Statistical First Release 124

 
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HESA SFR 124

DESTINATIONS OF LEAVERS FROM HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2006/07


 

Introduction

This Statistical First Release (SFR) has been produced by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), in collaboration with statisticians from the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS), the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG), the Scottish Government (SG) and the Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland (DEL(NI)). It provides details of the destinations of leavers from higher education (HE) who obtained qualifications in higher education institutions (HEIs) in the United Kingdom (UK), during the academic year 2006/07. The data presented draws on the 2006/07 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record.

Key Points - All UK HEIs

First degrees

  • In 2006/07, there were 190,385 full-time first degree graduates whose destinations were known, compared to 188,330 in 2005/06. In 2006/07, 64% (121,340) were in employment only, the same as in 2005/06; 9% (16,565) were in a combination of work and study, 8% in 2005/06; 16% (30,995) were involved in further study only, the same as in 2005/06; and 6% (11,020) were assumed to be unemployed, the same as in 2005/06. (See Table 1.)
  • Of the full-time first degree graduates whose destinations were known and reported as being in employment only, 96% (116,480) were employed in the UK, the same as in 2005/06. (See Table 1.)
  • In 2006/07 of the full-time first degree graduates who were employed in the UK, 32% (2005/06: 30%) of these posts were classified as Associate professional & technical occupations, 27% (2005/06: 26%) as Professional occupations, 13% (2005/06: 14%) as Administrative & secretarial occupations and 10% (2005/06: 10%) as Sales & customer service occupations. (See Table 4a.)
  • Subjects of study Unemployment rates for full-time first degree graduates whose destinations were known varied between subjects, ranging from those which have traditionally low rates of unemployment, such as Medicine & dentistry 0% and Veterinary science 2%, to 8% for Creative arts & design and Mass communications & documentation and 10% for Computer science. (See Table 3.)
  • Salary Of those first degree graduates (both full-time and part-time) reported as being in full-time paid employment in the UK in 2006/07, 51% disclosed their salary. The median salary reported (to the nearest £500) was £19,000, (£18,000 in 2005/06). The lower quartile was £15,000 and the upper quartile £23,000. The mean salary was £20,000 (£19,500 in 2005/06). (See Table 5.)
  • Part-time In 2006/07, of the 20,810 part-time first degree graduates whose destinations were known, 69% (14,300) were in employment only, compared to 67% in 2005/06; 15% (3,160) were in a combination of work and study, 16% in 2005/06; 6% (1,175) were involved in further study only, the same as in 2005/06; and 4% (795) were assumed to be unemployed, the same as in 2005/06. (See Table 2.)

Foundation degree

  • In 2006/07, there were 8,425 foundation degree graduates (both full-time and part-time) whose destinations were known, compared to 6,435 in 2005/06. In 2006/07, 34% (2,850)reported their first destination as employment only, compared to 32% in 2005/06; 26% (2,180) were in a combination of work and study, compared to 28% in 2005/06; 35% (2,985) were involved in further study only, the same as in 2005/06; and 2% (195) were assumed to be unemployed, the same as in 2005/06. (See Tables 1 and 2.)

Other undergraduates

  • In 2006/07, of the 26,385 leavers (both full-time and part-time) who obtained undergraduate diplomas and certificates (excluding foundation degrees) and whose destinations were known, 59% (15,585) were in employment only, 61% in 2005/06; 16% (4,235) were in a combination of work and study, 15% in 2005/06; 17% (4,585) were in further study only, the same as in 2005/06; and 4% (930) were assumed to be unemployed, the same as in 2005/06. (See Tables 1 and 2.)

Postgraduates

  • Of the 86,100 former postgraduate students (both full-time and part-time) whose destinations were known, 77% (66,275) were in employment only, the same as in 2005/06; 11% (9,150) were in a combination of work and study, compared to 10% in 2005/06; 6% (5,070) were involved in further study only, the same as in 2005/06; and 3% (2,635) were assumed to be unemployed, the same as in 2005/06. (See Tables 1 and 2.)

