Adult Education: Bexley

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 26th June 2012.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Conservative, Bexleyheath and Crayford

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many residents of (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Bexley (i) started and (ii) completed a course at an adult education college in each of the last five years.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes The Minister for Universities and Science, The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Table 1 shows Government-funded further education and skills learner participation and achievements in general further education colleges in Bexleyheath and Crayford parliamentary constituency and the London borough of Bexley local authority, by age, for academic years 2006/07 to 2010/11, the latest full years for which final data are available.

Table 1: General further education colleges learner participation and achievement by geography and age, 2006/07 to 2010/11
  Age 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
Participation            
Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency Under 19 930 1,040 1,010 1,080 1,080
  19+ 1,370 1,710 1,730 1,460 1,230
  Total 2,300 2,750 2,740 2,530 2,310
             
Bexley Local Authority Under 19 2,460 2,630 2,590 2,680 2,610
  19+ 3,750 4,250 4,500 3,880 3,310
  Total 6,210 6,880 7,090 6,560 5,920
             
England Under 19 630,630 654,060 662,530 682,240 694,460
  19+ 1,573,700 1,551,600 1,768,040 1,635,590 1,338,480
  Total 2,204,300 2,205,700 2,430,600 2,317,800 2,032,900
             
Achievement            
Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency Under 19 670 740 770 830 880
  19+ 910 1,120 1,290 1,010 900
  Total 1,570 1,860 2,060 1,840 1,780
             
Bexley Local Authority Under 19 1,780 1,860 1,930 2,060 2,110
  19+ 2,440 2,720 3,280 2,710 2,420
  Total 4,220 4,580 5,220 4,770 4,530
             
England Under 19 457,610 489,320 521,120 546,780 558,360
  19+ 1,089,100 1,060,260 1,221,600 1,187,170 975,860
  Total 1,541,700 1,549,600 1,742,700 1,734,000 1,534,200
Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 except for the England totals which are rounded to the nearest 100. 2. Geography is based upon the home postcode of the learner. Geographic information is based on boundaries of regions as of May 2010. The England totals include some postcodes which are not known. 3. These data include both young people (under 19) and adults (aged 19+) participating in Apprenticeships, Workplace Learning, Community Learning and Education and Training provision taken at General Further Education Colleges (Including Tertiary) only. 4. Age is based on age at the start of the academic year. Source: Individualised Learner Record

Information on further education and skills participation and achievement by geography is published in a supplementary table of a quarterly Statistical First Release (SFR). The latest SFR was published on 29 March 2012:

http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/statistics/statisticalfirstrelease/sfr_supplementary_tables/

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