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Table 61 - HE student enrolments by domicile and region of HE provider 2017/18 to 2021/22

HE Student Data

Table 61 is only available as a CSV download.

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Table 61 is a representation of Table 11 with the domicile field replaced with LAUA for those with a permanent address in the UK. The structure of the downloadable CSV data is very similar to that of Table 11 with the addition of a LAUA code field. LAUA in the data is derived from postcode, LAUA regions are taken from a snapshot at August 2022. The domicile published in the other tables differ in names and sizes of the areas they cover, which means that they are not fully comparable.

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The data for this output is based on student's self-reported postcode. Where postcodes are available only in partial form, or are not valid against ONS data, HESA adopts a matching process with the aim to identify a student's postcode with the best matching record.

Type of data

Administrative 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.

Student data is taken from both the HESA Student record and the HESA Student Alternative record. Universities, colleges and other higher education providers return data to HESA via one or other of these records on an annual basis. The records collect a wide range of information, including data about students' personal characteristics, courses and modules of study, and qualifications achieved. The Student alternative record first began in the 2014/15 academic year, with data published from the record from 2015/16 onwards. 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:

  • Governments
  • Universities (via the 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.

Related releases

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.

Further information

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