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HE Impact: Local Level Report

Your economic challenges as a local council

Universities and other higher education (HE) providers play an important role in driving local economic growth. They attract people and businesses, as well as developing knowledge and skills for commercial innovation. As a local authority you're challenged with driving this growth in a sustainable way, whilst managing the impact it has on your local community. 

Your solution - The HE Impact: Local Level Report

The HE Impact Report provides essential information for strategic decision markers on the movement of students and graduates into and out of your chosen location. This geographical information which is tailored to your local area supports evidence-based planning to address your challenges as outlined above. Data analysis found within your report will support your graduate retention, local enterprise strategies and informs accommodation and service planning for development initiatives.

Unlock your local HE data insights:


HE provider

See the providers your student populations are studying at, under which local authorities.



Measures of ethnicity, age and gender and background, including low-participation markers.



Discover where your term-time students are living locally and in what type of housing.


HE qualifications

Information about degree subject areas (including STEM subjects), levels and attainments.

Employment Outcome

Graduate employment

The industries employing graduates in your locale and the job roles they're moving into.

Graduate Retention

Graduate retention

Those graduates staying in your area for employment, and those moving elsewhere.


We have two world-class universities on our doorstep and 67,000 students. We’re committed to retaining our graduate-level talent. HESA's data is a critical evidence base and ensures our graduate retention strategy is driven by solid information. Steven Heales, Employment and Skills, Nottingham City Council

Easily manipulate these interactive dashboards to extract detailed analysis about students and graduates:

The HE Impact: Local Level report contains up to seven years of the most recent data including analysis and benchmarks of three key groups of students and graduates:

  • Graduates from across the UK who are employed in your local area after 6 months.
  • HE students living in your local area during term-time.
  • HE students with a home address in your local area prior to moving into HE.


HE Impact Report

Format, Pricing & Next Steps:

The HE Impact Report is delivered in a series of Excel pivot tables. Your summarised analysis will be displayed in charts and graphs, ideal for sharing in presentations and publications. 

The HE Impact: Local Level Report is priced at £499 (plus VAT). 

To purchase this report tailored to your exact requirements, call HESA on +44(0)1242 211 133 or email [email protected].