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Graduate retention by home region

These maps look at where graduates found employment across England. The first map shows the percentage of graduates that stayed in the region they grew up in. The maps that follow it go into detail of where those graduates that moved away found employment, for each of the nine regions.

This map shows the percentage of students who were employed in their home region, six months after graduating. This is based on those students who graduated in 2011-12 and 2012-13. 

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Graduate retention by home region – regional analysis 

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Graduate retention by region of study

These maps look at where graduates found employment across England, in relation to where they studied. The first map shows the percentage of graduates that stayed in the region of their institution. The maps that follow it go into detail of where those that moved away from their institutions found employment, for each of the nine regions.

This map shows the percentage of students employed in their region of study six months after graduating.

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Graduate retention by region of study – regional analysis

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Technical notes

  • These data are based on those graduates that completed the Destination of Leavers from HE (DLHE) survey six months after graduation. It covers graduates in the academic years 2011-12 and 2012-13.
  • The surveyed graduates included in this map are those that were England-domiciled and in any full-time employment in England six months after graduating from an English higher education institution (HEI). This includes those graduates with any HE-level qualification, and graduates who were registered at an HEI but taught at a franchised further education college (FEC).
  • Approximately 80 per cent of English-domiciled graduates from the academic years 2011-12 and 2012-13 responded to the DLHE. The population is limited here to those respondents with a recorded home in their Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) record, and an employment postcode in their DLHE return. This totals approximately 370,000 graduates.
  • ’Home region’ refers to where the student lived prior to study.
  •  ‘Study region’ refers to where the student went to study.