Longitudinal Educational Outcomes
This Official Statistics release presents employment and earnings outcomes for graduates of higher education five years after graduation. This is the third publication in Scotland to use the Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset to track higher education graduates as they move from higher education into the workplace.
This publication is being released in conjunction with the Department for Education’s (DfE). The DfE release, which contains further detailed datasets, can be accessed via: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-higher-education-graduate-employment-and-earnings#history
A graphic provides an overview of the key points from the Longitudinal Educational Outcomes publication. All figures in the graphic relate to median earnings in 2016 to 2017 tax year of graduates from the 2010 to 2011 academic year, which is five years after graduation.
The headline figure shows that the median total earnings for UK domiciled first degree graduates from Scottish Higher Education Institutions was 27100 pounds five years after graduation.
The graphic also provides extra detail for gender, disability, and deprivation, which is represented by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation. It shows that male graduates earned 3100 pounds more than female graduates, with males earning 29100 pounds compared to 26000 pounds for females. Graduates with no known disability earned 2300 pounds more than disabled graduates, with graduates with no known disability earning 27300 pounds compared to 25000 pounds for disabled graduates.
The deprivation breakdown shows that graduates from the 20 percent least deprived areas earned 3700 pounds more than graduates from the 20 percent most deprived areas, with graduates from the 20 percent least deprived areas earning 28300 pounds compared to 24600 pounds for graduates from the 20 percent most deprived areas