Foundation Degrees

Education and Skills written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Malcolm Bruce Malcolm Bruce Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) women and (b) men obtained higher degrees and entered paid, full-time, permanent employment in the UK in each year since 1997, broken down by standard industrial classification of employer.

Photo of Alan Johnson Alan Johnson Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education)

The latest available information, is taken from the Higher Education Statistics Agency's First Destination Record, is shown in the table.

First destination of home and EU postgraduates entering full-time paid employment in the UK
1997/98 1998/99 1999/2000
Standard industrial classification Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
Agriculture and forestry 42 32 74 32 23 55 24 20 44
Fishing 8 2 10 2 1 3 1 1 2
Mining and quarrying 152 49 201 91 40 131 17 70 87
Manufacturing 1,058 591 1,649 855 574 1,429 530 740 1,270
Electricity, gas and water supply 130 73 203 85 69 154 4884 132 78
Construction 92 22 114 84 25 109 19 71 90
Wholesale and retail trade 189 164 353 133 133 266 119 113 232
Hotels and restaurants 16 24 40 27 22 49 25 14 39
Transport, storage and communication 290 130 420 262 113 375 148 258 406
Financial activities 555 281 836 494 237 731 250 448 698
Property development, renting, business and research 2,089 1,232 3,321 1,998 1,238 3,236 1,307 1,903 3,210
Public administration and defence 845 769 1,614 821 800 1,621 735 777 1,512
Education 4,718 8,980 13,698 4,157 9,018 13,175 9,005 4,189 13,194
Health and social work 555 991 1,546 381 828 1,209 851 361 1,212
Other community, social and personal service activities 227 336 563 270 318 588 361 234 595
Private households with employed persons 1 4 5 1 2 3 1 1 2
International organisations and bodies 2 10 12 10 10 20 14 4 18
Not known 87 69 156 102 79 181 49 61 110
Total 11,056 13,759 24,815 9,805 13,530 23,335 13,504 9,349 22,853
2000/01 2001/02
Standard industrial classification Male Female Total Male Female Total
Agriculture and forestry 18 13 31 16 20 36
Fishing 1 1 2 2 1 3
Mining and quarrying 91 39 130 27 70 97
Manufacturing 684 447 1,131 447 599 1,046
Electricity, gas and water supply 78 40 118 53 72 125
Construction 61 28 89 39 82 121
Wholesale and retail trade 112 143 255 167 154 321
Hotels and restaurants 26 24 50 38 26 64
Transport, storage and communication 219 119 338 108 167 275
Financial activities 514 251 765 245 425 670
Property development, renting, business and research 1,832 1,351 3,183 1,154 1,620 2,774
Public administration and defence 830 957 1,787 958 873 1,831
Education 4,106 9,897 14,003 11,348 4,687 16,035
Health and social work 318 884 1,202 865 375 1,240
Other community, social and personal service activities 243 322 565 369 206 575
Private households with employed persons 0 1 1 2 0 2
International organisations and bodies 3 8 11 13 15 28
Not known 36 37 73 17 20 37
Total 9,172 14,562 23,734 158,686 9,412 25,280

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