Gender

  • Overall, in 2006/07 6% of males whose destinations were known were assumed to be unemployed, compared to 4% of females; the same as in 2005/06. (See Tables 1 and 2.)

Key Points – England HEIs only

First degrees

  • In 2006/07, there were 154,545 full-time first degree graduates whose destinations were known, compared to 153,525 in 2005/06. In 2006/07, 64% (98,270) were in employment only, compared to 63% in 2005/06; 9% (13,720) were in a combination of work and study, 8% in 2005/06; 16% (24,635) were involved in further study only, the same as in 2005/06; and 6% (9,260) were assumed to be unemployed, 7% in 2005/06. (See Table 1a.)
  • Of the full-time first degree graduates whose destinations were known and reported as being in employment only, 96% (94,715) were employed in the UK, the same as in 2005/06. (See Table 1a.)
  • In 2006/07, 32% (2005/06: 31%) of these posts were classified as Associate professional & technical occupations, 26% (2005/06: 25%) as Professional occupations, 13% (2005/06: 14%) as Administrative & secretarial occupations and 9% (2005/06: 10%) as Sales & customer service occupations. (See Table 4a.)
  • Salary Of those first degree graduates (both full-time and part-time) reported as being in full-time paid employment in the UK in 2006/07, 53% disclosed their salary. The median salary reported (to the nearest £500) was £19,000, (£19,000 in 2005/06). The lower quartile was £15,000 and the upper quartile £23,000. The mean salary was £20,500 (£19,500 in 2005/06). (See Table 5.)
  • Part-time In 2006/07, of the 17,885 part-time first degree graduates whose destinations were known, 67% (12,070) were in employment only, compared to 65% in 2005/06; 16% (2,780) were in a combination of work and study (17% in 2005/06); 6% (1,035) were involved in further study only, the same as in 2005/06; and 4% (740) were assumed to be unemployed, the same as in 2005/06. (See Table 2a.)

Foundation degree

  • In 2006/07, there were 8,010 foundation degree graduates (both full-time and part-time) whose destinations were known, compared to 6,175 in 2005/06. In 2006/07, 34% (2,690) reported their first destination as employment only, compared to 32% in 2005/06; 26% (2,055) were in a combination of work and study, compared to 28% in 2005/06; 36% (2,885) were involved in further study only, 35% in 2005/06; and 2% (180) were assumed to be unemployed, the same as in 2005/06. (See Tables 1a and 2a.)

Other undergraduates

  • In 2006/07, of the 21,560 leavers (both full-time and part-time) who obtained undergraduate diplomas and certificates (excluding foundation degrees) and whose destinations were known, 60% (12,925) were in employment only, 62% in 2005/06; 16% (3,525) were in a combination of work and study, 15% in 2005/06; 16% (3,475) were in further study only, 15% in 2005/06; and 4% (790) were assumed to be unemployed, the same as in 2005/06. (See Tables 1a and 2a.)

Postgraduates

  • Of the 71,580 former postgraduate students (both full-time and part-time) whose destinations were known, 76% (54,625) were in employment only, compared to 77% in 2005/06; 11% (7,885) were in a combination of work and study, the same as in 2005/06; 6% (4,270) were involved in further study only, the same as in 2005/06; and 3% (2,210) were assumed to be unemployed, the same as in 2005/06. (See Tables 1a and 2a.)

Location of employment

  • Of the leavers from England HEIs whose destinations were known and reported as being in employment, 98% (103,420) of full-time first degree graduates found employment in England, 1% (620) in Scotland, 1% (1,355) in Wales and 0% (385) in Northern Ireland. Similarly, 99% (29,970) of postgraduates and 99% (13,210) of other undergraduates found employment in England. This pattern of location of employment was similar to both 2005/06 and 2004/05. (See Table 6.)

