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Ethnicity (ETHNIC)

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Key Value
Name Ethnicity
Short name ETHNIC
Part of Student (Student)
Description This field records the ethnicity of the Student, on the basis of their own self-assessment
Applicable to England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage All Students at providers in England where EntryProfile.PERMADDCOUNTRY = XF, XG, XH, XI, XK, XL, GG, JE, IM or where Course.TTCID = 01.

All Students at providers in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland where EntryProfile.PERMADDCOUNTRY = XF, XG, XH, XI, XK, XL, GG, JE, IM.

Must not be returned for Students outside the stated coverage.
Notes

This data must be updated throughout a Student's Engagement where applicable.



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



UCAS/HESA coding


The coding frame used by UCAS is as listed below, with the exclusion of codes 117 White - White Scottish, 118 Any other White background and 114 White - Gypsy/Roma/Traveller.

Northern Ireland and Scotland



It is expected by DfE(NI) and the SFC that providers in Northern Ireland and Scotland will re-code from the UCAS subset to the full HESA coding frame. This will require providers in Northern Ireland and Scotland to survey students for ethnicity on registration. Code 113 'White', although not a Census code available in Scotland, has been left as a valid entry as UCAS will be passing this code to providers. It has been agreed with the SFC that to minimise the recoding burden on higher education providers (HEPs), this code may be submitted by providers in Scotland.



097 must be returned where the Student has indicated that they do not know the information.



099 must be returned where the data is not known by the provider.



Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Optional? Yes
Reason required To monitor equal opportunities issues in the higher education sector and support higher education providers (HEPs) in meeting their obligations under the Equality Act 2010
Field Length 3
References
Revision History
Coding Manual Version Element Version Notes
1.4.0 1.1.0 Valid entry 108 has been corrected to 'Any other Black background'.
Valid Values
Code Label
097 Not known
098 Information refused
099 Not available
100 Arab
101 Asian, Asian Scottish, Asian British- Bangladeshi
102 Asian, Asian Scottish, Asian British- Indian
103 Asian, Asian Scottish, Asian British- Pakistani
104 Chinese
105 Any other Asian background
106 Black, Black Scottish, Black British- African
107 Black, Black Scottish, Black British- Caribbean
108 Any other Black background
109 Mixed- White and Asian
110 Mixed- White and Black African
111 Mixed- White and Black Caribbean
112 Other mixed background
113 White
114 White- Gypsy/Roma/Traveller
115 White-Irish traveller
116 White- Polish
117 White- White Scottish
118 Any other White background
119 Other ethnic background
120 White- Other British

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