2019/20 Advanced Learner Loans – Inclusion

In 2019/20 there were a total of 3,260 Advanced Learner Loan enrolments of which:

Number of enrolments by level

About 92% were at level 3

Advanced Learner Loan learners by employment status upon enrolment

There were 3,158 Advanced Learner Loan learners resident within the WMCA area of which 35% were unemployed learners, a further 13% learners out of work but not looking for work and half were in paid employment (with the remainder not known).

Advanced Learner Loan unemployed learners by age

Of about 1,100 unemployed Advanced Learner Loan learners, 72% were aged 24+.

Concentration of Learners in Deprived Areas

Advanced Learner Loan learners by ward
Map of deprivation by output area

Comparison of Advanced Learner Loan 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.

Number of Advanced Learner Loan learners by gender

65% of Advanced Learner Loan learners were female.

Number of Advanced Learner Loan learners by disability

12% of Advanced Learner Loan learners were recorded as having a disability.

Number of Advanced Learner Loan learners by ethnicity

Just under half (48%) of Advanced Learner Loan learners were from a BME background.

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