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Student Alternative 2019/20 - Ethnicity

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Student Alternative 2019/20

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Ethnicity


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Typefield
Short nameETHNIC
Description

This field records the ethnicity of the student, on the basis of their own self-assessment

Applicable toEngland Scotland
Coverage

Compulsory for all students and EntryProfile.DOMICILE = XF, XG, XH, XI, XK, XL, GG, JE, IM.

Valid entries and labels
CodeLabel
10White
13White - Scottish
19Other White background
15Gypsy or Traveller
21Black or Black British - Caribbean
22Black or Black British - African
29Other Black background
31Asian or Asian British - Indian
32Asian or Asian British - Pakistani
33Asian or Asian British - Bangladeshi
34Chinese
39Other Asian background
41Mixed - White and Black Caribbean
42Mixed - White and Black African
43Mixed - White and Asian
49Other mixed background
50Arab
80Other ethnic background
90Not known
98Information refused
Notes

Providers are expected to reconfirm this information with the student, on at least an annual basis.

Ethnicity is recorded on the basis of the student's own self-assessment.

Code 80 'Other ethnic background' should be used when a student indicates their ethnicity as something not included in the coding frame.

Code 90 'Not known' can be used when a student genuinely does not know their ethnicity, for example individuals who were adopted.

Code 98 'Information refused' should be returned when a student has explicitly refused to provide the information. The phrase 'Prefer not to say' can be used when collecting the data.

HESA coding frame for providers in: E S W NI
10 White Y Y Y Y
13 White - Scottish Y
14 Irish Traveller Y
15 Gypsy or Traveller Y Y Y Y
19 Other White background Y
21 Black or Black British - Caribbean Y Y Y Y
22 Black or Black British - African Y Y Y Y
29 Other Black background Y Y Y Y
31 Asian or Asian British - Indian Y Y Y Y
32 Asian or Asian British - Pakistani Y Y Y Y
33 Asian or Asian British - Bangladeshi Y Y Y Y
34 Chinese Y Y Y Y
39 Other Asian background Y Y Y Y
41 Mixed - White and Black Caribbean Y Y Y Y
42 Mixed - White and Black African Y Y Y Y
43 Mixed - White and Asian Y Y Y Y
49 Other mixed background Y Y Y Y
50 Arab Y Y Y Y
80 Other ethnic background Y Y Y Y
90 Not known Y Y Y Y
98 Information refused Y Y Y Y

The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) has a number of resources relating to gathering information across the protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010. These resources can be found at Equality Challenge Unit. If you have any further queries regarding equality monitoring, please email ECU at [email protected].

Quality rules
Quality rules to follow
Reason required To monitor equal opportunities issues in higher education.
Part of
Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: ETHNIC
OwnerEquality Challenge Unit (ECU)
Version1.0
Change management notesThe coverage has been updated to add clarification.

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