional occupations

645

45

725

35

745

40

740

35

855

100

Intermediate occupations

245

35

265

30

285

35

255

30

340

70

Small employers and own account workers

140

10

160

10

170

15

190

10

200

20

Lower supervisory and technical occupations

105

5

105

10

115

5

95

5

165

20

Semi-routine occupations

165

30

185

30

195

45

205

45

275

80

Routine occupations

90

15

120

10

90

20

105

15

170

55

Missing3

430

315

420

330

570

285

480

285

655

375

1 The table does not include entrants whose local authority cannot be established due to missing or invalid home postcodes.

2 Excludes the Open University due to inconsistencies in their coding of entrants across the time series.

3 Includes those classified as "Never worked and long-term unemployed", "Not classified" and "Missing".

Note:

Figures are based on a HESA standard registration population and have been rounded to the nearest five.

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

Table 3: Full-time undergraduate entrants from East Government Office Region1—UK higher education institutions2: Academic years 2003-04 to 2007-08

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Socioeconomic classification

Under 21

21 and over

Under 21

21 and over

Under 21

21 and over

Under 21

21 and over

Under 21

21 and over

Higher managerial and professional occupations

4,230

225

5,375

265

5,470

275

5,230

245

6,040

165

Lower managerial and professional occupations

5,970

715

6,110

535

6,305

635

6,050

575

6,905

530

Intermediate occupations

2,195

575

2,510

480

2,735

500

2,515

400

2,850

400

Small employers and own account workers

1,370

135

1,360

105

1,460

120

1,425

105

1,615

95

Lower supervisory and technical occupations

1,115

90

885

85

925

75

930

70

1,090

60

Semi-routine occupations

2,280

745

1,700

440

1,905

595

1,845

500

2,165

575

Routine occupations

1,375

280

745

130

765

180

875

185

985

190

Missing3

5,285

5,545

4,495

4,780

5,315

4,580

4,805

4,245

6,010

4,090

1 The table does not include entrants whose Government office region cannot be established due to missing or invalid home postcodes.

2 Excludes the Open University due to inconsistencies in their coding of entrants across the time series.

3 Includes those classified as "Never worked and long-term unemployed", "Not classified" and "Missing".

Note:

Figures are based on a HESA standard registration population and have been rounded to the nearest five.

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).