2019/20 Adult Education Budget – Inclusion

AEB Maths, English and ESOL enrolments

In 2019/20 there were about 68,000 AEB enrolments of which:
maths enrolments accounted for 15% and English (14%), with ESOL a further 27%.

AEB learners by employment status upon enrolment

There were just over 35,000 AEB learners resident within the WMCA area of which 54% were unemployed learners, a further 12% were learners out of work but not looking for work and 34% in paid employment.

AEB unemployed learners by age

Of the approximately 19,000 unemployed learners, 81% were aged 24+.

Number of AEB learners by gender

More than 6 in 10 AEB learners were female, 13% were recorded as having a disability and nearly 6 in 10 were from a BME background.

Number of learners by disability

13% of AEB learners have disclosed a disability

Number of learners by ethnicity

Almost 60% of AEB learners are from BME backgrounds.

Concentration of learners in deprived areas

AEB learners by ward

Comparison of AEB learners by postcode and levels of deprivation by output area points to a reasonably strong link between concentrations of these learners and concentrations of deprivation.

Map of deprivation by output area

Comparison of AEB learners by ward and levels of deprivation by output area points to a reasonably strong link between concentrations of these learners and concentrations of deprivation.

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