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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-14661: Maurice Corry (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 14 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many places have been made available in each college in the West Scotland parliamentary region in each year since 2005, broken down by local authority area.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 13 March 2018

The number of places available at colleges in Scotland is most accurately described using Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) numbers. All West College Scotland campuses are found within this region, as well as some campuses within Ayrshire College and New College Lanarkshire.

FTEs (Full-time equivalents) at West College Scotland by Local Authority of residence

 

Local Authority

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Renfrewshire

2,992

2,926

2,978

3,010

3,121

3,154

3,047

2,784

2,709

3,026

3,008

2,975

Inverclyde

2,521

2,329

2,273

2,416

2,328

2,340

2,129

2,108

2,233

2,195

2,068

1,946

Glasgow

1,732

1,734

1,657

1,724

1,781

1,935

2,040

1,851

1,856

1,923

1,971

1,880

West Dunbartonshire

1,332

1,475

1,494

1,479

1,510

1,564

1,513

1,324

1,384

1,622

1,509

1,563

Argyll and Bute

760

730

673

673

707

655

691

569

585

521

536

491

North Ayrshire

738

612

672

587

536

578

574

494

471

461

447

462

East Renfrewshire

399

388

378

371

341

369

332

343

349

335

384

381

East Dunbartonshire

204

234

222

213

238

236

236

192

191

245

237

233

South Lanarkshire

187

173

190

149

151

161

159

167

194

226

218

201

North Lanarkshire

164

126

140

115

109

134

138

178

213

219

226

222

East Ayrshire

83

87

72

64

68

85

94

78

83

107

109

93

Edinburgh

47

29

26

23

39

31

30

47

63

88

77

91

South Ayrshire

63

59

76

68

76

74

70

61

72

77

71

80

Dumfries & Galloway

26

36

52

47

57

43

47

54

93

52

67

48

Fife

20

14

21

26

33

43

52

57

101

51

84

65

Highlands

31

45

52

42

75

58

67

60

78

51

55

51

Falkirk

30

29

32

31

30

33

32

28

62

46

53

52

Stirling

23

36

41

43

47

41

46

43

51

36

62

59

Other

229

162

258

264

344

343

273

257

364

228

291

403

Total

11,579

11,223

11,309

11,345

11,591

11,875

11,571

10,697

11,151

11,510

11,474

11,297

Source: Scottish Funding Council (SFC)

FTE includes SFC and ESF (European Social Fund) funded places

LA is based on students postcode prior to study.

Other includes rest of Scotland, UK and international students

FTEs (Full-time equivalents) at Ayrshire College by Local Authority of residence

Local Authority

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

East Ayrshire

2,607

2,743

2,669

2,791

2,904

2,896

2,866

2,902

3,110

3,252

3,146

3,114

North Ayrshire

3,293

3,219

3,059

3,274

3,362

3,471

3,278

3,122

3,154

3,227

3,001

2,965

South Ayrshire

2,342

2,339

2,278

2,278

2,192

2,139

2,091

2,011

2,217

2,327

2,290

2,277

Dumfries & Galloway

57

79

64

71

72

94

111

121

130

114

100

134

Renfrewshire

88

137

117

124

141

129

159

167

152

99

68

68

Glasgow

46

85

118

87

53

55

48

74

78

53

63

69

Inverclyde

124

118

128

102

92

130

152

150

124

32

13

8

South Lanarkshire

23

64

55

31

29

23

20

20

21

20

27

26

East Renfrewshire

16

33

25

17

16

35

39

22

17

16

27

27

Other

93

620

524

218

178

165

127

125

99

55

55

65

Total

8,689

9,438

9,037

8,992

9,039

9,136

8,893

8,714

9,101

9,195

8,790

8,752

Source: Scottish Funding Council (SFC)

FTE includes SFC and ESF (European Social Fund) funded places

LA is based on students postcode prior to study.

Other includes rest of Scotland, UK and international students

FTEs (Full-time equivalents) at New College Lanarkshire by Local Authority of residence

Local authority

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

North Lanarkshire

4,488

4,861

5,226

5,271

5,340

5,503

5,503

5,266

5,656

5,781

5,937

5,931

South Lanarkshire

1,677

1,931

1,987

1,924

2,013

1,979

1,836

1,874

2,050

1,954

1,883

1,937

Glasgow

309

422

501

457

414

472

500

533

563

583

581

565

East Dunbartonshire

265

298

367

341

339

304

310

325

289

309

291

244

Falkirk

72

96

101

119

167

151

184

185

244

260

281

271

West Lothian

35

39

45

36

44

46

65

80

81

105

89

94

Stirling

18

16

21

23

31

25

28

32

38

37

39

51

Edinburgh

13

10

25

13

10

8

11

24

32

36

41

29

East Renfrewshire

34

16

24

24

19

17

11

29

26

35

25

17

Other

259

280

317

232

219

170

157

236

280

255

238

241

Total

7,171

7,969

8,613

8,439

8,596

8,675

8,604

8,584

9,257

9,354

9,403

9,379

Source: Scottish Funding Council (SFC)

FTE includes SFC and ESF (European Social Fund) funded places

LA is based on students postcode prior to study.

Other includes rest of Scotland, UK and international students