Key Points – Wales HEIs only

First degrees

  • In 2006/07, there were 11,380 full-time first degree graduates whose destinations were known, compared to 11,045 in 2005/06. In 2006/07, 62% (7,075) were in employment only, compared to 60% in 2005/06; 10% (1,090) were in a combination of work and study, 9% in 2005/06; 17% (1,925) were involved in further study only, 19% in 2005/06; and 6% (655) were assumed to be unemployed, 7% in 2005/06. (See Table 1a.)
  • Of the full-time first degree graduates whose destinations were known and reported as being in employment only, 96% (6,780) were employed in the UK, compared to 95% in 2005/06. (See Table 1a.)
  • In 2006/07, 31% (2005/06: 29%) of these posts were classified as Associate professional & technical occupations, 23% (2005/06: 23%) as Professional occupations, 14% (2005/06: 17%) as Administrative & secretarial occupations and 12% (2005/06: 12%) as Sales & customer service occupations. (See Table 4a.)
  • Salary Of those first degree graduates (both full-time and part-time) reported as being in full-time paid employment in the UK in 2006/07, 43% disclosed their salary. The median salary reported (to the nearest £500) was £18,000, (£16,000 in 2005/06). The lower quartile was £14,000 and the upper quartile £22,000. The mean salary was £18,500 (£17,500 in 2005/06). (See Table 5.)
  • Part-time In 2006/07, of the 715 part-time first degree graduates whose destinations were known, 71% (510) were in employment only, compared to 72% in 2005/06; 18% (130) were in a combination of work and study (16% in 2005/06); 4% (25) were involved in further study only, the same as in 2005/06; and 2% (15) were assumed to be unemployed, 3% in 2005/06. (See Table 2a.)

Foundation degree

  • In 2006/07, there were 300 foundation degree graduates (both full-time and part-time) whose destinations were known, compared to 180 in 2005/06. In 2006/07, 39% (120) reported their first destination as employment only, compared to 38% in 2005/06; 39% (115) were in a combination of work and study, compared to 44% in 2005/06; 18% (55) were involved in further study only, 16% in 2005/06; and 3% (10) were assumed to be unemployed, 2% in 2005/06. (See Tables 1a and 2a.)

Other undergraduates

  • In 2006/07, of the 1,685 leavers (both full-time and part-time) who obtained undergraduate diplomas and certificates (excluding foundation degrees) and whose destinations were known, 49% (820) were in employment only, the same as in 2005/06; 22% (380) were in a combination of work and study, 24% in 2005/06; 20% (340) were in further study only, compared with 18% in 2005/06; and 3% (50) were assumed to be unemployed, 4% in 2005/06. (See Tables 1a and 2a.)

Postgraduates

  • Of the 4,320 former postgraduate students (both full-time and part-time) whose destinations were known, 75% (3,225) were in employment only, 77% in 2005/06; 12% (535) were in a combination of work and study, compared to 11% in 2005/06; 6% (245) were involved in further study only, 5% in 2005/06; and 4% (160) were assumed to be unemployed, 3% in 2005/06. (See Tables 1a and 2a.)

Location of employment

  • For leavers from Wales HEIs whose destinations were known and reported as being in employment, 65% (1,295) of full-time postgraduate leavers, 59% (4,525) of full-time first degree leavers and 87% (390) of full-time other undergraduate leavers were employed in Wales. Most of those not employed in Wales were employed in England. These proportions are similar to those for 2005/06 leavers. (See Table 6.)

