This official statistics release provides the latest information on 3 measures of widening participation in higher education:
The estimated percentages of 15 year olds, by Free School Meals (FSM) status, who progressed to higher education (HE) by age 19 in 2009/10. The information is presented at national and local authority level.
The estimated percentages of A level students, by school/college type, who progressed to Higher Education and to the most selective Higher Education Institutions by age 19 in academic year 2009 to 2010.
Estimated proportions of young academic year 2010 to 2011 graduates in different occupation classifications (6 months after graduation) by social background on entry to higher education. This uses Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) at both points, split into 2 groups.
The tables are separately available in Excel format. There is also an additional Excel table showing a time series of progression by Free School Meal status by local authority.