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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 27. Entrants to higher education at Scottish HEIs and colleges by ethnicity: 2000-01 to 2009-10

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

%change
over last year

% change
since 2000-01

All ethnic backgrounds

131,740

138,630

133,300

136,490

133,340

137,565

142,460

137,495

144,130

147,465

2.3

11.9

Asian - Bangladeshi

100

100

120

110

105

135

175

165

195

185

-5.1

85.0

Asian - Chinese

1,335

1,540

2,015

2,340

2,015

2,270

2,575

2,775

3,000

3,495

16.5

161.8

Asian - Indian

1,165

1,225

1,515

1,665

1,840

2,510

2,750

2,765

2,790

3,120

11.8

167.8

Asian - Pakistani

1,065

1,185

1,075

1,210

1,165

1,375

1,585

1,590

1,690

1,885

11.5

77.0

Asian - other

520

505

775

1,005

965

1,075

1,245

1,555

1,745

1,765

1.1

239.4

Black - African

525

665

855

1,050

1,050

1,335

1,755

2,155

2,675

2,850

6.5

442.9

Black - Caribbean

85

85

95

125

100

135

140

140

190

160

-15.8

88.2

Black - other

140

165

195

290

355

360

440

380

355

265

-25.4

89.3

White

109,225

114,570

112,025

114,550

110,065

112,885

115,840

113,160

114,705

118,645

3.4

8.6

Mixed background 1

-

435

540

970

860

945

1,110

1,275

1,480

1,695

14.5

-

Other ethnic background

960

1,020

1,115

800

695

715

830

845

1,185

1,270

7.2

32.3

Unknown

16,615

17,140

12,980

12,375

14,130

13,825

14,005

10,700

14,110

12,135

-14.0

-27.0

Sources: Higher Education Statistics Agency ( HESA) and Scottish Funding Council ( SFC).
1. Information on mixed background ethnicity was not collected prior to 2001-02.
Percentages have been calculated from rounded values.
Please also see relevant sections of ' Notes to Tables'.

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