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Degree attainment by socioeconomic background: UK, 2017/18 to 2020/21

New experimental statistics show disparities in degree attainment between most and least deprived areas narrowed during COVID in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but widened in Wales. 

Using Census data to generate a UK-wide measure of disadvantage

A new UK-wide small-area-based measure of disadvantage is able to pick up deprivation in parts of the country where current area-level measures are less effective.