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Looking beyond access: How do graduate perceptions of their work vary by socioeconomic disadvantage? - Appendix 4 (Northern Ireland)

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.

2022-05-23

Appendix 4: Sample restricted to those employed in Northern Ireland

Table A16: Overall design and nature of work score by measure of disadvantage – sample restricted to those employed in Northern Ireland

Decile Mean Lower CI limit Upper CI limit Sample size
Decile 1 3.87 3.75 3.99 295
Decile 2 3.86 3.75 3.97 340
Decile 3 3.93 3.84 4.03 470
Decile 4 3.85 3.77 3.93 725
Decile 5 3.93 3.86 4.00 750
Decile 6 3.91 3.83 3.99 635
Decile 7 3.89 3.80 3.97 580
Decile 8 3.86 3.77 3.96 435
Decile 9 3.93 3.84 4.03 405
Decile 10 3.92 3.81 4.04 275

 

Table A17: Meaningful work score by measure of disadvantage – sample restricted to those employed in Northern Ireland

Decile Mean Lower CI limit Upper CI limit Sample size
Decile 1 4.15 4.03 4.26 295
Decile 2 4.17 4.06 4.28 340
Decile 3 4.19 4.10 4.28 470
Decile 4 4.10 4.02 4.18 725
Decile 5 4.19 4.12 4.25 750
Decile 6 4.16 4.08 4.24 635
Decile 7 4.13 4.05 4.21 580
Decile 8 4.12 4.03 4.22 435
Decile 9 4.13 4.03 4.23 405
Decile 10 4.11 4.00 4.23 275

 

Table A18: Work fits with future plans score by measure of disadvantage – sample restricted to those employed in Northern Ireland

Decile Mean Lower CI limit Upper CI limit Sample size
Decile 1 3.84 3.69 3.98 295
Decile 2 3.81 3.68 3.94 340
Decile 3 3.93 3.82 4.05 470
Decile 4 3.86 3.77 3.95 725
Decile 5 3.97 3.88 4.05 750
Decile 6 3.90 3.80 3.99 635
Decile 7 3.89 3.79 3.99 580
Decile 8 3.90 3.78 4.02 435
Decile 9 3.96 3.84 4.08 405
Decile 10 3.93 3.78 4.07 275

 

Table A19: Using skills learned during study in work score by measure of disadvantage – sample restricted to those employed in Northern Ireland

Decile Mean Lower CI limit Upper CI limit Sample size
Decile 1 3.64 3.49 3.79 295
Decile 2 3.59 3.45 3.73 340
Decile 3 3.68 3.57 3.79 470
Decile 4 3.60 3.50 3.69 725
Decile 5 3.63 3.55 3.72 750
Decile 6 3.67 3.57 3.76 635
Decile 7 3.64 3.53 3.74 580
Decile 8 3.57 3.44 3.69 435
Decile 9 3.71 3.59 3.83 405
Decile 10 3.73 3.58 3.88 275

 

Table A20: The relationship between SOC 2020 and socioeconomic disadvantage (by decile) - sample restricted to those employed in Northern Ireland – figures represent percentages

SOC 2020 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Managers, directors and senior officials 0.7 2.1 1.9 2.1 2.8 1.3 1.6 2.1 2.0 1.1
Professional occupations 51.5 48.7 53.2 57.1 55.6 55.5 56.1 57.8 57.1 63.1
Associate professional occupations 15.2 17.6 17.5 17.2 16.4 16.4 15.2 18.2 18.1 14.6
Administrative and secretarial occupations 11.8 9.4 7.5 6.9 7.2 7.1 8.5 7.4 7.4 5.5
Skilled trades occupations 0.0 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.7 0.8 1.6 0.7 0.3 0.4
Caring, leisure and other service occupations 5.7 5.9 5.1 4.3 6.3 5.7 5.9 3.0 5.2 2.9
Sales and customer service occupations 8.8 9.4 7.5 7.0 5.7 6.9 7.6 6.7 7.0 8.4
Process, plant and machine operatives 1.7 1.8 0.9 0.7 1.1 0.2 0.0 0.9 0.3 0.0
Elementary occupations 4.0 3.2 4.3 2.9 3.2 6.1 3.3 3.0 2.5 3.7
Missing information 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.4

 

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Tej Nathwani

Tej Nathwani

Principal Researcher (Economist)
Siobhan Donnelly

Siobhan Donnelly

Lead Statistical Analyst

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