Data set from Education, health and care plans

Caseload - characteristics

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The number of children and young people with an EHC plan as at January, broken down by characteristic - includes sex and ethnicity.

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Education, health and care plans
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Number of cases
  • Percentage of cases
  • Breakdown
Time period
2023 to 2024

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2024Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandEthnicity majorAsian/Asian British473758.270356424
2024Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandEthnicity majorBlack/African/Caribbean/Black British327435.716016473
2024Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandEthnicity majorMixed/Multiple ethnic groups348166.077904575
2024Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandEthnicity majorOther ethnic group93091.625092305
2024Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandEthnicity majorUnknown539319.414851553

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
num_caseloadNumber of cases
pc_caseloadPercentage of cases


  1. From 2023, the data collection changed from aggregated figures at local authority level, to a person level collection. This has been a major change in approach and as such care should be taken with comparisons across this period. Further detail on the change is provided in the publication and supporting methodology.
  2. For 2024, the total figures include 3,473 EHC plans for Hackney, however details such as age, establishment type and characteristics are not available for the majority of these plans. These breakdowns will therefore not sum to the total number of plans for 2024. Percentages shown use the number of plans where the establishment, age or characteristic is known as the denominator. 
  3. Data on ethnicity and gender has been collected from 2023 only.
  4. This data item has been marginally impacted by reporting issues in some local authorities – please see the methodology for further information.

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