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Field description Field abbreviation Field version Field length Field type
Location of employment (basic level) XEMPLOCN 1.1.2 2 Char

Valid entries

Code Label
01 England
02 Scotland
03 Wales
04 Northern Ireland
05 Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man
06 UK region unknown
07 Other European Union
08 Non-European Union
09 Overseas region unknown
99 Not known

Dependent fields


Depend upon fields


Additional information

Valid entry 05 (Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man) is derived from Employment.EMPCOUNTRY entries GG (Guernsey), JE (Jersey), IM (Isle of Man) and XL (Channel Islands not otherwise specified). The smaller Channel Islands of Alderney and Sark are included under the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

Officially, the Crown Dependencies of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man are not part of the UK or the EU. However, for HESA analysis purposes they are often grouped with and generally assumed to be part of the United Kingdom.

The definition of the European Union is as at 1 December in the academic year to which the data relates.

Valid entry 06 (UK region unknown) and 09 (Overseas region unknown) may be used when the graduate is known to have location of residence in the UK or overseas respectively, but the particular region is unknown. Valid entry 99 (Not known) is to be used where the location of residence of the graduate cannot be determined from the information returned and those for whom location information was not provided.

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

A, B, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, XF 01
XH 02
XI 03
XG 04
Z 05
XK 06
OS 09

Revision history

Date Version Notes
2020-03-18 1.1.2 Copyright information added

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