Social and economic background of applicants to study languages in UK higher education

Source: UCAS: Accepted applicants 2011 entry

Economic background of accepted applications for European Languages, non-European languages and All subjects.

Quintile (Polar 2)* European languages (Group R) %
Non-European Languages (Group T) %
All accepted applicants.%
1 (applicants from postcodes with fewest 20% applicants to HE (2000-2004) 5.80 8.47 11.98
2 10.27 11.48 16.45
3 15.49 15.99 19.57
4 25.06 23.04 22.48
5 1 (applicants from postcodes with highest 20% applicants to HE (2000-2004) 41.94 39.67 28.13

 

*See http://www.hefce.ac.uk/widen/polar/

Ethnic background of accepted applications for European Languages, non-European languages and all subjects.

 

  European languages (Group R) (%)
Non-European Languages (Group T) (%)
All accepted applicants.(%)
Asian - Bangladeshi 0.1 0.3 1.1
Asian - Chinese 0.4 1.0 0.8
Asian - Indian 1.1 1.1 3.5
Asian - Other Asian background 0.6 0.6 1.7
Asian - Pakistani 0.2 1.0 2.9
Black - African 0.9 1.3 5.0
Black - Caribbean 0.4 0.5 1.6
Black - Other black background 0.2

 

0.2 0.3
Mixed - Other mixed background 2.0 1.9 1.0
Mixed - White and Asian 1.8 2.1 1.1
Mixed - White and Black African 0.6 0.8 0.4
Mixed - White and Black Caribbean 0.9 1.8 1.0
Other ethnic background 0.7 1.0 1.1
Unknown or Prefer Not To Say 1.3 1.3 1.1
White 89.0 85.0 77.2

 

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