Further work on our measure of disadvantage revealed an error in the generation of HESA measure deciles. Our output area files for England, Wales and Scotland contained statistics for higher level geographies (either local authorities, regions and/or countries), which had not been removed prior to the formation of the deciles.
HESA measure deciles have been recreated based on a total of 232,296 output areas (181,408 in England and Wales, 46,531 in Scotland and 4,537 in Northern Ireland). Around 1% of output areas changed from quintile 1 to a higher quintile or vice versa. Approximately 5% of output areas were affected when undertaking an analysis by decile. We have found the impact of this to be minimal and the conclusions of our research are not materially altered.
Appendix 4: Students domiciled in Northern Ireland
Table D1: The distribution of students only found in quintile 1 of the HESA measure by LGD 2014*
Causeway Coast and Glens
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon
Newry, Mourne and Down
Derry City and Strabane
Fermanagh and Omagh
Mid and East Antrim
Antrim and Newtownabbey
Lisburn and Castlereagh
Ards and North Down
Table D2: The urban/rural distribution of students only found in quintile 1 of the HESA measure*