Insight e-bulletin October 2016

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Insight e-bulletin October 2016

Data and insights about students in Coventry

Read the full report - Facts about students and universities in Coventry

  • There were a total of 52,230 students enrolled in 2014/15 at Coventry University and The University of Warwick; of these 40,060 are full-time students.
  • The number of full-time students at both universities has increased greatly over the 10 year period from 25,650 in 2004/5 to 2014/15. Higher growth has been seen at Coventry University. The growth rate amongst overseas students from outside of the EU has been particularly high at Coventry University.
Chart - Full-time students studying at universities in Coventry
  • Census 2011 data showed Coventry was ranked 15th out of all towns and cities in England and Wales in terms of the proportion of the total population who are full-time students, although not all of the students at local universities live in the city. 
  • The population of Coventry is notably higher during term-time (Census 2011). This chart shows that the increase during term-time is concentrated amongst 18-24 year olds. The wards where the universities are based, St. Michael’s and Wainbody, experience the largest term-time increase in the young adult population.
  • The universities are a significant factor in migration patterns to and from Coventry every year. This chart illustrates this point.

Sources: Office for National Statistics (ONS) & Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)

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