Higher Education: Bradford

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 20th March 2015.

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Photo of David Ward David Ward Liberal Democrat, Bradford East

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many students from Bradford were the first to go to university from their family in each year since 2005.

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

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) collects and publishes data on students enrolled at UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

The Table shows the proportion of students from Bradford Local Authority area and the UK overall who started a full-time first degree course at a UK Higher Education Institution in the academic years 2008/09 to 2013/14 and who declared that their parents did not hold a higher education qualification. Comparable information is not available for the earlier years.

Information for the 2014/15 academic year will become available from the Higher Education Statistics Agency in January 2016.

Full-time first degree entrants domiciled in Bradford Local Authority and the UK whose parents do not hold a higher education qualification

UK Higher Education Institutions

Academic Years 2008/09 to 2013/14

Bradford

UK Overall

Academic Year

Percentage of entrants whose parents do NOT have any higher education qualification

Count of respondents

Count of students where information is unknown

Percentage of entrants whose parents do NOT have any higher education qualification

Count of respondents

Count of students where information is unknown

2008/09

60%

2,040

550

47%

270,345

91,080

2009/10

60%

2,280

560

47%

281,410

95,540

2010/11

58%

2,225

505

45%

280,600

90,800

2011/12

58%

2,445

510

45%

303,690

90,895

2012/13

59%

2,270

535

46%

275,430

81,585

2013/14

62%

2,745

390

48%

323,850

63,110

Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Student Record.

(1) Domicile refers to a student’s permanent or home address prior to entering their course.

(2) More information on how Parental HE is measured is available here: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_studrec&task=show_file&mnl=14051&href=a^_^PARED.html

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