HESA Student Record 2007/08 - Ethnicity
HESA Student Record 2007/08
Fields required from institutions in England
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This field records a student's ethnicity.
|England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
|Base data type
To permit ethnicity-based analysis.
The adoption of a national classification allows for comparability of sector data with that from other areas of the economy.
It is HESA's intention to adopt national classifications where they exist and are appropriate. The use of Census 2001 ethnicity coding in the Student Record is an example of this practice.
The coding frame is that recommended by ONS for UK-wide data collection. However, there is one specific additional category: code 14 'Irish Traveller', which must be used when appropriate by institutions in Northern Ireland. This code should not be used by institutions not in Northern Ireland.
In addition, institutions in Scotland and Northern Ireland do not need to code the detail for those from mixed ethnic backgrounds. Institutions in Scotland and Northern Ireland can code all such students as 49 'Other Mixed background'.
For students entering through UCAS this information will be available from UCAS via the *J transaction with the exception of code 14.
Code 98 'Information refused' includes all cases where the information has been actively sought but is still missing.
|Change management notes
|Clarification of Coverage to include EntryProfile.DOMICILE in the current submission as well as those previously submitted = XF, XG, XH, XI, XK, XL, GG, JE, IM
Data type: ETHNICCodeContentType
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