Data set from Apprenticeships in England by industry characteristics

Table 4A Apprenticeship starts between 201213 and 201920 with learner characteristics - SSA, level and IMD

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Data covering the industry characteristics of apprenticeship starts in England, where a match has been made between the ILR and the ONS IDBR.

Broken down by enterprise size, levy funded, IMD, level, enterprise sector, sector subject area (Tier 1) and standard classification. 

Data set details

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Apprenticeships in England by industry characteristics
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of apprenticeship starts
  • Percentage of apprenticeship starts
  • Apprenticeship standard
  • ASA levy supported
  • Index of multiple deprivation
Time period
2012/13 to 2019/20

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotal301410100
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalMost deprived 20 per cent of areas6087020.1954786439
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalOther24054079.804521356
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalOtherTotal7532024.9888857186
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalOtherMost deprived 20 per cent of areas167405.5528276722

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 9 variables
Variable nameVariable description
ASALevySupportedASA levy supported
EmployerSizeSize of enterprise
IMDIndex of multiple deprivation
NumberofStartsNumber of apprenticeship starts


  1. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and are calculated on unrounded volumes.
  2. 2019/20 apprenticeship starts supported by ASA levy funds are currently classed as provisional and an amended methodology has been applied to this year only. Therefore, 2019/20 figures are not directly comparable to previous years. See methodology note for more information.
  3. Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) quintiles are based on the learner's home postcode as follows: 2012/13 to 2014/15 are based on the 2010 IMD rank, 2015/16 to 2018/19 are based on the 2015 IMD rank and 2019/20 are based on the 2019 IMD rank.

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