What does the data show?
The data provide a broad range of information, including location of HE provision, student numbers and characteristics, graduate employment, economic factors, and gaps in young participation.
The data can be broken down by region or Local Enterprise Partnership.
Local growth maps and data
We publish a toolkit of data maps, which explore a wide selection of higher education and economic data.
Colleges, working with local enterprise partnerships, can use these data to develop and build on their understanding of HE, within their localities and in the wider community.
How can further education colleges use the data?
The toolkit allows colleges to get a better understanding of the role they have in their local area. It also highlights the specific contribution that they can make.
Colleges can use the maps to inform discussions with local partners – such as Local Enterprise Partnerships - and could be used to help support bids for funding.
The tool draws on a broad dataset, which can be cut in different ways to consider different factors: location, student demographics, and numbers by subject area.
The gaps in young participation data may also be of particular interest for informing outreach activities.