|Region of residence
|UK region unknown
|England region unknown
|Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man
|Geographic region - Other European Union
|Geographic region - Africa
|Geographic region - Asia
|Geographic region - Australasia
|Geographic region - Middle East
|Geographic region - North America
|Geographic region - Other Europe
|Geographic region - South America
Depend upon fields
Valid entry Z (Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man) is derived from country 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.
Code XF is the National Statistics Country Classification (NSCC) code for England, but is used in this field as England region unknown, when data cannot be assigned to one of the nine England region codes.
The definition of the European Union is as at 1 December in the academic year to which the data relates.
Valid entry NOTK (Not known) includes those for whom location of employment cannot be determined from the information returned and those for whom no location information was provided.
The algorithm uses the HESA Data Management table D_country which is created from an overseas lookup and restricted to the November YYYY update (country mapping is valid at this date), where YYYY represents the year following the academic year of collection. For graduate outcomes 2020/21, the November 2022 ONSPD data is used. The table includes the following fields: Country Code (CountryCode, VARCHAR(2)) and Region Code (GeographicGroupCode, NVARCHAR(4)).
|HOMECOUNTRY (CHAR 2)
|If HOMECOUNTRY is GG, JE, XL or IM
|If HOMECOUNTRY found in D_Country.CountryCode
|If HOMECOUNTRY found in D_Country.GeographicGroupCode
|Depend upon field updated from ZHOMECOUNTRY to HOMECOUNTRY
|XMLOCGR removed as a dependent field
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