HESA Student Record 2010/11 - Socio-economic classification
HESA Student Record 2010/11
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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
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
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This collects the socio-economic background of students aged 21 and over at the start of their course, or for students under 21 the socio-economic background of their parent, step-parent or guardian who earns the most. It is based on occupation, and if the parent or guardian is retired or unemployed, this is based on their most recent occupation.
Code 9 'Not classified' includes the 3 categories:
For students entering through UCAS this information will be available from UCAS via the *J transaction.
Institutions are encouraged to provide this information for other full-time undergraduates in order to provide more complete statistical information for the sector.
A full coding frame for SEC can been obtained from the Office for National Statistics.
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
To monitor social background of students in a standard way.
Data type: SECCodeContentType
|Owner||Office for National Statistics|
|Change management notes||Link added to Office of National Statistics NS-SEC guidance, in line with C09051|
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