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Students: Romford

Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what proportion of 18 to 22 year-olds exclusively resident in Romford were studying at university (a) in 1997 and (b) on the latest date for which figures are available; (315909)

(2) what proportion of 18 year-olds participated in higher education in Romford in 2008-09.

It is not possible to identify residents of Romford who did not attend higher education, which would be needed to provide a proportion. Therefore the number of 18 to 22-year-old enrolments at UK higher education institutions from Romford parliamentary constituency has been provided as an alternative. Figures for the 2009/10 academic year will be available in January 2011.

18 to 22-year-old enrolments1 from Romford parliamentary constituency2 UK higher education institutions—academic years 1997/98 and 2008/09

Age

1997/98

2008/09

18

135

230

19

170

275

20

185

295

21

115

175

22

60

85

Total 18-22

665

1,060

1 Covers enrolments to both full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

2 Excludes students who could not be assigned to a parliamentary constituency due to missing or invalid postcode information.

Note:

Figures are based on snapshot as at 1 December to maintain consistency across academic years and have been rounded to the nearest five.

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)