2020/21 Adult Education Budget – Inclusion

AEB Maths, English and ESOL enrolments

In 2020/21 there were just over 61,000 AEB enrolments of which:

Half were made up of maths, English and ESOL enrolments. Maths enrolments accounted for 14%, English for 13%, with ESOL for a further 23%.

AEB learners by employment status upon enrolment

There were just over 30,000 AEB learners resident within the WMCA area of which 53% were unemployed learners, a further 13% were learners out of work but not looking for work and 34% in paid employment.

AEB unemployed learners by age

Of the approximate 16,000 unemployed people in learning, 79% were aged 24+ and 21% aged 19-24.

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 57% of AEB learners are from BME backgrounds.

Concentration of learners in deprived areas

Comparison of AEB learners by ward and levels of deprivation by output area points to a relatively strong association between concentrations of AEB learners and concentrations of deprivation.

Number of AEB learners by ward 2020/21
Ranking of deprivation by output area

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