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Statistics Publication Notice: Lifelong Learning Series: Higher Education Students and Qualifiers at Scottish Institutions 2009-10

Statistical information on students and qualifiers from higher education courses at Scottish institutions.


Table 24b. Students in higher education in Scottish HEIs and colleges by receipt of Disabled Students Allowance ( DSA) and disability type (%): 2009-10

Total

HEIs

Colleges

HE student population

287,565

237,765

49,800

students declaring a disability

21,050

17,330

3,720

of which:

Disability and in receipt of DSA

27.6%

32.1%

6.3%

Disability but NOT in receipt of DSA

50.3%

56.7%

20.3%

Disability but DSA information not known/not sought

22.2%

11.2%

73.4%

No known disability

266,515

220,430

46,080

Disability type:

Blind/are partially sighted

2.6%

2.5%

3.0%

Deaf/have a hearing impairment

4.0%

4.0%

4.4%

Wheelchair user/have mobility difficulties

3.6%

3.4%

4.6%

Personal care support

0.3%

0.3%

0.1%

Mental health difficulties

8.4%

8.6%

7.4%

An unseen disability, e.g. diabetes, epilepsy, asthma

19.6%

18.1%

26.6%

Multiple disabilities

8.6%

9.8%

3.5%

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

1.4%

1.7%

-

A specific learning difficulty e.g. dyslexia

41.3%

41.9%

38.6%

A disability not listed above

10.5%

9.9%

13.4%

Total

21,050

17,330

3,720

Sources: Higher Education Statistics Agency ( HESA).
Students with an autistic spectrum disorder are included in the category 'A disability not listed above' in the Colleges column as they are not reported separately at colleges.
Percentages have been calculated from rounded values.
Please also see relevant sections of ' Notes to Tables'.

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