Publication - Statistics publication

Education maintenance allowances: 2016 to 2017

Published: 1 May 2018
Learning Directorate
Part of:
Education, Statistics

The Education Maintenance Allowances (EMA) programme aims to provide support for young people aged 16 to 19 from low income families to stay on in education.

Education maintenance allowances: 2016 to 2017


1. See methodology note – Age of recipients.

2. See methodology note – College student population.

3. See methodology note – Gender.

4. See methodology note – Recipients from Deprived Areas of Scotland

5. Note: returns from the Local Authorities of Shetland Islands and Orkney Islands include a small number of returns for students at colleges.

6. SIMD 2016 has been used for the 2016-17 academic year, this is in line with the approach taken by Scottish Governments Education Analytical Services Directorate for School data. The use of SIMD 2016 for 2016-17 differs to the approach taken when publishing University and College Statistics. University and College statistics will move on to SIMD 2016 for academic year 2017-18.