Key Points – Scotland HEIs only

First degrees

  • In 2006/07, there were 18,775 full-time first degree graduates whose destinations were known, compared to 18,410 in 2005/06. In 2006/07, 64% (12,075) were in employment only, the same as in 2005/06; 7% (1,385) were in a combination of work and study, 8% in 2005/06; 19% (3,550) were involved in further study only, 18% in 2005/06; and 5% (850) were assumed to be unemployed, 5% in 2005/06. (See Table 1a.)
  • Of the full-time first degree graduates whose destinations were known and reported as being in employment only, 94% (11,365) were employed in the UK, the same as in 2005/06. (See Table 1a).
  • In 2006/07, 30% (2005/06: 28%) of these posts were classified as Associate professional & technical occupations, 34% (2005/06: 34%) as Professional occupations, 10% (2005/06: 10%) as Administrative & secretarial occupations and 10% (2005/06: 9%) as Sales & customer service occupations. (See Table 4a.)
  • Salary Of those first degree graduates (both full-time and part-time) reported as being in full-time paid employment in the UK in 2006/07, 45% disclosed their salary. The median salary reported (to the nearest £500) was £19,000, (£19,000 in 2005/06). The lower quartile was £16,000 and the upper quartile £23,000. The mean salary was £20,000 (£19,500 in 2005/06). (See Table 5.)
  • Part-time In 2006/07, of the 1,645 part-time first degree graduates whose destinations were known, 78% (1,280) were in employment only, compared to 80% in 2005/06; 12% (195) were in a combination of work and study (11% in 2005/06); 5% (80) were involved in further study only, 4% in 2005/06; and 2% (25) were assumed to be unemployed, the same as in 2005/06. (See Table 2a.)

Other undergraduates

  • In 2006/07, of the 2,775 leavers (both full-time and part-time) who obtained undergraduate diplomas and certificates and whose destinations were known, 54% (1,510) were in employment only, 50% in 2005/06; 11% (310) were in a combination of work and study, the same as in 2005/06; 27% (760) were in further study only, 33% in 2005/06; and 3% (85) were assumed to be unemployed, the same as in 2005/06. (See Tables 1a and 2a.)

Postgraduates

  • Of the 8,305 former postgraduate students (both full-time and part-time) whose destinations were known, 83% (6,880) were in employment only, 82% in 2005/06; 7% (590) were in a combination of work and study, the same as in 2005/06; 5% (445) were involved in further study only, 6% in 2005/06; and 3% (215) were assumed to be unemployed, the same as in 2005/06. (See Tables 1a and 2a.)

Location of employment

  • Of full-time graduates from Scotland HEIs whose destinations were known and reported as being in employment, 87% (16,125) were employed in Scotland, 11% (2,065), 0% (50) and 1% (235) were employed in England, Wales and Northern Ireland respectively. Of full-time first degree graduates from Scottish HEIs 85% (10,510) stayed in Scotland to work, compared to 90% (4,305) of postgraduates and 96% (1,310) of other undergraduates. (See Table 6.)

Key Points – Northern Ireland HEIs only

First degrees

  • In 2006/07, there were 5,685 full-time first degree graduates whose destinations were known, compared to 5,350 in 2005/06. In 2006/07, 69% (3,925) were in employment only, compared to 65% in 2005/06; 7% (375) were in a combination of work and study, 9% in 2005/06; 16% (885) were involved in further study only, 17% in 2005/06; and 4% (255) were assumed to be unemployed, compared to 5% in 2005/06. (See Table 1a.)
  • Of the full-time first degree graduates whose destinations were known and reported as being in employment only, 92% (3,625) were employed in the UK, the same as in 2005/06. (See Table 1a.)
  • In 2006/07, 25% (2005/06: 24%) of these posts were classified as Associate professional & technical occupations, 39% (2005/06: 36%) as Professional occupations, 12% (2005/06: 15%) as Administrative & secretarial occupations and 11% (2005/06: 12%) as Sales & customer service occupations. (See Table 4a.)
  • Salary Of those first degree graduates (both full-time and part-time) reported as being in full-time paid employment in the UK in 2006/07, 36% disclosed their salary. The median salary reported (to the nearest £500) was £19,000, (£17,000 in 2005/06). The lower quartile was £14,000 and the upper quartile £21,000. The mean salary was £18,500 (£17,500 in 2005/06). (See Table 5.)
  • Part-time In 2006/07, of the 565 part-time first degree graduates whose destinations were known, 77% (435) were in employment only, compared to 75% in 2005/06; 10% (55) were in a combination of work and study (11% in 2005/06); 6% (35) were involved in further study only, the same as in 2005/06; and 2% (15) were assumed to be unemployed, 4% in 2005/06. (See Table 2a.)

