Higher Education

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Conservative, Bury St Edmunds

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many undergraduate students were resident in (a) Bury St Edmunds, (b) Suffolk and (c) England and Wales in each of the last five years.

Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Minister of State (Universities and Science)

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) collects and publishes data on students at UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The number of undergraduate enrolments to UK HEIs, for students domiciled in Bury St Edmunds parliamentary constituency, Suffolk local authority and England and Wales prior to their course, has been provided in the following table.

Information for the 2013/14 academic year will become available from HESA in January 2015.

Undergraduate enrolments domiciled in Bury St Edmunds parliamentary constituency1, Suffolk local authority and England and Wales, prior to their course—UK Higher Education Institutions2 Academic years 2008/09 to 2012/13
  2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13
Bury St Edmunds parliamentary constituency 2,890 3,045 3,125 3,210 2,860
Suffolk local authority 17,020 17,885 17,645 17,975 16,340
England and Wales 1,463,160 1,501,560 1,490,205 1,501,070 1,379,775
1 Parliamentary constituency is derived from the student's postcode. Data for 2010-11 onwards are based on the revised boundaries since the 2010 general election. 2 Includes students attending Open University. Note: Figures are based on a HESA standard registration population and have been rounded to the nearest five, so components may not sum to totals. Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Student Record

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