Higher Education: Sunderland

Education and Skills written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Fraser Kemp Fraser Kemp Labour, Houghton and Washington East

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of people in (a) Houghton and Washington East constituency and (b) Sunderland city council area received a degree qualification in each year since 1997.

Photo of Bill Rammell Bill Rammell Minister of State (Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education), Department for Education and Skills

The latest available data on the number of graduates from Houghton and Washington, East constituency and Sunderland local authority for the academic years 1997/98 to 2005/06 are given in the following table.

Number of first degree graduates ( 1 ) from Houghton and Washington, East constituency and Sunderland local authority English institutions—academic years 1997/98 to 2005/06
Academic year Houghton and Washington, East constituency Sunderland local authority
1997/98 280 925
1998/99 265 975
1999/2000 255 865
2000/01 250 815
2001/02 240 825
2002/03 255 925
2003/04 285 935
2004/05 285 1,005
2005/06 320 1,060
(1) Excludes graduates from dormant modes of study.

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

Information on the percentage of people in Houghton and Washington, East constituency and Sunderland local authority who receive a degree qualification is not collated centrally.

However, the percentage of working age adults educated to NVQ level 4 and above can be found from the Annual Population Survey.

This shows that in 2005, the percentage of working age adults from Houghton and Washington, East constituency with NVQ4 and above qualifications is 15.7 per cent., the figure for Sunderland local authority is 16.6 per cent., and the comparable figure for England is 26.2 per cent.

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