In 2017/18 there were a total of about 68,000 AEB enrolments of which the statutory entitlements of Maths enrolments accounted for 12% and English (11%), with ESOL a further 19%.
AEB statutory entitlement and ESOL enrolments
AEB learners by employment status upon enrolment
There were just under 37,000 AEB learners resident within the WMCA area of which 45% were unemployed learners, a further 23% were learners out of work but not looking for work and just under 30% in paid employment.
AEB unemployed learners by age
Of the approximate 16,600 unemployed learners, 82% were aged 24+.
Number of AEB learners by gender
Almost 6 in 10 AEB learners were female.
Number of learners by disability
13% of AEB learners were recorded as having a disability.
Number of learners by ethnicity
More than half of all AEB learners (53%) were from a BME background.
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.