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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-15869: Maurice Corry (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 11 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-14661 by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 13 March 2018, whether it will publish the information that was requested broken down by the head count of students.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 10 May 2018

The student headcount numbers requested have been provided in the following tables. Headcount figures at colleges are not a reliable indicator of college activity. The full-time equivalent (FTE) numbers provided in S5W-14661 are a better reflection of college activity and provide a more accurate picture over the time-series requested.

All West of College Scotland campuses are found within the West Scotland parliamentary region, as well as some campuses within Ayrshire College and New College Lanarkshire.

Headcount of students 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

8,790

7,957

7,589

7,966

8,235

7,451

6,176

5,604

5,663

5,200

5,297

5,351

Inverclyde

5,671

5,077

4,930

5,444

4,302

3,784

3,649

3,837

4,180

3,803

3,262

3,283

West Dunbartonshire

4,499

5,126

5,330

5,486

5,359

3,965

3,528

3,385

3,176

3,116

3,096

3,272

Glasgow

4,071

3,582

3,497

3,958

3,804

3,656

3,577

3,260

3,054

2,940

3,085

2,956

Argyll and Bute

2,289

2,221

2,047

1,826

1,927

1,539

1,135

950

836

749

762

718

North Ayrshire

2,093

1,328

1,374

1,064

1,036

1,020

890

772

771

775

722

703

East Renfrewshire

1,357

1,008

1,082

971

857

897

842

680

653

599

628

606

North Lanarkshire

583

489

368

328

349

341

429

520

572

601

582

515

South Lanarkshire

602

464

460

420

484

452

444

470

489

550

566

461

East Dunbartonshire

859

801

877

884

834

741

700

646

584

580

506

444

Edinburgh

238

141

100

116

197

143

189

267

327

375

315

400

East Ayrshire

437

219

219

176

192

227

229

212

240

305

297

278

South Ayrshire

297

153

140

187

187

179

197

162

222

243

250

240

Fife

70

68

107

123

137

212

253

288

445

206

309

227

Dumfries and Galloway

76

160

207

167

173

179

207

246

409

200

234

202

Aberdeenshire

140

82

101

113

146

98

141

140

256

110

124

192

Falkirk

90

104

103

98

116

108

148

132

243

133

166

163

Stirling

129

118

139

109

150

119

142

104

154

95

174

158

Other

996

852

1,391

1,691

1,977

2,119

1,724

1,663

1,999

1,031

1,200

1,403

Total

33,287

29,950

30,061

31,127

30,462

27,230

24,600

23,338

24,273

21,611

21,575

21,572

Source: Scottish Funding Council (SFC)

LA is based on students postcode prior to study

Other includes rest of Scotland, UK and international students

Headcount of students 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

6,204

6,519

6,185

5,673

4,927

4,832

4,209

4,172

4,239

4,823

4,772

4,454

North Ayrshire

6,506

6,549

6,366

6,365

5,344

4,930

4,143

3,756

3,994

4,464

4,260

3,975

South Ayrshire

6,185

5,815

4,752

4,459

3,969

3,717

3,386

3,145

3,068

3,659

3,735

3,600

Dumfries and Galloway

170

195

217

156

130

142

147

136

132

130

105

134

Renfrewshire

136

284

447

231

176

158

198

189

188

131

89

98

Glasgow

115

316

828

376

138

165

95

105

92

99

95

96

East Renfrewshire

38

91

147

59

32

46

47

30

25

26

33

36

South Lanarkshire

71

323

380

189

95

62

34

37

27

34

40

35

Inverclyde

228

203

606

248

174

160

243

241

123

42

26

19

Other

319

3,562

5,548

2,198

751

800

1,620

1,687

1,373

495

399

179

Total

19,972

23,856

25,476

19,954

15,736

15,012

14,122

13,498

13,261

13,903

13,554

12,626

Source: Scottish Funding Council (SFC)

LA is based on students postcode prior to study

Other includes rest of Scotland, UK and international students

Headcount of students 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

15,331

17,965

14,838

13,451

12,573

11,428

10,327

9,964

10,187

9,336

8,813

9,120

South Lanarkshire

5,782

7,075

5,176

4,627

4,671

4,191

3,606

3,597

3,716

3,271

2,919

3,218

Glasgow

1,054

1,518

1,342

1,233

1,032

923

862

975

1,078

912

874

1,619

East Dunbartonshire

1,995

1,697

1,656

1,452

1,431

864

566

602

584

559

472

484

Falkirk

218

344

312

304

283

232

249

265

317

338

358

390

Clackmannanshire

17

25

17

14

29

19

12

15

23

21

24

312

Renfrewshire

113

121

95

83

64

55

52

73

76

48

70

199

Dumfries and Galloway

44

55

47

42

30

22

26

37

53

51

40

171

Inverclyde

33

54

54

29

13

15

19

16

15

16

28

161

Other

1,156

1,463

4,878

5,118

4,736

4,890

4,512

4,538

4,283

3,803

1,357

1,501

Total

25,742

30,317

28,415

26,353

24,862

22,639

20,231

20,082

20,332

18,355

14,955

17,175

Source: Scottish Funding Council (SFC)

LA is based on students postcode prior to study.

Other includes rest of Scotland, UK and international students.