HESA Student Record 2011/12 - Ethnicity
HESA Student Record 2011/12
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This field records a student's ethnicity.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
|Valid entries and labels|
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.
Please note: institutions using information provided by UCAS in the *J transaction may find a small number of codes '15' and '50' in that data, included in error. These codes are not valid entries for this HESA field; therefore institutions need to manually code these cases to '80' in order to complete this field.
Code 98 'Information refused' includes all cases where the information has been actively sought but is still missing.
This field is required for UK-domiciled students. Please note that this requirement is triggered if any HIN-linked instance for a student has an Entry Profile that indicates UK domicile, even if there are other, more recent, instances where the domicile at entry is non-UK.
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
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.
Data type: ETHNICCodeContentType
|Change management notes||Business rule 2 updated for the ending of the SAS programme.|
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