Data set from Apprenticeships and traineeships

Learner Characteristics Full Year - Starts by Age, Ethnicity, LLDD, Sex

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Headline demographic summary of apprenticeship starts

Academic years:  2019/20 to 2022/23 

Indicators:  Starts, Starts percentage

Filters: Sex, LLDD flag, Ethnicity Major, Minority Ethnic flag, Age group

Data set details

Further education
Apprenticeships and traineeships
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Achievements
  • Achievements Percentage
  • Starts
  • Demographic
  • Group
Time period
2019/20 to 2022/23

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAgeUnder 19777203651023.122.5
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge19-24988005217029.332.1
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge25+1606207363047.645.4
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge19+25941012581076.977.5
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandMinority EthnicEthnic minorities (excluding white minorities)511101986015.412.4

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
percentage_achievementsAchievements Percentage
percentage_startsStarts Percentage


  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and 'low' indicates a base value of fewer than 5. Where data shows 'x' this indicates data is unavailable, 'z' indicates data is not applicable, and 'c' indicates data is suppressed.
  2. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated on unrounded volumes. 'low' indicates a percentage below 0.5%. Where data shows 'x' this indicates data is unavailable, 'z' indicates data is not applicable, and 'c' indicates data is suppressed.
  3. Total starts are the count of apprenticeships started at any point during the stated academic period. Learners starting more than one Apprenticeship will appear more than once.
  4. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme.
  5. Learner characteristics (such as sex, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity) are based upon self-declaration by the learner.
  6. Percentages for learner characteristics include those learners where the characteristic is known. 'Not known/not provided' categories are excluded from the calculation.
  7. Ethnicity categories have been aligned with the ethnicities recorded in the 2011 UK Census.
  8. Ethnic minorities do not include white minorities.
  9. White comprises white British, Gypsy or Irish Traveller, Irish, and any other white background.

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