Table 4 - HE academic staff by ethnicity and academic employment function 2014/15 to 2020/21
- Title HE academic staff (excluding atypicals) by ethnicity, academic employment function, nationality marker, sex, mode of employment, terms of employment and academic year
- Reference ID: DT025 Table 4
- Location: UK
- Academic years: 2014/15 to 2020/21
- Data source: HESA
- Sourced from: Detailed tables (Staff)
- Data source link: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/staff/table-4
- Data file canonical link: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/staff/table-4.csv
- Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence
- Disclaimer: Please note that this data includes rounded totals. Caution must be taken when importing into a pivot table so as not to double count.
- Table 2014/15 total: 198,335
- Table 2015/16 total: 201,770
- Table 2016/17 total: 206,870
- Table 2017/18 total: 211,980
- Table 2018/19 total: 217,065
- Table 2019/20 total: 223,525
- Table 2020/21 total: 224,530
- Last updated: Feb-22
Table 4 - HE academic staff by ethnicity and academic employment function
Academic years 2014/15 to 2020/21
Type of data
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