Equality and diversity statistics -
monitoring the higher education (HE) sector
Each year HEFCW collects and produces statistical data about the HE sector’s performance regarding equality and diversity.
The data used in monitoring has been taken from Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) records. Data is submitted by UK HE providers to HESA after the end of the academic year and are supplied to HEFCW by HESA. These reports and their accompanying analysis are based on returns made by Welsh higher education institutions and, from 2016/17 includes data for students on HEFCW directly funded higher education provision at Welsh further education institutions.
Student and staff populations used in this analysis have been revised to be in line with data published by HESA and are therefore not directly comparable with data previously published by HEFCW for 2015/16 and earlier.