Students: Lancashire

Innovation, Universities and Skills written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Rosie Cooper Rosie Cooper PPS (Mr Ben Bradshaw, Minister of State), Department of Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many students in West Lancashire constituency entered higher education in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006.

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

The latest available information is given in the table. Figures for the 2007-08 academic year will be available in January 2009.

Entrants to undergraduate courses at UK higher education institutions from West Lancashire parliamentary constituency—academic years 2004-05 to 2006-07
Academic year Entrants
2004-05(1) 1,200
2005-06 1,285
2006-07 1,185
(1) Figures for the Open University for 2004-05 have been included but these are known to undercount entrants to undergraduate courses at the Open University.


Figures are based on a HESA Standard Registration Population and have been rounded to the nearest five.


Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

Overall, for all students from England, the UCAS figures show that, compared to 2006, applicants who had been accepted for entry in 2007, rose by 6.1 per cent. to 307,000, the highest ever. Latest figures for students applying for entry in 2008, show that applicants from England up by 7.1 per cent. compared to 2007.

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