Data set from Widening participation in higher education

Free School Meals, Gender and Ethnic Group

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Data set details

Higher education
Widening participation in higher education
Release type
Geographic levels
  • HE Progression Rate
  • HE Progression Rate (High Tariff)
  • Number of HE Students
  • Ethnic Group
  • Free School Meal Status
  • Gender
Time period
2009/10 to 2018/19

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
200910Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFemaleFree School MealsWhiteWhite - British11.71.3302233925794
200910Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFemaleFree School MealsWhiteWhite - Irish14.72294197
200910Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFemaleFree School MealsWhiteTraveller of Irish Heritage000033
200910Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFemaleFree School MealsWhiteGypsy / Roma1.401071
200910Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFemaleFree School MealsWhiteAny Other White Background34.72.933728970

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 8 variables
Variable nameVariable description
Ethnic_Group_MinorEthnic Group
FSM_StatusFree School Meal Status
High_Tariff_progression_rateHE Progression Rate (High Tariff)
number_of_HE_studentsNumber of HE Students


  1. Note that progression rates can be volatile over time due to the very small number of pupils in some categories

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