Foundation degree

  • In 2006/07, there were 115 foundation degree graduates (both full-time and part-time) whose destinations were known, compared to 85 in 2005/06. In 2006/07, 41% (45) reported their first destination as employment only, compared to 42% in 2005/06; 8% (10) were in a combination of work and study, compared to 11% in 2005/06; 39% (45) were involved in further study only, 41% in 2005/06; and 9% (10) were assumed to be unemployed, 4% in 2005/06. (See Tables 1a and 2a.)

Other undergraduates

  • In 2006/07, of the 370 leavers (both full-time and part-time) who obtained undergraduate diplomas and certificates (excluding foundation degrees) and whose destinations were known, 88% (325) were in employment only, the same as in 2005/06; 6% (25) were in a combination of work and study, 7% in 2005/06; 2% (10) were in further study only, 3% in 2005/06; and 1% were assumed to be unemployed, the same as in 2005/06. (See Tables 1a and 2a.)

Postgraduates

  • Of the 1,895 former postgraduate students (both full-time and part-time) whose destinations were known, 82% (1,545) were in employment only, 81% in 2005/06; 8% (145) were in a combination of work and study, compared to 9% in 2005/06; 5% (105) were involved in further study only, the same as in 2005/06; and 3% (50) were assumed to be unemployed, 2% in 2005/06. (See Tables 1a and 2a.)

Location of employment

  • Of the leavers from Northern Ireland HEIs, whose destinations were known and reported as being in employment in the UK, 95% (3,670) of full-time first degree leavers remained in Northern Ireland to take up employment and 5% (205) went to Great Britain. 94% (580) of full-time postgraduate leavers remained in Northern Ireland to take up employment and 6% (40) went to Great Britain. (See Table 6.)

Tables

Table 1 shows the Destinations of full-time UK and Other EU domiciled leavers obtaining HE qualifications by level of course and gender, 2006/07, 2005/06 and 2004/05.

Table 1a shows the Destinations of full-time UK and Other EU domiciled leavers obtaining HE qualifications by location of institution and level of course, 2006/07, 2005/06 and 2004/05.

Table 2 shows the Destinations of part-time UK and Other EU domiciled leavers obtaining HE qualifications by level of course and gender, 2006/07, 2005/06 and 2004/05.

Table 2a shows the Destinations of part-time UK and Other EU domiciled leavers obtaining HE qualifications by location of institution and level of course, 2006/07, 2005/06 and 2004/05.

Table 3 shows the Destinations of full-time UK and Other EU domiciled first degree graduates by subject area of degree and gender, 2006/07, 2005/06 and 2004/05.

Table 4a shows the Occupation of full-time UK and Other EU domiciled first degree graduates entering employment in the UK by location of institution, subject area of degree, 2006/07, 2005/06 and 2004/05.

Table 4b shows the Industry of full-time UK and Other EU domiciled first degree graduates entering employment in the UK by subject area of degree, 2006/07, 2005/06 and 2004/05.

Table 5 shows UK domiciled leavers who obtained first degree qualifications and entered full-time paid employment in the UK by location of institution, mode of study and salary, 2006/07 and 2005/06.

Table 6 shows the Geographical distribution of full-time UK domiciled leavers who entered employment within the UK by location of study, level of qualification obtained and location of employment, 2006/07, 2005/06 and 2004/05.

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Notes to Editors

  1. The statistics in this SFR are derived by HESA from data collected from all publicly-funded higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK (including The Open University) and from The University of Buckingham, which is privately funded. The figures therefore exclude HE qualifications obtained by students at further education colleges and at other private and independent HE colleges.

  2. The 2006/07 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) data includes all those students whose study was full-time or part-time (see Definition 13) and who obtained relevant qualifications (see Definition 11) reported to HESA for the reporting period 1 August 2006 to 31 July 2007.

