To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of people applying to university who were from an unskilled background went on to attend (a) their nearest university and (b) a university in the latest period for which information is available.
The latest available information, showing applicants by their socio-economic background, is shown in the table.
|English domiciled applicants to full-time undergraduate courses—year of entry 2007|
|Of which : percentage accepted for entry at :|
|Socio-economic classification:||Applicants||Nearest HE institution||Elsewhere|
|Higher managerial and professional occupations||60,438||2.9||82.8|
|Lower managerial and professional occupations||85,708||4.3||78.2|
|Small employers and own account workers||21,024||5.5||75.7|
|Lower supervisory and technical occupations||12,735||5.9||76.2|
|Semi routine occupations||41,763||7.3||69.7|