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Field description Field abbreviation Field version Field length Field type
Domicile (participation by nation) XDOMHM01 2.2.3 1 Char

Valid entries

Code Label
1 England
2 Scotland
3 Wales
4 Northern Ireland
5 Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man
6 European Union
7 Non-European Union
8 Not known

Dependent fields

  • XHOOS01

Depend upon fields

  • XDOMGR01
  • XINSTC01

Additional information

Students can be classified as UK region unknown (code XK in XDOMGR01) - so participation rates by nation can potentially be underestimated. Hence this field allocates UK region unknown to each of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to a method originally agreed at the Higher Education Management Statistics (HEMS) technical group, where UK region unknown is allocated to the nation where the student's provider is located.

Where the country of domicile of the student is unknown (code NOTK in XDOMGR01), the student is derived to 8 'Not known' in this field.

Officially, the Crown Dependencies of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man are not part of the UK or the EU. In HESA analyses they are, however, often grouped as UK domicile.

Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2020
Contains Royal Mail data © Royal Mail copyright and database right 2020
Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0

Geographical mappings for Northern Ireland are based upon Crown Copyright and are reproduced with the permission of Land & Property Services under delegated authority from the Keeper of Public Records, © Crown copyright and database right 2020. NIMA MOU577.4

Technical Specification

XK E 1
S 2
W 3
N 4
Z 5
A, B, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, XF 1
XH 2
XI 3
XG 4

Revision history

Date Version Notes
2021-01-26 2.2.3 Amendment made to label name for valid entry 6, changed from 'Other European Union' to 'European Union', amendment required due to the impact of Brexit
2020-03-26 2.2.2 Copyright information added
2016-01-11 2.2.1 XDOMGR01 valid entry GROO removed from Technical Specification section. This valid entry is no longer derived in XDOMGR01, and does not need to be accounted for in XDOMHM01
2014-10-16 2.1.1 Valid entry 8 'Not known' added, to allow for new valid entry NOTK in XDOMGR01. Technical specification and Additional information sections adapted accordingly
2010-04-09 1.4.4 Minor text revision to Additional information. No change to Technical specification
2009-07-16 1.4.3 Minor text revisions to Additional information. No change to Technical specification
2009-03-13 1.4.2 Format amended. Field type added. No change to Technical specification
2008-01-23 1.4.1 Revised for changed XDOMHM01 values for Cyy051
2005-01-25 1.3.1 Spec change but valid entries remain the same
2004-02-03 1.2.4 Labelling changes
2000-05-19 1.1.4 XPFDS01 entered into Dependent fields section
1999-03-15 1.1.3 XDOMCT01 codes 6826 and 7826 swapped around to give correct results
1998-12-14 1.1.2 XDOMCT01 code GROE included in result 7

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