Figure 5 - UK domiciled full-time HE undergraduate student enrolments by participation characteristics 2013/14 to 2017/18
Figure 5 - UK domiciled full-time HE undergraduate student enrolments by participation characteristics
Academic years 2013/14 to 2017/18
When viewing percentages in this table, please note that percentage calculations exclude unknown values.
Socio-economic classification data should be used with caution, due to known quality issues. See Changes to the UK Performance Indicators for further information, including why these data are no longer used in our UK Performance Indicators.
POLAR low participation data has not been produced for HE providers in Scotland, to align with the HESA Performance Indicators. As such, low participation figures for all countries in a given year, will not sum to totals represented at the bottom of the table.
POLAR4 data for Northern Ireland should be treated with caution. The Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland) recommend the use of the Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure Quintiles as a more representative measure of educational disadvantage among these students.
The Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) is maintained by the Welsh Government, and applies only to those domiciled from Wales. Data displayed in this table relate to WIMD 2014. Participation of students domiciled from Wales shown within the WIMD include those attending a provider anywhere in the UK. Therefore this data will not sum to totals represented at the bottom of the table.
The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) is maintained by the Scottish Government and applies only to those domiciled from Scotland. 2017/18 data displayed in this table relate to SIMD 2016. 2016/17 data displayed in this table relate to SIMD 2012 (2017A look up). 2013/14 - 2015/16 data displayed in this table relate to SIMD 2012 (2016A lookup). Participation of students domiciled from Scotland shown within the SIMD include only those attending a provider in Scotland. Therefore this data will not sum to totals represented at the bottom of the table.
The Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure (NIMDM) is maintained by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, and applies only to those domiciled from Northern Ireland. Data displayed in this table relate to NIMDM 2017. Participation of students domiciled from Northern Ireland shown within the NIMDM include those attending a provider anywhere in the UK. Therefore this data will not sum to totals represented at the bottom of the table.
Type of data
HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) are the experts in UK higher education data and analysis. We have been collecting student information since the 1994/95 academic year.
Student data is primarily taken from the HESA Student record, which universities, colleges and other higher education providers return to HESA on an annual basis. The Student record collects a wide range of information, including data about students' personal characteristics, courses and modules of study, and qualifications achieved. Data on students pursuing teacher training qualifications is taken from the Initial Teacher Training record, while data on students studying wholly overseas is taken from the Aggregate offshore record.
We provide data and analysis on students to a wide variety of customers, including:
- Universities (via our Heidi Plus analytics tool)
- Academic and commercial researchers
- Students and potential students
- Policy makers.
Our data is used to regulate the sector, inform policy making, advance understanding of social and economic trends, support student 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.
We publish annual statistical bulletins about students in higher education.
Our HE Student Data pages collect together all of the tables we publish on students in higher education.