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Table 23 - Standard industrial classification of graduates entering work in the UK by standard occupational classification

HE Graduate Outcomes Data

Table 23 - Standard industrial classification of graduates entering work in the UK by standard occupational classification

Academic years 2017/18 to 2021/22

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This table was updated on 4 July 2024. See 2021/2022 Graduate Outcomes data error for details.

This table uses the Standard Occupational Classification 2020 (SOC 2020) and the Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities (SIC 2007) devised and maintained by the Office for National Statistics.

For a list of SOC codes and their standard grouping see our page Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) groups.

When viewing percentages in this table, please note that percentage calculations exclude unknown values.

Type of data

Survey data

Data source

HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) is part of Jisc. We are the experts in UK higher education data and analysis. We have been collecting higher education information since the 1994/95 academic year.

We collect data on the activities of graduates from higher education via the Graduate Outcomes survey, an annual survey that asks about activities 15 months after graduation. Characteristics of graduates who achieved higher education qualifications from Higher Education providers in the UK and Further Education colleges in Wales are taken from the HESA Student record and alternative provider student record data collections.

Characteristics of graduates at Further Education colleges (FECs) in England are taken from data provided by the OfS from the Individualised Learner Record. Characteristics of graduates at FECs in Northern Ireland are taken from data provided by DfE(NI) from the Consolidated Data Return (CDR).

We provide data and analysis on graduates to a wide variety of customers, including:

  • Governments
  • Universities (via the Heidi Plus analytics tool)
  • Academic and commercial researchers
  • Students and potential students
  • Trade unions and employers' associations
  • Policy makers.

Our data is used to regulate the sector, inform policy making, advance understanding of social and economic trends, support decision making, and enhance public understanding of - and confidence in - the higher education sector.

Rounding and suppression strategy

We implement a rounding and suppression strategy in published and released tabulations designed to prevent the disclosure of personal information about any individual. This strategy involves rounding all numbers to the nearest multiple of 5 and suppressing percentages and averages based on small populations.

Related releases

We publish annual and ad-hoc statistical bulletins about graduates.

Our HE Graduate Outcomes Open Data pages collect together all of the tables we publish on graduates.

Further information

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