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Higher Education: Bexley

Department for Education written question – answered on 27th June 2018.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Conservative, Bexleyheath and Crayford

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many young people from (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) Bexley Borough went to university in each of the last five years.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Higher Education), Minister of State (Education)

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) publishes data on the proportion of 18 years old entering full-time undergraduate higher education by parliamentary constituency, region and country. UCAS do not publish data by local authority.

The entry rates for the last five years for Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, London and England are shown in the table below:

Table 1 – 18 year old entry rates to full-time higher education (HE)

Year

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Bexleyheath and Crayford

29.6%

31.8%

34.9%

36.5%

37.4%

London

35.2%

36.6%

38.7%

39.9%

41.8%

England

29.2%

30.4%

31.3%

32.5%

33.3%

The Department for Education publishes data on the percentage of 15 year old pupils from state-funded and special schools who entered higher education by age 19 by local authority, region and England.

The figures for the latest five years are shown below:

Table 2 – Estimated percentage of 15 year old pupils who entered HE by age 19 by academic year

Year

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Bexley Borough

35%

37%

40%

40%

43%

London

43%

45%

46%

46%

49%

England

35%

36%

37%

37%

38%

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