Data set from Early years foundation stage profile results

2 Early learning goals and areas of learning by characteristics

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Early learning goals and areas of learning by child characteristics (gender, major and minor ethnic group, first language, free school meal eligibility, term of birth, special educational needs (SEN) provision and SEN primary need).

Breakdowns by local authority district are based on the location of the child’s school or provider.


Data set details

Theme
Early years
Publication
Early years foundation stage profile results
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, Local authority district, National, Regional
Indicators
  • Number of children
  • Number of children at emerging level
  • Percentage of children at emerging level
Filters
  • Early learning goal
  • Gender
  • Child characteristics
Time period
2021/22 to 2022/23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameregion_coderegion_nameold_la_codenew_la_codela_namelad_codelad_namearea_of_learningearly_learning_goalcharacteristiccharacteristic_typegenderchildren_numberemerging_numberemerging_percentageexpected_numberexpected_percentage
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll prime areasAll early learning goalsTotalTotalTotal6188911547162546417575
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll prime areasAll early learning goalsTotalTotalGirls3022765257717.424969982.6
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll prime areasAll early learning goalsTotalTotalBoys31661510213932.321447667.7
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll prime areasAll early learning goalsEthnic group: majorWhiteTotal43022610037523.332985176.7
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll prime areasAll early learning goalsEthnic group: majorWhiteGirls2096553305915.817659684.2

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 8 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristic_typeChild characteristics
children_numberNumber of children
early_learning_goalEarly learning goal
emerging_numberNumber of children at emerging level
emerging_percentagePercentage of children at emerging level

Footnotes

  1. Autumn-born: September to December. Spring-born: January to March. Summer-born: April to August. In previous publications, children born in April were classified as spring-born. In the 2022/23 release, children born in April are now classified as summer-born to align with other departmental outputs. Data for 2021/22 has been revised to reflect this change. 
  2. The 'Unclassified' first language category describes cases where a child's first language could not be determined. These children are included in the 'Total' numbers.
  3. The 'Unclassified' SEN provision category describes cases where SEN provision could not be determined. These children are included in the 'Total' numbers.
  4. The early years foundation stage profile was significantly revised in September 2021. This included changes to the 17 early learning goals and 7 areas of learning. See the methodology page for more information.
  5. The 'Unclassified' ethnic group category describes cases where a child's ethnicity was refused or not obtained. These children are included in the 'Total' numbers.
  6. Percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
  7. In previous publications, the category ‘Not known to be eligible for free school meals’ included both those not eligible for free school meals and those not known to be eligible for free school meals (i.e. children who did not appear in the school census). In this 2022/23 release, as a methodological improvement, the categories have been split out and are now ‘Eligible for free school meals’, ‘Not eligible for free school meals’ and ‘Unclassified’ (i.e. children who did not appear in the schools census). Data for 2021/22 has been revised to reflect this change. 

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