  3. The HESA DLHE Target Population contains all UK and European Union domiciled HE students for whom destinations data is expected and sought (see Definition 14). The figures presented in this SFR are based on information obtained by institutions and returned to HESA. Where the category ‘unknown’ appears, the data relates both to non-respondents, and to those leavers who have explicitly refused to answer the survey. Data on the number of unknowns is obtained by cross-checking the actual respondents with the total expected to reply, as returned in the 2006/07 HESA Student Record.

    In 2006/07, 274,830 full-time qualifiers responded from a target population of 357,880, which amounts to an overall response rate of 77% (76% in 2005/06). 67,545 part-time qualifiers responded from a target population of 96,005, an overall response rate of 70% (72% in 2005/06). These response rates include explicit refusals and are calculated separately from the SFR. They will be presented in a reference volume published by HESA (see Note 4).

    In this SFR the figures for whom destinations are known exclude explicit refusals, for whom no other information is available. It can be seen from Table 1 that the percentage of records returned for full-time HE students is 75% (75% in 2005/06) and from Table 2 for part-time HE students 67% (69% in 2005/06).

  4. A reference volume ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2006/07,’ setting out more information about the destinations of students qualifying at HEIs in the UK, will be published by HESA in August 2008.

  5. The Joint Academic Coding System (JACS) of subject classification has been used as the basis for the HESA returns and this SFR. A variant of the SOC2000 was created for the coding of occupational information for use in the DLHE survey; this classification is termed SOC (DLHE).

  6. 51% of UK domiciled leavers who obtained first degree qualifications and entered full-time paid employment in the UK disclosed their salary. HESA therefore advises caution in analysis of leavers by salary.

  7. The 2005/06 DLHE SFR can be found at: http://www.hesa.ac.uk/index.php/content/view/613/161/. Please note that the format of the data and text will not be comparable with this SFR. Data has not previously been broken down by administration within the DLHE SFR.

  8. The low response rate (9%) for one institution in England is due to a large number of students leaving for posts overseas which the institution believed had been invited to complete the online survey, but this was not the case.

    Definitions

    HE students are those students on programmes of study for which the level of instruction is above that of level 3 of the National Qualifications Framework, e.g. courses leading to the Advanced Level of the General Certificate of Education (GCE A-levels), the Advanced Level of the Vocational Certificate of Education (VCE A-levels) or the Advanced Higher Grade and Higher Grade of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Advanced Highers/Highers).

  9. The reference dates for this DLHE return were 16 April 2007 (if the leaver obtained the qualification between 1 August 2006 and 31 December 2006) and 14 January 2008 (if the leaver obtained the qualification between 1 January 2007 and 31 July 2007). The reference dates of the 2005/06 DLHE return were 24 April 2006 and 15 January 2007 respectively.

    Leavers separately report what they are doing in relation to employment and study; this enables the following destination categories to be derived from DLHE:

    • employment only
    • combination of work and study
    • further study only
    • assumed to be unemployed.

    In addition, the destination category combination of work and study can be aggregated with the explicit employment only and further study only categories as follows:

    • in employment only or a combination of work and study
    • in study only or a combination of work and study.

    For further details see Definitions 16 to 19.

  10. Qualifications

    Relevant qualifications for inclusion in the 2006/07 DLHE return are postgraduate degrees, postgraduate diplomas and certificates, Postgraduate Certificates in Education (PGCE), first degrees (excluding intercalated degrees), Diplomas of Higher Education (DipHE), Certificates of Higher Education (CertHE), foundation degrees, Higher National Diplomas (HND) or Higher National Certificates (HNC).

    The population for the DLHE return does not necessarily represent the full cohort graduating during the reporting period; examples of those excluded are professional qualifications (e.g. associate membership or membership of a body such as the Institute of Bankers) and undergraduate diplomas and certificates (other than foundation degrees, HND, DipHE, HNC and CertHE).

