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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Number of learners by age, gender and disability status
Academic yearAcademic years run from 1 August of the initial year to 31 July of the following year (e.g. 2011/12 runs from 1 August 2011 to 31 July 2012).[Filtered]
[Collapse]Domiciled inData covers all learners on further education and work-based learning programmes who are domiciled in Wales, including those attending institutions in England, plus learners domiciled in the rest of the UK who attend Welsh institutions.<br /><br />The data for Welsh domiciled learners are broken down into data for each of the individual local authority areas, and also data for residents of each of the four DCELLS regions in Wales, which themselves are aggregations of whole local authorities.[Filter]
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Domiciled in 3[Filter]
Ethnicity 1[Filter]
[Collapse]Mode of studyLearners who were either enrolled at a designated work-based learning (WBL) training provider or were pursuing a WBL designated learning programme at a Further Education (FE) institution have been categorised as \'work-based learning\'. Note that this definition of \'work-based learning\' differs from that used for funding purposes. <br /><br />Other learners at FE institutions and Community Learning providers have been categorised as either \'full time\' or \'part-time\' as follows:<br />.  learners who were undertaking learning activities/programmes comprising at least 450 guided contact hours per academic year are categorised as \'full time\';<br />.  learners who were pursuing learning activities/programmes comprising less than 450 guided contact hours per academic year are categorised as \'part-time\'; and<br />.  all learners at school sixth forms have been categorised as \'full-time\'.<br />Note that guided contact hours are defined as the number of teaching, instructional or assessment contact hours provided for the learner.<br /><br />For 2011/12, the study mode of all Welsh domiciled learners studying with English providers is unknown and so those learners can be found under English FE.[Filter]
Mode of study 1[Filter]
[Collapse]ProviderProviders include each of the main further education (FE) institutions in Wales, plus a sub-total for all English FE and work-based learning (WBL) providers, and sub-totals for other FE and WBL providers in Wales, including school sixth forms, LEA community learning providers and other training providers.  It is also possible to drill down into the school sixth forms and community learning to identify sub-totals for each of the local authority providers.[Filtered]
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Provider 3[Filter]
[Collapse]DisabilityThe disability status is based on the learner\'s own assessment of their health.[Filter]
Disability 1
[Collapse]Age groupThis is the age at 31 August of the given academic year, which runs from 1 August to 31 July.  So for 2011/12 academic year, this would be the age at 31 August 2011.[Filter]
Age group 1
Gender 1
[Collapse]All learnersIncludes instances where the disability status is unknown.Click here to sortAll learnersIncludes instances where the disability status is unknown.
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[Collapse]All agesIncludes instances where the age is unknown.261,83524,2805286,125
All agesIncludes instances where the age is unknown.Aged under 16[Collapse]Persons4,275725.The data item is not applicable5,005
PersonsMales2,295390.The data item is not applicable2,685
Females1,980340.The data item is not applicable2,320
Aged 16[Collapse]Persons35,0803,060.The data item is not applicable38,140
PersonsMales17,4451,800.The data item is not applicable19,245
Females17,6301,260.The data item is not applicable18,895
Aged 17[Collapse]Persons32,9452,750.The data item is not applicable35,695
PersonsMales16,3401,650.The data item is not applicable17,995
Females16,6001,100.The data item is not applicable17,700
Aged 18[Collapse]Persons15,3051,810.The data item is not applicable17,115
PersonsMales8,2601,080.The data item is not applicable9,340
Females7,045735.The data item is not applicable7,775
Aged 19[Collapse]Persons9,8301,335.The data item is not applicable11,165
PersonsMales5,335785.The data item is not applicable6,120
Females4,495550.The data item is not applicable5,045
Aged 20 to 24[Collapse]Persons32,0003,135*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication35,135
PersonsMales15,6901,635*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication17,325
Females16,3051,500*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication17,810
Aged 25 to 49[Collapse]Persons90,9107,365*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication98,275
PersonsMales35,7553,280*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication39,035
Females55,1554,085*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication59,240
Aged 50 to 64[Collapse]Persons29,3202,695*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication32,015
PersonsMales10,8201,075.The data item is not applicable11,900
Females18,5001,620*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication20,120
Aged 65 and over[Collapse]Persons11,7351,300.The data item is not applicable13,035
PersonsMales3,960455.The data item is not applicable4,415
Females7,775845.The data item is not applicable8,620
Age unknown[Collapse]Persons440100.The data item is not applicable540
PersonsMales14535.The data item is not applicable180
Females29565.The data item is not applicable360


Numbers of learners in further education and work-based learning either domiciled in Wales, or attending institutions in Wales

Post-16 Education and Training

Last update: 22 August 2013

Next update: May 2014 (Provisional)

Sources: Lifelong Learning Wales Record (LLWR); Post-16 Pupil Level Annual Schools Census (PLASC); and Individualised Learner Record (ILR)

This dataset gives a detailed breakdown of post-16 learners (excluding those enrolled at Higher Education institutions) either domiciled in Wales, or attending institutions in Wales, giving details of the region of domicile of each learner, the provider at which they are based, and the mode of study (full-time, part-time or work-based learning) as well as information relating to their age, gender, disability status and ethnicity.

The data for School Sixth Forms based in England has not been included in the 2011/12 reports.

Following the initial publication of the 2011/12 data, a coding error was identified. This error concerned the incorrect categorisation of two learning providers as Further Education Institutions instead of Work Based Learning Consortia. The data has since been republished with revised figures, and any figures affected by this revision have been annotated.

To avoid potential disclosure of individuals, figures are rounded to the nearest 5, and whilst true zeros are displayed, any values of 1, 2, 3 or 4 are suppressed using a '*' symbol.

To avoid the presence of many suppressed figures, it is thus advisable to limit the number of dimensions viewed at any time in this table, by viewing only the total for those dimensions which are not of interest.

These data are classed as National Statistics.

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