Graduates: Employment

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of students from each ethnic group were (a) working, (b) studying and (c) unemployed six months after leaving higher education.

Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark Minister of State (Universities and Science), Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The Higher Education Statistics Agency collects and publishes data on leavers from UK Higher Education Institutions. Statistics on the proportion of full-time first degree leavers from each ethnic group who were working, studying and unemployed six months after graduation can be found in the table. Employment has risen and unemployment has fallen for graduates of all ethnic groups in 2011/12 and 2012/13.

Information on leavers at UK Higher Education Institutions in the academic year 2013/14 will become available from Higher Education Statistics Agency in June 2015.

However the most recent Labour Force Survey from August 2014 confirms that employment for recent graduates has continued to rise sharply and unemployment continued to fall over the last year.

Destination of UK domiciled (1) full-time first degree leavers six months after graduation

UK Higher Education Institutions

Academic Year 2010/11(2) to 2012/13

Work

White

Black

Asian

Other (including mixed)

Not Known

Total Known

10/11

65%

56%

56%

59%

57%

64%

11/12

69%

60%

60%

62%

61%

67%

12/13

71%

66%

64%

67%

64%

70%

Work and further study

White

Black

Asian

Other (including mixed)

Not Known

Total Known

10/11

8%

7%

9%

7%

8%

8%

11/12

6%

5%

6%

5%

5%

6%

12/13

5%

4%

5%

5%

6%

5%

Further study

White

Black

Asian

Other (including mixed)

Not Known

Total Known

10/11

14%

15%

17%

17%

18%

14%

11/12

13%

13%

16%

16%

16%

14%

12/13

13%

12%

15%

14%

16%

13%

Unemployed

White

Black

Asian

Other (including mixed)

Not Known

Total Known

10/11

11%

20%

16%

16%

15%

13%

11/12

8%

17%

14%

12%

13%

9%

12/13

7%

13%

12%

9%

9%

8%

Other (e.g. taking time out to travel)

White

Black

Asian

Other (including mixed)

Not Known

Total Known

10/11

1%

2%

1%

2%

1%

1%

11/12

5%

5%

4%

5%

5%

5%

12/13

4%

4%

4%

5%

5%

4%

Source: Destination of Leavers in Higher Education in the UK

Notes:

1. Domicile refers to the student’s postcode or permanent address prior to entering their course.

2. The way employment activity was recorded changed in 2011/12 therefore figures for 2010/11 are not on the same basis as 2011/12 and 2012/13

3. Percentages have been rounded, therefore the sum of components may not add up to the total.

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