  11. Level of study

    Doctorate degrees and PGCEs have been tabulated separately; masters degrees, higher bachelors degrees and postgraduate diplomas or certificates (not PGCE) have been combined to form the category Other postgraduate degrees.

    Doctorate degrees, Other postgraduate degrees and PGCEs have been combined to form the category Postgraduates.

    First degrees include first degrees, first degrees with eligibility to register to practice (doctor/dentist/veterinary surgeon), first degrees with Qualified Teacher Status/registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, enhanced first degrees and first degrees obtained concurrently with diplomas.

    Foundation degrees have been shown separately. Foundation degrees were first introduced in September 2001 in prototype form and serve as a higher education qualification with a vocational focus.

    Undergraduate diplomas and certificates include all other higher education qualifications not included above that are within the scope of the return.

  12. Mode of study

    Full-time includes full-time and sandwich modes plus those students writing-up theses and previously full-time.

    Part-time includes those studying part-time, full-time for less than 24 weeks in the academic year, block release or studying during the evenings, plus those writing-up theses and previously part-time.

  13. Domicile

    All tables include students who are normally resident in the United Kingdom, including those living in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man (UK), and those students who are normally resident in countries which were, as at 1 December in the relevant academic year, Other European Union (Other EU) members, or in their designated territories.

  14. Location of employment

    Respondents to the HESA DLHE survey were asked to supply the location of their employment or further study. Where this was unknown but the activity was full-time paid work only, part-time paid work only or voluntary/unpaid work only, a United Kingdom location of employment has been assumed. These numbers are, however, relatively small. The unknown location of employment assumed to be in UK employment for Table 1 is 0.1% of the total of UK Employment and 0.8% for Table 2.

  15. Employment

    The category Employment only includes those students who gave their employment circumstances as Employed full-time, Employed part-time, Self-employed/freelance, Voluntary work/other unpaid work and who are also Not in study.

    The category Combination of work and study includes those students who gave their employment circumstances as Employed full-time, Employed part-time, Self-employed/freelance, Voluntary work/other unpaid work and who are also either in Full-time study or Part-time study.

    The category Full-time employment only includes those students who gave their employment circumstances as Employed full-time or Self-employed/freelance and who are also Not in study.

  16. Further study

    The category Further study includes those who gave their employment circumstances as temporarily sick or unable to work/looking after the home or family, not employed but not looking for employment, further study or training, or something else, and who were also either in full-time or part-time study, training or research. It also includes those who were due to start a job within the next month or unemployed and looking for employment, further study or training, and who were also in full-time study, training or research.

  17. Unemployment

    The category Assumed to be unemployed includes those students who gave their employment circumstances as Unemployed and looking for employment, Further study or training and who are also either in Part-time study or Not in study, together with those Due to start a job within the next month and who are also either in Part-time study or Not in study.

    In Tables 1, 1a, 2, 2a and 3, the category Others includes those students who are Not in study and also either gave their employment circumstances as Not employed but NOT looking for employment, Further study or training or Something else.

  18. Unknown

    This category includes non-respondents and explicit refusals, and is used in Tables 1, 1a, 2, 2a and 3.

  19. Salary

    Describes the annual salary to the nearest thousand pounds before tax, for leavers in paid employment. Salary information may legitimately be refused.

In the text and tables the figures presented are rounded. 0, 1 and 2 are rounded to 0. All other numbers are rounded up or down, to the nearest multiple of 5. This rounding strategy is also applied to totals figures, a consequence of which is that the sum of numbers in each row or column rarely precisely matches the totals shown. Percentages are calculated on the base data and are suppressed if they are calculated on a population which contains 52 or fewer individuals. These cases are represented as ’..’.

Press enquiries should be directed to the Press Office at the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), 95 Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1HZ: Tel: 01242 211120. General enquiries about the data contained within this SFR should be addressed to Izzy Budd, Information Analyst, HESA (at the same address): Tel: 01242 211133.


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